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Does GOP’s stumble open a new path to universal health care?

Does GOP’s stumble open a new path to universal health care?

By Andrew Breiner | CQ-Roll Call
April 6, 2017
Filed under National

The failure of the recent Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Obama administration's 2010 health care law might have opened a path to the only thing the right fears more: universal health care. Rep. John Conyers Jr. has introduced a "Medicare for All" bill in every Congress since 2003. But...

Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

Trump must decide whether to try to arrest WikiLeaks’ Assange

By Tim Johnson | McClatchy Washington Bureau
March 11, 2017
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — For a few years, Julian Assange seemed to have faded from relevance. He took refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in 2012, fleeing a Swedish investigation into alleged sexual assault. At the embassy, he's been deprived of sunlight and occasionally his internet access has been cut. But...

Trump’s travel ban contains tool that could change how US conducts foreign policy

Trump’s travel ban contains tool that could change how US conducts foreign policy

By Brian Bennett | Tribune Washington Bureau
March 7, 2017
Filed under National

  WASHINGTON — A little-noticed provision in President Donald Trump's revised restrictions on entry into the country could remake how the U.S. conducts foreign policy, creating leverage for a president who promised to bring his hard-nosed deal-making mind-set to American diplomacy. In his...

Trump White House sends mixed signals on House health bill

Trump White House sends mixed signals on House health bill

By John T. Bennett | CQ-Roll Call
March 7, 2017
Filed under National

WASHINGTON — With a single word — "our" — in a single tweet, President Donald Trump appeared to embrace a House GOP-crafted bill that would replace the 2010 health care law. But it also was the latest example of the administration's mixed signals about the House measure. Trump, as he often does,...

Advocates fear women would lose care if ACA is repealed

Advocates fear women would lose care if ACA is repealed

By Michelle Merlin | The Morning Call
March 6, 2017
Filed under National

When Elizabeth Barry of Bethlehem was pregnant with her son Nolan, she didn't have to make co-pays for her obstetrician visits. After Mariah Gring of Salisbury Township gave birth to her daughter Penelope last year, she received a free breast pump, a device that can cost hundreds of dollars but makes...

In red and blue America, they watched same speech but heard different things

In red and blue America, they watched same speech but heard different things

By Mark Z. Barabak and David Montero | Los Angeles Times
March 1, 2017
Filed under National

    MERIDIAN, Idaho — Early in his speech to Congress, when President Donald Trump likened his election to a political earthquake, it practically lifted Kristen Rossow off her couch. Sitting in the family room of her split-level home in this tidy Boise suburb, watching with her husband...

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