The week in politics

Published 5:35 PM ET, Sat December 3, 2016
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President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence watch as employees work during a visit to a Carrier factory on Thursday, December 1, in Indianapolis. The two were on a tour of the factory following the news that the air conditioning company closed a deal with Trump to keep roughly 1,000 jobs from moving to Mexico. Evan Vucci/AP
The US flag is raised again on December 2, at Hampshire College three weeks after it was removed from the Amherst, Massachusetts, campus. The flag was returned after an onslaught of calls, emails, and protests from people angered by its removal days after it was set on fire in an apparent protest of the election of Donald Trump as president. David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe/Getty Images
County Clerk Brenda Jaszewski holds a box of absentee ballots from the town of Erin, Wisconsin, as Board of Canvass member Marilyn Merten reaches to take a ballot out during a statewide presidential election recount Thursday, December 1, in West Bend, Wisconsin. John Ehlke/West Bend Daily News/AP
Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway speaks with performers at Trump Tower on November 28, in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
United States President Barack Obama, right, holds the microphone for Santa Claus on December 1, as they attend the National Christmas Tree Lighting in Washington, DC. Ron Sachs/dpa/AP
Police officers stands on a roof as the plane of US President-elect Donald Trump takes off from LaGuardia Airport in New York on December 1. Albin Lohr-Jones/Bloomberg/Getty Images
President-elect Donald Trump, center, eats dinner with Mitt Romney, right, and Trum's Chief of Staff pick Reince Priebus at Jean-Georges restaurant on November 29 in New York. Romney's name has been floated as a potential Secretary of State pick. Evan Vucci/AP
Pope Francis meets US Secretary of State John Kerry at the Vatican on December 2. Kerry is on a two day visit to Rome for bilateral meetings and to participate in the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues. Sipa USA
Milwaukee Bucks owner Marc Lasry, left, sits beside former President Bill Clinton, as the pair watch an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks, Thursday, December 1, in New York. Kathy Willens/AP
Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan prepares to speak at a press conference in Washington on December 1. Speaker Ryan spoke about President-elect Trump's negotiations with Carrier Corporation in Indiana. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA
President-elect Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a "USA Thank You" tour event, Thursday, December 1, in Cincinnati. Evan Vucci/AP
Jared Kushner, President-elect Donald Trump's son in-law, left, walks with Trump's Chief Strategist Stephen Bannon at Indianapolis International Airport, on Thursday, December 1. Evan Vucci/AP
Ohio Gov. John Kasich checks out a self-driving truck made by autonomous vehicle company Otto on November 30. Kasich announced a $15 million investment in advanced self-driving highway technology on Wednesday. The self-driving truck recently hauled over 50,000 cans of beer on a Colorado highway. Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch/AP
Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Treasury Secretary, waits in an elevator at Trump Tower after speaking with reporters on Wednesday, November 30. Evan Vucci/AP
First Lady Michelle Obama, with the First Family's dogs Sunny and Bo, greets children of military families at the unveiling of the 2016 White House holiday decorations in the State Dining Room on November 29. Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA