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Inside Politics: Testimony shows Tennessee pro-life lawmaker OK’d abortions
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rep. Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee Republican, testified during divorce proceedings that he and his former wife made mutual decisions for her to have two abortions.
The 2001 court transcripts were released Thursday by the state Democratic Party, which tried to air the documents before the Nov. 6 election. A DesJarlais spokesman didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.
Mr. DesJarlais easily won a second term despite revelations that he once urged a patient with whom he was having an affair to get an abortion. Mr. DesJarlais, whose campaign platform opposed abortion, acknowledged the conversation but said he was only trying to get her to acknowledge that she wasn’t pregnant.
The transcripts show the woman testified under oath that she had been pregnant. She declined to elaborate on the outcome of the pregnancy.
Obama hosts Olympic gymnasts at Oval Office
The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Obama on Thursday while on tour in Washington.
The group met with the president in the Oval Office before huddling together in the chill outside to watch his helicopter lift off. The president was headed off to tour storm-damaged New York.
The gymnasts missed a White House appearance with the rest of the U.S. Olympic team earlier this year because of their national tour schedule.
The Fierce Five — Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross, Aly Raisman and Jordyn Wieber — claimed the gold at this summer’s London Games. They signed leotards to give to Sasha and Malia Obama on their visit.
Chairwoman awaits Clinton testimony on Benghazi
Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Florida Republican who heads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said Mrs. Clinton will testify after the State Department’s internal review of the attack is complete. Ms. Ros-Lehtinen said she expects the report’s completion in December.
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