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Health Law Repeal Leaves Nevada Republican Torn Between Lawmakers

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:10:53 GMT

Senator Dean Heller announcing last week that he opposed the Republican health care bill in its current form.Senator Dean Heller could be a swing vote on his party’s health care bill. His majority leader wants his help. His governor wants him to bring it down.

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Trump’s Washington News of the Week: Health Care Bill, Karen Handel and James Comey

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 11:00:01 GMT

Worried that you missed an important political story this week? You’re not alone. Catch up on a busy week of news.

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Republican Senator Vital to Health Bill’s Passage Won’t Support It

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:43:24 GMT

Senator Dean Heller of Nevada became the latest Republican to say he cannot support a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in its current form.

Senate Health Care Bill: How the Right and Left Reacted

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:26 GMT

The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, is the chief author of the Senate’s health care bill.Writers across the ideological spectrum and around the internet seem to agree on one thing: They don’t like the Senate’s health care legislation.

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Melania Trump Hires White House Chief Usher From the Family Business

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:05:49 GMT

Melania Trump has picked the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington to be the chief White House usher.The first lady chose Timothy Harleth, the director of rooms at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, tapping the close network of family employees.

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Senate Health Plan Falls Short of Promise for Cheaper Care, Experts Say

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 01:02:50 GMT

Health Secretary Tom Price meeting with people from Missouri and elsewhere in the White House on Wednesday to discuss their objections to the Affordable Care Act.Republicans say a new health law would make it easier and more affordable to get care. But the opposite may be true.

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State Dept. Moves to Shut Office Planning Afghanistan Strategy

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:49:42 GMT

The office of the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, created in early 2009, will be folded back into a State Department bureau.

Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:09:54 GMT

Michael Verardo, who lost his leg in Afghanistan, with his wife, Sarah, and Secretary David Shulkin on Friday at the White House.The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.

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OSHA to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Mineral at Construction Sites

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:04:31 GMT

The Hudson Yards construction site in New York. Under new rules from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, shipyards and construction sites would be exempt from some air quality measures concerning beryllium, a potentially deadly mineral.The workplace safety agency says it will ease Obama-era limits imposed on the use of coal slag, which contains beryllium, a potentially deadly mineral.

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A.T.F. Memo Indicates Agents’ Off-the-Books Account Was Against the Rules

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:36:34 GMT

Officers from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigating a shooting at a Chicago elementary school this month.Agents in Bristol, Va., moved tens of millions of dollars through the account, records show, financed through a web of shadowy cigarette deals.

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How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:20:53 GMT

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

When Shots Ring Out From One Ball Field, a Times Reporter Practicing on Another Races to Cover Them

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:55:11 GMT

Baseball equipment left at the Eugene Simpson Stadium ball field on June 14 in Alexandria, Va., after Representative Steve Scalise, the House majority whip, and others were shot.I’m on a media team that plays softball against a team of Congresswomen ... I pull out my phone to snap a photo of my teammates when an email from an editor stops me.

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G.O.P. Senator Rejects Health Bill: ‘It’s Not the Answer’

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:12:08 GMT

Senator Dean Heller, Republican of Nevada, announced on Friday that he would not support the current version of the Senate health care bill.

Values Revealed: The Health Debate Shows What Both Parties Care About Most

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:00:00 GMT

In March 2009, President Obama and others listened to Mitch McConnell, then the Senate minority leader, at a White House forum on health care.What role should government have in health care, and who should pay for it? A political fight lays bare a philosophical one.

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