Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Donald Trump's First 100 Days (AM Edition): "A Short-Lived Victory Party"

Trump and Republicans earned wins on election night but will face considerable challenges in 2017.

Republicans tallied impressive gains on election night. They won majorities in both houses of Congress and the presidency, control 24 governorships and state houses and are poised to return the Supreme Court to a 5-4 conservative majority. Given the party's strong showing it would be tempting to conclude that the country is yearning to move in a conservative direction – that voters are asking its leaders to pass large tax cuts, roll back environmental regulations and gut financial reforms. A number of prominent Republican and conservative leaders drew exactly this conclusion on election night.

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