This is our look at President-elect Donald Trump's transition and the outgoing Obama administration. Here's what's happening:
- Nancy Pelosi beats back challenger to retain House leadership post
- Trump tweets he will announce plans to leave his businesses to focus on presidency
- Trump picks Wall Street exec Steven Mnuchin to head Treasury
- Trade critic Wilbur Ross to lead Commerce department
- Romney and Trump discuss State over frog legs
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Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon, didn't let his lack of experience in elected office stop him from running for president.
But now the former Republican candidate has taken himself out of the running for a Cabinet position in Donald Trump's new administration because he believes he lacks the background necessary to manage a federal agency, according to Carson's longtime advisor.
"Dr. Carson doesn't feel like that's the best way for him to serve the president-elect," the advisor, Armstrong Williams, told Reuters.
"Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency," Williams told the Hill newspaper. "The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency."
Carson has been a member of Trump's transition team as the president-elect, who also lacks any government experience, begins choosing key administration officials.