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It's now or never for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and other GOP leaders who want to replace Obamacare, Jonathan Allen writes. [Read More]
From a report: The U.S. Supreme Court partially revived President Donald Trump's travel ban and said the justices will hear arguments in the fall. The justices said the ban can apply for now only to people who don't have a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the Un... [Read More]
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Medicaid covers health care expenses of 74 million low-income Americans, including nursing home care for those who can't afford it. Medicare, a program that covers medical expenses for Americans over 65 does not cover nursing homes. The New York Times reports that 42% of Medicaid spending goes to nursing home care. Cutting spending in the program would hit the elderly, or put pressure on nursing home operators to cut back. Republicans in Congress are eager to make cuts to government spending on health insurance plans for low-income people. On June 22, Senate Republicans released their version of... [Read More]
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Received this e-mail over the weekend from U.S. Senator Chris Murphy's (D. CT) re-election campaign: For weeks, Republicans in the Senate negotiated their "health care" bill in private. There were no hearings. No debates on the floor. And only a... [Read More]
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Received this e-mail over the weekend from U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin's (D. WI) re-election campaign: This is it. Senate Republicans have released their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They want to force it to a vote as quickly... [Read More]
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Let me take you back in time — to a moment when people could formulate and actually express opinions, instincts and perceptions representing a kind of truly independent thought. A time when groupthink was a phrase from a postwar dystopian novel, not a... [Read More]
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Last week, I wrote that Democrats are simply terrible at telling stories that highlight a policy position while weaving it into a greater tale of Democratic beliefs. That particular post was focused of Democrats complaining that the GOP was using... [Read More]
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One more big fissure has been opened up in the wall of separation between church and state. As Justice Sotomayor (for herself and Justice Ginsburg) wrote in dissent today: This case is about nothing less than the relationship between religious... [Read More]
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The Latest on the Republican legislation overhauling the Obama health care law (all times local): 11:19 a.m. A conservative Republican senator who doesn't back the GOP health care bill is using unusually sharp tones to criticize party leaders. Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson is accusing top Republicans of trying to jam the legislation through... [Read More]
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The former First Lady praised Chance for his involvement in Chicago's public school system. [Read More]
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Pajiba: Sweetened by Mock, Lightened by Droll... [Read More]
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Pajiba: Sweetened by Mock, Lightened by Droll... [Read More]
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The nation's highest court ruled today that a Lutheran preschool in Missouri has a religious freedom right to receive public funds. The case, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, has significant implications for the separation of church and state: As Stephanie Russell-Kraft previously reported for the New Republic, a positive ruling for the church could lead to further attacks on state co... [Read More]
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Whether you believe history really does repeat itself, or that it merely rhymes, there is something awfully familiar about the direction the debate over the Republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. [Read More]
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In an interview with 'Fox and Friends' that aired Monday, President Donald Trump's daughter said she tries to 'leave the politics to other people'... [Read More]
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Senate Republicans skeptical about a GOP health overhaul bill are expressing some doubt about holding a vote this week as they await a key analysis from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office. [Read More]
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SCOTUS agreed Monday to review the ban, which would partially reverse lower court rulings. [Read More]
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri will be allowed to get state funding to update a playground for safety reasons. The state of Missouri denied the funding claiming that religious institutions can't be funded by the state. According to CNN... [Read More]
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The Latest on the trial of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio (all times local): 8:15 a.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's request to let a jury instead of a judge decide whether he is guilty of a criminal charge for disobeying a court order to stop his immigration patrols. [Read More]
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A U.S. government lawyer has urged a jury to conclude a charity must give up majority ownership of a Manhattan skyscraper, saying it is secretly controlled by Iran. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Lockard told New York federal court jurors Monday in closing arguments that testimony proves the Alavi Foundation violated sanctions imposed... [Read More]
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