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Confirmation hearings for Trump's nominees

Betsy DeVos chats with Senator Tim Scott before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Betsy DeVos chats with Senator Tim Scott before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Betsy DeVos chats with Senator Tim Scott before the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Senators Al Franken (R) and Michael Bennet listen to Betsy DeVos during the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senators Al Franken (R) and Michael Bennet listen to Betsy DeVos during the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Senators Al Franken (R) and Michael Bennet listen to Betsy DeVos during the Senate Health, Education and Labor Committee confirmation hearing to be next Secretary of Education. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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Representative Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander, arrives to testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Interior Secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Representative Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander, arrives to testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Interior Secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Representative Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander, arrives to testify before a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Interior Secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Silent protesters in the audience hold up peace signs as retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Silent protesters in the audience hold up peace signs as retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Silent protesters in the audience hold up peace signs as retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Dr. Ben Carson gets a hug from his granddaughter Tesora as he takes his seat to testify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Dr. Ben Carson gets a hug from his granddaughter Tesora as he takes his seat to testify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...more

Dr. Ben Carson gets a hug from his granddaughter Tesora as he takes his seat to testify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) arrives to testify before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination of to be become director of the CIA. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) arrives to testify before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination of to be become director of the CIA. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) arrives to testify before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination of to be become director of the CIA. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Protesters dressed as Klansmen disrupt the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Protesters dressed as Klansmen disrupt the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Protesters dressed as Klansmen disrupt the start of a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Attorney General nominee Sen. Jeff Sessions (R). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Dr. Ben Carson (R) and Senator Marco Rubio (L) shake hands after Rubio introduced Carson to testifify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Dr. Ben Carson (R) and Senator Marco Rubio (L) shake hands after Rubio introduced Carson to testifify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of...more

Dr. Ben Carson (R) and Senator Marco Rubio (L) shake hands after Rubio introduced Carson to testifify before a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, takes his seat to testify before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, takes his seat to testify before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, takes his seat to testify before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing on his nomination to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Senator Tim Kaine listens to testimony by Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Tim Kaine listens to testimony by Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Senator Tim Kaine listens to testimony by Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Police remove a protester at the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Police remove a protester at the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Police remove a protester at the confirmation hearing for Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rex Tillerson testifies during a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rex Tillerson testifies during a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rex Tillerson testifies during a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, shakes hands with Marco Rubio as he arrives for a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, shakes hands with Marco Rubio as he arrives for a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Rex Tillerson, the former chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, shakes hands with Marco Rubio as he arrives for a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Jeff Sessions takes his seat prior to testifying before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeff Sessions takes his seat prior to testifying before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeff Sessions takes his seat prior to testifying before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Rex Tillerson testifies before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Rex Tillerson testifies before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Rex Tillerson testifies before a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Senator Jeanne Shaheen points to photos during her questioning of Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senator Jeanne Shaheen points to photos during her questioning of Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senator Jeanne Shaheen points to photos during her questioning of Rex Tillerson. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (C) listens as Rex Tillerson (foreground) testifies during his confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (C) listens as Rex Tillerson (foreground) testifies during his confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (C) listens as Rex Tillerson (foreground) testifies during his confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as his wife Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as his wife Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) listens as his wife Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Demonstrators protest against Rex Tillerson outside the hearing room where Tillerson's confirmation hearing is being held. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Demonstrators protest against Rex Tillerson outside the hearing room where Tillerson's confirmation hearing is being held. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Demonstrators protest against Rex Tillerson outside the hearing room where Tillerson's confirmation hearing is being held. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Retired General John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Kelly�s nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Retired General John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Kelly�s nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Retired General John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee confirmation hearing on Kelly�s nomination to be secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Khizr Khan, the Pakistan-born father of a U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq war, listens to testimony by Jeff Sessions. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Khizr Khan, the Pakistan-born father of a U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq war, listens to testimony by Jeff Sessions. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Khizr Khan, the Pakistan-born father of a U.S. Army captain killed in the Iraq war, listens to testimony by Jeff Sessions. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Jeff Sessions holds his granddaughter as he arrives to testify at a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeff Sessions holds his granddaughter as he arrives to testify at a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

Jeff Sessions holds his granddaughter as he arrives to testify at a confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
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Environmental activists rally against the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Environmental activists rally against the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Environmental activists rally against the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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Members of the media work in the Russell Rotunda before the second day of testimony for Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the media work in the Russell Rotunda before the second day of testimony for Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

Members of the media work in the Russell Rotunda before the second day of testimony for Jeff Sessions' confirmation hearing. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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Committee chairman U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) welcomes retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis (R) to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Committee chairman U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) welcomes retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis (R) to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January...more

Committee chairman U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) (L) welcomes retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis (R) to testify before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Retired U.S. Marine Corps General James Mattis testifies before a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as defense secretary in Washington, U.S. January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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