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Column: As the briefing room turns

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team had been flirting with moving the daily White House press briefing from the West Wing to nearby quarters that could accommodate more journalists.

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Column: An inaugural address or a rally?

At nearly 3 a.m. on Nov. 9, Donald J. Trump spoke to the world after TV networks declared him the victor in the presidential election. His remarks were short.

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Column: Question: What’s a good question?

What should reporters ask President-elect Donald Trump at his first post-election press conference scheduled for Wednesday? The answer isn’t as simple as it may seem.

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Column: An Over-General Misunderstanding

Last week’s media chew toy involved the number of former generals President-elect Donald J. Trump has nominated for his cabinet. The ABC News website announced Trump “would have the most generals in the White House since World War II.”

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Column: ‘Sanctuary’ means career criminals can run and hide

Donald Trump understood something that many Washington insiders missed. Many Americans and some naturalized citizens bristle at elected officials constantly defending the rights of non-Americans to migrate here illegally — and to be rewarded for breaking the law with a path to citizenship.

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Column: Prop 57: Do you feel lucky?

Sponsors say Proposition 57, the Public Safety and Rehabilitation Act of 2016, will save taxpayers money by making nonviolent felons eligible for parole earlier and improve fairness by having judges, not prosecutors, decide whether juveniles are tried as adults.

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Column: Nobody left to like

There are too many faults stacked in Donald Trump's towering inferno. Republicans have trained themselves to downplay his negatives such that he seems poised to destroy the GOP.

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2016’s unhealthy political climate

Is a presidential candidate with Hillary Clinton’s health problems — pneumonia now, but also for some time deep vein thrombosis and a history of blood clots — healthy enough to be president?

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Presidential pardons not what they used to be

You don’t see many Californians when you look at lists of federal inmates whose sentences President Obama has commuted.

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What the Patti Hearst pardon is not

Patricia Hearst is the first person in American history to receive a commutation from one president and a pardon from another, author Jeffrey Toobin writes in his book, “American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst.”

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Column: Reefer Madness and the election

For the first time since 1988, both major parties’ nominees – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump – say that they have never smoked or experimented with marijuana (without inhaling).

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Column: Warning, dangerous think tanks ahead

Monday's front-page New York Times story "Scholarship or Business? Think Tanks Blur the Line" reports that while think tanks in general "are seen as researchers independent of moneyed interests," some think tank biggies chase money from corporate donors."