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Billionaires and generals as the transition takes shape

Billionaires and generals as the transition takes shape

Donald Trump is now a bit more than three weeks into the most unexpected presidential transition in decades, and a few patterns have emerged:

The president-elect likes to keep people guessing.

He has a fondness for peers from the ranks of the super-wealthy.

And he has gravitated toward Cabinet secretaries who have strongly held views about the agencies they are slated to head.

Good afternoon, I'm David Lauter, Washington bureau chief. Welcome to the Friday edition of our Essential Politics newsletter, in which we look at the events of the week in the...

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