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December jobs report marks end to Obama economy


A record 75 straight months of job growth under Obama Here is Obama’s record on jobs The Obama economy closed out with a low 4.7% unemployment rate. In December, his final full month in office, the U.S. economy added a slightly disappointing 156,000 jobs. It marked the 75th consecutive month …

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Intel report: Putin directly ordered effort to influence election


Washington (CNN)The US intelligence community concluded in a declassified report released Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an “influence campaign” aimed at hurting Hillary Clinton and helping Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. The campaign — which consisted of hacking Democratic groups and individuals, including Clinton campaign chairman …

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Dems call for Senate to delay hearings on Trump’s Cabinet picks


Democrats are calling on Senate Republicans to delay hearings for President-elect Donald Trump‘s Cabinet picks, citing an incomplete ethics screening of several nominees. “It is unprecedented and deeply worrisome to hold confirmation hearings on President-elect Donald Trump’s nominees before basic ethics reviews are completed,” Democratic National Committee (DNC) spokeswoman Adrienne Watson said …

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