After the Turkey: the gift of the political news you missed

Thanksgiving political news you may have missed

While the stores are filled with shoppers Black Friday, President-elect Donald Trump was in South Florida dealing with what comes next in the transition. 

Let’s review what we know.

A Senate confirmation is required, but Mr. Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos, has already been made public. DeVos met with Mr. Trump in New Jersey Saturday. She is a longtime advocate for charter schools and school vouchers.

Trump called DeVos a "brilliant and passionate education advocate,” but critics say she’s adamantly worked to steer public dollars away from traditional public schools. 

Secretary of State, another big cabinet appointment, appears to be a race between two public figures at this point. Republican establishment candidate Mitt Romney called Donald Trump “a phony... and a fraud” back in March of this year.

Romney’s fierce criticism during the campaign apparently has not quashed serious talks of including the former Governor of Massachusetts in a Trump administration. Experts say the nod toward Romney could signal an attempt at reconciliation with more traditional Republican political operatives.

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a hard-liner and supporter from the start, is also in the running.

On Thanksgiving, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson would not show us his hand on whether he'd accept the top job for Housing and Urban Development --- tweeting "...we must focus on what unites us all, instead of what divides us."

South Carolina Governor Nicki Haley is Mr. Trump’s choice for Ambassador to the United Nations. Governor Haley and Ms. DeVos are Mr. Trump's first female picks and they could portend both diversity and unity will be fostered in the White House come January.

Billionaire Wilbur Ross is at the front of the line for Commerce Secretary. Secretary of Defense might be filled by retired Marine Corps General James Mattis.


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