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Sen. Claire McCaskill pressed Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) on Tuesday at a hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on what he would do if Trump asked him to issue false data.

McCaskill, who is ranking member of the committee, asked Mulvaney if he would resign in such a situation.

Mulvaney, who is President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, said that he believes "very firmly in real numbers."

"My job is to tell the President the truth. My job is to tell you the truth,” he said.

"What if he tells you to say something other than the truth. Do you resign at that point?” McCaskill asked.

"I don't imagine the President of the United States would tell me to lie,” Mulvaney said.

“I beg your pardon!” McCaskill said, raising her voice. "He told Sean Spicer to go out there and say things that were demonstrably untrue.”

“My value in this job is my credibility when it comes to numbers,” Mulvaney said. "I don’t plan on exposing myself to claims of hypocrisy."

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Republicans' plans for repealing the Affordable Care Act quickly became a focus in the confirmation hearing for Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price (R-GA). Price waffled when he was questioned on Trump's comments earlier this month suggesting that the President was working on a replacement plan with the nominee.

"Is that true?" Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) asked.

"It's true that he said that, yes," Price said. Brown followed up by asking if Trump was lying when he told the public he was working with Price.

"I have had conversations with the president about healthcare, yes," Price said.

In his opening remarks, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, used Trump's own words to attack Price's proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act.

"The Price plan takes America back to the dark days when health care worked only for the health and the wealthy," Wyden said, according to his prepared opening remarks. "Congressman Price's other proposals don’t offer much hope that the damage will be undone. By the Trump rubric of 'insurance for everybody,' 'great health care … much less expensive and much better,' the congressman’s plans get a failing grade."

The Finance Chair Orrin Hatch (R-UT), in his own opening remarks, offered a pre-buttal to this line of attack:

“I’ll simply say that virtually all the attempts I’ve witnessed to characterize Dr. Price's views as being ‘outside of the mainstream’ have been absurd, unless of course, the only ideas that are in the ‘mainstream’ are those that endorse the status quo on health care and our entitlement programs,” Hatch said, according to his prepared remarks.

Watch a livestream of the hearing below and this page will be updated with the latest from Price’s testimony:

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During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday morning, Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Office of Budget and Management, signaled that he will not fall in line with Trump's views on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

Mulvaney has supported major cuts to all three programs and is known as a hard line fiscal conservative on the Hill. His views diverge from those of Trump, who pledged on the campaign trail to leave Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid largely untouched.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the Senate Budget Committee's ranking member, on Tuesday noted Mulvaney's difference in opinion with Trump, and asked if he would advise Trump to keep his campaign promises regarding Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.

"The only thing I know to do is tell the President the truth," Mulvaney replied, adding that he believes the programs must be reformed in order to remain solvent.

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The Justice Department was on solid legal ground in affirming that Donald Trump did not violate federal anti-nepotism laws by appointing his son-in-law to a White House post, government ethics experts told TPM.

But they said that doesn’t mean the President should have brought a direct relative like Jared Kushner into his administration in the first place, nor does it eliminate concerns about conflicts of interest.

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It was the first official White House press briefing of the Trump era, and after tearing into the media about their coverage of the inauguration, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not take a single question from reporters.

Spicer's unorthodox message and posture signified a major shift in the way the Trump administration will deal with the White House press corps.

"There's talk in the media of holding Donald Trump accountable, and I'm here to tell you it goes two ways," Spicer said. "We are going to hold the press accountable, as well."

Spicer's frustration was visible Saturday evening as he spoke quickly and called the media's actions irresponsible.

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WASHINGTON -- Thousands of men wearing Planned Parenthood gear and carrying signs reading "the future is female" joined the sea of women in pink "pussyhats" assembled for Saturday's Women's March on Washington. There were fathers, boyfriends, sons, trans people and friends of the marchers.

Despite a flurry of stories predicting that men may not understand that they were welcome at the march, they turned out in droves.

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