Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington:
- The Trump transition team's communications were swept up in U.S. spying, lawmaker says
- Despite a hard sell, Trump remains short on House votes to pass healthcare bill
- How the phony conspiracy theory on wiretapping at Trump Tower caught fire
- Under fire over Russia inquiry, the White House rushes to change the subject
- The GOP drive to repeal Obamacare could snuff out how cities care for the poor
- Neil M. Gorsuch signals reluctance to overturn Supreme Court precedents like Roe vs. Wade
The Senate confirmed former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to serve as Energy secretary Thursday.
At his confirmation hearing, Perry vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change.
Perry served 14 years at Texas governor. He said he was for "all of the above" on energy production, from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power, before former President Obama embraced the strategy.