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Politics Breaking News: Senate Approves Perez as New Labor Secretary

by Wochit 0:52 mins

Politics Breaking News: Senate Approves Perez as New Labor Secretary

by Wochit 0:52 mins

The U.S. Senate confirmed Thomas Perez as the Obama administration's new labor secretary, despite deep opposition from Republicans who accused him of bending the laws to advance his liberal agenda. Tech companies and privacy groups petition the White House and Congress, urging "greater transparency" over secret demands for accessing private user data. The investigator who wrote a scathing report about the Internal Revenue Service targeting tea party groups says he is "disturbed" the agency withheld newly-released documents showing progressive groups may also have been singled out for additional scrutiny.

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