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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesMarch 20, 20177min441

Meetup is taking a leap into the Trump resistance. The New York-based networking site will unveil plans in the coming days to partner with a labor group — under the guidance of a former Hillary Clinton aide — to coordinate protests among more than 120,000 activists already involved with anti-Trump Meetup groups.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesNovember 29, 20167min298

President-elect Donald Trump made two Cabinet selections on Tuesday, choosing fierce Obamacare critic Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, and Elaine Chao, who served in the Cabinet of George W. Bush, to serve as the secretary of the Department of Transportation. Trump announced his choice of Price, while the selection of Chao, the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, was confirmed by a person with knowledge of the decision but not authorized to speak publicly. Price is "exceptionally qualified" to lead an effort to repeal and replace President Barack Obama's health care law, Trump said in a statement. The president-elect's transition team did not immediately respond to questions about the congressman's past commitment to transform Medicare into a voucher-like system, a position at odds with Trump's repeated campaign promises not to cut the popular health care program that serves an estimated 57 million people.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesOctober 24, 20167min368

Election Day just 15 days off, Donald Trump was fighting to preserve his narrow path to the presidency in must-win Florida on Monday as Hillary Clinton tries to slam the door on her Republican opponent in New Hampshire. Trump's team concedes both publicly and privately that his electoral map is bleak. And GOP leaders are growing increasingly worried that his weak standing jeopardizes vulnerable Republican Senate candidates in battlegrounds like Florida, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. The New York billionaire on Monday lashed out at the media, a regular target of his struggling campaign: "Media in the tank for Clinton but Trump will win!" he declared on Twitter.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesSeptember 23, 20166min226

Ted Cruz announced Friday he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who previously called the New York businessman a "pathological liar" and "utterly amoral." Cruz was facing intensifying political pressure to back his party's presidential nominee after refusing to do so at the Republican National Convention this summer. Cruz said he will vote for Trump in November, but he stopped short of an official endorsement in a statement posted Friday on Facebook. The distinction may matter little to voters, but helps Cruz to save face among his loyal supporters still unwilling to forgive Trump's attacks on the Texas senator's wife and father during their ugly and often intensely personal primary campaign.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesSeptember 8, 20169min229

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton confronted their key weaknesses in a televised national security forum, with the Republican defending his preparedness to be commander in chief despite vague plans for tackling global challenges and the Democrat arguing that her controversial email practices did not expose questionable judgment.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesSeptember 7, 20167min213

Republican Donald Trump vowed to boost military spending by tens of billions of dollars on Wednesday, outlining plans for major increases in the number of active troops, Navy ships and submarines, and fighter planes as he works to convince skeptics in both parties that he's ready to lead the world's most powerful military.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesSeptember 5, 20165min232

What if the Republican Party turns its back on its presidential nominee? The possibility that the Republican National Committee might abandon Donald Trump is remote. It's been discussed informally, though, by party leaders across the country in recent weeks. They fear the RNC could be wasting money and labor on a presidential candidate who has little chance of winning.


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Steve PeoplesSteve PeoplesAugust 20, 20167min236

Donald Trump is on the clock. He has about 80 days to reset and rally a presidential campaign that's done little but stagger since the close of the Republican convention. The GOP nominee's allies say the celebrity businessman and his new leadership team are "laser-focused" and ready to direct the billionaire's venom against Democratic Hillary Clinton.