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U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., gives a speech about overhauling the budget process on Nov. 30 in Washington, D.C.. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

What we know about the Senate’s plan for Tom Price’s Cabinet nomination

11:00 am Jan. 4, 2017

WASHINGTON — Georgia U.S. Rep. Tom Price was sworn in for his seventh term in the House of Representatives yesterday, but soon his gaze will shift to the other end of the Capitol. Within the month the Roswell Republican will take the hot seat as senators mull his nomination for health and human services secretary.

As we’ve previously reported, Democrats are not happy with President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Price. They’ve zeroed in on Price’s past proposals to replace Obamacare and overhaul

Protesters rally at North Carolina statehouse. AP/Gerry Broome.

N.C. GOP lawmakers say bathroom deal proves effort was a Dem ‘political stunt’

9:00 am Dec. 20, 2016

North Carolina just can’t seem to quit legislating. 

Four days after Republican lawmakers there hammered through measures in a special session designed to cripple incoming Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, N.C. legislators are set to again return to Raleigh tomorrow.

The purpose? Supposedly to scrap the controversial House Bill 2, aka “the bathroom bill” that has roiled Tar Heel politics.

Veteran N.C. scribe Jim Morrill and his colleagues at the Charlotte Observer break