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Sunday: Mike Pence, Rand Paul, and Keith Ellison

As President-Elect Donald Trump’s transition team announces several key nominations and appointments, a picture of the next administration is coming into focus. How will Trump’s growing team approach the business of government? And what are Democrats doing to retool in the wake of defeat? We’ll examine that and more Sunday on Face the Nation.

We’ll talk with Vice President-Elect Mike Pence, who assumed control over the transition last week, about what Trump’s hires tell us about the administration the president-elect hopes to run. What did Pence make of early reports of chaos in the transition process? And how does he see his own role in the administration, going forward? 

We’ll interview Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, who made waves this week by publicly coming out against several of Trump’s possible nominees to head the State Department. Is Paul confident he can muster enough support in both parties to stop a nominee he deems unacceptable? And how does he feel about Trump’s other big agenda items?

We’ll also talk with Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, whose bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee has already garnered support from several prominent Democrats. How would Ellison like to see the party retool its messaging and its platform? And does he believe he can chair the DNC while also remaining an active player in Congress?

For a look at the policy challenges facing the incoming administration, we’ll turn to a panel of policy experts and big thinkers, including Lanhee Chen, a fellow at the Hoover Institution, David Frum, a senior editor at the Atlantic, Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Maya MacGuineas, the president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

And finally, for a look at how Trump’s presidential transition compares with other recent turnovers in power, we’ll sit down with Max Stier, a presidential transition expert and the president and CEO of the Partnership for Public Service. Is the process we’re witnessing similar to other recent handovers? And what might the transition say about Trump’s eventual administration?

It’s going to be an exciting broadcast, so make sure you tune in! Check your local listings for airtimes

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