Rex Tillerson set for tough confirmation hearings for secretary of state

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Senators will grill Rex Tillerson about the longtime oil executive’s business deals in difficult parts of the world and friendships with autocratic leaders during the first of two planned days of confirmation hearings to become secretary of state. Tillerson is expected to face tough opposition from Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and may have an uphill path to confirmation because of the likely opposition of one or more Republicans. The 64-year-old Texan, recommended to President-elect Donald Trump as a dark horse candidate but with no government experience, will have his...

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