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Politics Barack Obama

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday. One scenario to phase out enhanced federal funding would convert the current system, in which states share the cost of Medicaid enrollees with the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces and officers within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

  • Still to be worked out are details including the future of Medicaid, the government health insurance program for the poor that was expanded in more than 30 states under Obamacare, and how a new healthcare law would be funded. One emerging scenario among Republicans is that the millions of people who received health coverage through the expansion of Medicaid...

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  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Puerto Rico's governor met on Friday with the U.S. treasury and health secretaries to seek support in pulling the island out of a deep economic crisis. Mnuchin also spoke by phone with the chair of a federal control board created by U.S. Congress last year to oversee Puerto Rico's finances. Rossello also met with U.S. Health and Human Services...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces within federal agencies in what may be the most far reaching effort to pare back U.S. red tape in recent decades. Trump signed the directive in the Oval Office with chief executives of major U.S. corporations standing behind him including Dow...

  • Feb 24- Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Friday he was "committed to establishing a working relationship" and fostering "open dialogue" with U.S. Rossello has signed more than 20 bills and executive orders aimed at cutting spending and fostering economic growth, but Puerto Rico faces a long haul out of an economic crisis characterized by a 45 percent...

  • Feb 24- Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Friday he was "committed to establishing a working relationship" and fostering "open dialog" with U.S. Rossello has signed more than 20 bills and executive orders aimed at cutting spending and fostering economic growth, but Puerto Rico faces a long haul out of an economic crisis characterized by a 45 percent...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A majority of Americans say it is important to keep federal funding for an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor under Obamacare, even as Republicans work on repealing and replacing former President Barack Obama's healthcare law, according to a poll released on Friday. The 2010 Affordable Care Act expanded Medicaid in more than 30...

  • Chairman and president of the Trump Organization Donald Trump addresses the 42nd annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) February 27, 2015 in National Harbor, Maryland.

    President Donald Trump threw more criticism on what he called purveyors of "fake news" on Friday during CPAC.

  • President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order on Friday to place "regulatory reform" task forces within federal agencies as part of his push to slash regulations, a White House official said. The White House order requires agencies to "measure and report progress in achieving the presidents directives. Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon told a...

  • CARSON CITY, Nev.— Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the United States Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal laws prohibiting...

  • Russian nesting dolls, bearing the faces of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

    Russian politicians said Trump's declared aim of putting the U.S. nuclear arsenal "at the top of the pack" risked triggering a Cold War-style arms race.