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Obama orders review of cyber attacks on 2016 election: adviser

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WASHINGTON U.S. President Barack Obama ordered intelligence agencies to review cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election and deliver a report before he leaves office on Jan. 20, homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco said on Friday.

Trump's EPA pick may struggle to dismantle Obama's environmental legacy

WASHINGTON Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, has fought President Barack Obama’s measures to curb climate change at every turn as attorney general of Oklahoma. Now he is hoping to take apart Obama's environmental legacy from the inside out, a task that could prove tougher than it sounds.

Trump to meet with Chicago mayor, North Carolina governor, others

(This version of the story corrects date in last paragraph to Dec. 14, not Dec. 4)

Election 2016, Politics Dec 08 2016

U.S. lawmakers, Cuban business owners urge Trump to preserve detente

WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers joined more than 100 Cuban entrepreneurs on Wednesday to urge President-elect Donald Trump to continue President Barack Obama’s engagement with Havana, despite Trump’s threat to end detente with the island.

World, Cuba Dec 07 2016

U.S. Republicans quibble over effective date of Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON U.S. Republican senators are leaning towards a plan to delay the effective date of an Obamacare repeal for three years, a senior Republican said on Wednesday.

Election 2016, Politics, U.S. Dec 07 2016

Trump to pick foe of Obama climate agenda to run EPA -source

WASHINGTON Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency, a Trump transition team official said on Wednesday, a choice that enraged green activists and cheered the oil industry.

Election 2016, Politics Dec 07 2016

Obama defends record on terrorism in national security speech

TAMPA, Fla. President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned that the United States would not be able to wipe out terrorism with military might as he offered a sweeping defense of his administration's national security record. | Video

U.S. insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline

NEW YORK The largest lobbying group for health insurers has asked U.S. lawmakers weighing the fate of Obamacare to push back the due date for 2018 individual insurance submissions to regulators in hopes of obtaining greater clarity on the program's future later on.

U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON/BEIJING The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. | Video

Repealing Obamacare to be first on Senate agenda in 2017

WASHINGTON Repealing Obamacare will be the first order of business in the U.S. Senate in January, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said on Tuesday.

‘Tales’ has a new home

"Tales from the Trail" has joined with the Reuters election live blog to bring you even more coverage of the race for the White House.

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Trump, U.S. House Speaker Ryan meet to discuss policy

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NEW YORK/WASHINGTON U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, were meeting on Friday to discuss their policy agenda, a spokeswoman for Ryan said.