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Cabinet confirmation hearings: Live
Tom Price, Wilbur Ross, Scott Pruitt and Nikki Haley are on Capitol Hill for their Senate confirmation hearings.
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Trump's EPA pick took hands-off approach to environmental crisis that shook OK
Oklahoma is one of the more unlikely places in the United States to experience earthquakes. But in the six years that Scott Pruitt has served as the state's attorney general, Oklahoma has been rattled by hundreds of quakes with a magnitude of 3.0 and greater, with some areas facing the same level of risk as high-hazard parts of California.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 01:06:57 GMT
HHS nominee Tom Price goes under the microscope
The man Donald Trump has chosen to lead the federal agency that oversees Obamacare is about to take the hot seat, both over his plan to revise the nation's health care system and his past financial investments.
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EPA critic Pruitt faces Senate panel in bid to lead agency
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, the man President-elect Donald Trump wants to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, will ask a select group of senators Wednesday to allow him to lead an agency he has spent much of his career trying to dismantle.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:47:44 GMT
Whats on the agenda for Wednesday in Washington
After the long weekend, another busy week in Washington continues with more confirmation hearings, President-elect Donald Trump inauguration preparation, and President Barack Obama farewells.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:01:15 GMT
2nd week of Trump confirmations off to bumpy start
Even as Donald Trump readies to take the oath of office on the west side of the Capitol, some of his top Cabinet picks are off to a rocky start this week inside the building, facing surprising heat.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:37:37 GMT
The people you don't know who could be running the government on Friday
On the day Donald Trump is sworn in as president, a group of civil servants most people have never heard of will likely be running some of the country's most critical cabinet posts, at least temporarily.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:50:24 GMT
Warren grills DeVos: 'I don't see how she can be the secretary of education'
In a tense exchange, Sen. Elizabeth Warren repeatedly questioned Donald Trump's education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos on Tuesday over her commitment to protecting taxpayers from student loan abuse.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:26:36 GMT
Republicans excited about Trump - and worried about what he'll say next
President-elect Donald Trump's foray into health policy was perhaps best described by a senior Republican congressional aide with a long history of working through the complexities of the issue as "not helpful."
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:32:42 GMT
Obama approval hits 60% as end of term approaches
President Barack Obama will leave office Friday with his highest approval rating since 2009, his presidency largely viewed as a success, and a majority saying they will miss him when he is gone.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:24:59 GMT
WH press secretary: Journalists' work has never been more important
White House press secretary Josh Earnest reflected on his time at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Wednesday, telling CNN the "role of journalists in our democracy has never been more important."
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:53:31 GMT
DeVos: 'Yes,' Trump's leaked tape comments amount to sexual assault
Donald Trump's pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said at her confirmation hearing on Tuesday night that she would consider actions the President-elect described on a 2005 hot mic tape released during the 2016 campaign to be sexual assault.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:17:59 GMT
Corker: Full Senate to decide on Tillerson even if panel votes 'no'
In an unusual move, Republicans plan on bringing Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of state before the full Senate for a vote even if he does not earn the support of the foreign relations panel.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 15:21:19 GMT
Obama's evolution in 10 years of hip-hop lyrics
While evaluations of President Barack Obama vary widely in various subsets of black America, hundreds of Obama mentions in hip-hop over the last nine years show that the immediate legacy of the first black president will not only be shaped by his accomplishments, but by the challenges he faced and by the policies of presidents yet to come, who could either advance his work, or dismantle it.
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News Image Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:05:57 GMT
Secret Service settles racial discrimination case with $24M payment
The Secret Service has agreed pay $24 million to settle a racial discrimination case brought on by eight African-American Secret Service agents who alleged that the federal agency denied them job opportunities because of their race, according to court documents.
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