GOP Sen. Roberts: I ?deeply regret? quip about insurance coverage for mammograms
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., speaks at Secretary of Agriculture nominee Sonny Perdue?s confirmation hearing. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., expressed remorse Thursday for making a sarcastic comment implying that coverage for mammograms shouldn?t be a requirement for the GOP?s insurance plan. Mammograms are essential to women?s health & I never intended to indicate otherwise,? he tweeted.
House Intel Chair Backs Down from Claims That Trump, Associates Were Monitored by US Intelligence
Intel chair Nunes admits mishandling Trump wiretap claim
House intelligence committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., apologized to members of the panel today for his public claims about intelligence community surveillance of President Trump?s transition team amid charges from Democrats that his unilateral announcement on the White House lawn had ?betrayed? the panel?s bipartisan investigation of Russian cyberattacks on the 2016 election. ?At this point, the committee?s independence is on life support,? Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., told Yahoo News after a closed-door meeting of the committee Thursday. ?Not since Sept. 11 has this committee been charged with such an important responsibility,? Swalwell added, referring to the panel?s Russia probe.
Dozens Break Out Of Mexico Prison
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Police investigate Indian lawmaker over airline sandal fracas
Indian police said on Friday they were launching an investigation into a Hindu-nationalist lawmaker a day after he acknowledged hitting an Air India official 25 times with his sandals in a row over a business class seat. The state carrier and other airlines said they would bar Ravindra Gaikwad from flying after the fracas which has triggered a debate on the behavior of members of the political elite, and calls for a no-fly list for unruly passengers. Gaikwad, from the Shiv Sena party, allies of India's ruling BJP, did not apologize for Thursday's confrontation and told reporters he had been badly treated.
Cuba's secret negotiator with US was president's son: cardinal
Cuban President Raul Castro's son, Alejandro, was the communist island's envoy for secret negotiations with the United States that led to the countries' historic rapprochement, a cardinal close to the talks said. Speculation had long swirled that Alejandro Castro Espin, the president's 51-year-old son, headed up the secret talks.
NBC Special Report: Trump Blames Democrats for Health Bill Defeat
North Dakota oil spill 3 times larger than first estimated
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? A December oil pipeline spill in western North Dakota might have been three times larger than first estimated and among the biggest in state history, a state environmental expert said Friday.
House GOP abruptly scraps health care vote
House Speaker Paul Ryan suddenly pulled the President Trump-backed bill to repeal and replace Obamacare in a last-minute admission he was not able to marshal the required 216 votes Friday afternoon. ?We were very close,? Trump said from the Oval Office late Friday afternoon. Trump had thrown his full endorsement to the health care bill in recent weeks and has long staked his reputation on being a master negotiator.