Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) told reporters at Trump Tower on Friday, "What this man is doing, President-elect Trump, is reaching out to a broad spectrum of Americans to consider for his cabinet. That's a new day compared to what we have seen over the last eight years."
Donald Trump kicked off his "thank you tour" with the announcement that he was selecting retured Gen. James "Mad Dog" Mattis for Secretary of Defense, a move that will break from the custom to have a civilian lead the Pentagon. For Mattis to be confirmed, Congress would first have to approve legislation bypassing a law that bars retired military officers from becoming defense secretary within seven years of leaving active duty.
President Obama marked his final time lighting the National Christmas Tree with a wish that Americans will care for the sick, the hungry and the downtrodden this holiday season and treat one another as they would want to be treated.The lighting ceremony tradition began in 1923 and takes place in President's Park, just south of the White House fence.
During a 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival, former secretary of labor Elaine Chao talks about jobs, outreach and the future of the Republican party. Chao was labor secretary under President George W. Bush and deputy transportation secretary under President George H.W. Bush. She has now been tapped by president-elect Donald Trump to serve as secretary of transportation.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye announced on Tuesday she will resign if parliament comes up with a plan for the safe transfer of power.
Cuban President Raul Castro announced the death of his brother Fidel Castro on Cuban state media.
The press area pool feed shows the Trump Tower lobby as officials and family members arrive for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team. Gov. Mary Fallin (R-Okla.) denies she was offered a position on Monday, but did say they discussed a wide range of issues, and "all the wonderful things that will be done for America."
The President-elect shares an update on the Presidential Transition, an outline of some of his policy plans for the first 100 days, and his day one executive actions. Video shared via "the official 2017 Presidential Transition account on YouTube" on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016.
Donald J. Trump is a prolific, if controversial, businessman. Here, we examine some of his ventures to find out how they fared, including Trump University. Of the roughly 60 endeavors started or promoted by Trump during the past decade, one-third of them either never got off the ground or soon petered out.
House Speaker Paul Ryan explained 'draining the swamp' during a press briefing Thursday, and said congressional Republicans are ready to move forward with President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda.
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