FROM Rick Weiss
FDA Says Cloned Animals Are Safe for Consumption It will be many years before foods from cloned cattle, pigs and goats reach the shelves of American markets, but the Food and Drug Administration says the meat will be safe to eat , acknowledging that a lot of consumers won't believe it. The FDA's " final risk assessment " of food from cloned animals was released today after all 969 pages were obtained by the Washington Post. Rick Weiss wrote the report in today's paper.
FDA Close to Approving Sale of Meat, Milk from Clones Dolly the Sheep became the world's first cloned animal in 1996. Today's Washington Post reports that the FDA is poised to approve the mass-marketing of milk and meat from cloned animals for public consumption. The paper quotes Stephen Sundlof, Chief of Veterinary Medicine for the FDA as saying, "The food from cloned animals is as safe as the food we eat every day." The paper also reports the claim that "cloning will bring consumers a level of consistency and quality impossible to attain with conventional breeding."
CBO: Under GOP plan, millions will lose coverage Republicans are divided and Democrats are saying, "we told you so," when it comes to official estimates of what it will cost to repeal and replace Obamacare. The Trump White House says the Congressional Budget Office is just wrong.
Getting answers on phone taps, Russia and leaking The Directors of the FBI and the NSA testified on Capitol Hill today there's no evidence for President Trump's claim he was wire-tapped by former President Obama. We'll hear about that and the investigation into Russian tampering with last year's presidential campaign.
Cover-up or witch hunt?: The latest on the WH ties to Russia Less than two months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is struggling to get his agenda under way, making it harder himself with tweets that dominate public attention. Meanwhile, important questions are going unanswered: why have staff members and the Attorney General lied about contacts with Russian officials?
House Republicans release their Obamacare replacement As two House committees take up "repeal and replacement" of "Obamacare," there may be life left in the Affordable Care Act after all. Even Republicans are divided, and proposed changes won't make good on President Trump's promise to provide "health insurance for everybody."