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    Energy Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Sen. Bernie Sanders presses Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry on his past comments about Global warming and climate change not being real. Sanders asks Perry several times if he thinks…

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    Homeland Security Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Retired Marine Corps General John Kelly, the nominee to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security in the incoming Trump administration, responded to questions regarding border security…

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    Defense Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    General James Mattis (Retired) spoke about a number of topics at his confirmation hearing, including U.S.-NATO relations, Russia, U.S. intelligence reliability, the defense budget, and military readiness. On NATO,…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the Trump administration. Mr. Pruitt said he…

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    Treasury Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Steven Mnuchin testified before the Senate Finance Committee on his nomination by President-elect Trump to be the next secretary of the Department of the Treasury. The nominee defended his…

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    Commerce Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Wilbur Ross testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on his nomination to serve as secretary of commerce in the Trump administration. He was introduced by…

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    U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Confirmation Hearing

    Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on her nomination to be U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in the Trump administration. She was introduced…

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    EPA Administrator Confirmation Hearing, Part 2

    Scott Pruitt testified before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on his nomination by President-elect Trump to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).…

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    Open Phones on Health and Human Services Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Department secretary,…

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    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Ben Carson testified on his nomination to be Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) secretary in the Donald Trump administration. Dr. Carson, a former neurosurgeon and 2016 Republican…

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    Interior Secretary Confirmation Hearing, Part 2

    After breaking for votes on the Senate floor, the Energy and Natural Resources Committee continued to hear testimony from Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) on his nomination by…

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    Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing, Part 1

    Former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be secretary of state in the Donald Trump administration. He…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 2

    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Representative John Lewis (D-GA), and Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) were among the witnesses on day two of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1 Part 1

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. He was introduced by Senators Susan Collins…

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    Transportation Secretary Confirmation Hearing

    Elaine Chao testified before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on her nomination to be secretary of transportation in the Donald Trump administration. The nominee pledged…

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    Civilian Control of the Miltary

    Former federal officials testified on on the merits of civilian control of the U.S. military. The Senate Armed Services Committee held the hearing as Congress prepared to consider a waiver to…

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    Waiver for General James Mattis

    The House Armed Services Committee met to consider a waiver to exempt defense secretary nominee General James Mattis from the legal requirement that he must have retired from active…

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    Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing, Part 3

    Former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be secretary of state in the Trump administration. He answered…

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    Secretary of State Confirmation Hearing, Part 2

    Former ExxonMobil Chair and CEO Rex Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his nomination to be secretary of state in the Donald Trump administration. He…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1 Part 4

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) testified at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on his nomination to be attorney general in the Donald Trump administration. In this fourth portion of the…

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