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Trump Picks Rex Tillerson To Lead The State Department

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

In a statement early Tuesday morning, President-elect Donald Trump announced that ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson is his choice to become secretary of state, the country's top diplomat.

Trump's Election Leaves Scientists In A Climate Of Uncertainty

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:00am

At a meeting in San Francisco, thousands of researchers are pondering how they can influence President-elect Donald Trump's thinking on climate change.

What We Know About Rex Tillerson, Trump's Pick For Secretary Of State

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 11:43pm

The president-elect today will announce his intention to nominate the ExxonMobil chairman and CEO to become the country's top diplomat, a source with knowledge of Trump's decision tells NPR.

What Will Trump's Twitter Strategy Be When He Becomes President?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 7:35pm

Cybersecurity requirements for presidential smartphones could limit Trump's use of an app like Twitter, but President Trump also could ignore any recommendations that inhibit his use of social media.

Former Rep. Chaka Fattah Sentenced To 10 Years For 'White-Collar Crime Spree'

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:41pm

A federal jury has sentenced the ex-lawmaker for 23 counts of conspiracy, fraud, bribery and money laundering in a series of elaborate schemes that misappropriated funds.

Under Trump, Whither The Daily Intelligence Briefing?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

Donald Trump said over the weekend that he doesn't need to get a daily intelligence briefing as president. It has become customary for the president to receive a classified update each morning.

Why The CIA And FBI Came Up With Different Conclusions On Russian Hacking

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

Former CIA and FBI official Philip Mudd discusses the differences in how the two agencies handle intelligence amid the CIA's finding that Russia may have influenced the U.S. presidential election.

Trump Discounts CIA As Fellow Republicans Call For Investigation Into Russian Hacking

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

The president-elect discounts the CIA's conclusion that Russian hackers deliberately tried to sway the U.S. election in his favor. But some of Trump's fellow Republicans want a full investigation.

Trump's Potential Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Is A Titan In The Oil Industry

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

President-elect Donald Trump may nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. The oil executive is a giant in the business world, but not as well known in political circles.

Sen. McCain Calls For Congress To Take Closer Look At Russian Hacking

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:50pm

Republican Sen. John McCain is pushing for a congressional investigation into Russian cyberattacks during the U.S. presidential election. He tells NPR's Steve Inskeep why it's worth investigating.

Is Hillary Clinton Trying To Question The Legitimacy Of Donald Trump Winning?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 3:07pm

It's the losing Democratic nominee's most public show of support yet for efforts to call into question the election results that gave Donald Trump the presidency.

Why FBI And CIA Could Differ About Motive For Russian Election Hacks

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 2:01pm

Current and former national security officials say the apparent disagreement about the intent of Russian hacks before the U.S. presidential election is unusual in a matter of such national import.

The Russian Hacking Kerfuffle: What We Do And Don't Know

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 12:51pm

The email hacking case seems to perfectly correspond with the state of politics: tense, paranoid, zero-sum and subjective. Here's a look at where things stand.

13 Times Russian Hacking Came Up In The Presidential Campaign

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 10:24am

Donald Trump asked Monday morning why Russian hacking wasn't "brought up before the election." But it was. Many times.

McConnell, Differing With Trump, Says He Has 'Highest Confidence' In Intel Agencies

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 9:34am

The Senate GOP leader said he agrees that Russian involvement in the U.S. election needs to be investigated, said "the Russians are not our friends" and expressed confidence in the CIA.

Is Donald Trump A Threat To Democracy?

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 5:00am

Critics worry the president-elect has authoritarian tendencies. With a tweet, he can hurt the stock of a U.S. company and with another, unleash death threats against a labor leader who displeases him.

Trump Expected To Name His Pick For Secretary Of State Soon

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to Richard Haass, ex-adviser to Secretary of State Colin Powell, about roles and responsibilities of the secretary of state. Haass is president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Politics In The News

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump is dismissing intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election to favor his victory. He's also reportedly leaning toward naming the ExxonMobil CEO as secretary of state.

Members Of Black Lives Matter Gear Up For Trump's Administration

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

Activists with the Black Lives Matter movement are figuring out how to continue pushing for more police accountability and other issues with Donald Trump in the White House.

Senators Call For Probe Into Claims Russia Interfered In U.S. Election

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 4:01am

The CIA believes Russia interfered with the presidential election in order to tip it to Donald Trump. Trump calls the claim "ridiculous." Four senators have called for a sweeping investigation.

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