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Human Services Secretary Tom Price and his wife Betty pose for a photos following a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sonny Perdue, Tom Price adjust to life in the D.C. bubble

7:00 am Feb. 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — The mood in the great hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts was a festive one even before former Gov. Sonny Perdue swept through with his cousin, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, and a phalanx of aides on a cloudy January evening.

Hundreds of black tie-clad Georgians were assembled there to toast Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration. But the undisputed star was the state’s former

Inside the 18-candidate race to replace Tom Price

6:00 am Feb. 17, 2017

The race to replace former U.S. Rep. Tom Price is more than an early test of President Donald Trump’s popularity. It’s also a bitter battle between powerful Republican factions and a proving ground for Democrats

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, center, accompanied by his wife Betty, and Vice President Mike Pence, signs an official document during a swearing in ceremony, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, in the in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

A look at what’s ahead for newly-minted health Secretary Tom Price

11:15 am Feb. 13, 2017

WASHINGTON – Winning Senate confirmation wasn’t the half of it. Now comes the real test for former Georgia Rep. Tom Price.

Resting squarely on the shoulders of the newly-minted secretary of health and human services is the GOP’s longtime quest of unraveling and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Not only that, but to do it in a way that would keep insurance affordable for millions of Americans, prevent pandemonium in the insurance market and walk