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10 minutes that could change US-China history

The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.
BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - NOVEMBER 20:  President-elect Donald Trump stands outside the clubhouse following his meeting with Ari Emanuel, co-CEO of William Morris Endeavor, at Trump International Golf Club, November 20, 2016 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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Commander of the U.S. Central Command Gen. James N. Mattis testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee for a review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2014 and the future years of the defense program on Capital Hill, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, March 5, 2013

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un led military drills focused on artillery battle training on Thursday, North Korean state news agency KCNA reports.

KCNA reports that North Korea "must completely destroy the intention of confrontation by South Koreans" in the first strike, and the army should "erase all enemy nests" and "wipe all of them out."

The training follows a UN Security Council resolution passed on Wednesday to impose stricter sanctions against North Korea, nearly three months after the secretive nation carried out its fifth nuclear test.

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By Gloria Borger, CNN Chief Political Analyst
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Before the 2016 Election, I was excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton making history as our first woman President. She wasn't my first pick, initially, but I supported her in the primaries, and by the time the general election came along, I was fully behind her candidacy. When the election went the other way, I was deflated. Instead of excitement about women breaking another barrier, I felt disillusioned.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump falnked by campaign manager Kellyanne Conway waves to supporters following an address during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.

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President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City.

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S.E. Cupp: I have a sinking feeling that Donald Trump's courtship of Mitt Romney is a setup meant to eventually embarrass the one-time Never Trumper on a massive scale.
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By Errol Louis, CNN Political Commentator
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Students leave buildings surrounding Watts Hall as police respond to reports of a shooting on campus at Ohio State University, Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

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By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst, and David Sterman
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Republican presidential elect Donald Trump (R) reaches to his Vice President elect Mike Pence during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016.

How real is the Carrier jobs deal?

By Dean Baker
The Carrier job move can be seen as the opening round in the Trump administration's efforts to bring back millions of manufacturing jobs, writes Dean Baker.
A logo is seen on the floor ahead of the  Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center July 23, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Democrats, the party who cried racist

By Brett J. Talley
In 2016, liberals have launched a broadside attack on Donald Trump and his supporters, accusing them of racism, writes Brett J. Talley. By weaponizing racism, the left transforms what should be a serious accusation into little more than another tool in their bag of political tricks, he writes.
Rep. Tom Price gets into an elevator at Trump Tower, November 16, 2016 in New York City.

There's not enough 'care' in Tom Price's Obamacare alternative

By Ford Vox
You might remember President-elect Donald Trump telling us that he'd like to keep some parts of Obamacare. That was two weeks ago. With his announcement Tuesday that Rep. Tom Price, R-Georgia, will be his pick for Health and Human Services secretary, any type of preservation is highly unlikely. Price is one of the law's archenemies.
Steven Mnuchin, finance chairman for the Trump campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City.

Does Trump tax plan for rich add up?

By Edward McCaffery
For today, we can have hope a Trump presidency will actually listen to and help the working class with their heavy economic burdens, says Edward J. McCaffery.
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Why Petraeus would be a smart choice for secretary of state

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst
President-elect Donald Trump met Monday in Manhattan with Gen. David Petraeus who is under consideration to be secretary of state. After the meeting Trump tweeted that he was "very impressed."

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