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Rex Tillerson Confirmation Hearing

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01/11/2017

Rex Tillerson

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BY BREITBART

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations wrapped the first half of its confirmation hearing on Wednesday afternoon for President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state. The former CEO of ExxonMobil got off to a rocky start at Wednesday’s hearing, engaging in a tense exchange with Sen. Marco Rubio because Tillerson refused to call Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal.” The Florida senator said he found Tillerson’s refusal “discouraging,” since Putin’s criminal status is “globally accepted.” Though he did not support Rubio’s statements, Tillerson took a strong-line stance against Russian interests. “The leadership of Russia has a plan, it is a geographic plan … to re-establish its role in the global world order,” he said. “They believe they deserve a rightful role in the global world order because they are a nuclear power.”

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Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

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President-Elect Donald J. Trump Nominates Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs

BY GreatAgain

 President-elect Donald J. Trump today announced his intention to nominate Dr. David J. Shulkin as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. “I have no doubt Dr. Shulkin will be able to lead the turnaround our Department of Veterans Affairs needs. His sole mandate will be to serve our veterans and restore the level of care we owe to our brave men and women in the military,” said President-elect Donald J. Trump. “Sadly our great veterans have not gotten the level of care they deserve, but Dr. Shulkin has the experience and the vision to ensure we will meet the healthcare needs of every veteran. Dr. Shulkin is an incredibly gifted doctor who is using his elite talents for medicine to care for our heroes, and Americans can have faith he will get the job done right.”

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Mike Pence

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Mike Pence

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BY TRUE NEWS

Vice President-elect Mike Pence traveled to Washington, D.C. to conduct bipartisan individual meetings on Capitol Hill with Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), Senator Lisa Mccloskey (R-AK), Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). After his meetings he met with transition team officials and stayed over night in Washington DC before heading to New York City early Wednesday for the Trump Tower press conference.

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John Kelly Confirmation Hearing

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John Kelly Confirmation Hearing

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BY BREITBART

The confirmation of homeland security secretary designate John Kelly got underway Tuesday in the Senate Armed Services Committee. Kelly, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. security department, began answering questions from the panel at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. One of the questions he faced involved Trump’s pledge to build a wall between the United States and Mexico. As homeland security chief, Kelly would play a significant role in such a project. Kelly said, though, that simply putting up a wall and hoping to stem the flow of drugs and migrants would not be enough. “A physical barrier in and of itself will not do the job,” he said. “It has to be really a layered defense.” Kelly, a retired general of the U.S. Marine Corps, also told the panel Tuesday that he believes in “diversity of opinion” and has never had trouble standing up to other authority figures.

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Jeff Sessions Confirmation hearing

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Sessions Confirmation hearing

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BY BREITBART

Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions appeared Tuesday morning before his colleagues on the Senate Judiciary Committee to begin his confirmation hearing to serve as Attorney General of the United States. Here are a few facts about the man who is likely to be the nation’s next Attorney General. (1) Jeff Sessions has spent five decades as a champion of civil rights.(2) Jeff Sessions is the intellectual architect of a new civil rights agenda to help unemployed African Americans into good-paying jobs.(3) It is largely ignored by corporate media, but Sessions has also risked more professionally than perhaps any lawmaker in Washington to advance the interests of American workers.(4) Sessions’ 20-year career in the U.S. Senate may be the most spotless of any Senator in the post-World War II era. (5) All major allegations against Sessions from three decades ago have been disproven, discredited, or debunked.(6) Sessions has been endorsed by some of the most prominent African American leaders in his home state of Alabama— including top democrats.

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Robert Kennedy Jr

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Robert Kennedy Jr

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BY FOX NEWS

President-elect Donald Trump is reviving long debunked attempts to link vaccines to autism, meeting with a vocal skeptic to discuss chairing a commission on vaccination safety -- a move that alarmed child health experts. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. met with Trump at Trump Tower in New York on Tuesday, and told reporters that he had agreed to lead the effort, whatever form it takes. "President-elect Trump has some doubts about the current vaccine policies and he has questions about it," Kennedy said, adding that "we ought to be debating the science." To pediatricians, there's nothing left to debate. "Vaccines have been part of the fabric of our society for decades and are the most significant medical innovation of our time," Drs. Fernando Stein and Karen Remley of the American Academy of Pediatrics said in a statement Tuesday.

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Rob Manfred

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Rob Manfred

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BY SPORTS ILLUSTRATED

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred met with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning. “We had a really nice meeting with the President-elect,” Manfred said, according to Fox Business’s Matthew Rocco. “He explained to me his history with the game and what a great baseball fan he is. We’re glad that we had an opportunity to get together before his inauguration.” So what’s Trump’s history with baseball? He played baseball when he was a student at the New York Military Academy and apparently he was quite good. Just ask him. It’s unclear if anything further was discussed, such as the league’s battle with performance-enhancing drugs. Manfred and Levine are the latest sporting figures to visit Trump, following Ray Lewis and Jim Brown’s meeting regarding “helping people.”

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Sean Spicer

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Sean Spicer

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BY FOX INSIDER

Hearings regarding President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet appointments began on Tuesday with Trump's attorney general pick, Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions. Trump's appointee for White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, said that the president-elect is very concerned about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse. "I think there's genuine concerns about how our country - and how our young kids, in particular - have handled drugs and alcohol. And it's something that we've got to be careful with," Spicer said. "When you come into a Trump administration, it's the Trump agenda that you are implementing, not your own," Spicer said. "And I think that Sen. Sessions is well aware of that."

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Tom Barrack

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Tom Barrack

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BY THE WASHINGTON POST

Organizers of President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration are planning an event fit for the “greatest celebrity in the world,” featuring the beauty and “sensuality” of Washington. “We're fortunate in that we have the greatest celebrity in the world, which is the president-elect, side by side with the current president,” said Thomas Barrack, an investor who serves as chairman of Trump's inaugural committee. “So what we've done, instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place. “It's a much more poetic cadence than having a circuslike celebration that's a coronation,” he added, speaking to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York after a meeting Tuesday with the president-elect. “The cadence of it is going to be 'let me get back to work "

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