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Confirmation Conflict

Senators have begun their floor battle over the President's Supreme Court pick.

  The fate of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch may also decide the fate of Senate procedure. Democrats have the votes to block Gorsuch, but can’t stop Republicans from using the nuclear option this week to push Gorsuch through. Changing the way the Senate operates alarms some lawmakers, and majority leader Mitch McConnell insists the nuclear option will never be…

DeVos Confirmed

Betsy DeVos was sworn in as Secretary of Education yesterday, despite controversey and a tied vote.

  The battle over president Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations continues, as democrats try to hold off confirmations of several key picks. It took a deciding vote from Vice President Mike Pence, who broke a fifty-fifty tie to confirm Trump’s controversial choice for Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The situation became tense Tuesday evening when Senator Elizabeth Warren was reprimanded during…

Trump Picks in Committee

More of President-Elect Trump's Cabinet nominees have confirmation hearings today.

  President-Elect Trump held his first press conference since wining the election yesterday, refusing to answer some questions form the press and raising some concerns about the possible conflict of interest with the Trump business. The President-Elect’s Cabinet picks also took some hard questions during their senate confirmation hearings, namely Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson.  Additional Cabinet nominees will…