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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

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.


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Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!


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Canal jumper released on bail
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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

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.


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Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

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.


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last updated: Tue, 21 Mar 2017 05:41:29 -0400

Franken calls Gorsuch dissent in trucker case ‘absurd’

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.


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Response from Eddie, AFL not nearly enough
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Secret tape not the only talking point
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NBA Players Don't Party Like They Used To
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Four dead, at least 20 injured in UK parliament 'terrorist' attack
LONDON (Reuters) - Four people were killed and at least 20 injured in London on Wednesday after a car plowed into pedestrians and an attacker stabbed a policeman close to the British parliament in what police called a "marauding terrorist attack".

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Lawmaker suggests U.S. surveillance of foreigners picked up Trump calls
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Wednesday some of President Donald Trump's personal communications may have been caught up in "incidental" surveillance involving a foreign power in the months after the election.

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Trump fights for support ahead of U.S. healthcare vote
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders appeared on Wednesday to be losing the battle to get enough support in the House of Representatives to pass their Obamacare rollback bill, watched by wary investors in financial markets.

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Democrats grill U.S. high court nominee over Trump concerns
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch said on Wednesday presidents must obey court orders and expressed uncertainty about language in the Constitution barring U.S. government officials from taking payments from a foreign country as Democrats grilled him on issues involving President Donald Trump.

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Trump Tantrum looms on Wall Street if healthcare effort stalls
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NATO Secretary General says looking for date for NATO talks
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Tillerson pledges safe areas for refugees, more pressure on Islamic State
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Northern Ireland braces for uncertain new era after McGuinness
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Exclusive: Lead poisoning afflicts neighborhoods across California
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Apparently the Cleveland Cavaliers Are Trolling Everyone in the NBA With PB&J’s
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The Cleveland Cavaliers have a recent history of trolling, led by the master of this delicate craft, LeBron James.

The internet noticed when James wore hats and shirts that appeared to have fun with the Warriors loss after the Cavs took the 2016 NBA Finals. (He eventually explained at least one wardrobe choice was coincidental.) But later last year, there was James’ annual Halloween party where King James had tombstone cookies for the Warriors players Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. The most recent development from the team, however, might just be the most unusual yet.

Tucked neatly into ESPN‘s Baxter Holmes’ in-depth look into why the humble peanut butter and jelly sandwich is the NBA’s secret weapon of choice is a brief but pertinent anecdote about how the Cavs use even a simple PB&J as an opportunity to let rivals know exactly how they feel about them.

According to Baxter, the Cavs offer about a dozen Smucker’s prepackaged “Uncrustables” PB&Js to their opponents — the “Uncrustable” being a processed, once-frozen and sugary snack that players looking to play at their best should probably avoid.

The Cleveland players feast on “20 artisanal PB&J’s prior to tip-off, with homemade grape and raspberry jelly, as well as almond butter-and-banana and peanut butter-and-banana sandwiches,” a move that Baxter calls a form of “asymmetric nutritional warfare.”

The Cleveland Cavaliers, 2016 NBA champions and trollers extraordinaire.

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