5 Things for Monday, March 20: Comey, Gorsuch, North Korea, Chuck Berry
CNN/Stylemagazine.com Newswire | 3/20/2017, 8:32 a.m.
By Doug Criss
Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door.
1. James Comey
FBI Director James Comey could put the final nail in the coffin today on President Trump's unsubstantiated claim that former President Obama bugged Trump Tower. The allegation's been shot down by everyone; now Comey is expected to offer the ultimate debunk at a House hearing today. While they've got him there, House members are sure to ask Comey about Russia's alleged meddling in the elections.
2. Supreme Court
Confirmation hearings start today for Neil Gorsuch, Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court. Under normal circumstances, Gorsuch (on paper at least), looks like a sure shot. But these aren't normal times. Democrats, still PO'd over Republicans not holding so much as a hearing for President Obama's last Supreme Court pick, will want payback. Here are 5 things to watch for.
3. North Korea
The North Koreans seem to be getting better at this testing rockets thing -- and that's bad news for everyone. North Korea tested a new rocket over the weekend, at the same time that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visited China. Coincidence? You know there's no such thing.
The rebels aren't giving up the fight in Syria. They launched a surprise attack outside of Damascus, which hasn't seen fighting for months. The attack was a big shock to the government, which has had a tight grip on the capital for most of the war.
5. March Madness
South Carolina shocked perennial power Duke 88-81 in the NCAA men's basketball tournament. And they probably benefited from a home-court advantage created by politics. The game was originally supposed to be played in Greensboro, North Carolina, closer to Duke's campus. But thanks to NC's "bathroom bill," the NCAA moved the game. Then the Gamecocks did the rest.
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