Partisanship of Cabinet confirmations is rising. But Trump's picks are still different

To repeat: More Democrats can identify Trump aide Steve Bannon than can identify their own Senate Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer. They applauded legislators for moving to collectively condemn Trump orders, which they view as steeped in xenophobia and ignorance.

The correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Trump's fifth cabinet official and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was only confirmed on Tuesday after Vice President Mike Pence broke the 50-50 Senate tie-vote.

Thousands of pink-hatted demonstrators poured into the streets to renounce the president and all his works. Here's what you need to know about the Alabama senator. In Brooklyn, demonstrators gathered outside Schumer's home, chanting "Resist or resign". They'll simply blame Democrats for filibustering the REINS Act.

If Democrats controlled the Senate, that would be a different scenario.

Gallup found Trump's proposal to build a U.S. -Mexico border wall gets support from 80 percent of Republicans.

The combination of almost limitless power in the House and Senate and a president issuing executive order after executive order means that right-wing is quickly stripping back every governmental regulation established over the eight years of the Obama administration. "This level of obstruction at the beginning of an administration is really record-setting in a very unfortunate way", McConnell said.

Barack Obama's nominee for HHS secretary in 2009, former Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle, who withdrew his name under pressure from Republicans on the committee over his belated payment of some taxes.

It shouldn't surprise you to learn that his claim isn't exactly true, and other Cabinet nominees in history have taken much longer to confirm than his so far.

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The Patriots and Falcons are similar in their approach to the public spotlight, spending much of the week giving non-answers. The Patriots and Falcons aren't the only National Football League players making a trip to the Super Bowl.

Still, there's historical precedent on the Democrats' side: The party that wins the White House usually suffers reverses in the congressional election that comes two years later.

Republicans must be sufficiently disciplined not to get drawn into debates about Trump, but Kurantowicz said the president also could help Republicans in the states by toning down rhetoric that is directed at his existing base, not expanding it.

Since his election, Trump has regularly used his Twitter feed to lambast individual companies - from General Motors to Boeing - be it for off-shoring jobs or allegedly overcharging the federal government for aircraft.

When asked about the King letter, Spicer said he hoped the civil rights leader's widow would have backed Sessions were she still alive today. This was an election of change.

Second, college students - many of whom are more likely to see Israel as the Goliath towering over a Palestinian David rather than as the spunky David facing down the giant Arab world - polled as particularly allergic to Trump. "Redistricting is a real problem, but the bigger problem is frankly that Democratic votes are just way too concentrated in too small of geographic areas" - big cities, instead of America's many small and mid-size towns. But as Trump takes his seat in the oval office, will he stay true to his promise of giving power "back to the people", as he said in his inaugural address?

But one challenge still bedevils the Democrats: coming up with a single, clear message about what their priorities are - beyond rejecting Trump.

If drilling in national parks isn't enough, they've also made moves to undo regulations that protects drinking water from contaminants, and are voting to offer more protections for energy companies to potentially influence policies.


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