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.
White House won?t say whether Trump will present proof of wiretapping
At his daily briefing on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer declined to say when or whether President Trump will present evidence for the claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama. In an interview with Fox News? Tucker Carlson on March 15, Trump promised ?some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks? when he was asked about the claim.
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Twisting arms for Obamacare repeal, Trump warns Republicans the voters are watching
With a crucial vote on the GOP?s Obamacare replacement looming, President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned that Republican legislators who don?t support the bill would face electoral consequences. ?I honestly think many of you will lose your seats in 2018 if you don?t get this done,? said Trump after a Tuesday meeting with Republican legislators, according to multiple sources in the room.
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Face recognition flushes out China's toilet paper crooks
A years-long crime spree by Chinese toilet paper thieves may have reached the end of its roll after park officials in southern Beijing installed facial recognition technology to flush out bathroom bandits. Park managers at the Temple of Heaven, an expanse of imperial landmarks in the capital, spent three years testing ways to foil the toilet looters, including fingerprinting and laser sensors, before they settled on the new technology, which was introduced over the weekend. Elderly square dancers taking their bathroom breaks on Tuesday were greeted by a robotic voice: "Welcome! Please stand in the recognition zone".
Mexico warns firms not in their interest to build border wall
By Anthony Esposito MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Tuesday warned Mexican companies that it would not be in their best "interests" to participate in the construction of U.S. President Donald Trump's border wall, though there will be no legal restrictions or sanctions to stop them if they tried. While some Mexican companies stand to potentially benefit from the controversial infrastructure project, residents south of the border view the wall and Trump's repeated calls to have Mexico pay for it as offensive.
Over-excited little girl steals the Pope's hat off his head
Little kids have 10 times the energy most adults have. Put them in contact with a famous person, and anything can happen. MountainButorac, a Catholic blogger, recently took his goddaughter to see Pope Francis II in Rome. And the lucky little one didn't just get to see him, she got close enough to receive a kiss from the head of the Catholic Church. But she wanted so much more than that. Overwhelmed by energy, she reached out, desperate to discharge it somewhere, and pulled the Pope's hat off his head. SEE ALSO: Little kid aims his pro stink eye at a chip thief The Pope's hat is technically called a zucchetto. And he actually seemed to enjoy the moment, or at least have enough social skills to feign enthusiasm. Watch the full interaction and rejoice! The internet has risen! We're sure Pope Francis forgave her for the transgression. WATCH: Robotic glove lets people with limited hand mobility perform daily tasks
Gorsuch calls same-sex marriage decision ?settled law?
Judge Neil Gorsuch referred to the Supreme Court?s recent same-sex marriage decision as ?settled law,? using a stronger phrase than he has for other legal precedents. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., asked Gorsuch to explain how his views on marriage equality have changed since 2004, when the George W. Bush administration was pushing for ballot initiatives that banned the practice in states. Gorsuch replied that sharing his ?personal views? would send a misleading signal to the American people that he might be inclined to rule one way or another on future cases that come up on the subject.