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Senate Democrats’ Hopes for Populist Alliance With Trump Fizzle

  • Sanders, Warren see much to fight after first Cabinet choices
  • Trump promises on trade, infrastructure appealed to liberals
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Mnuchin Likely to Take Heat Over OneWest Ownership

For U.S. Senate progressives like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, the possibility of working with a populist Donald Trump on at least a few liberal goals was nice while it lasted.

Now they’re attacking the Republican president-elect’s nomination of Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. They’re threatening a battle over the pick of Obamacare foe Representative Tom Price as secretary of Health and Human Services. And they’re demanding Trump retract his unproven claims of voter fraud.