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Trump Names Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad As Next Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

The Trump transition team announced Wednesday that Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will be the next ambassador to China.

Trump's Cabinet Of Ex-Generals Indicates Focus On National Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate at least three former top generals to his cabinet, and he is said to be considering more former top four-star military commanders. NPR takes a look at why Trump favors the brass and what effect a cabinet of such leaders could have on the way he runs the government.

Trump Plans To Nominate Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Trump plans to nominate retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to become his secretary of Homeland Security. Kelly is a former head of U.S. Southern Command and a long-serving Marine infantryman. He would be the latest former general to join the nascent Trump administration.

AT&T CEO Defends Time Warner Deal Before Senate Antitrust Panel

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson will try to sell Capitol Hill on his company's planned merger with Time-Warner. Stephenson will present the merger as a way of disrupting the existing cable TV model, but with the president-elect already lined up with opponents, he may have an uphill climb.

Trump's Criticism Of Boeing Deal Signals Approach To Business

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has shown a willingness to browbeat American businesses to get what he wants — whether that's lower prices for the federal government or a pledge to keep jobs here in the United States. That's a departure from Republicans' traditional hands-off approach to business. But so far at least, Trump's not getting much resistance from his own party.

Cubans Fear Dampening Of U.S. Relations Under Trump Presidency

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

Cubans who have benefited from the Obama administration's opening to the communist island are nervous about what lies ahead with the incoming Trump administration.

Trump Selects Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Run The EPA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:31pm

President-elect Donald Trump has selected Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the incoming administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is a self-avowed opponent of what he calls "the EPA's activist agenda."

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 3:18pm

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

Trump Reportedly Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt To Lead EPA

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:31pm

Pruitt has made no secret of his disdain for the Environmental Protection Agency — his official biography calls him "a leading advocate against the EPA's activist agenda."

Consumer Cost Emerges As Key Issue In Grilling Of AT&T-Time Warner Merger

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:53pm

A congressional hearing on the proposed $85.4 billion merger focused heavily on questions about the impact on consumer prices and how the companies might use their competitive advantage.

Reports: Trump Taps Retired Marine General To Head Homeland Security

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 12:01pm

Ret. Gen. John Kelly, the former boss of the U.S. Southern Command, would be the third former general picked by President-elect Trump.

Trump's Victory Tour Stump Speech, Annotated

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:37am

The president-elect is giving speeches in swing states he won that hark back to his rallies during the campaign. NPR policy and political experts check the claims Trump is making on his victory tour.

Trump Selects Long-Serving Iowa Governor As Ambassador To China

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:19am

Gov. Terry Branstad, a Trump backer and the nation's longest-serving governor, has extensive ties to China and a friendship with Chinese President Xi Jinping that goes back decades.

Megyn Kelly On Trump And The Media: 'We're In A Dangerous Phase Right Now'

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:27am

The Fox News host tells Fresh Air that she worries about Trump's "de-legitimization" of the media. "Too many millions of Americans aren't listening at all to what the press tells them," Kelly says.

Democrats Make Long-Shot Effort To Win Louisiana Senate Seat

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:00am

Following Donald Trump's victory, Democrats around the country have suddenly focused on Foster Campbell's campaign in an attempt to limit Republicans' incoming Senate majority to 51 seats.

Reporter's Notebook: What A Muslim On The Campaign Trail In 2016

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 5:00am

NPR's Asma Khalid's reflects on a year covering politics at a moment when being Muslim was seen as political problem for some.

Trump Delivers Populist Message To Supporters, Pence Speaks To Insiders In Washington

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

President-elect Donald Trump held a rally in North Carolina as he works on building his administration. Meanwhile, Vice President-elect Mike Pence spoke to conservatives at Trump's Washington hotel.

Texas Elector Resigns, Saying He Can't Vote For Trump In Electoral College

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Art Sisneros is a Texas elector who decided to resign rather than vote for Donald Trump in the Electoral College later this month. He explains how he came to that decision.

Commentator Cokie Roberts Takes Questions About The Presidential Transition

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Commentator Cokie Roberts talks about the role of federal civil service during a presidential transition in a new, interactive Morning Edition segment called #AskCokie.

As Trump Holds A 'Thank You' Rally, Supporters Say They're Anxious To See Results

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 4:28am

Donald Trump held a North Carolina rally on Tuesday night, basking in his victory in a state that was expected to go to Hillary Clinton. Trump's backers say they hope he'll move quickly as president.

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