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Esme Cribb

Esme Cribb is a newswriter for TPM in New York City. She can be found on Twitter @emquiry and reached by email at esme@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Hillary and Bill Clinton are expected to attend President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on Jan. 20, according to a pair of reports out Tuesday.

Both Clintons plan to attend Trump's inauguration as 45th President of the United States, aides to both Clintons said, as cited in a CNN report.

Hillary Clinton discussed whether or not she should attend with advisors and friends over the last few weeks, according to anonymous sources cited in a New York Magazine report. She and her husband ultimately decided to attend "out of a sense of duty and respect for the American democratic process," according to the report.

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Media outlets and journalists on Tuesday were quick to credit President-elect Donald Trump for House Republicans' abrupt about-face on a rules change that would have significantly weakened the the Office of Congressional Ethics, a reversal which Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID) said he could have predicted Monday night.

"I could have told you last night when we left this would be undone," Simpson (R-ID) told reporters Tuesday afternoon on Capitol Hill when asked if he thought Trump's tweet had any effect on Republicans' decision to pull the rules change.

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Corrected: A previous version of this story mistakenly referred to the organization that voted on Paladino's resignation as the Buffalo County School Board. It was actually the Buffalo Board of Education.

The Buffalo Board of Education voted on Thursday to oust Republican activist Carl Paladino over comments he made saying his wish for 2017 was for President Barack Obama to die and for his wife, first lady Michelle Obama, to move to Zimbabwe with a gorilla.

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