The president-elect has chosen the head of the Michigan Republicans to lead the national GOP. An early Trump supporter, McDaniel is the niece of 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
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Nearly half of all Americans think Obama will go down in history as an "outstanding" or "above-average" president. But Democrats are much more likely to say so than Republicans.
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He's a billionaire respected by organized labor and Trump's pick for secretary of commerce. But Wilbur Ross Jr. still has left-wing critics who see him as a vulture capitalist.
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President-elect Trump met Wednesday with leaders of the tech industry, who he's often been at odds with over issues like trade, encryption andb immigration.
President-elect Donald Trump nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State. It may seem an odd choice at first, but running a big oil company requires sophisticated diplomatic skills.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, about their assessment on how Russian hackers breached the Democratic National Committee and what it means for U.S. cyber security.
In an interview with President Obama's Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Adviser, Lisa Monaco, she says the Obama administration may yet respond more forcefully to Russian cyber intrusions. She also weighs in on U.S. strategy in Syria and advice for her successor in the Trump White House.
President-elect Trump promised to hold a press conference on Thursday to address conflicts of interest. Instead, he has postponed that event indefinitely. He said in tweets this week that his sons would run his businesses. But late Tuesday, the Office of Government Ethics said having his children run his business does not eliminate conflicts. And on Wednesday, the General Services Administration addressed Trump's conflicts involving his Washington, D.C., hotel.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with meteorologist Eric Holthaus about the race to preserve U.S. climate data before the Trump administration, and the fear that the new administration will erase the work of climate change researchers.
What will an anti-regulation, climate skeptic do as head of the Environmental Protection Agency? Environmentalists are bracing. But Scott Pruitt will also face limits if he tries to strip the agency of its power.
Former Rep. Jack Kingston, traveling as a private individual, was briefing businesspeople in Russia — and it's no secret to Russians his ties to Trump.
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The GSA says they cannot determine until Trump takes office whether he will be in conflict of his lease if he does not divest from his business interests with his new D.C. hotel.
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Craig Silverman of BuzzFeed News has spent years studying media inaccuracy. He explains how false stories during the presidential campaign were spread on Facebook and monetized by Google AdSense.
GOP leaders hope to deliver a bill by Inauguration Day that repeals the Affordable Care Act. But budget veterans say even the quickest attempt would take a week or two longer, and maybe months.
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In a statement released Wednesday morning by Donald Trump's transition team, the president-elect has picked former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy.
Leadership of the federally backed news service is shifting from a governing board to a presidentially appointed CEO. Some worry the president-elect could turn the broadcasters into propaganda arms.
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Whether Trump ultimately follows his team of hotspurs or uses them as heat shields as he negotiates a new reality, he sees them all as serving his purpose — not the other way around.
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The situation Pompeo now faces would test the savviest politician: If confirmed, he will go to work for a president who is openly feuding with the agency he's preparing to run.
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Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election.
Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting ON Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election and it's not yet known who will attend.