Border Patrol Nominee Finally Gets His Senate Hearing

President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead U.S. Customs and Border Protection began the confirmation process Tuesday by telling Senators that stemming the rising tide of opioids entering the country will be among his top priorities and biggest challenges should he get the job.

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Trump’s Inauguration Day Arrives

Donald J. Trump awoke in Blair House Friday morning and a short time later headed to church. He will take the oath of office outside the Capitol at about noon today, becoming the 45th President of the United States. Already Friday morning, sporadic protests against Trump’s ascendancy to the White House have broken out around the National Mall, while thousands stream toward the Capitol to see history in the making.

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Slippery Confirmation Hearing for Trump’s Transportation Pick

The next transportation secretary faces the daunting task of heading up revitalization efforts in nearly every state in the country. A Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday was short on details of how President-elect Donald Trump’s pick Elaine Chao plans to attack the nation’s aging infrastructure.

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