Government programs

From left to right, Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, Maine Gov. Janet Mills and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak look on during a news conference launching an Outdoors Recreation Initiative Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Salt Lake City. Governors from about 25 states are gathering in Utah this week for the summer conference of the National Governors Association. The state leaders are expected to discuss infrastructure, cybersecurity and health care at the three-day conference in Salt Lake City that runs Wednesday through Friday. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 25, 2019 - 4:16 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As they gather at a conference in Utah, governors from around the U.S. are starting to think about what they will do if an appeals court upholds a lower court ruling overturning former President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More than 20 million Americans would be...
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July 25, 2019 - 12:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A prescription drug compromise that would lower costs for Medicare recipients and save billions for Medicare and Medicaid cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, but Republican resistance signaled trouble as the legislation faces floor consideration. The Finance Committee...
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Democratic presidential candidate Corey booker speaks during the National Urban League Conference, Thursday, July 25, 2019, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
July 25, 2019 - 11:30 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In nearly six months as a Democratic presidential candidate, Cory Booker has billed himself as many things: He's both an optimist leading with "radical love" and a fighter against political machines. He's both a supporter of "Medicare for All" and an advocate for more incremental...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday proposed tightening automatic eligibility requirements for the food stamp program, a change that could affect about 3.1 million people. The Agriculture Department said the rule would close "a loophole" that enables people receiving only minimal...
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July 23, 2019 - 7:27 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior senators — one Republican, one Democrat — are unveiling compromise legislation to reduce prescription drug costs for millions of Medicare recipients, while saving money for federal and state health care programs. Staffers for Iowa Republican Charles Grassley and Oregon...
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018, file photo, Amy McGrath speaks to supporters in Richmond, Ky. Democratic candidates in some key states in the 2020 race aren’t going along as some in the party’s presidential field takes a liberal turn. Among the latest discordant voice is Amy McGrath of Kentucky, a Marine running against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston, File)
July 21, 2019 - 9:30 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — MJ Hegar, the leading U.S. Senate challenger in Texas, rides a Harley-Davidson in viral videos and has called herself "an ass-kicking, motorcycle-riding Texas Democrat." She is not a Democrat who promotes "Medicare for All." She mentions that during a narrow loss for a House...
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Ohio State head coach Ryan Day, left, talks to reporters during the Big Ten Conference NCAA college football media days Thursday, July 18, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
July 19, 2019 - 12:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The two most important spots on a football team are the coach and the quarterback. Ohio State has questions at both. The Buckeyes aren't the only powerhouse program with uncertainty in the Big Ten's East Division. Michigan and Michigan State each have a new offensive coordinator, and...
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Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks about his "Medicare for All" proposal Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at George Washington University in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
July 19, 2019 - 10:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates trying to appeal to progressive voters with a call for "Medicare for All" are wrestling with the thorny question of how to pay for such a dramatic overhaul of the U.S. health care system. Bernie Sanders, the chief proponent of Medicare for All,...
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July 19, 2019 - 10:00 am
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A U.S. appeals court panel has sided with the Trump administration, ruling that state and federal programs already in place ensure that mining companies take financial responsibility for future pollution cleanups. The ruling Friday came after the administration was sued by...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks at a campaign stop, Saturday, July 13, 2019, in Londonderry, N.H. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
July 15, 2019 - 3:18 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's defense of "Obamacare" (all times local): 6:15 a.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden will spend much of the coming week talking about his approach to health care. On Monday, Biden is unveiling a plan that would add a "public option" to the 2010 health care...
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