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Trump taps Montana congressman Ryan Zinke as interior secretary

December 14, 2016
Juliet Eilperin | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, who has represented Montana’s at-large congressional seat for one term, to serve as secretary of the interior.
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Trump Says He Expected to Lose Election Because of Poll Results

December 14, 2016
Jennifer Jacobs, Billy House | Bloomberg Politics
The president-elect said publicly on Tuesday that he expected to lose the election to Democrat Hillary Clinton.
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How Rex Tillerson, a Late Entry to Be Secretary of State, Got Donald Trump’s Nod

December 14, 2016
Peter Nicholas, Michael C. Bender, Carol Lee | The Wall Street Journal
On Tuesday, Donald Trump ended a messy five-week search for a secretary of state, selecting Rex Tillerson from upwards of 10 candidates.
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Trump recruits army of chief executives to battle with the system in Washington

December 14, 2016
Karen Tumulty | The Washington Post
President-elect Donald Trump is stocking the upper echelons of his administration with more than the usual share of business titans like himself.
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Bob Corker plans to launch new Russia hacking inquiry

December 14, 2016
Manu Raju | CNN
The influential chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee plans to launch a new review about Russia's hacking of the elections.
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McConnell announces Senate probe of suspected Russian election interference: ‘The Russians are not our friends’

December 12, 2016
Ed O'Keefe, Paul Kane | The Washington Post
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday strongly condemned any foreign interference with U.S. elections and announced that the Senate intelligence panel will investigate Russia’s suspected election interference.
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C.I.A. Judgment on Russia Built on Swell of Evidence

December 12, 2016
Mark Mazzetti, Eric Lichtblau | The New York Times
American spy and law enforcement agencies were united in the belief, in the weeks before the presidential election, that the Russian government had deployed computer hackers to sow chaos during the campaign. But they had conflicting views about the specific goals of the subterfuge.

The Trump Transition: A deep dive into his unconventional cabinet picks

December 9, 2016
What do Trump's cabinet choices signal about his key policy priorities?
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Trump picks fast-food CEO Andy Puzder for Labor secretary

December 9, 2016
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports President-elect Trump has added another pick to his cabinet - fast-food CEO Andy Puzder.
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