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Essential Politics: Are you ready for some hearings?

Essential Politics: Are you ready for some hearings?

Congress will hold hearings all week for President-elect Donald Trump's nominees, including five of them Wednesday, the same day that Trump is scheduled to hold his first press conference since well before the election. But before all that, President Obama is slated to say goodbye in a prime-time farewell speech in Chicago.

Good morning, I'm Sarah Wire. Welcome to the Monday edition of Essential Politics, which many are regarding as the calm before the mid-week news dump. Some things to look for in the upcoming hearings:

Almost two dozen Senate Democrats want

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