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  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations:. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate late Monday despite strong objections from Democrats who said the former banker made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. The Senate has confirmed physician David Shulkin to serve as secretary...

  • Steven Mnuchin, President Donald Trump's choice for U.S. Treasury secretary, speaks to members of the news media in New York, Nov. 30, 2016.

    A look into the possible Mnuchin Treasury Department under President Donald Trump.

  • "I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter in which I know that I have a financial interest directly and predictably affected by the matter" without a waiver from government ethics officials, Andrew Puzder wrote in the nine-page filing, dated Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. Asked on a separate Senate...

  • "I will not participate personally and substantially in any particular matter in which I know that I have a financial interest directly and predictably affected by the matter" without a waiver from government ethics officials, Andrew Puzder wrote in the nine-page filing, dated Tuesday and obtained by The Associated Press. Lamar Alexander, whose committee...

  • President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States out of...

  • U.S. President Donald Trump speaks as he poses with labor leaders on January 23, 2017 in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.

    U.S. President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday.

  • President Donald Trump formally withdrew the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal on Monday, distancing America from its Asian allies, as China's influence in the region rises. Fulfilling a campaign pledge to end American involvement in the 2015 pact, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office pulling the United States out of...

  • President Barack Obama answers questions during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House.

    This one fact is central — yet absent — from the debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act, says Matthew Yglesias.

  • President-elect Donald Trump walks through the lobby of the New York Times following a meeting with editors at the paper on November 22, 2016.

    Donald Trump's decision to play hardball with China could backfire, the SMCP reports.

  • Actor, composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performs on stage during "Hamilton"

    Many liberals and progressives are still clinging to one faint hope that he can be blocked from the presidency — through the Electoral College.

  • Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for Exxon, the world's largest energy company, although questions have been raised about his relations with Russia. Trump picked Tillerson, 64, after the Texan was backed by several Republican establishment figures, including former Secretary of State James Baker, former...

  • Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for Exxon, the world's largest energy company, although questions have been raised about the oil executive's relations with Russia. Trump picked Tillerson, 64, after the Texan was backed by several Republican establishment figures, including former Secretary of State...

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a meeting of the Council for Strategic Development and Priority Projects at the Kremlin in Moscow on November 25, 2016.

    "You need Putin to solve the Middle East," and Exxon Mobil's Rex Tillerson as American's top diplomat understands that, says Tom Barrack, chairman of Trump's Inaugural Committee.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon-Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation. Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for the world's largest...

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • Exxon chief Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state over 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and three other people. He was joined by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who withdrew from consideration as secretary of state on Friday. NBC News, which first reported the development, said Trump would...

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.