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Trump Nominates VA Undersecretary For Health To Head Department

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

President-elect Donald Trump says he has nominated Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin to become secretary of the department in his administration.

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Responds To Rex Tillerson's Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen about Rex Tillerson's secretary of state confirmation hearing.

Democratic Sen. Cory Booker Reveals Why He Testified Against Sessions

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who broke with tradition when he testified against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions in his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general Wednesday.

Witnesses Testify About Sen. Jeff Sessions In Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

Former Justice Department officials, civil rights advocates and a current senator are among the witnesses testifying about Sen. Jeff Sessions and his bid to become U.S. attorney general.

Trump Denies Allegations Of Collusion Between His Campaign And Russia

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

President-elect Donald Trump reacted Wednesday to the intelligence community's briefing about the contents of an unverified dossier that includes allegations about potential collusion between his campaign and Russia as well as other damaging information about him.

Law Professor: Trump's Plan Fails To Adequately Address Conflicts Of Interest

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St Louis, who says President-elect Trump failed to adequately address his conflicts of interest in the plan laid out at Wednesday's press conference.

Trump Acknowledges Russian Cyber-Mischief In News Conference

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump held a wide-ranging news conference Wednesday, the first since being elected president.

Trump Criticizes 'BuzzFeed' For Unverified Story About His Ties To Russia

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

Donald Trump held his first news conference since the election on Wednesday, and made nice with some news organizations, while going after others. Trump was sharply critical of BuzzFeed for running an unverified story that Russia has "compromising" information about him.

Rex Tillerson Questioned About Trump's Ties To Russia In Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing particularly over Trump's ties to Russia. Nominee Rex Tillerson had deep dealings with Russia as former chairman of ExxonMobil.

Editor Explains Why Lawfare Has Not Published The Trump Dossier

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution about his decision not to publish the Trump dossier on his Lawfare blog.

Battle Lines Drawn As Confirmation Hearings Heat Up On Capitol Hill

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

This week's confirmation hearings have provided a platform for Democrats to attack President-elect Trump's more controversial statements and push Cabinet nominees to disagree with him on key points.

President-Elect Trump Announces Plan To Address Business Conflicts

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

Trump will continue to own the Trump organization, but he will turn management over to his two grown sons. He announced that and other plans to diminish conflicts of interest.

President-Elect Trump Dismisses Reports Of Alleged Collusion With Russia

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 3:29pm

In his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump dismissed reports alleging collusion between his team and Russia and announced how he will distance himself from his businesses.

Trump Dismisses Russian Connection Allegations As 'Fake News'

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:18pm

In his first news conference since last summer, he denied unverified reports that Russia has compromising intelligence on him and outlined how he'd try to unwind his complex businesses as president.

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Rex Tillerson Pressed On Views On Russia Relations In Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 1:02pm

The former Exxon Mobil CEO appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he faced tough questions about his business dealings with many countries, including Russia.

At Press Conference, Trump Addresses Russia Hacking, Business Conflicts

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:49pm

The president-elect also outlined his plan to avoid conflicts of interest, restated his pledge to build a border wall and promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of the inauguration.

Trump Announces David Shulkin As Pick For Secretary Of Veterans Affairs

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:44am

Shulkin is the VA's under secretary for health, a position Obama nominated him for. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate him as VA secretary; he would be the first non-veteran in that role.

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Watch Live: Trump's First Press Conference As President-Elect, Annotated

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 9:55am

Donald Trump is holding a news conference in New York on Wednesday. NPR's politics team, with help from journalists across the newsroom, will be live-annotating his remarks.

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We'll Have To See Where Trump Allegation Goes, Sen. Flake Says

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:20am

Rachel Martin talks to GOP Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona about an unverified document that alleges collusion between Russia and President-elect Donald Trump and his camp. Trump calls it "fake news."

Watch Live: Rex Tillerson's Secretary Of State Confirmation Hearing

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 8:12am

The Exxon Mobil CEO is appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday. His business dealings with foreign countries, particularly Russia, are likely topics of inquiry.

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