Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch will face tough questioning from Democrats today, a day after the Senate Judiciary Committee laid out the case for and against his confirmation. Gorsuch is 49 and serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Denver and is viewed as a close replica of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, will likely have to explain his legal philosophy.
President Trump is expected to meet with Capitol Hill Republicans today in an attempt to shore up support among conservatives for their modified bill to replace the Affordable Care Act before this week’s House vote. Yesterday, Republicans released a modified health care bill that allows states to require able-bodied Medicaid recipients without dependents to work, as well as expanding subsidies for older people who buy coverage on the individual market. Those changes were particularly made to draw GOP support after conservative members expressed their disappointment that the original bill didn’t go far enough to undo Obamacare.
FBI director James Comey confirmed that they are investigating possible connections between President Trump’s associates and associates of the Russian government. He did not say whether the president himself was part of the investigation.
Laptops, other electronics banned as carry-ons on some flights to U.S.
Passengers flying from 10 airports in eight Middle Eastern and African countries will be barred from bringing laptops and other large electronic devices as carry-ons as early as today. Royal Jordanian Airlines warned passengers with an announcement — that electronic devices such as laptops, cameras and DVD players would be “strictly prohibited” in the cabin on its flights to the U.S. The restriction appears to comes after officials warned new strategies were being developed to hide explosives on flights.
The Austin Police Department says they have 400 carbon monoxide detectors that will be placed in every Ford Explorer in its police fleet by the end of the week. There have been numerous reports that certain Ford Explorer models have an issue with fumes leaking into the cabin. The fumes leaking into the cabin is an issue Ford Motor Company has been aware of for several years – even issuing a recommended fix in 2014 and another last summer. It’s worth getting checked out if you have a Ford Explorer model year 2011 to 2015.