Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

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COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 29 DAYS

LATEST NEWS

Speaking at Mar-a-Lago, President-elect Donald Trump condemned the attack on Berlin’s Christmas market calling it “an attack on humanity.”

Trump conducts transition-related meetings from his Palm Beach resort while he continues to offer analysis on Twitter of his stunning Nov. 8 victory over Hillary Clinton.

Trump named Kellyanne Conway as his White House conselor, giving his campaign manager a senior West Wing position.

Florida Panthers’ owner Vincent J. Viola “was like a kid in a candy shop” when he got word from President-elect Trump that he wanted him as secretary of the Army. One of Brooklyn native Viola’s first calls was to the NHL team he owns to break the good news.

Will Trump return to Palm Beach church for Christmas services? The president-elect last year attended Christmas Eve services at the Episcopalian Bethesda-by-the-Sea church in Palm Beach. It’s the same church in which he and Melania were married in 2006.

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 STATE: Rex Tillerson

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: Andrew Puzder

SECRETARY OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES: Tom Price

SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT: Ben Carson

SECRETARY OF TRANSPORTATION: Elaine Chao

SECRETARY OF ENERGY: Rick Perry

SECRETARY OF EDUCATION: Betsy DeVos

SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS: Jeff Miller

SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY: John Kelly

NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: Michael T. Flynn

EPA ADMINISTRATOR: Scott Pruitt

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: Interior Secretary, Agriculture Secretary.

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