Trail Guide TRANSITION TO TRUMP
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This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening:

Democrats look to make some deals with Trump — and divide the GOP in the bargain

(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press) ("We have responsibility to find common ground," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of working with President-elect Donald Trump.)
(Andrew Harnik / Associated Press) ("We have responsibility to find common ground," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said of working with President-elect Donald Trump.)

Republicans became known as the “party of no” during the Obama years because of their frequent efforts to block the president’s initiatives.

As congressional Democrats prepare to deal with a Republican White House, they appear ready to take the opposite approach, effectively challenging President-elect Donald Trump by finding opportunities to say yes.

The goal is to strategically engage with the White House on common objectives and at the same time try to drive a political wedge between Trump and those Republicans anxious about his costlier ideas, such as rebuilding infrastructure, aiding blue-collar workers and expanding paid family leave, a pet project of daughter Ivanka Trump.

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