FROM David Kesmodel
Chino Meat-Plant Owner Testifies in Washington Testifying before Congress today, the head of the Westland/Hallmark slaughterhouse in Chino admitted that his "system broke down." Westland/Hallmark was closed after the biggest meat recall in history. In written testimony, company head Steve Mandell told a committee that, contrary to an infamous video secretly taped by the Humane Society, no sick cows were allowed to be slaughtered. Then he was shown a second video. David Kesmodel reports for the Wall Street Journal on the food and beverage industries.
Ex-FBI Director Comey tells his side of the story Today, former FBI Director James Comey came close to calling the President who fired him a liar. The White House denied the claim and called it insulting, but Republican Senators did not challenge Comey’s truthfulness. Many questions remain: did the President try to obstruct a federal investigation? Later, we’ll go behind the “velvet rope” for a look at 5-Star health care for the richest Americans.
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?