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Senate Democrats are dubbing President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin the "Foreclosure King" on a new website they've set up to solicit public complaints from people allegedly hurt by Mnuchin's past work in financial services.

Mnuchin– the former chief executive officer and chairman of OneWest Bank– was accused of aggressively foreclosing on homes during the financial crisis.

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Jeff Merkely (D-OR) are leading the charge.

“After years peddling the kind of dangerous‎ mortgage-backed securities that eventually blew up the economy, Mnuchin swooped in after the crash to take a second bite out of families by aggressively--and sometimes illegally--foreclosing on their homes,” Warren said in a statement about the website. “This man has engaged in the worst kinds of practices on Wall Street and directly hurt thousands of working families – and now, Donald Trump wants to literally hand him the keys to the Treasury where he can make big banks even richer at the expense of America's families.”

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The GOP's most likely path for repealing Obamacare immediately eliminates hundreds of billions of dollars in tax revenue that would otherwise be available to fund their replacement plan.

The large tax cut, which would go disproportionately to high earners, will seriously handcuff lawmakers as they try to cobble together a replacement plan to cover the millions of Americans dependent on Obamacare for health insurance, health care policy experts say.

With Republican Party's strict anti-tax orthodoxy, it is difficult to envision the new GOP-controlled Congress raising taxes down the road to fund their Obamacare replacement. So while the current plan of repeal and delay contemplates a future replacement plan, the lost tax revenues is perhaps the most telling sign that a viable replacement may be either impossible to achieve or a meager substitute.

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One name was notably absent from the President-elect’s Monday night tweet announcing that he would turn the Trump Organization’s management over to his adult children: Ivanka Trump.

The omission of his eldest daughter, compounded with reports that she and her husband Jared Kushner are house hunting in Washington, D.C. and Donald Trump’s recent remark that he would “love” to have both in his administration, fueled speculation that he intends to give her an official White House role.

CNN added another dash of gasoline in a Wednesday tweet citing a transition source who claimed that Ivanka Trump would receive an office in the space traditionally reserved for the first lady, although Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told Business Insider that "no decisions regarding Ivanka's involvement have been made."

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Donald Trump has said that he will step away from his businesses by the time he takes office and hand over the reins to his two oldest sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, but the President-elect's children are still very much involved in efforts to fill out Trump's cabinet.

Trump's three oldest children, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, all sit on the transition team's executive committee. His children have taken part in the process to select cabinet nominees and have sat in on meetings with foreign leaders.

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The top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee flagged Tuesday a number of what she believed to be missing documents in Sen. Jeff Sessions' (R-AL) Attorney General nomination questionnaire. In a letter to the Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the incoming ranking member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) also asked for more time to review the Sessions' records.

Grassley had previously signaled he wanted to expedite Sessions' confirmation hearings for before President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated. They are scheduled to begin Jan. 10, according to NPR.

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When Republicans were campaigning against the Affordable Care Act, they often made it sound like the system was such a monstrosity, such a disaster, so big and overwhelming it was crushing the entirety of the the U.S. health care system and responsible for skyrocketing premiums in every sector of the insurance market. Now that they're on the verge of upending Obamacare, they are claiming that its reach is not so big after all. Suddenly, Obamacare's problems – and the number of people that repealing it will affect – are "relatively small."

This reduction in rhetorical scope is striking, given the language Republicans used to denounce the Affordable Care Act for the last six years.

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Donald Trump's pick to be secretary of state, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, leads a company currently under investigation by state attorneys general for potentially misleading investors about what the company knew about climate change.

As secretary of state, Tillerson would be the United States' representative abroad negotiating agreements on climate change. On the campaign trail, Trump said that he would favor pulling out of the Paris Agreement, but has since claimed to have an "open mind" and be "studying" the issue.

For his part, Tillerson has said that climate change is a "serious" threat, and Exxon now publicly supports the science behind climate change as well as the Paris accord. Yet Exxon has come under scrutiny in the last year from environmental groups and state attorneys general for allegedly downplaying the risks posed by climate change.

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Social Security advocates were shocked last week when Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX) (pictured), the chair of the House subcommittee on Social Security, introduced a bill to little fanfare that would impose major cuts to the popular retirement insurance program.

The benefit reductions in the bill skewed toward middle- and high-income earner, which some policy experts warn could erode the popular support for the program, but almost everyone would face cuts in some shape or form. Notably, GOP leadership hasn't exactly rallied around Johnson's bill, and President-elect Donald Trump campaigned on not slashing Social Security. So the political obstacles facing the legislation at the moment appear to be high.

Here are five points on the Johnson's bill, titled the Social Security Reform Act of 2016:

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