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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

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

Rep. Tom Price enters Trump Tower. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Democrats to hit Tom Price on stock trades at confirmation hearing

7:00 am Jan. 18, 2017

WASHINGTON – More than six weeks of careful preparation will come to a head this morning, when Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price takes the hot seat for the first of two Senate confirmation hearings.

The conservative policy wonk is a well-known commodity on Capitol Hill, and Price’s records, both political and financial, will be front and center as the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee mulls his

Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price, center, and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, right, listen to then-Vice President Dick Cheney during a visit to Smyrna in 2005. (JOHN SPINK/AJC staff)

Johnny Isakson steps in as Tom Price’s top Senate champion

12:03 pm Jan. 17, 2017

WASHINGTON – As Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price prepares to take the hot seat in the Senate tomorrow, his Republican colleague Johnny Isakson is also taking up arms.

The three-term senator plans to be the Roswell Republican’s chief defender as his health and human services nomination winds through the Senate in the weeks ahead. When it comes to ensuring Price gets confirmed, it’s personal, Isakson said in a recent interview.

“I’m