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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.

Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

After a man took a gun to a pizzeria to investigate a fake conspiracy theory, psychology professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, U.K. discusses why people are susceptible.

Outlining Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

On Dec. 15, Donald Trump is expected to make an announcement regarding his business interests. The wide range of his dealings leaves him open to potential conflicts of interest.

D.C. Family Leave Proposal Moves Forward, But Remains Controversial

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

Only a few American states offer paid family leave for workers. Washington, D.C. city council member Elissa Silverman and small business owner Jonathan Cho discuss the measure proposed in D.C.

Who Is Rex Tillerson, Trump's Reported Pick For Secretary Of State?

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

New Yorker reporter Steve Coll discusses the background of Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. News reports say Donald Trump is likely to pick Tillerson for secretary of state.

Sen. Jack Reed Wants To Examine Claims Of Russian Cyberattacks

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:18pm

Democratic Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island was one of four senators to write a letter calling for a further look into the CIA's conclusion that Russia tried to help the election of Donald Trump.

FACT CHECK: Trump Claims A 'Massive Landslide Victory' — But History Differs

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 4:03pm

President-elect Donald Trump is pushing back on the conclusion that Russia tried to help him win the election by claiming a historic margin of victory. The results don't stack up against history.

As Trump Dismisses CIA, Congress Looks To Confront Russian Cyberattacks

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 2:05pm

A bipartisan group of senators tacitly rebuked President-elect Donald Trump in a statement Sunday on the CIA assessment that Russia used cyberattacks to influence the election.

Trump Says He Won't Sell His Businesses To Address Conflicts Of Interest

Sun, 12/11/2016 - 1:39pm

Instead, the president-elect again says he will allow his grown children to run his vast network of companies, and won't have anything to do with day-to-day operations.

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