National Headlines 12-19-17

How McConnell Succeeded on Tax Cuts After Failing on Health Care (Bloomberg)

Why Mueller’s Seizure of Transition Emails Likely Violated the Law (Law & Crime)

Collins Says News Coverage of Her Tax Vote ‘Unbelievably Sexist’ (Bloomberg)

Facebook is giving the US government more and more data (Quartz)

With count complete, feds can start eliminating billions of dollars in wasted property (Washington Times)

Hillary Clinton Favorable Rating at New Low (Gallup)

These 55 stocks have at least doubled since Trump was elected (MarketWatch)

Russia, China Object to New ‘America First’ Security Doctrine (New York Times)

Aliens, flying discs and sightings — oh my! A short history of UFOs in America (CNN)

Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Feud With Cornel West (New York Times)

Paul Ryan refutes rumors of early retirement from House (The Hill)