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Trump ambassador nominee Nikki Haley reports up to $1 million in debts

COLUMBIA Gov. Nikki Haley reported owing between $500,000 and $1 million on financial disclosures filed as part of her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations by President-elect Donald Trump.

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Democrats open attack on Nikki Haley's inexperience for UN job

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is under consideration to be ambassador to the United Nations. Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will raise hard questions at Haley’s confirmation hearing Wednesday morning about whether she’s prepared to take on the role as United Nations ambassador, one of the United States’ leading voices on foreign policy, for a president-elect who has shown his disdain for the international body.

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Dam-safety bill stalls in SC House panel

A renewed effort to bolster S.C. dam-safety law suffered a blow Tuesday when S.C. House members voted against advancing it. While not fatal, the House panel’s 3-2 vote against GOP House Speaker Jay Lucas’ bill again highlights lawmakers’ year-long struggle to draft legislation that protects people, property and roads from dam breaches without saddling farmers and rural land owners with what they see as unreasonable costs.

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Haley hearing: "I don't know everything about the U.N."

During her confirmation hearing, South Carolina governor and United Nations ambassador nominee Nikki Haley said she doesn't "claim to know everything" about the United Nations. After making her case for why she should be confirmed as ambassador, she talked about working to "reform" the U.N. "in ways that will rebuild the confidence of the American people."
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Haley hearing: 3:07

Haley hearing: "I don't know everything about the U.N."

Haley on Russia: I don't think we can trust them 2:43

Haley on Russia: I don't think we can trust them

UN ambassador nominee Nikki Haley jokes about her family, friends at confirmation hearing 1:25

UN ambassador nominee Nikki Haley jokes about her family, friends at confirmation hearing

Rep. Jim Clyburn talks about his friend John Lewis 0:54

Rep. Jim Clyburn talks about his friend John Lewis