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Trump Picks Tillerson For Secretary of State
Concerns arise about ties to Vladimir Putin

Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp., was nominated by President-elect Donald Trump for secretary of State. (Scott J. Ferrell/CQ Roll Call file photo)

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team early Tuesday announced that he would nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to serve as his secretary of State.

“His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for Secretary of State,” Trump said in the announcement. “He will promote regional stability and focus on the core national security interests of the United States.”

Sen. Chris Murphy: Gun Control for First Time a ‘Winning Issue’

Gun Violence Takes Center Stage at Democratic Convention
Activists sense a sea change in momentum around the issue

Former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, seen here with her husband Mark Kelly, will address the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia Tuesday night. (Bill Clark/ Roll Call)

PHILADELPHIA — Every couple of minutes, it seems to Daniel Hernandez, someone stops him to ask about gun violence.  

Hernandez is a former intern for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He helped save the Arizona Democrat's life after she was shot in the head at a constituent event in 2011.  

Connecticut's Linda McMahon Thinks Trump Can Do What She Couldn't: Win
Ex-Senate candidate and first-time delegate says her state is in play for GOP

Connecticut's Linda McMahon is a first-time delegate at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (Roll Call file photo)

CLEVELAND — Donald Trump's campaign thinks Connecticut is in play.   

The state hasn't exactly been friendly territory for Republicans lately.  

Murphy Announces Support for First Gun Control Candidates
3 congressional hopefuls backed by Connecticut senator's new fund

Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy says he wants to build a national political infrastructure on gun control to rival the NRA. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Sen. Christopher S. Murphy announced Tuesday the first set of candidates his new political fund will back in an effort to elect more lawmakers dedicated to combating gun violence.   

[ Democrat Launches Fund to Support Gun Control Candidates ]  

Democrat Launches Fund to Support Gun Control Candidates
Sen. Chris Murphy is taking the issue to the campaign trail

Murphy, center, conducted a filibuster over gun violence. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., who led a filibuster for stricter gun laws after the Orlando nightclub massacre, will fulfill a promise to push the issue on the campaign trail.  

On Thursday, Murphy launched the "Fund to End Gun Violence," which will back House and Senate candidates. Endorsements are expected in coming weeks and months, according to a news release.  

Chris Murphy: NRA 'Vise Grip' On Senate Loosening
Calls Collins proposal a positive step, despite concerns

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., sees the compromise bill as a positive step. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

new bipartisan proposal to thwart terror suspects from buying guns might not be perfect, but a leading Democratic voice on gun issues says it already signals a change in course.  

"I think you are seeing in real time the vise grip of the NRA loosening on this place. I think this is a watershed moment regardless of whether this gets to the finish line or not," said Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn., of the proposal unveiled Tuesday afternoon by a bipartisan cadre of senators led by Republican Susan Collins of Maine.