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Rudy Giuliani Is Trump's Favorite For Secretary Of State: AP

With ex-Goldman and Soros employee Steven Mnuchin groomed to be Trump's new Treasury Secretary, there was just one big question mark remaining: who would fill the other top post in Trump's government: the Secretary of State. The answer arrived moments ago courtesy of AP, which reported that contrary to earlier speculation that Rudy Giuliani would be Trump's Attorney General, the former NY mayor is set to become the top US diplomat under Trump.

Key Highlights From Obama's First Press Conference Since The Election

In what was one of his last press conferences as president, Obama took questions from the press for the first time since the presidential election and delivered an hour long Q&A session with members of the press corps ahead of his final foreign tour as US president. In that time Obama covered numerous issues including the following...

Kremlin Gains Two More European Allies As Bulgaria, Moldova Elect Pro-Russian Presidents

The good news just keeps going Putin's way. Just days after Trump defeated the Kremlin's nemesis Hillary Clinton, on Sunday pro-Russian candidates won presidential elections in Moldova and Bulgaria on Sunday, giving Moscow new allies in its efforts to regain influence in parts of Eastern Europe it regards as its backyard. And while Russia is the clear winner, one loser to emerge bruised from the two votes is the European Union.

Loyalists, Opportunists, & Patriots - What Comes After The Uprising?

The next president needs you. This is our country. Help him. Donald Trump said he had a movement and he did. This is how you know. His presidential campaign was bad - disorganized, unprofessional, chaotic, ad hoc. There was no state-of-the-art get-out-the-vote effort - his voters got themselves out.  It was a natural, self-driven eruption.

Frontrunning: November 11

  • Conquering Trump comes to DC (The Hill)
  • Trump’s Data Team Saw a Different America—and They Were Right (BBG)
  • Trump victory prompts U.S. fund managers to focus on inflation (Reuters)
  • Dollar’s Trump-Inspired Surge Sets Off Intervention Across Asia (BBG)
  • Trump Camp Works to Form Cabine (WSJ)

Trump Is Not Seeking Yellen's Resignation, But Won't Nominate Her For A Second Term

“He’s not urging her to resign at all,” Judy Shelton an advisor to Trump on monetary policy, told The Wall Street Journal. Janet Yellen’s term as chairwoman expires in February, 2018. However, while Trump won't seen her premature departure, Shelton suggested Trump wouldn’t nominate Ms. Yellen to a second term, and instead would name someone else to take the helm.

In Surprising Move China Replaces Finance Minister, Ending Hope For Reform

In a stark and unexpected development, one which could have significant consequences for the future of China's economic reform push, on Monday Beijing unexpectedly removed Lou Jiwei, its highest-profile finance minister in years. His removal raises questions about whether reform-minded officials are being sidelined as Beijing prioritizes short-term growth over major overhauls.