Weekly Roundup: Trump's Transition
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President-Elect Donald Trump has had a busy week, as details about his incoming administration and cabinet picks consumed the news cycle.
MetroFocus Hate Crimes Sweep America We discuss the rise of hate crimes since the Presidential election. But as Trump prepares to transition into the White House, the nation faces an alarming spike in reported hateful incidents, as questions remain about the president-elect's policies, business interests and his team.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani addressed Trump's outstanding corporate ties, and the roles that his adult children might play in the future.
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Giuliani says Trump kids could run ‘blind trust’
PBS NewsHour looks at the role that fake and hoax news sites played in spreading misinformation during the final weeks of the presidential race. Meanwhile a rash of hate crimes and incidents has been reported across the country.
- NPR | Hundreds Of Hateful Incidents Reported After Trump's Victory
- PBS NEWSHOUR | How online hoaxes and fake news played a role in the election
PBS NewsHour News Wrap: Trump transition gets moving Trump received a parade of potential cabinet officers, while Mike Pence courted Congress. As House Republicans unanimously voted to re-nominate Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House, and began to work towards unifying under a Trump administration, Vice President-Elect Mike Pence suggested that the new Republican congress should prepare for a swift, aggressive legislature. Trump's administration was left to mull the future prospects of FBI Director James Comey, following his controversial interjection in the final weeks of the 2016 elections.
- PBS NEWSHOUR | House GOP unanimously nominates Paul Ryan as speaker
- NPR | GOP Leaders Make Peace With Trump In Favor Of 'Unified Republican Government'
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Pence advises House Republicans to ‘buckle up’
- NPR | Trump Advisers Assess Whether To Keep FBI Director James Comey
As rumors swirled within the media about Trump's cabinet choices, the business mogul began to offer appointments to several Republican lawmakers - some of whose conservative positions have rankled critics and civil rights advocates.
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Trump offers attorney general post to Jeff Sessions, reports say
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Trump names Priebus, Bannon to senior White House roles
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Trump offers former military intelligence chief Michael Flynn post as national security advisor
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Trump taps Kansas congressman Mike Pompeo for CIA
PBS NewsHour Obama: ‘This office has a way of waking you up’ Donald Trump’s choice of Steve Bannon as Chief of Staff was met with criticism. As a new administration began to form, President Obama traveled to Europe, where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, reaffirmed the solidarity between the two nations - and delivered some pointed remarks about the incoming president-elect.
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Obama urges nations not to give in to isolationist impulses
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Obama challenges Trump to stand up to Russia
In the wake of their election defeat, Democrats turn to the future of their party, as Hillary Clinton made her first public speech since election day - urging her supporters to "stay engaged on every level."
- PBS NEWSHOUR | After election defeat, Democrats begin soul searching about party’s leadership
- PBS NEWSHOUR | House Democrats delay leadership elections and decision to reinstall Pelosi
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Hillary Clinton urges her supporters to ‘never, ever give up’
- RELIGION & ETHICS NEWSWEEKLY | Christopher Evans: Hillary Clinton’s Benediction
Many of Trump's policies remain unclear, and public media looks to the future, offering some insight into what can be expected from the president-elect.
- PBS NEWSHOUR | Trump team said it could have done better on press access
- NEXT AVNENUE | How Donald Trump Could Undermine Financial Security
- MARKETPLACE | How Donald Trump could reshape NAFTA
- MARKETPLACE | Women's health under the Trump administration
- MARKETPLACE | Trump promises to block funding to sanctuary cities
- PBS NEWSHOUR | What do first impressions say about Trump’s foreign policy?
- PBS NEWSHOUR | How Trump could dismantle current environmental policy