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President Donald Trump is joined by the Congressional leadership and his family as he formally signs his cabinet nominations into law, in the President's Room of the Senate, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (Photo by J. Scott Applewhite - Pool/Getty Images)

Watch Nancy Pelosi awkwardly accept Tom Price memento

3:50 pm Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON — One of the more awkward yet light-hearted moments of Inauguration Day came shortly after President Donald Trump took the oath of office.

He began distributing the pens he used to sign off on each of his Cabinet nominees to the senior lawmakers assembled to watch him take his first official actions as president.

Trump handed the first pen he used to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Once the California Democrat

President-elect Donald Trump speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

What to expect from Donald Trump on his first day in office

1:34 pm Jan. 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – Tomorrow will be mainly about pomp and ceremony as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, but there will also be pockets of policy and personnel action on both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Trump on the campaign trail made many sweeping promises about the actions he would take on his first day as president.

He won’t be able to stop illegal immigration on his own

John Lewis laughs with Andrew Young in this AJC file photo from 1976.

John Lewis, Andrew Young and a serious case of deja vu

5:35 pm Jan. 18, 2017

Andrew Young’s telephone conversation with Donald Trump on Monday delivered one of those déjà vu moments that could carry you back five decades in a single heartbeat.

In more dangerous times, voting rights organizers would send a rabble-rouser into town – often the passionate Hosea Williams, clad in his trademark overalls – to stir up the local black populace.

Young would follow on Williams’ heels, playing the cool and calm “good cop,”

Health and Human Services Secretary nominee, Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., accompanied by Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., who introduced him, speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Tom Price hearing: Democrats grill health pick on entitlements, stock trades

2:10 pm Jan. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – Seven weeks after he was nominated to be President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of health and human services, Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price sat for the first of two confirmation hearings before the Senate Wednesday morning.

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee spent roughly four hours questioning the Roswell Republican, an exceptionally long grilling, Chairman Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., noted.

The Senate health panel ultimately won’t vote on Price’s nomination. The Senate