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President Barack Obama Holds His Last Press Conference
Obama answered questions about his controversial decision to commute the sentence of Chelsea Manning.
Rex Tillerson Suggests a More Muscular Foreign Policy Under Trump, Defends Stance on Russia
Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to be the next U.S. secretary of state, suggested to lawmakers on Capitol Hill today that the United States would enforce a stronger, more assertive role overseas than the Obama administration if he is confirmed. "To achieve the stability that is
Rex Tillerson Could Face Confirmation Battle
Political analyst Matthew Dowd weighs in on Donald Trump's controversial secretary of state pick and Tillerson's potential difficulties getting confirmed with his background at ExxonMobil.
ANALYSIS: For Secretary of State, Trump Chooses Fight Over Flight
Donald Trump 's search for a secretary of state took him on an ideological tour of the political world he upended, only for him to land basically where he started. Trump’s unique reality show of a search process cycled through former rivals, sitting senators, Bush administration officials,
The Note: What You Need To Know About Trump’s Tillerson Pick
NOTABLES --TRUMP ANNOUNCES EXXONMOBIL CEO AS SECRETARY OF STATE PICK: Donald Trump has selected ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his pick for secretary of state, the transition team announced Tuesday morning in a press release, ABC’s BENJAMIN SIEGEL notes. "Rex knows how to manage a global
Rex Tillerson's Relationship with Russia
ABC News' Martha Raddatz and political analyst Matthew Dowd weigh in on Donald Trump's choice for secretary of state and Tillerson's qualifications and relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
President Obama Once Expressed Concern About Marine One Costs
Donald Trump isn't the first to complain about the price of a presidential air fleet. Back in 2009, President Obama expressed concerns about cost overruns for a new set of presidential helicopters. At the time, the Pentagon's contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop a new fleet of
Presidential Candidates React to New York City Explosion
ABC News' Mary Bruce and Martha Raddatz track the latest news from the 2016 presidential campaign trail.
'This Week' Transcript: Sen. Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT FOR 'THIS WEEK' ON September 18, 2016 and it will be updated. MARTHA RADDATZ : On Friday, for the very first time, Mr. Trump said that Barack Obama was born in the U.S.. Why did it take him so long? MIKE PENCE: Well, let me say that-- the momentum in this campaign is