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Joe Biden tells Trump to 'grow up' WASHINGTON: US Vice-President Joe Biden told President-elect Donald Trump to 'grow up' and criticized his attacks on the country's intelligence community.According to Washington Post, Biden is dismissing Trumps complaint on Twitter about how the Obama administration has handled the transition. He tells PBS NewsHour that its time to be an adult.Biden said to Trump: "You're president. You've got to do something. Show us what you have."The vice president said Trump as president will have to propose legislation that Congress and the public can then assess. He said it'll be "much clearer what he's for and against" once hes in the position of governing.He said he assumed Mr Trump's behaviour would change once he entered office on January 20.Trump is set to be briefed today on allegations Russia meddled in the US presidential election, claims he has cast doubt on. Trump will meet with directors of the FBI and CIA, as ...

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Ryan says expects legislation to replace Obamacare this year WASHINGTON: US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he expected to have legislation to replace, as well as repeal, the Affordable Care Act this year. "Our legislating will occur this year," Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, said at a news briefing. "What date all of this gets phased in on is something we do not now know," partly because the administration is not in office yet. Copyright Reuters, 2017 ...

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Trump calls top Democrat a 'clown,' urges cooperation WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump described America's leading Democrat as a "clown" who behaves like a typical politician Thursday, but urged him to work with Republicans.In his latest early morning Twitter screed, the incoming president attacked Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer -- whom he has previously praised -- amid a mounting row over health care reform.Republicans have vowed to press ahead with the potentially unpopular campaign promise of gutting President Barack Obama's signature legislation, the Affordable ...

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Obama defends legacy in letter to American people WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama acclaimed his outgoing administration's accomplishments on Thursday in a letter to the American people defending a legacy on health care and other issues that his successor Donald Trump has vowed to dismantle.The White House released the president's letter along with reports from each of his cabinet secretaries describing the progress made since Obama took office eight years ago with the world's largest economy spiralling towards depression."As I prepare to pass ...

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Hillary, Bill Clinton, George Bush to attend Trump inauguration NEW YORK: Two months after her election loss, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential candidate, plans to be in the crowd for the Jan 20 inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump in the capital city of Washington.A Hillary aide said Tuesday that she and former president Bill Clinton will attend the ceremony.It will be the first joint public appearance by Trump and Hillary Clinton since the three presidential debates that preceded Trump's surprise election victory.Bill Clinton will ...

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WikiLeaks urges leaks of departing Obama White House docs WASHINGTON: WikiLeaks appealed Tuesday for leaked White House documents before President Barack Obama leaves office, as its founder Julian Assange again denied Russia was the source of hacked Democratic party emails that hurt Hillary Clinton's bid for the US presidency."System admins: Don't let the White House destroy US history again! Copy now, then send to WikiLeaks at your leisure," the secret-spilling website announced on Twitter, shortly before Assange gave an in-depth interview to US network ...

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Pentagon says it can protect U.S., allies from N. Korean missile threats WASHINGTON: The U.S. Defense Department, reacting to North Korea's statement that it plans to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, said on Tuesday it was confident in its ability to protect U.S. allies and the U.S. homeland from threats from Pyongyang."We have a ballistic missile defense ... umbrella that we're confident in for the region and to protect the United States homeland," Pentagon spokesman Peter Cook told a news briefing two days after North Korean leader ...