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Trump skeptical of Obama’s political boast

- The Washington Times

President-elect Donald Trump took aim at President Obama’s political prowess Tuesday, pointing out that Mr. Obama couldn’t sway voters in key battleground states during the presidential campaign.

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FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, the Keystone Steele City pumping station, into which the planned Keystone XL pipeline is to connect to, is seen in Steele City, Neb. Senior U.S. officials say the State Department will recommend approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, clearing the way for the White House to formally approve it.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

AP sources: US to approve Keystone XL pipeline

- Associated Press

The Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, senior U.S. officials say, ending years of delay for a project that has served as a flashpoint in the national debate about climate change.

Ivanka Trump: A White House force, just not an 'employee'

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump will have a security clearance, a West Wing office and the ear of her father on important policy matters. But don't call her an employee.

Senate passes $43 billion state budget proposal

Associated Press

The Senate has passed a $43 billion two-year state budget proposal that relies, in part, on a statewide property tax earmarked for education, while also making cuts to some social services.

FILE - In this Oct. 1, 2011, file photo, Auburn coach Gene Chizik embraces his wife, Jonna, after his team's 16-13 victory over South Carolina in an NCAA college football game, in Columbia, S.C. After two years of living and working in Chapel Hill, N.C., while his wife and three children were in Auburn, Ala., Chizik has quit his job and returned home to be a full-time dad and husband. The lengthy long-distance relationship he had with his family is not uncommon among college football coaches as they job hop through a career with little security. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick, File)

Chizik's Choice: Family over football after 2 years away

- Associated Press

Gene Chizik was walking out to practice last August when he noticed the overstuffed cars being unloaded by wide-eyed teenagers and their parents. The freshmen were moving into the dorms at the University of North Carolina.

In this Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, photo, Trump Hotels CEO Eric Danziger poses for a portrait in his office at Trump Tower in New York. The Trumps are launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an owner who sits in the Oval Office. Called Scion, the aim is to open dozens in the next three years. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Trumps plot big hotel expansion, but political problems loom

- Associated Press

The Trump family is launching a new hotel chain in a bold expansion of a company that critics say is already too big and opaque for an enterprise whose owner sits in the Oval Office.