Every modern president has taken the tough steps to avoid conflicts of interest, setting an example for the entire executive branch, and the world, says the head of the Office of Government Ethics.
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Former colleagues defended the Alabama senator, but activists pushed back. "We cannot count on him to support ... efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system," Sen. Cory Booker said.
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A Republican governor lives the dream. He cuts taxes dramatically in his state and he promises good times ahead. But the good times do not come.
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President-elect Donald Trump says he has nominated Veterans Affairs Undersecretary for Health David Shulkin to become secretary of the department in his administration.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen about Rex Tillerson's secretary of state confirmation hearing.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who broke with tradition when he testified against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions in his confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general Wednesday.
Former Justice Department officials, civil rights advocates and a current senator are among the witnesses testifying about Sen. Jeff Sessions and his bid to become U.S. attorney general.
President-elect Donald Trump reacted Wednesday to the intelligence community's briefing about the contents of an unverified dossier that includes allegations about potential collusion between his campaign and Russia as well as other damaging information about him.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Kathleen Clark, a law professor at Washington University in St Louis, who says President-elect Trump failed to adequately address his conflicts of interest in the plan laid out at Wednesday's press conference.
Donald Trump held a wide-ranging news conference Wednesday, the first since being elected president.
Donald Trump held his first news conference since the election on Wednesday, and made nice with some news organizations, while going after others. Trump was sharply critical of BuzzFeed for running an unverified story that Russia has "compromising" information about him.
President-elect Donald Trump's pick for secretary of state faced tough questioning at his confirmation hearing particularly over Trump's ties to Russia. Nominee Rex Tillerson had deep dealings with Russia as former chairman of ExxonMobil.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Benjamin Wittes of the Brookings Institution about his decision not to publish the Trump dossier on his Lawfare blog.
This week's confirmation hearings have provided a platform for Democrats to attack President-elect Trump's more controversial statements and push Cabinet nominees to disagree with him on key points.
Trump will continue to own the Trump organization, but he will turn management over to his two grown sons. He announced that and other plans to diminish conflicts of interest.
In his first news conference as president-elect, Donald Trump dismissed reports alleging collusion between his team and Russia and announced how he will distance himself from his businesses.
In his first news conference since last summer, he denied unverified reports that Russia has compromising intelligence on him and outlined how he'd try to unwind his complex businesses as president.
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The former Exxon Mobil CEO appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, where he faced tough questions about his business dealings with many countries, including Russia.
The president-elect also outlined his plan to avoid conflicts of interest, restated his pledge to build a border wall and promised to name a Supreme Court nominee within two weeks of the inauguration.
Shulkin is the VA's under secretary for health, a position Obama nominated him for. President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate him as VA secretary; he would be the first non-veteran in that role.
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