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Trump, McConnell and Ryan: an unlikely new power trio for DC

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By ERICA WERNER
AP Congressional Correspondent
  
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Washington's new power trio consists of a bombastic billionaire, a telegenic policy wonk, and a taciturn political tactician. How well they can get along will help determine what gets done over the next four years, and whether the new president's agenda flounders or succeeds.
  
President-elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell make up an unlikely alliance. It's one defined in advance mostly by Trump's opposition to the Washington establishment that Ryan and McConnell exemplify.
  
Trump and Ryan clashed throughout the campaign, with Trump taking offense when Ryan initially refused to endorse him and later distanced himself over the audio of Trump talking about groping women.

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