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First Trump nominee confirmation hearing underway

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Sessions was one of the first members of Congress to endorse and support President-elect Donald Trump, who nominated him for attorney general.
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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee during his confirmation hearing to be the U.S. attorney general January 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

It's Day One of Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

It's Day One of Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's cabinet nominees.

The Attorney General position is up first, with Senator Jeff Sessions facing the Judiciary Committee. So far this morning the Alabama Republican Senator has been questioned about abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and prosecuting pornographers.

Guest:

Timothy Alberta, national political reporter, POLITICO; he tweets 

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