Stickied until the inauguration: Status of cabinet picks and other appointments: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/
- Abortion ban introduced in Congress (source).
- Congress threatens to cut security of embassies until Israel embassy moved to Jerusalem (source)
- DJT describes NATO as obsolete, European leaders are concerned (source).
- DJT claims to have Obamacare replacement plan (source).
- Ethics chief threatened by GOP for doing his job (source).
- DJT open to lifting sanctions against Russia (source).
- Tom Price (health secretary nominee) accused of insider training, Betsy BeVos (education secretary nominee) hearing set to go ahead despite her not completing ethics review (source).
- Betsy DeVos ok with de-funding public education, doesn't know anything about our education system, also kids might need guns because of bears (source).
- UK sabotaging Middle East peace process to please Trump (source).
- Congress aiming to repeal DC local laws including gun control, abortion access, and euthanasia rights (source)
- Trump team planning some dramatic budget cuts (source)
- DJT wants military parades (source).
- Transition team asking Virginia about potential toll roads (source)
- Inauguration day - if Trump does a bunch of day 1 stuff I'll do a special update for it, otherwise see you next week.