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Photo: Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, Kansas Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo and General Mike Flynn, who will hold three of President-elect Trump's top posts

Trump transition names loyal hardliners 22 MIN, 55 SEC

Three major appointments we announced this morning by the Trump transition team: Alabama Senator and hardliner Jeff Sessions for Attorney General; Kansas Republican Congressman Mike Pompeo to head the CIA; and former Lt. General Mike Flynn as the President's National Security Advisor.  Flynn is famous for leading the chant "lock her up," aimed at Hillary Clinton during the Republican National Convention.

Guests:
Ginger Gibson, Reuters (@GingerGibson)
Janai Nelson, NAACP Legal Defense Fund (@JNelsonLDF)
Michael Isikoff, Yahoo News (@Isikoff)
John McLaughlin, Johns Hopkins University / Ozy (@ozy)

More:
Gibson on Trump's cabinet picks

Where Democrats go from here 27 MIN, 26 SEC

As the Trump Administration starts to build for the future, the Democrats are faced with re-building after last week's disaster. In the Senate, New York's Chuck Schumer is now Minority Leader, and he's added Vermont's Independent Bernie Sanders to his leadership team. On the House Side, long-time minority leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco faces a challenge from Tim Ryan, a relative newcomer from Ohio. As the Democrats try to pick up the pieces, will they try to use some of Trump's campaign promises to divide the GOP? Can long-time Democratic leaders survive calls for new blood after last week's unexpected disaster?

Guests:
Sam Stein, Huffington Post (@samsteinhp)
Ruben Gallego, US House of Representatives (@RepRubenGallego)
Melissa Byrne, Democratic National Committee (@mcbyrne)

More:
Stein on Clinton campaign's undoing
Bernie Sanders on where the Democrats go from here

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