News Roundup 1/24/17: Senate Confirms Nikki Haley, Trump’s Supreme Court Search and More

Here is today’s news roundup, a collection of article links from the past couple days or so. These are news stories you should keep an eye on, including Nikki Haley being confirmed as UN Ambassador, President Donald Trump taking action on controversial oil pipelines, Trump’s search for a Supreme Court nominee and more. Click on the links to read the full articles.

CNN: Nikki Haley Easily Confirmed as UN Ambassador

“The Senate voted Tuesday to confirm Nikki Haley as ambassador to the United Nations, making her the fourth member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet to be approved even as Republicans and Democrats battle angrily over the pace of confirmations…”

CNN: Trump Advances Controversial Oil Pipelines with Executive Action

“President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed executive actions to advance approval of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. The decision to advance the pipelines cast aside efforts by President Barack Obama’s administration to block construction of the two pipelines, while making good on one of Trump’s campaign promises…”

ABC: Ryan Inviting Trump to Address Joint Session of Congress

“Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has invited President Trump to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Ryan made the announcement during a GOP leadership press conference this morning….”

Politico: Trump’s Down to Three in Supreme Court Search

“President Donald Trump has narrowed his first Supreme Court nomination to three finalists, with 10th Circuit judge Neil Gorsuch and 3rd Circuit judge Thomas Hardiman emerging as frontrunners while 11th Circuit Judge Bill Pryor remains in the running but fading, according to people familiar with the search process…”

ABC: Trump Asks James Comey to Stay On as FBI Director

“FBI Director James Comey has told top FBI officials that President Trump asked him to stay on as head of the bureau. Comey told the officials on a conference call in recent days…”

The Washington Post: Senate Democrats Unveil a Trump-Size Infrastructure Plan

“A group of senior Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled their own $1 trillion plan to revamp the nation’s airports, bridges, roads and seaports, urging President Trump to back their proposal, which they say would create 15 million jobs over 10 years…”

BuzzFeed: Mark Zuckerberg Says He’s Not Running for President

“Mark Zuckerberg has no plans to run for president, the Facebook founder and CEO told BuzzFeed News Tuesday. ‘No,’ Zuckerberg wrote in response to a question asking if he had any plans to run for president. ‘I’m focused on…”

ABC News: President Donald Trump Will Do First One-on-One Interview with ‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir

“President Donald Trump will do first interview with ‘World News Tonight’ Anchor David Muir since taking the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States. ‘President Trump: The First Interview’ will air during a one-hour primetime special on Wednesday…”

AP: Senate Confirms Trump’s Pick to Run the CIA

“The Senate on Monday confirmed President Donald Trump’s nominee to run the CIA despite some Democratic objections that Rep. Mike Pompeo has been less than transparent about his positions on torture, surveillance and Russia’s meddling in the U.S. election. The vote was…”

ComingSoon: Anti-Hillary Clinton Film Receives Razzie Nominations for Worst Picture, More

“The Golden Raspberry Award Foundation has announced the nominations for the 37th Razzie Awards right before the Oscar nominations take place tomorrow morning. The crop of cinematic crap in 2016 was so extensive that this year’s 37th Annual Razzie Awards is expanding from five nominees to an unprecedented six contenders in each of its nine Worst Achievement in Film categories. Check out a complete list of all the not-so-prestigious nominees below…”

The Hill: WikiLeaks: Send Us Trump’s Tax Returns So We Can Release Them

“WikiLeaks on Sunday urged people to submit President Donald Trump’s tax returns so the organization could release them. ‘Trump Counselor Kellyanne Conway stated today that Trump will not release his tax returns,’ WikiLeaks posted on Twitter. ‘Send them to…”

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