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Sen. Collins is taking a big leap of faith with the tax bill. Critics say she’s getting played. 16.12.2017 Washington Post
In exchange for her support for the bill, Republican Susan Collins of Maine extracted commitments from the Trump administration and Senate leaders to back legislation pumping money into the health-care system. She will have to vote on the tax bill without knowing for certain that the commitments will be honored.
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The Health 202: Industry is tackling opioid abuse as Washington drags its feet 15.12.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Industry is tackling opioid abuse as Washington drags its feet
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Republicans Say They Have a Final Tax Bill, But Senate Democrats Want A Delay 14.12.2017 Outside the Beltway
House and Senate Republicans say they have reached agreement on a final tax bill, and Democrats are engaging in an effort to delay a vote in the Senate until Doug Jones can be seated.
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Democrats call for halt to GOP tax bill until Jones is seated in the Senate 13.12.2017 Washington Post
Senior Republican aides said that they did not expect the election of Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama to slow down the tax push.
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The Health 202: Doug Jones victory nearly closes the GOP doorway to Obamacare repeal 13.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Jones has said that repealing Obama isn't workable.
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Jimmy Kimmel holds his baby son, post-heart surgery, in emotional health-care monologue 12.12.2017 Washington Post
The late-night television host scolded Congress for letting funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program expire, leaving millions of children in danger of losing health insurance.
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Maine's Susan Collins Has Betrayed Seniors, Small Businesses and Rural Constituents by Voting for the GOP Tax Bill 6.12.2017 Truthout.com
If Sen. Susan Collins had set out to do maximum harm to her constituents, she couldn't have done better than the GOP tax bill, which especially targets seniors, small businesses and rural areas, says Mike Tipping, communications director for the Maine People's Alliance. Activists in Maine are pulling out all stops in holding the senator accountable before a final vote. Sen. Susan Collins speaks at Fortune's Most Powerful Women summit in Washington, DC, on October 16, 2013. (Photo: Fortune Live Media ) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now nearly a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators, not only about how ...
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The Health 202: Here's why it's been easier for Republicans to pass a tax bill than a health-care one 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The Health 202: Here's why it's been easier for Republicans to pass a tax bill than a health-care one
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Q&A: Tax bill impacts on health law coverage and Medicare 5.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tax overhaul Republicans are pushing toward final votes in Congress could undermine the Affordable Care Act's health insurance markets and add to the financial squeeze on Medicare over time....
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The Health 202: Will CHIP crumble? States are getting really nervous. 4.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It's a situation prompting deep frustration from state authorities.
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GOP tax bill is latest example of Senate leader Mitch McConnell breaking the norms he often espouses 3.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

The Republican tax bill is poised to become President Trump's most significant first-year accomplishment, but the Senate success rests largely with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the quiet Washington insider who accomplished the legislative feat only by shattering the very norms he long championed...

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They have a win, but Republicans may stumble into another chaotic round of negotiations 3.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
All that talk of knowing how to govern could get swept aside by a partial shutdown of the government during the holiday season, fueled by an immigration debate.
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As Western governors gather, wildfires and disasters are a big part of the agenda 2.12.2017 LA Times: Nation

The growing threat of wildfires. Preservation of public lands. Oil and gas drilling. Water conservation.

As governors from Western states gather Friday in Phoenix for a two-day summit, each of these issues will be explored during a conference that brings together some of the nation’s reddest states...

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Two senators' inexplicable flip-flop on health care 1.12.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Two senators' inexplicable flip-flop on health care
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As the Senate nears a vote, it's worth remembering how far from the norm this tax-reform push has been 1.12.2017 Washington Post
As the Senate nears a vote, it's worth remembering how far from the norm this tax-reform push has been
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The Health 202: Obamacare's centerpiece is hanging by a thread 1.12.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Congress's tax package has some real implications for health care.
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Et tu, Sen. McCain? 1.12.2017 Washington Post
Et tu, Sen. McCain?
These eight senators will decide tax reform. Here's what they are concerned about 30.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
These are the GOP senators to watch in the upcoming vote on tax reform.
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The Health 202: Here's how Democrats plan to quiz Trump's new HHS pick 29.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
They're worried Alex Azar will mark a straight line from Tom Price.
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How to Defeat the GOP Tax Bill: Applying Lessons From the Trumpcare Fight 28.11.2017 Truthout.com
With the GOP tax bill, the billionaire class has effectively declared war on everyone but the superrich, making it easy for different people to come together to fight back, says Michael Kink, executive director of Strong Economy for All Coalition. The fact that the tax fight includes a health care fight makes that leap that much easier; and there are lessons we can use from the fight against Trumpcare. Protesters walk together to the office of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to urge him and others in the US Senate to vote against the $1.5 trillion tax cut on November 27, 2017, in Doral, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle / Getty Images) Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build ...
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