Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

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COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 44 DAYS

LATEST NEWS

President-elect Trump has announced he will nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security. He is the third general slated to join the Trump administration. The Associated Press is also reporting that Trump is going to nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Trump also picked Linda McMahon, the co-founder and former chief executive of World Wrestling Entertainment, to head the Small Business Administration, a Cabinet-level position.

Other news emanating from Trump Tower:

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

ATTORNEY GENERAL: Jeff Sessions

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: Wilbur Ross

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon

SECRETARY OF LABOR: Victoria A. Lipnic

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Tom Price

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: Ben Carson

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: Elaine Chao

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION: Betsy DeVos

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: Jeff Miller

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY: John Kelly

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Michael T. Flynn

Ben Carson

Ben Carson

CIA DIRECTOR: Mike Pompeo

UN AMBASSADOR: Nikki Haley

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION HEAD: Linda McMahon

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, EPA Administrator.

STORIES THAT MATTERED MOST

Patrick Murphy: Strength of “passion” for Donald Trump underestimated in Florida before Nov. 8

Did Transition Team request security clearance for incoming National Security Adviser’s son?

Fight brewing over James “Mad Dog” Mattis conformation waiver

Trump: Cancel order for new Air Force One planes

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