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Picking Team Trump
President-elect Donald Trump chose Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff.
Trump also named Stephen Bannon, former head of the conservative web site Breitbart News, as his chief strategist and senior counselor.
Here are some of the other people mentioned as contenders for senior roles:
SECRETARY OF STATE
* Bob Corker, Tennessee senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
* John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush
* Newt Gingrich, Republican former U.S. House Speaker
* Zalmay Khalilzad, former U.S. ambassador to Iraq
* Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican congressman and chairman of the House Financial Services Committee
* Steven Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs executive and Trump's campaign finance chairman
* Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase & Co chief executive officer
* Tom Barrack, founder and chairman of Colony Capital Inc
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency
* Stephen Hadley, former national security adviser under President George W. Bush
* Jon Kyl, former Republican senator from Arizona
* Jeff Sessions, Republican senator from Alabama and early Trump supporter, member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Kelly Ayotte, outgoing Republican senator from New Hampshire and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Duncan Hunter, Republican congressman from California and early Trump supporter, member of House Armed Services Committee
* Jim Talent, former Republican senator from Missouri who was on the Senate Armed Services Committee
* Rudy Giuliani, Republican former mayor of New York City
* Jeff Sessions, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee who takes a hard line on immigration
* Chris Christie, Republican New Jersey governor
* Pam Bondi, Republican Florida Attorney General
* Trey Gowdy, Republican congressman from South Carolina who headed the House committee that investigated the 2012 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES SECRETARY
* Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican presidential candidate
* Newt Gingrich
* Rich Bagger, former pharmaceutical executive and former top aide to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
* Bobby Jindal, former Louisiana governor
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY
* Michael McCaul, U.S. Republican congressman from Texas and chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee
* David Clarke, Milwaukee county sheriff and vocal Trump supporter
* Joe Arpaio, outgoing Maricopa County, Arizona, sheriff who campaigned for Trump
HEAD OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
* Myron Ebell, a climate change skeptic at the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute who is overseeing environmental policy on Trump's transition team
* Robert Grady, venture capitalist, partner in private equity firm Gryphon Investors
* Leslie Rutledge, Arkansas attorney general
* Carol Comer, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management
* Harold Hamm, Oklahoma oil and gas mogul, CEO of Continental Resources Inc
* James Connaughton, CEO of Nautilus Data Technologies and a former environmental adviser to President George W. Bush
* Robert Grady
* Sarah Palin, Republican former Alaska governor who ran for vice president in 2008
* Jan Brewer, former Arizona governor
* Forrest Lucas, founder of oil products company Lucas Oil
* Harold Hamm
* Robert Grady
* Linda McMahon, former world Wrestling Entertainment executive and two-time Senate candidate
CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY DIRECTOR
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
* Mike Rogers, Republican former congressman from Michigan who chaired the House Intelligence Committee
* Pete Hoekstra, Republican former congressman from Michigan
NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER
* Lieutenant General Michael Flynn
* Stephen Hadley
UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR
* Kelly Ayotte
* Richard Grenell, former spokesman for the United States at the United Nations
* Peter King, Republican congressman from New York
U.S. TRADE REPRESENTATIVE
* Dan DiMicco, former chief executive of steel producer Nucor Corp
VETERANS AFFAIRS SECRETARY
* Jeff Miller, retiring congressman from Florida and chairman of the Veterans Affairs committee
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell)
Trump's 'America First' focus warrants market cautionREUTERSFinancial markets have been pricing in more economic growth since Donald Trump's election win last week, but U.S. protectionism and domestic political risks could hurt Europe, said the vice-president of the European Central Bank Vitor Constancio.
SLIDESHOW: TRUMP SUPPORTERS RALLY AT CAMP PENDLETONDemonstrators hold signs in support of President-elect Donald Trump outside of Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Wiley Drake at a rally in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Steven Morales with his son Steven Jr. waves an American flag for motorists. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Ly Kou holds a sign along with others. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrators hold signs in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy HuffakerDemonstrator Wiley Drake at a rally in support of Donald Trump. REUTERS/Sandy Huffaker
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Reuters TVNew Balance is in damage-control after its spokesman said Donald Trump represented "a move in the right direction."
Reuters TVEuropean allies fear Donald Trump's campaign dalliance with Vladimir Putin could bring a new US-Russia alliance, but Foreign Policy Reporter Warren Strobel says the likelier scenario is a sharp clash between the two forceful leaders.
ReutersKathryn Stellmack expects the world from Donald Trump.
Reuters TVOn the campaign trail, Donald Trump vowed to repeal Obamacare, but – in the White House - making good on that promise may be easier said than done.
PENCE TO TAKE OVER TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAM FROM NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRISTIE
- Trump taps Vice President-elect Mike Pence to lead presidential transition team, while New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will remain as vice chair.
- Other vice chairs for Donald Trump's transition team include adviser Ben Carson, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
- The transition team also includes Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, adviser Stephen Bannon, Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel and Trump's children Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka.
THE FACES OF TRUMP'S TRANSITION TEAMVice President-elect Mike Pence will serve as Chairman of the Presidential Transition Team, taking over from New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriNew Jersey Governor Chris Christie will no longer be the leader of the transitional team, but will remain as a vice chair. REUTERS/Brian C. FrankOne-time candidate for the Republican presidential nomination Dr. Ben Carson will also be a vice chair in Trump's transitional team. REUTERS/Mike SegarFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich will be a vice chair on Trump's transitional team. Here he is seen speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mark KauzlarichRetired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, a Trump adviser on military issues, will also be a vice chair of the team's executive committee. REUTERS/Gary CameronHere, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani - who will be another vice chair - leaves the offices of Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York, November 11, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriEric Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump (L-R) will also be part of their father's transitional team. Here, they attend the ground breaking of the Trump International Hotel at the Old Post Office Building in Washington July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gary CameronBoth Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner (L) and his campaign CEO Stephen Bannon will be part of the team's executive committee. Here, they stand by as Trump holds a campaign rally in Canton, Ohio, September 14, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarFlorida Attorney General Pam Bond will join the Trump transitional executive committee. Here, she speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarPayPal co-founder and Facebook board member Peter Thiel delivers his speech on the election at the National Press Club in Washington, October 31, 2016. Thiel will be a member of Trump's transitional team's executive committee. REUTERS/Gary CameronAnthony Scaramucci, Skybridge Capital founder and Donald Trump finance committee member, speaks during an interview in New York, October 6, 2016. Scaramucci will be part of the executive committee. REUTERS/Shannon StapletonPresident-elect Donald Trump and Chairman of the Republican National Committee Reince Priebus address supporters during his election night rally in Manhattan, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarSenator Jeff Sessions, who will be part of the Trump's Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee, delivers a nominating speech for Trump at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Mike SegarRepresentative Chris Collins (R-NY), who was an early Trump supporter, will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jim YoungRepresentative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Mike SegarRepresentative Devin Nunes (R-CA) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstSteven Mnuchin, formerly of Goldman Sachs, was Trump's campaign finance chair, and will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Fred ProuserCongressmen Lou Barletta (R-PA) will join the transition team executive committee. REUTERS/Jim Young
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Also on the transition team executive committee but not pictured: Congressman Tom Marino and top Republican donor Rebekah Mercer, daughter of billionaire hedge fund magnate Robert Mercer, who runs a super PAC called Make America Number 1 PAC.
Can you build the perfect team of experts to help Trump rev up the American economy?Reuters Breakingviews evaluated potential candidates from both parties for key economic positions in the Donald Trump White House and graded them in six categories based on their prior experience or academic achievement.One category - the "One Percent Ick Factor" - can reduce the scores of candidates whose wealth or work on Wall Street might work against them in a Senate confirmation process.
A few stats from polling firm Gallup:President Obama is enjoying some of his highest approval ratings:#Obama Job Approval: Approve 58% (+2); Disapprove 40% (-2). Get the full trend https://t.co/xYJfJ7TmbI.1:04 PM - 11 Nov 2016
And here Gallup polled Americans on their post-election mood.
ReutersA rally sparked by Donald Trump's win in the U.S. presidential election that powered the Dow to a record high sputtered on Friday as energy and healthcare stocks came under pressure.
TRUMP AND DODD-FRANK, ACCORDING TO THE WSJ
- Wall Street Journal reported that Trump's advisers are focusing on scaling back certain Dodd-Frank provisions, not a total repeal.
- They are reportedly considering scaling back the umbrella regulator's ability to subject large non-banks to tougher Federal Reserve regulations.
- The Journal also said that his advisers are eyeing the overhaul of the Dodd-Frank provision giving regulators the power to take over and liquidate failing financial firms.
- The Trump administration is expected to embrace other aspects of Dodd-Frank relating to credit-rating firms and derivatives regulation.
The 9pm vs the 6am tweet.
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Reuters TVDonald Trump drew criticism on social media for being self-centered and non-conciliatory after tweeting that protests over his presidential win were carried out by "professionals" and incited by the media.
Nevada Senator and long-time Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid released a strongly-worded statement today on the election of Donald Trump as president.Nevada, a battleground state with a large Latino population, voted for Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's election.
Here are a few excerpts from Reid's statement:
I have personally been on the ballot in Nevada for 26 elections and I have never seen anything like the reaction to the election completed last Tuesday. The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America.
I have heard more stories in the past 48 hours of Americans living in fear of their own government and their fellow Americans than I can remember hearing in five decades in politics.
If this is going to be a time of healing, we must first put the responsibility for healing where it belongs: at the feet of Donald Trump, a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate.
ReutersU.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Friday praised demonstrators for being passionate about their country, just hours after he accused them of being "professional protesters" incited by the media.
Warren Buffett, who strongly criticized Donald Trump during his campaign against Hillary Clinton, said the stock market is poised to rise long-term regardless of the U.S. election outcome.
"The stock market will be higher 10, 20, 30 years from now, and it would have been with Hillary, and it ... will be with Trump," Buffett said in an interview with CNN.
Asked if he felt optimistic about America, Buffett added: "100 percent. ... The market system works. It doesn't work for everybody. It works in aggregate."
(Reporting by Mohammad Zargham)
ReutersDemonstrators took to the streets across the United States for a second day on Thursday to protest against Donald Trump's presidential election victory, voicing fears that the real estate mogul's triumph would deal a blow to civil rights.
ReutersOfficials in New York and Los Angeles on Thursday said they hoped President-elect Donald Trump would not follow through on a campaign promise to withhold federal funds from "sanctuary cities" that shield people who are in the country illegally.
MILAN - Italy's borrowing costs jumped to their highest in more than a year at auction on Friday as investors worried about political instability and rising inflation after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election.
The growing anti-establishment feelings that helped Trump enter the White House are in focus as Italy approaches a referendum vote on Dec. 4 on a constitutional reform that could destabilise the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Italy, which has one of the world's largest public debt piles, sold 6.9 billion euros ($7.5 billion) over four bonds, drawing demand for 1.5 times that amount but failing to meet the top of its planned issue range of 7.25 billion euros.
Italy sold a three-year bond due in October 2019 at 0.3 percent, the highest auction yield since July 2015, up from 0.03 percent when it was last sold a month ago.
Yields are still relatively close to record lows reached earlier this year thanks to the European Central Bank's ultra-loose monetary policy despite a global bond sell-off this week sparked by Trump's shock victory.
A seven-year bond due in October 2023 fetched a 1.37 percent yield, the highest since September 2015. It was last auctioned in mid-October at 0.83 percent.
The Rome-based Treasury sold a 30-year bond due in March 2047 at 3.14 percent - the highest since July 2015 - and another bond due in Sept. 2040 at 3.05 percent. Italy last sold a 30-year bond in mid-September paying 2.28 percent.
ReutersDonald Trump's White House victory moves Apple (AAPL.O), Pfizer (PFE.N), Microsoft (MSFT.O) and other big U.S. corporations much closer than they have been in years to winning a big tax break on $2.6 trillion in foreign profits.
ReutersA searing selloff rocked Asian shares and emerging market currencies on Friday as investors feared higher U.S. interest rates under incoming President Donald Trump will spark capital outflows from the region.
ReutersU.S. President Barack Obama's foreign policy legacy rests in part on a foundation of unilateral actions that his successor Donald Trump could reverse with the stroke of a pen.
Just had a very open and successful presidential election. Now professional protesters, incited by the media, are protesting. Very unfair!9:19 PM - 10 Nov 2016
A fantastic day in D.C. Met with President Obama for first time. Really good meeting, great chemistry. Melania liked Mrs. O a lot!9:10 PM - 10 Nov 2016
Demonstrators protest against Donald Trump in front of the Trump International Hotel in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
View more photos of a second night of anti-Trump protests
While President-elect Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Washington, Hillary Clinton was spotted in Chappaqua, New York, on a hike with husband Bill Clinton and their dogs, according to a Facebook post by Margot Gerster, a supporter who says she encountered them on the trail. Gerster posted a photo of herself with the Democratic candidate on Facebook earlier today.
The post is no longer available, but here is a screengrab:
SEOUL South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday a thaw in relations between the two Koreas ahead of next month's Winter Olympics presented a "precious chance" for the United States and North Korea to discuss the North's weapons programs.