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Trump cries obstruction, but has nominated few ambassadors
President Trump is blasting Congressional Democrats for obstructing his nominations, but his administration has not nominated candidates for the vast majority of positions that require Senate approval. That paltry number of picks is especially true for ambassadorships, despite the president’s
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman accepts nomination of Russia ambassadorship
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has been offered the nomination of ambassador to Russia and he has accepted, ABC News has confirmed. Huntsman, a moderate Republican who was at times a vocal critic of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election, has previous diplomatic experience,
The Note: Trump in ‘sell mode’ on health care
Trump's first 100 days with ABC's RICK KLEIN and SHUSHANNAH WALSHE Day No. 49 The big story: Enter Donald Trump -- charmer, negotiator, dealmaker. He’s been away for a while, obscured in a haze of tweets and rhetorical missiles, wrapped up in a blustery tone that exhibited little interest in
Former Democratic senator Joe Lieberman says Washington 'more divided than ever'
Former Senator Joe Lieberman said that during the first 40 days of the Trump presidency, people “seem to be more divided than ever.” Lieberman, a former Democrat who is now an independent and co-leads No Labels, a bipartisan organization dedicated to promoting compromise in politics in order to
The Note: Trump On the Road Again
NOTABLES --TRUMP MEETS WITH GORE: Former Vice President and climate advocate Al Gore met with Donald Trump at Trump Tower in New York City yesterday. Gore said he had a "lengthy and very productive session" with the president-elect, who has previously called climate change a "hoax." "I found it an
Former Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Says Trump 'Absolutely Right' to Take Taiwan Call
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman , newly on Donald Trump ’s “expanded” list of contenders to be his Secretary of State, praised the president-elect’s decision to take a call from Taiwan’s president, which broke decades of U.S. policy. “The call came in from President Tsai Ing-wen. He made the choice
Trump's 'Expanding' List for Secretary of State -- Stavridis, Huntsman, Tillerson, Bolton, Manchin
ABC News has learned that President-elect Donald Trump, in broadening his search for a secretary of state, is now contemplating a diverse mix of additional candidates that includes a retired Navy admiral Hillary Clinton eyed for vice president, a prominent oil company executive and a one-time Iraq
Secretary of State Search 'Expanding,' Top Trump Adviser Says
President-elect Donald Trump is reevaluating his search for one of his most crucial Cabinet positions, according to a top adviser. Former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told reporters in Trump Tower Sunday that Trump will sit down in the coming days with candidates for the position outside of
Trump Insider: Secretary of State Decision 'Far From Done'
Donald Trump ’s former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski , said that the Team of Rivals in a Trump White House is real. “I think what Donald Trump is doing and looking at and interviewing people for is something so much bigger than any one thing. He is trying to do what is best for the country,"
The Note: The Stage Is Set In Vegas
By MICHAEL FALCONE NOTABLES --WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT HOW HILLARY IS GETTING READY: Hillary Clinton is hunkering down and doing her homework ahead of tomorrow's first Democratic presidential debate. According to a campaign official, she's been holding mock debates to prepare -- with some of her top