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Nov 13, 2016, 6:43pm EST
  • January 30, 2017

    Senate phone lines are flooded with callers opposing DeVos. Only Democrats are listening.

    Democrats are united against Betsy DeVos, but is that enough to derail her confirmation?

  • January 30, 2017

    It looks like Trump’s HHS pick didn’t tell Congress the truth about a sweetheart stock deal

    This kind of thing used to matter.

  • January 27, 2017

    Trump’s new conservative liaison wants to kill agencies, purge the bureaucracy, and start a debt ceiling fight

    “No one talks about the Foreign Service. Let's go after the Foreign Service.”

  • January 27, 2017

    Democrats are putting up a tougher fight than liberals realize

    Obama got 12 nominees confirmed in 2 days

  • January 25, 2017

    Why liberal senators like Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown voted for Ben Carson

    Every Senate Democrat on the banking committee supported Carson, infuriating grassroots progressives.

  • January 24, 2017

    A guide to the most powerful jobs in the Trump administration — and the people filling them

    A primer on the new administration.

  • January 23, 2017

    With Marco Rubio’s vote in the bag, Rex Tillerson’s confirmation is all but assured

    A confirmation fight that shows how Trump neuters the neocons.

  • January 20, 2017

    Trump is setting up the government in a way that promises chaos

    Empowering the Cabinet sounds good in theory, but it hasn’t worked out for past presidents.

  • January 20, 2017

    Donald Trump is going to bring us trade wars, big time

  • January 19, 2017

    Trump wants to lead America — with a Cabinet that doesn’t look anything like it

    The team Trump has created is setting out to be one of the least diverse Cabinets in recent history.

  • January 19, 2017

    Rick Perry’s hearing was blindsided by a report that Trump plans to gut the Energy Department

    This was pretty awkward.

  • January 19, 2017

    Some Republicans hate the IRS. Steven Mnuchin thinks it's understaffed.

    Trump’s pick for Treasury secretary says he’s "concerned" that "the IRS headcount has gone down quite dramatically."

  • January 19, 2017

    Rick Perry: I “regret” calling for the abolition of the Energy Department

    Now that he’s about to lead the agency, he’s learning more about what it actually does.

  • January 19, 2017

    Is Betsy DeVos against enforcing disability rights laws — or does she not understand them?

  • January 18, 2017

    Nikki Haley, Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, doesn’t sound anything like Trump

    In her Senate confirmation hearing, the South Carolina governor frequently contradicted Trump.

  • January 18, 2017

    The GOP is sabotaging itself by confirming weak Cabinet nominees like Betsy DeVos

    We learned Tuesday night she won’t be effective.

  • January 17, 2017

    Betsy DeVos was asked a basic question about education policy — and couldn’t answer

    Al Franken lobbed her a softball. She got tripped up.

  • January 17, 2017

    Betsy DeVos says guns shouldn't be banned in schools ... because grizzly bears

    This really just happened, in room 430 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

  • January 13, 2017

    Why Rex Tillerson's comments on the South China Sea have Chinese state media up in arms

    Saber-rattling from Trump’s secretary of state pick has caused quite a stir.

  • January 12, 2017

    The Mattis confirmation hearing is happening in an alternate world where Trump lost

    Mattis won over senators by distancing himself from Trump’s ideas.

  • January 12, 2017

    Some Trump Cabinet picks are testifying they’ve never spoken to him about their top issues

    Trump hasn’t talked about immigration with his pick to run Homeland Security — or talked Russia with his would-be secretary of state.

  • January 12, 2017

    4 questions we want answered at the Senate confirmation hearing of CIA pick Mike Pompeo

    The stakes of Pompeo’s confirmation hearing are high.

  • January 11, 2017

    Rex Tillerson seems like a smart, competent guy. But he blew it on Russia.

    His confirmation hearing on Wednesday was kind of a mess.

  • January 11, 2017

    Civil rights icon John Lewis just eviscerated Jeff Sessions for his record on race

    One of the last leaders of the fight for equal rights took on Trump’s pick for attorney general.

  • January 11, 2017

    Rex Tillerson flatly refused to defend Exxon’s record of climate disinformation

    He did not take Tim Kaine’s bait in his confirmation hearing.