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 …

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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Tillerson to Skip NATO Meeting: Reuters

Congressman Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about breaking news from Reuters that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will not attend an upcoming NATO meeting, but will visit Moscow.

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Tillerson to Skip NATO Meeting: Reuters