>> President Trump's embattled pick for Labor Secretary, withdrawing himself from consideration after losing the support from Republicans in the Senate. Andrew Puzder the CEO of restaurant group CKE and owner of Carl's Junior and Hardee's, was likely to face a bruising confirmation hearing. And up to seven GOP Senators indicated they were not certain they could back him.
Puzder faced staunch opposition from Democrats and protests from union backed groups about policies about his food chains, including allegations of stolen wages and labor law violations. The CEO had also come under fire for racy Carl's Jr. ads featuring scantily clad women scarfing down burgers. And he ran afoul of some lawmakers for hiring an undocumented worker in his home.
But perhaps strangest of all was a plot twist featuring Oprah Winfrey. The tv mogul handing over a tape of a 1990 episode of her former talk show in which Puzder's ex-wife, Lisa Firestein details being abused by her former husband. Claims she has since retracted, but a non-profits effort to unseal documents from Puzder's 1987 divorce promise to re-air his dirty laundry.