DC Daily: Obama slams school lunch changes; Senators call for Rosenstein ouster
Mark Saunders, Scripps
7:30 AM, May 13, 2017
5:23 AM, May 15, 2017
Here's what the political landscape looks like today:
Michelle Obama slams White House on school lunch changes
-- Speaking at the Partnership For A Healthier America conference, former First Lady Michelle Obama slammed new policies directed at school lunches around the country.
"Think about why someone is OK with your kids eating crap," Obama said. "Why would you sit idly and be OK with that? Because here's the secret: If somebody is doing that, they don't care about your kid."
The Trump administration relaxed some of the new nutritional rules for school lunch programs this week. Schools won't be required to cut as much sodium in the next few years as had been expected, and schools that have trouble offering all-grain products can get exemptions.
Senators call on Deputy AG's resignation if special prosecutor is rejected
-- Democratic Sens. Dick Durbin and Dianne Feinstein want Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign if no special prosecutor is named to replace ousted FBI Director James Comey in the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 US election.
"...President (Donald) Trump admitted to firing FBI Director James Comey because of his investigation of the Trump campaign's Russian connections," Durbin, who is Senate Minority Whip, said in a statement. "That is dangerously close to obstruction of justice."
Feinstein echoed the Illinois Senator's statement.
"I also support Senator Durbin's call for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign if he is unwilling to appoint a special counsel," Feinstein said. "These investigations are far too important to risk disruption, delay or interference."
Comey not worried about any tapes
-- A source close to the matter told CNN the ousted former head of the FBI James Comey is "not worried about any tapes" of conversations between him and President Donald Trump.
Friday, the President wrote on Twitter that Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press."
The source told CNN "if there is a tape, there's nothing [Comey] is worried about."
Trump wishes country's graduates good luck
-- President Trump wishes graduates across the country well wishes in his weekly address Friday.
Confidence in the American economy has reached levels not seen in many, many years," President Trump said. "Our economic progress is especially good news for the millions of young Americans, who at this time of the year, are putting on a cap and gown..."
The President cited the creation of 211,00 news jobs and the unemployment rate falling to its lowest level in nearly 10 years last month.