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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
The Latest: Senate panel approves Mattis for defense postThe Senate Armed Services Committee has overwhelmingly approved President-elect Donald Trump's pick for defense secretary
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Day after giving clemency to Chelsea Manning, Obama says she served 'tough prison sentence,' and justice was 'served'Day after giving clemency to Chelsea Manning, Obama says she served 'tough prison sentence,' and justice was 'served'
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago, prompting the Senate’s top Democrat to issue a statement saying the lapse should disqualify his nomination.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Budget pick Mulvaney acknowledges payroll tax lapseRep. Mick Mulvaney, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office, failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a household worker more than a decade ago
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Senate panel approves President-elect Donald Trump's choice of retired Gen. James Mattis to run the PentagonSenate panel approves President-elect Donald Trump's choice of retired Gen. James Mattis to run the Pentagon
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2016, file photo, former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer leaves Trump Tower in New York. On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration four years later, the authors of the Republican National Committee’s 2013 “Growth and Opportunity Project” concede their report is little more than an afterthought. Fleischer, has given up hope that Trump will adopt a “welcoming and inclusive tone,” as he called for in the autopsy, after Friday’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, file)
GOP prescription of minority outreach forgotten with TrumpThe Republicans who delivered a post-election autopsy that carried a dire prediction for the GOP four years ago concede that their report is little more than an afterthought as Donald Trump's inauguration approaches
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FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, former President George H. W. Bush waves as he arrives at NRG Stadium before the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Villanova and Oklahoma in Houston. Houston-area media are quoting former President George H.W. Bush's chief of staff as saying that Bush has been hospitalized in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
Former President George H.W. Bush, wife Barbara hospitalizedA spokesman for President George H.W. Bush says the 92-year-old has been admitted to an intensive care unit and that his wife, Barbara, is also hospitalized
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, center, accompanied by his chief of staff Melissa DeRosa, right, speaks to members of the media after meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The Latest: Pence calls Manning 'traitor,' clemency mistakeVice President-elect Mike Pence says President Barack Obama's decision to commute Chelsea Manning's sentence was a "mistake," and is calling the convicted leaker a "traitor."
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Graphic shows results of AP-NORC poll on which issues Americans want the government to address; 2c x 5 inches; 96.3 mm x 127 mm;
AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health careA new poll finds that Americans across the political spectrum put health care reform at the top of the nation's priorities
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama, is sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on the West Front of the Capitol in Washington. Donald Trump says his inauguration will have “an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout.” Organizers of a protest the next day call in the biggest demonstration in history to welcome a new president. Exactly how many people actually show up for both events will likely never be known. (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File, Pool)
When it comes to inaugural crowds, does size matter?Donald Trump says his inauguration will have "an unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout."
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator-designate, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
In break with Trump, EPA pick says climate change isn't hoaxDonald Trump's choice to head the Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that climate change is real, breaking with both the president-elect and his own past statements
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FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Army, Pfc. Chelsea Manning poses for a photo wearing a wig and lipstick. On Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning, who leaked Army documents and is serving 35 years. (U.S. Army via AP, File)
More clemency coming after Obama shortens Manning's sentencePresident Barack Obama is planning more commutations in his final days in office after a dramatic move to cut short convicted leaker Chelsea Manning's sentence
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USDA announces stricter animal welfare rules for eggs, meatOrganic meat and egg producers will have to abide by stricter animal welfare standards under a new rule announced by the Agriculture Department
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