Transition

Biden to Trump: ‘Grow Up’
Vice president says president-elect’s dispute with intel agencies ‘absolutely mindless’

Vice President Joe Biden said President-elect Donald Trump needs to “show us what you have.” (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. had two words for President-elect Donald Trump: “Grow up.”

In an interview on “PBS NewsHour” on Thursday, Biden said Trump needed to “be an adult.”

Trump Nominates Robert Lighthizer for Trade Representative
Served as deputy trade rep in Reagan administration

Robert Lighthizer was a deputy trade representative in President Ronald Reagan's administration. (Courtesy Skadden D.C.)

President-elect Donald Trump nominated Robert Lighthizer to be his pick for U.S. trade representative, his transition team announced Tuesday.

Lighthizer served as deputy trade representative during former President Ronald Reagan's administration.

Trump Names Bossert as Homeland Security, Counterterrorism Adviser
Served as deputy homeland security adviser to George W. Bush

President-elect Donald Trump picked Tom Bossert despite his support for the War in Iraq. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump announced Tuesday that Tom Bossert would serve as his assistant for homeland security and counterterrorism.

Bossert served as deputy homeland security adviser in the George W. Bush administration. He currently works as president of CDS LLC, a private risk management firm.

Poll: Less Than Half Approve of Trump Transition So Far
President-elect’s efforts rate far worse than those of Clinton, Bush and Obama

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition efforts so far haven't won over most of those polled by Gallup. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A new poll shows President-elect Donald Trump’s transition efforts so far have a much lower approval rating than the past three presidents over the same period.

The Gallup poll showed 48 percent of those surveyed approve of how Trump is handling his transition into the White House. Eight years ago, 75 percent approved of President Barack Obama’s transition. George W. Bush polled at 65 percent in 2000 and Bill Clinton had a 67 percent approval rating in 1992.

Trump Floats Iraq War Boosters Despite Not Supporting the War
Building national security called ‘knife fight’

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn leaves Trump Tower in New York City on Monday after discussions on President-elect Donald Trump’s potential national security and Cabinet picks. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

During the campaign, President-elect Donald Trump insisted that he was opposed to the war in Iraq from the beginning, despite footage from 2002 showing otherwise.

But as he plans his national security team, Trump is reportedly considering many boosters of the war, such as former CIA Director James Woolsey and former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton, according to Reuters.

In Olive Branch to Hill, Trump Taps Priebus as Chief of Staff
Breitbart's Bannon will be chief White House strategist

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus arrives for a Senate Republican policy lunch in the Capitol last year. On Sunday, he was named Donald Trump's White House Chief of Staff. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

President-elect Donald Trump, in a likely nod to congressional Republicans, has tapped Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as his White House chief of staff.

Other than a day trip to Washington, Trump has been holed up in his Manhattan penthouse discussing the presidential transition and taking calls from national and world leaders while also mulling whether Priebus or conservative news executive Stephen Bannon would be his right-hand man once he is sworn in.

White House: It’s Not on Obama to Ease World Leaders’ Trump Concerns
Aides stress importance of transition process

President-elect Donald Trump takes questions from the press next to his wife, Melania, after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Capitol on Thursday. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

President Barack Obama is embarking on a series of meetings with world leaders just weeks after warning that the election of Donald Trump would leave the entire world “teetering.” And if signs from his administration are any guide, he's leaving it to his successor to quell any residual anxiety.

Obama leaves Monday for Greece, Germany and Peru, where he will huddle with longtime U.S. allies and no doubt address the Republican candidate’s stunning and decisive victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.