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Caitlin MacNeal

Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.

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During a Sunday interview on ABC's "This Week," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said that with Republicans controlling the executive and legislative branches in 2017, lawmakers must "deliver."

"We’ve got a lot of work to do. This election was a mandate for change," he told ABC's Martha Raddatz. "Republicans have been given the opportunity, we’ve been given control of the White House, of every executive branch, and both houses of Congress. We can’t blow it. We have got to deliver."

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Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, on Sunday continued to warn Trump against nominating Mitt Romney as secretary of state, arguing that the President-elect would disappoint his base.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Conway said she hopes that Romney would be a loyal secretary of state to Trump, but said that many "feel betrayed to think that Gov. Romney would get the most prominent Cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt Donald Trump."

"It's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I've received from all over the country," Conway said.

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Esme Cribb contributed reporting.

Carrier Corp., a company that makes air conditioners, confirmed in a Thursday tweet that the company has had "discussions" with Donald Trump's transition team after the President-elect claimed he is working to keep Carrier from moving a plant abroad.

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Esme Cribb contributed reporting.

Donald Trump's advisers are divided over the President-elect's two top choices for secretary of state, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and former New York Major Rudy Giuliani (R), with those opposed to Romney taking their concerns public, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

On Thursday morning, Trump's former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, published tweets warning that Trump's avid supporters were disappointed by the possibility that Romney could serve in Trump's cabinet.

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During a lengthy interview with the New York Times on Tuesday, Donald Trump suggested that he may change his mind on waterboarding after calling for the United States to employ the torture practice on the campaign trail.

Trump told the New York Times that he has been discussing waterboarding with retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, who Trump is considering to serve as Secretary of Defense.

“He said, ‘I’ve never found it to be useful,'" Trump told the Times.

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A group of computer scientists believe they have evidence that suggests voting machines in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania have been hacked and have been urging the Hillary Clinton campaign to ask for a recount in the three key states, according to a New York Magazine report.

CNN confirmed that the experts have been in touch with John Podesta, Clinton's campaign chair, and Marc Elias, the campaign's general counsel.

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UPDATE: Nov. 23, 2016, 8:43 a.m. ET: Donald Trump's transition team on Wednesday morning announced that the President-elect intends to nominate South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to be the next United States ambassador to the United Nations.

"Governor Haley has a proven track record of bringing people together regardless of background or party affiliation to move critical policies forward for the betterment of her state and our country,” Trump said in a statement. “She is also a proven dealmaker, and we look to be making plenty of deals. She will be a great leader representing us on the world stage."

In a statement circulated by the Trump transition team, Haley said, "Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally, and I am honored that the President-elect has asked me to join his team and serve the country we love as the next Ambassador to the United Nations."

ORIGINAL STORY:

Donald Trump has selected South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to be the next ambassador to the United Nations, according to reports by the Post and Courier and NBC News early Wednesday morning.

The Post and Courier reported that Trump had chosen Haley for the role, citing sources with knowledge of the decision, and NBC News reported that Haley has accepted Trump's offer, citing a source familiar with the transition efforts.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R), along with the Republican candidate for state auditor, on Tuesday filed for a statewide recount as McCrory trails Democratic state Attorney General Roy Cooper by more than 6,000 votes.

“With many outstanding votes yet to be counted for the first time, legal challenges, ballot protests and voter fraud allegations, we must keep open the ability to allow the established recount process to ensure every legal vote is counted properly," McCrory Campaign Manager Russell Peck said in a statement.

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