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They are hoping for a new era in relations, for the crisis, as they describe it, to end. That is a lot of hope being pinned on one man, particularly at a time when we have seen some of his nominees for his Administration talking pretty tough on Russia. There is a bit of caution creeping in, but quite a bit of Trump mania, people making lollipops, paintings and there are parties tonight to celebrate his inauguration.
CNN
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Donald Trump is set to become one of the most powerful people in the world Friday, but his administration's view of the US role in global affairs is far from unified.
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The Huffington Post
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They are thus bracing themselves for perpetual unpredictability and inconsistency regarding Trump's intentions and beliefs, as well as his tendency to contradict himself and his cabinet. (In their senate confirmation hearings, for example, his nominees for secretary of state and defence affirmed the vital role NATO and the EU continue to play in US foreign policy.) Europe faces an inflection point. No American president in modern history has entered office with such ambivalence over the core institutions linking the United States and its European allies. Trump's actions will unite or yet further divide Europeans. Or as Merkel said in response to his latest comments, "We Europeans have our fate in our own hands." Andrea Peto and Weronika Grzebalska: Trump is good news for populist right-wing leaders in Europe For right-wing populists in Central Europe, Trump's presidency is a game changer.
OK!
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The star will face the public vote as part of a 'flash eviction' when the other nominees are unveiled by Emma Willis tonight. Thursday night's episode of the Channel 5 show ended on a cliffhanger as housemates prepared to nominate during their super hero task. Superheroes were forced to take on their sidekicks in a tense task which saw the pairs split and placed in separate rooms with a red button. Housemates were told that if only the sidekick presses it, then they ...
BBC News 24
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They believe that relationship is in crisis and officially they blame President Obama and his administration for that. They see the arrival of Donald Trump is a new beginning, a chance to reset relations and end the crisis. But there is a little bit of caution creeping into that enthusiasm as well because in recent days we have seen from some of those nominees to the top jobs in the Donald Trump administration talking tough on Russia and there is a sense things will not be as easy as they were hoping for.
Politico
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Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the majority whip, said that as far as he’s concerned, the crisis of confidence is about to give way to confidence in Trump. “I think the best indication is the quality of the people that he’s nominated to his cabinet and who he’s selected as his vice president,” Cornyn said. “They understand both the political and the practical challenges of getting things done, and I’m very optimistic.” But to Cornett, the presence of so many unconventional, untested cabinet nominees adds another layer of mystery for what’s ahead. “He's chosen a cabinet that is a little bit out of the mainstream,” he said. “Not questioning the quality of the people, I'm just saying they have a little bit different résumés than the people who've held these positions before.” Still, most Republicans shrug, chuckle, shake their heads at Trump. They’re happy with his cabinet appointments, at least.
BBC News 24
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That will be the Department of defence and Homeland Security which is far lower than the number of nominees which President Obama started with, and supporters with plum assignments regardless of their backgrounds and whether they are the best person for the job.
BBC News 24
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It has been interesting, seeing the people that President-elect Trump has appointed to be considered for confirmation in the Senate, various nominees to Cabinet positions of which we act we heard this week, only two are in a position to be confirmed on Monday -- of which we actually heard this week.
BBC News 24
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Yes, I think it will probably brag about his cabinet nominees, because some of those are still to be installed in the Senate, at least for a little while. So he will talk about that and he will talk about America coming together, I am sure he will say that.
TIME - Top Stories
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James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, prayed for incoming Vice President Mike Pence. We have been waiting for a moment like this throughout my professional life, and since Roe v. Wade we have lost nearly every battle that has occurred, he said. Yet here we are on the precipice of a different day, a new day. Ralph Reed, who leads the Faith and Freedom Coalition, prayed for the incoming Cabinet members of the greatest nation that God has ever raised up in the history of the human race. Based on the Senate confirmation hearings, he said, The enemy is not thrilled, referencing Satan, and he prayed that the slings and arrows coming their way would be rendered impotent and bounce off their shield of faith. For many, it was a moment to celebrate that Trump has promised to defund Planned Parenthood and appoint Supreme Court nominees who oppose abortion .
France 24
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"It's going to change. I promise you." Earlier in the day, Trump lunched with Republican congressional leaders and his cabinet nominees. He then was whisked to Arlington National Cemetery, where he and Vice President-elect Mike Pence laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. He then crossed back over the Potomac River to speak at the marble memorial, where at one point he looked up and saluted the seated statue of Abraham Lincoln. "There's never been a movement like this," he said, describing the wave of support among working-class Americans who pushed Trump to victory over Hillary Clinton in one of the most divisive elections in US history. "Well, you're not forgotten anymore," he said. "We're going to get it turned around. We're going to bring our jobs back." Later he tweeted: "Thank you for joining us at the Lincoln Memorial tonight -- a very special evening! Together, we are going to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" - 'American Revolution' - Trump's swearing-in on the steps of the Capitol -- scheduled to be administered by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts at 11:47 am (1647 GMT) -- will be carried live Friday on screens around the globe.
The Hill
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TIME - Top Stories
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It's the governments that pit us against each other. The positive thing is, apparently Putin and Trump have a nice relationship. I hope it's for real. Trump's open admiration of Putin has created expectations of improved relations between Washington and Moscow. Trump has not yet articulated a clear policy on Russia, and some of his Cabinet nominees have voiced decidedly hawkish stances. In turn, Putin has expressed hope that common sense will prevail and Russia and the United States will be able to normalize relations once Trump takes office Friday. The Thursday night event at Arbat 13 club was the first of at least two private parties scheduled in Moscow to celebrate Trump's passage from president-elect to commander in chief. Willi Tokarev, 82, a singer who emigrated to the U.S. in the mid-1970s and soon became a music legend, topped the entertainment bill with his song Trumplissimo America! Trump, Trump symbol of America.
CNN
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Voice Of America
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"But the work [at U.S. embassies around the world] will go on." Erin Walsh, a former senior adviser in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs who left government to become a Goldman Sachs executive, is to be the White House official in charge of filling all the vacancies at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development. WATCH: Spicer Praises Diversity in Trump Administration Additionally, 536 "beach head" team members will descend on the State Department and other agencies for up to 120 days to assist those designated as secretaries. "In some cases they stay on," according to Spicer, who said that all the Cabinet nominees have been selected. "You'll see a lot more activity at that lower level" to fill undersecretary, deputy secretary and ambassadorial posts. No appointee below the secretary has been named for the State Department.
Politico
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All of us. President Lincoln, who sits here with us, I’m sure is smiling, knowing America will be saved by an honest and good man who will work for all the people, no matter their creed or color.” Trump and his family landed at Joint Base Andrews on Thursday afternoon on a Boeing 757, the president-elect’s first ride in a military aircraft. He spoke briefly inside the presidential ballroom of his new Washington hotel at what was billed as a leadership luncheon. “Where is this? This is a gorgeous room,” Trump said, lavishing praise at the beauty of the newly transformed Old Post Office that now bears his signature brand name. “A total genius must have built this place. Under budget and ahead of schedule.” The president-elect thanked attendees for their support, introduced his wife, Melania, and name-checked a number of GOP congressional leaders and his Cabinet nominees.
TIME - Top Stories
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Politico
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The front pages of America's newspapers on the day before Barack Obama's inauguration in 2009 featured headlines including “At the door of History,” “History Calls,” “History in the making,” “The threshold of history” and “Monumental moment.” The front pages on display outside the Newseum on Thursday, the day before Donald J. Trump assumes the presidency, gave little indication of any fanfare to come. Some focused on the contentious confirmation hearings for Trump’s cabinet nominees, others on Obama’s final press conference and his legacy. Still others concentrated on local news. To the media, if not the country, tomorrow’s inauguration feels different, and it’s been reflected in the coverage. News organizations are preparing to cover the pomp and circumstance as in previous years, but they are also expecting fewer spectators and celebrities and more protesters, especially on Saturday when tens of thousands are expected for a “Women’s March” on Washington.
Washingtons Blog
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These Senators, of both Parties, in their questioning and comments, were all far to the right of the incoming President, Donald Trump. (Democrats might be to the ‘left’ of Republicans on some domestic matters, but both Parties are neoconservative, which is a far-right foreign-affairs ideology.) This fact was shown clearly, as the Senators probed each appointee with questions that challenged him (since all of these nominees are males) as being insufficiently hostile toward Russia, and also (though to a lesser extent) insufficiently hostile toward Iran, and toward other countries (especially Syria and China) that have friendly relations with Russia. This obsessive hatred of Russia is the standard neoconservative positionneoconservatism’s defining reality , regardless of whether neoconservatives admit to being haters at all, of anything. Each one of these nominees, in turn, provided responses which indicated that he, too, is far to the right of Trump.
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