Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

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COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 47 DAYS

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No nominations or Cabinet hires on Saturday, but there was an important development in the recount bid by Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein.

Stein said she is dropping her call for a recount in Pennsylvania. That would effectively seal an Electoral College win for President-elect Donald Trump. However, Stein said she will make a “major announcement” regarding the recount process at a 10 a.m news conference Monday outside Trump Tower in New York.

Speaking of the Electoral College, Trump electors in Florida barraged by pleas to change their votes.

Other news:

THE SCORECARD

Reince Priebus

Reince Priebus

Appointments and nominations made by the Donald Trump administration

WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF: Reince Priebus

CHIEF STRATEGIST AND SENIOR COUNSELOR: Stephen K. Bannon

SECRETARY OF TREASURY: Steve Mnuchin

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE: James Mattis

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: Wilbur Ross

SECRETARY OF LABOR: Victoria A. Lipnic

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Tom Price

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: Elaine Chao

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION: Betsy DeVos

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: Jeff Miller

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Jeff Sessions

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Michael T. Flynn

CIA DIRECTOR: Mike Pompeo

UN AMBASSADOR: Nikki Haley

Senior White House leadership team, listed on Donald Trump’s official presidential transition website: Vice President-Elect Mike Pence as team chair, with Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Newt Gingrich, Michael T. Flynn, Rudy Giuliani, Jeff Sessions as vice chairs. The following have also been announced as joining the team’s executive committee: Lou Barletta, Marsha Blackburn, Pam Bondi (currently Florida’s Attorney General), Chris Collins, Jared Kushner, Tom Marino, Rebekah Mercer, Steven Mnuchin, Devin Nunes, Anthony Scaramucci, Peter Thiel, Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, and Ivanka Trump.

POSITIONS THAT REMAIN TO BE FILLED: Secretary of State, Interior Secretary, Agriculture Secretary, Energy Secretary, Homeland Security Secretary, EPA Administrator.

STORIES THAT MATTERED MOST

GOP billionaire Ken Langone to Trump: It’s great to honor job-saving promises, but the US is a free economy

Trump’s disruptor style on display in call with Taiwan leader

Obamacare foe to head Health Human Services

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