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Witcover: Trump's first right move

Witcover: Trump's first right move

As Donald Trump moves ahead in forming his new administration, his first significant decision has been putting Vice President-elect Mike Pence in charge of his transition team. 

In swiftly replacing his original choice, Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey, Mr. Trump has signaled his intent to continue the tradition over the last 40 years or so of utilizing the vice presidency as a governing partner, with duties well beyond the office's original function as the standby for the president.

Mr. Christie played a key role in Mr. Trump's winning the Republican nomination by being one of his first challengers to endorse him. But in switching to Mr. Pence, who entered the picture...

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