Sam's Top 5 Things to Know for Monday

1. The president is attacking conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace Obamacare.

This weekend, President Trump attacked conservative lawmakers for the failure of the Republican bill to replace former President Obama's health care law, as aides signaled a greater willingness to work with moderate Democrats on upcoming legislative battles from the budget and tax cuts to health care.

But Americans who benefit from "Obamacare" — and were relieved when a GOP push to repeal it failed — are facing new concerns with Trump vowing to let the law "explode."

In an interview on Friday, Trump made his inclinations clear: “The best thing politically is to let Obamacare explode.”

1. Trump is planning to reverse course on climate change laws

In the coming days, President Trump days will sign a new executive order that unravels his predecessor's sweeping plan to curb global warming.

EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive order to be signed tomorrow will undo the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan, an environmental regulation that restricts greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants. The 2015 rule has been on hold since last year while a federal appeals court considers a challenge by coal-friendly Republican-led states and more than 100 companies.

Pruitt said Trump's intention is to bring back coal-mining jobs and reduce the cost of electricity.

3. Joe Biden says that he “regrets not running for president”

Former Vice President Joe Biden voiced regret late Friday night about his decision not to run for president, predicting if he had secured the Democratic nomination he could have won against Donald Trump.

He said, “I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. I don't know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won."

He also said, "I had a lot of data and I was fairly confident that if I were the Democratic Party's nominee, I had a better than even chance of being president.”

Biden explained that he didn't regret the time he was able to spend with his son Beau Biden, who later died after battling cancer. But he did say that he does regret “not being president,” because he says he was the “best qualified.”

4. Bigfoot is being blamed in an Idaho car crash

A northern Idaho woman told police she crashed into a deer because she was distracted by a sasquatch in her rearview mirror.

The woman told the County Sheriff’s officials that she saw a sasquatch chasing a deer on the side of the road while driving. She says she checked one of her mirrors to get a second look at the beast and when she looked up, the deer ran in front of her.

Sheriff’s officials marked the incident as a vehicle versus deer collision but did not report any evidence of Bigfoot.

5. United stopped two girls in leggings from boarding a flight to MSP

A gate agent barred two girls in their early teens from boarding a United Airlines flight Sunday morning from Denver to the Twin Cities because the leggings they were wearing were deemed improper. United said teens didn't meet dress code for those traveling on relatives-of-employees standby passes.

A traveler who witnessed the incident at Denver International Airport said that the female agent at the gate explained to the young travelers that they "can't get on the plane wearing Spandex. [The agent] said she doesn't make the rules, she only follows them."

United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said the two who were turned away were standby "pass riders," meaning they were traveling as relatives of an employee, and their "attire did not meet our [more strict] pass travel requirements. … They are representing United Airlines."

The two teenagers took a later flight after agreeing to change their clothing, the spokesman said.

But in general, for travelers who are not relatives of employees, Guerin said, "If you are a customer and want to wear your yoga pants, welcome aboard."

Watts took to Twitter as the conflict unfolded and questioned what gave United the right to scrutinize the girls' attire.

"This behavior is sexist and sexualizes young girls," she wrote. "Not to mention that the families were mortified and inconvenienced."

United replied on Twitter, saying, "We do have the right to refuse transport for passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed." The provision cited by the airline, which is part of the standard airline/passenger contract, does not define "properly clothed."

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