Trump's health plan pitch, and the battle over Russia intel

President Trump talks with Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., during a “Friends of Ireland” luncheon on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2017, in Washington.

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Sales pitch

President Trump will address House Republicans today ahead of their vote on the American Health Care Act. President Obama gave a similar speech seven years ago to House Democrats, encouraging them to vote for the Affordable Care Act. What does Mr. Trump’s version of the speech look like? Is there a core Republican idea at the heart of support for this bill, and can Mr. Trump articulate it?

Trump vs. the intel

President Trump ignored yet another question about his baseless wiretap claim at a White House photo op yesterday, but he couldn’t keep quiet on Twitter even before the House Intelligence Committee hearing into Russian election meddling began. The president’s social media missives were even brought up for scrutiny by top intel chiefs in near-real time.

Long day ahead

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is in for a long day of testimony at his confirmation hearings. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley indicated it would be a 10-hour day -- and that’s without breaks. Grassley plans to let each of the 20 senators on the committee question Gorsuch for a half-hour each. Here’s what to watch out for.

Nazi past, or “lies”?

Andriy Karkoc is a passionate defender of his 98-year-old father Michael Karkoc. “My father was, is, and remains an innocent man,” Andriy says. In 2013, however, Michael Karkoc was identified as the commander of a Nazi SS-led Ukrainian unit who ordered the massacre of 44 Polish civilians during World War II. Now, Poland wants him extradited from Minnesota to face justice.

Booted

An emerging repossession device is reshaping the auto industry. Starter interrupter devices make a car impossible to start when the owner misses a payment. But federal regulators are asking questions about how at least one auto finance company uses the technology. Are they hurting people who can least afford it?

Sweet spots

In big U.S. coastal cities like New York and San Francisco, soaring housing costs can make even households with six-figure incomes feel like they’re losing their grip on the middle class. So where’s a body to live? We look at other areas that offer a good balance of high-paying jobs and affordable homes.

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  • Tucker Reals

    Tucker Reals is the CBSNews.com foreign editor, based at the CBS News London bureau.