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Senate Committee Approves Tillerson For Secretary of State

Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson won the backing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday to be secretary of state when it voted to send his nomination to the full Senate with a recommendation of approval. The vote was 11-10.

US Investigating Flynn Calls with Russian Diplomat

US investigators are scrutinizing late December calls between Mike Flynn, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, and Russia’s ambassador to the US as part of a broader counterintelligence investigation of Russian activities in the US, law enforcement and intelligence officials told CNN.

Rubio to Vote to Confirm Tillerson as Secretary of State

Sen. Marco Rubio, a key vote on the Senate Foreign Relations committee, said Monday he will vote for Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of state, all but guaranteeing former oil CEO Rex Tillerson is confirmed as the US chief diplomat.

Rocky start to Syria peace talks in Astana

Syria peace talks in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, got off to an explosive start Monday as rebel groups announced they would not talk face to face with the regime and the chief Syrian delegate slammed the armed opposition as “terrorists.”

Trump Asks Crowd: Should I Keep Twitter?

At the second inaugural ball of the evening, the crowd cheered when President Donald Trump asked if he should keep his Twitter account active, saying it is a way to bypass dishonest media.