10 things you need to know today: December 13, 2016

Headlines for today … here they are!!

The Fifth Column



1. Trump picks ExxonMobil CEO Tillerson as secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his secretary of state. Tillerson has deep ties to Russia, which Trump has described as a selling point. Both Republican and Democratic lawmakers, however, have expressed concerns about the oil executive’s close relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, suggesting Tillerson could face a tough fight for confirmation. It would only take a few GOP defectors to block the nomination in the Senate if Democrats unite in opposition.

Source: The Associated Press, The New York Times

2. Republican leaders back investigations into Russian hacking
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the top two Republicans in Congress, said on Monday that they support investigations into suspicions that Russia tried to influence the November presidential election. McConnell announced that…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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