Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’

Pelosi on health care fight: ‘Next 48 hours will be all hands on deck’House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday whom she considers the current leader of the Democratic Party. “Well, President Obama was the president of the United States until a matter of weeks ago.



Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’Minnesota Sen. Al Franken recalled his comedic past in a contentious exchange with Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch Tuesday during the judge’s confirmation hearing. Franken was questioning Gorsuch on the case of Alphonse Maddin, a trucker who was fired after his trailer broke down in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch concluded in a dissent that it wasn’t illegal for the company to fire Maddin for seeking safety, writing that “it might be fair to ask whether TransAm’s decision was a wise or kind one, but it’s not our job to answer questions like that.



Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak

Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreakBOSTON (AP) — The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs and killed 64 people across the country.



Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings better

Democratic Rep. Castro says Tillerson should have scheduled NATO, China meetings betterRep. Joaquin Castro questioned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s decision to skip a NATO meeting but go to Russia, in an interview Tuesday.



UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warning

UK issues laptop, tablet flight ban after US warningBritain tightened airline security on flights from Turkey, the Middle East and North Africa on Tuesday, banning laptops and tablet computers from the plane cabin following a US security warning. Passengers flying directly to Britain from Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey will be required to place those devices and large phones into hold luggage, a government spokesman said. The move came hours after the US government warned that extremists plan to target passenger jets with bombs hidden in electronic devices, and banned carrying them in cabins on flights from 10 airports in eight countries.





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