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TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017


In this Jan. 17, 2017, file photo, Education Secretary-nominee Betsy DeVos testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 9:06 A.M.

Did DeVos questionnaire include plagiarized responses?

President Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, in written responses to questions from senators, appears to have used several sentences and phrases from other sources without attribution – including from a top Obama administration civil rights official.

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In this photo taken Jan. 10, 2017, Attorney General-designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 7:36 A.M.

GOP pushing Price, Sessions, DeVos a step toward Senate OK

Republicans are muscling more of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees to the cusp of Senate confirmation over Democratic objections, with committees poised to advance his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy.

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Interior Secretary-designate, Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont. testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

UPDATED: TUESDAY, JAN. 31, 2017, 6:08 P.M.

Democrats force delays in votes on three Cabinet nominees

Republicans pushed President Donald Trump’s nominees to head the Energy and Interior Departments through a Senate panel on Tuesday while other committees moved toward votes on his picks to head agencies in the thick of partisan battles over health care, legal protections, education and the economy.

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MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017





President Donald Trump, photographed Jan. 27, 2017, is expected to announce his nominee for Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017, 4:58 P.M.

Trump’s justice pick to trigger intense pressure on Senate

When President Donald Trump nominates a Supreme Court justice, Senate Democrats and Republicans will immediately face intense political pressure, with liberals demanding that Democrats block the choice and the new president urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to blow up long-standing rules to secure confirmation.

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