Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is a reporter at Talking Points Memo.

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Republicans have the House, the Senate and the White House. It is the magic political trifecta the party has been waiting for – with one small hitch.

Everyone is holding their breath to see what version of President-elect Trump is sworn in. Is it the "build the wall," "drain the swamp," bad trade deal Trump many members made conscious decisions to run away from in their own elections? Or is a more pragmatic and malleable commander-in-chief about to emerge?

Republicans are about to find out.

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Republican senators aren't ready to get rid of the filibuster. Not yet, at least.

Even as outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (R-NV) warned Republicans in October that Democrats might nuke the filibuster on Supreme Court nominees if Republicans held them up under a Democratic president, Republicans seem less willing to go there.

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In a scathing statement Wednesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) demanded that President-elect Donald Trump rescind his appointment of Steve Bannon as a White House adviser.

Sanders described Bannon as "a racist individual" whose appointment to a high level White House position was "totally unacceptable."

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On the floor of the Senate Tuesday, Minority Leader Harry Reid (D- NV) delivered a wide-ranging speech centered on the vulnerability and anxiety liberal voters, minorities, women and members of the LGBT community have been expressing all over the country.

"We have a responsibility to be the voice of the millions of Americans sitting at home, afraid they are unwelcome in Trump’s America," Reid said.

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