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What to Watch For in Washington: Confirmation Hearings and Trump Meeting the Press

January 9, 2017 10:00 AM
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What to Watch For in Washington: Confirmation Hearings and Trump Meeting the Press

Also on Tuesday: President Obama’s evening speech, billed as a farewell address from Chicago. It is a final chance to defend his legacy before Mr. Trump takes office.

Then it gets complicated. Republicans are expected to hold up to five hearings on Wednesday, including appearances from contentious selections like Rex W. Tillerson, Mr. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, and Betsy DeVos, his pick for education secretary.

Also read: Watch live: Donald Trump holds press conference

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January 9, 2017 10:02 AM

In the throes of a chaotic political moment by any measure, the coming week stands out as especially — and, perhaps, strategically — overstuffed.

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January 9, 2017 10:01 AM

Also on Tuesday: President Obama’s evening speech, billed as a farewell address from Chicago. It is a final chance to defend his legacy before Mr. Trump takes office.

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January 9, 2017 10:00 AM

WASHINGTON — A blizzard of confirmation hearings. President Obama’s farewell speech. President-elect ’s first news conference since July. And, yes, something called a “vote-a-rama” in Congress.