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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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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.
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)
JUST IN: Priebus appointment as chief of staff a very good sign of things to come - House Speaker Ryan
I come from the white working class, and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people where I came from.10:55 AM - 14 Nov 2016
The Democratic Party has to stand with working people, feel their pain and take on the billionaire class, Wall Street and drug companies.11:46 AM - 14 Nov 2016
Critics have blasted the selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon as a key aide, saying it would elevate the white nationalist movement into the top levels of the White House.
Bannon, who spearheaded a shift of the Breitbart News website into a forum for the "alt-right," a loose online group of neo-Nazis, white supremacists and anti-Semites.
There should be no sugarcoating the truth here: Donald Trump just invited a white nationalist into the highest reaches of the government."
"Bannon has boasted that he made Breitbart News ‘the platform for the alt-right,’ which is the politically correct term for the resurrection of white nationalism."
- Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley, who called on Trump to rescind the choice
Democrats and advocacy groups on the left called Bannon a promoter of racism and misogyny who is backed by the white supremacist group the Ku Klux Klan.
It is a sad day when a man who presided over the premier website of the ‘alt-right’- a loose-knit group of white nationalists and unabashed anti-Semites and racists - is slated to be a senior staff member in the ‘people’s house'."
- Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the Anti-Defamation League
Even some conservatives and Republicans voiced dismay. Evan McMullin, who ran as a conservative independent presidential candidate, wondered on Twitter if any national Republican leaders would condemn the pick of "anti-Semite" Bannon.
John Weaver, a top strategist for Republican Ohio Governor John Kasich, tweeted that the "racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America." Kasich was one of 16 Republican presidential hopefuls Trump defeated in the party primaries ahead of last Tuesday's election.The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America.4:47 PM - 13 Nov 2016
Reince Priebus, who will be Trump's chief of staff, defended Bannon today, calling him a wise and well-educated former naval officer and saying he had not encountered the sort of extremist or racist views that critics are assailing.
Police in New York were investigating two cases involving swastikas drawn or painted in public spaces, as civil rights activists said there had been a surge in hate crimes following last week's U.S presidential election.Surveillance video was released of a suspect wearing a gray sweater and backpack, who is believed to have spray-painted a large swastika in front of a 78-year-old man's home in Brooklyn on Saturday, police said. The man's residence is in the borough's Crown Heights section, a predominantly Jewish area.
JUST IN: Obama and Pena Nieto agree in call to 'institutionalize mechanisms of cooperation' between U.S. and Mexico
ReutersA independent study of the financial costs and benefits of Wall Street 'stress tests' could be released as soon as Tuesday and may strengthen calls to reform U.S. banking rules, said sources familiar with the report.
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway calls on the country to unify behind President-elect Donald Trump and denies any extremist connections to the campaign.
Breakingviews' Rob Cox on the good case for working in Trump's White HouseThough Trump has amassed personal riches of undisclosed dimensions and vanquished Hillary Clinton, a practiced politico, the New York real-estate developer will, by a wide margin, be the least experienced man to ever occupy the Oval Office and control the world's reserve currency and America's nuclear codes.This brings a historical urgency to recruiting world-class talent to help him run the federal bureaucracy and to sweat policy details, a task the curiosity-deficient Trump has no demonstrated inclination, nor capability, of performing.
Given this squalid reality, the greatest chance of avoiding failure for the U.S. economy may reside in Trump adopting the sort of corporate approach that has proven to work in the business world, one where he acts as a sort of chairman of the board, delegating unprecedented authority to Cabinet chiefs, they way he did hoteliers and construction contractors at the Trump Organization.
ReutersContinental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm is at the top of President-elect Donald Trump's list to serve as energy secretary, according to U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer of North Dakota, a Trump energy adviser who confirmed he is also under consideration for the job.
JUST IN: Putin tells Trump on call that he is ready for partnership dialogue - Kremlin
MORE: Putin says ready for U.S. dialogue on basis of mutual respect and non-intervention into internal affairs
The Kremlin also said that Putin and Trump had agreed to work to channel bilateral relationships into constructive cooperation, and that they would combined efforts to tackle international terrorism and extremism.It said Putin and Trump would continue contact by phone and would work towards meeting in person.
JUST IN: U.S. President-elect Trump tells Putin he looks for a strong and enduring relationship with Russia - transition statement
MORE: Obama says he will tell allies Trump is committed to NATO
MORE: Obama says new voices and ideas should emerge in the Democratic Party
MORE: "We should spend some time thinking about how we (the Democratic Party) should organize politically" - Obama
MORE: When asked about Stephen Bannon's appointment to top White House position, Obama says it would not be appropriate to comment on every Trump staff appointment
Obama says he thinks Trump is sincere in wanting to be a successful president and he thinks Trump will try to make sure that he delivers for all Americans.
MORE: Obama says he thinks Trump will want to unify minorities and women
MORE: Obama says Trump is coming into office with fewer set policy prescriptions than predecessors
Obama says he 'absolutely' has concerns about Trump's presidency
MORE: Obama says there are going to be certain elements of Trump's temperament that will not serve him well
Obama says would urge Trump to think long and hard before endangering status of young undocumented immigrants in deferred action program.
ReutersU.S. internet companies including Facebook Inc and Amazon Inc have sent President-elect Donald Trump a detailed list of their policy priorities, which includes promoting strong encryption, immigration reform and maintaining liability protections from content that users share on their platforms.
ReutersU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White plans to step down around the same time President Barack Obama exits the Oval Office, the agency said on Monday.
Trump campaign "Make America Great Again" hats wait for House Republicans on their seats as they arrive to a caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstHouse Speaker Paul Ryan smiles as he arrives for a caucus meeting with fellow House Republicans at the Capitol. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
LIVE: President Obama says he told Trump that his team is ready to accelerate the transition
Vice president-elect Mike Pence arrives at Trump Tower in New York. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
ReutersIn the hours after Donald Trump secured the U.S. presidency, supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan triumphantly took to social media, hailing the election of a man who had threatened to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
North Korea doesn't care who's presidentNorth Korea does not care who is president of the United States, a senior Pyongyang-based diplomat said during a visit to the United Nations following the election of Donald Trump..Kim Yong Ho, director of human rights and humanitarian issues, spoke to reporters after a U.N. General Assembly committee approved a draft resolution condemning "widespread and gross violations of human rights" in the Asian state.
We do not care about whoever becomes the president of the United States," Kim said. "The fundamental issue here is whether or not the United States has the political will to withdraw its hostile policy toward the DPRK (North Korea).North Korea regularly accuses the United States and South Korea of preparing for war by holding annual joint military exercises.(Reporting by Michelle Nichols)
JUST IN: House Republicans nominate Paul Ryan to remain as speaker - statement
BEIJING China's ruling Communist Party enshrined President Xi Jinping's political thought into its constitution on Tuesday, putting him in the same company as the founder of modern China, Mao Zedong, and cementing his power ahead of a new top leadership line-up.