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Trump on par with past presidents in timeline for Cabinet picks

Despite the tough coverage of Donald Trump’s transition scramble, the president-elect could be in a position to name key Cabinet members far earlier than most of his predecessors. Since 1968, George H.W. Bush was the only president-elect to announce Cabinet nominees within the first two weeks of the election. Trump has yet to name a

Trump tweaks his brand

Trump stormed the primaries by selling himself as a truth-telling firebrand ready to take a hard line on hot-button issues, even if it offended vast swaths of the population or many within his own party. He embraced the image of a self-funding candidate beholden to no one and promised war against the Republican establishment and

Trump woos Republicans but differences remain #TrumpTrain

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went on a charm offensive on Thursday to try to win the party establishment’s support for his insurgent candidacy, but top Republican Paul Ryan stopped short of endorsing him. Trump was on his best behavior on a day of meetings with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill. He listened patiently