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Betsy DeVos at Senate Hearing AP

Sen. Lamar Alexander Delays Vote on Betsy DeVos

Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee (HELP), Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), says he is delaying the initial vote on Besty DeVos, nominee for secretary of education.

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Gen. James Mattis: ‘Principal Threats’ Against America ‘Start with Russia’

President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of defense, retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, told lawmakers during his confirmation hearing that, while he supports engagement with Russia, the “reality” is the Kremlin poses a “principal” threat to the United States.