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Essential Politics: A transition in transition

Essential Politics: A transition in transition

Donald Trump put out a Twitter tease about his Cabinet picks. He met with Sen. Ted Cruz. He even went out for a steak dinner. But one week after the Republican won the presidency, the transition team had yet to discuss even basic elements of the government handoff with key players at the Pentagon, the State Department and other vital agencies, in large part because of a delay in signing the paperwork dictating the nuts and bolts of the process.

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