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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 12:48 pm
In an ironic twist, the Trump administration's embrace of work requirements for low-income people on Medicaid is prompting lawmakers in some conservative states to resurrect plans to expand health care for the poor. Trump's move has been widely criticized as threatening the Affordable Care Act's...
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Dreamstime
January 23, 2018 - 11:50 am
Republican leaders in the Kansas House say they're taking steps to make sure the public has more information about who is behind the legislation that members consider. House Speaker Ron Ryckman Jr. of Olathe told reporters Monday that he's directed committees to ensure that the written records of...
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John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
January 22, 2018 - 7:32 pm
The U.S. Senate is moving toward a vote on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's nomination for an ambassador's post. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed a motion Monday to cut off debate on President Donald Trump's nomination of the conservative Republican governor to serve as U.S. ambassador-at-...
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Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports
January 22, 2018 - 7:25 pm
Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he's becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government...
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