Judicial nominee John Bush was challenged by senators about his conservative views during a committee hearing but ultimately confirmed by the Senate on Thursday.
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In a party-line 50-48 vote Thursday, senators approved a resolution to undo sweeping privacy rules adopted by the Obama-era Federal Communications Commission.
Then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich holds the Congressional Compliance Bill, which was the first bill passed by the 104th Congress after the "Republican Revolution" of 1994. Then-Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas is at right.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, shown in 2013, is President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the EPA. Pruitt's outspoken criticism of climate change and his close ties to the energy industry have raised concerns about his ability to lead the agency.
Robert Odeki (center) marches with SEIU Local 105 as the union protested for a minimum wage of $15 an hour outside the Colorado State Capitol in September.
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President Barack Obama speaks during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Cheyenne High School on Oct. 23 in North Las Vegas, Nev.
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Conservative donor David Koch in a 2013 file photo. The political network he and his brother, Charles, have created is not backing Donald Trump's presidential bid this year.
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Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao holds his Certificate of Canvass as he is proclaimed the seventh senator by Commissioner Christopher Lim (right) in a ceremony Thursday.
Republican Ted Cruz makes a campaign stop at the Bravo Cafe Monday in Osceola, Ind. The Hoosier State might be Cruz's last chance to stop Donald Trump from getting the nomination.
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