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ABC News: “ANALYSIS: For Secretary of State, Trump Chooses Fight Over Flight” plus 24 more

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ABC News: “ANALYSIS: For Secretary of State, Trump Chooses Fight Over Flight” plus 24 more


ANALYSIS: For Secretary of State, Trump Chooses Fight Over Flight

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 02:45 PM PST

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, establishment figures and even a certain onetime presidential nominee who famously called him a “phony,” a “fraud” and a “con man.” None of those individuals got the job. In instead choosing Rex Tillerson for the most prized assignment he has to dole out, Trump is turning to another businessman with no government experience and with close relationships with Vladimir Putin and Russian interests. Trump is also choosing confrontation over accommodation in pressing his case for a revamped foreign policy. He is risking a confirmation battle -– even possible rejection of his highest-profile nominee -– and is all but daring some Republicans who are least comfortable with his presidency to stand up to...

How a Single Senate Republican Could Tank Tillerson's Nomination

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 12:00 PM PST

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee could head off a floor vote.

Why Rex Tillerson Has to Untangle Himself From His Business

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 06:52 PM PST

Rex Tillerson was tapped to be Trump's secretary of state.

'Growing Pains' Star Alan Thicke Dead at 69

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 09:52 PM PST

Thicke was the star of the '80s sitcom.

Trump Picks Rep. Ryan Zinke for Interior Secretary

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 07:29 PM PST

President-elect Donald Trump today offered Rep. Ryan Zinke of Montana the job of secretary of the interior in his administration, senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Fox News tonight. When reached by ABC News, a spokeswoman for Zinke declined to comment on whether he has accepted the position. "Today the president-elect offered the spot to congressman Zinke," Conway said. "It was a very competitive process and wonderful candidates."

Ohio Governor OKs 20-Week Abortion Ban, Nixes Heartbeat Bill

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 10:21 PM PST

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a 20-week abortion ban while vetoing stricter provisions in a separate measure that would have barred the procedure at the first detectable fetal heartbeat

Trump Heaps Praise on Paul Ryan's 'Genius' in Wisconsin

Posted: 14 Dec 2016 12:25 AM PST

Trump had lambasted Ryan during the campaign.

China Warns Trump Ignoring One-China Policy Could Hurt Peace

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 10:18 PM PST

China says any change in U.S. policy toward Taiwan will undermine peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait

Energy Department Declines to Name Employees on Climate Policy

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 04:35 PM PST

Agency says it will provide information, but not individual names.

US Halts Some Weapons Sales to Saudi Arabia Over Yemen Concerns

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 02:45 PM PST

The U.S. government has been concerned about civilian deaths in Yemen's war.

5 Marines Rescued After Osprey Goes Down Off Coast of Okinawa

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 10:10 AM PST

It's the second Marine aviation mishap off the Japanese coast in a week.

Authorities Probe Fatal Police Shooting of Unarmed 73-Year-Old Suffering From Dementia

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 04:35 PM PST

Bakersfield authorities are looking into a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed 73-year-old man suffering from dementia.

Death of CorePower Yoga Founder 'Suspicious': Police

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 06:09 PM PST

Police did not release the cause or manner of death.

WATCH: Donald Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to Be Secretary of State

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 07:14 PM PST

If confirmed, Tillerson will be the first secretary of state to have never served in the government or the military.

WATCH: Stunning New Details From the Trial of Accused Church Shooter Dylann Roof

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 05:50 PM PST

Prosecutors say they found a list of other black churches that were also targeted.

WATCH: Security Footage of Cathedral Attack in Cairo

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 05:50 PM PST

Security camera footage shows devastation from the horrifying attack on a Coptic cathedral in Cairo that killed at least 25 and wounded 49.

WATCH: Cyclone in India Topples Cars

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 01:29 PM PST

A cyclone in southeastern India topples cars with winds up to 75 mph. The cyclone has left several people dead and forced thousands to evacuate.

WATCH: Best Buy Employees Buy Boy Nintendo WiiU

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 12:29 PM PST

Long Island Best Buy employees chipped in to buy a boy a Nintendo WiiU for Christmas after he came into the store to play the console every day.

The Cosby 13: Meet the Women Being Asked to Testify at Trial

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 01:38 PM PST

Prosecutors want these women to testify in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial.

Cosby Shows Wit, Mental Agility at Court Hearing

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 11:12 PM PST

Bill Cosby's lawyers say the 79-year-old actor has vision and memory problems that leave him unable to help defend himself in his upcoming sexual assault trial

Fitness Competitor on Cancer Battle: 'I'm Learning to Love Myself Again'

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 05:05 PM PST

Cheyann Shaw, 23, told ABC News that documenting her cancer battle has helped her find beauty in pain.

Veteran With Double-Arm Transplant Shows Off Progress

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 12:55 PM PST

John Peck received a double arm transplant in August.

Syrian Government Has Full Control of Eastern Aleppo, Says Russia

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 06:17 PM PST

This comes after months of siege and years of fighting.

Carter Says 3 Key Islamic State Militants Killed in Syria

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 09:05 AM PST

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. has killed three key leaders of the Islamic State group in Syria

Trump 'Princelings' No Shield for Business Conflicts, Ethics Expert Says

Posted: 13 Dec 2016 08:57 PM PST

Trump recently postponed a news conference on the subject till January.

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