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Trump opens his presidency with signals of the conservative era to come

Trump opens his presidency with signals of the conservative era to come

Freshly sworn in to office, President Trump set about Friday trying to deliver the change he promised as he took the helm of the vast executive branch bureaucracy and began steering it toward a new conservative-dominated government.

Away from the pomp and circumstance of Inauguration Day that celebrated the handover of power to Trump from former President Obama, the nuts-and-bolts implementation began largely behind the scenes.

In a ceremonial office of the Capitol shortly after he took the oath, Trump signed papers nominating candidates for Cabinet secretary posts, paving the way for their confirmations. The Republican-led Senate voted hours later...

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