Countdown to Inauguration Day: What you need to know today

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COUNTDOWN TO INAUGURATION DAY (Jan. 20, 2017): 21 DAYS

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President-elect Trump and President Obama played brinksmanship with Russian diplomacy.

Obama retaliated for suspected Russian inteference in the U.S. presidential campaign by imposing sanctions and expelling Russian government officials in the U.S. Trump then issued a statement saying it’s “time for our country to move on to bigger and better things.”

The president-elect, a spokesman said, spent most of Thursday working on his inaugural address.

Trump is going to spend just a few more days enjoying Florida’s sunshine. The part-time Palm Beach resident is expected to stay at his Mar-a-Lago Club until New Year’s Day.

THE SCORECARD

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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 THE INTERIOR: Ryan Zinke

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE: Wilbur Ross

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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 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: Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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