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  • Raise for Medicaid primary care doctors to disappear

    WASHINGTON A temporary bump in Medicaid fees paid to primary care doctors, an Affordable Care Act provision intended to get more physicians to accept Medicaid patients, will expire at the end of this month. Congress did not extend the higher rates, so...
  • Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage

    Medical marijuana applicants come with baggage
    As Illinois prepares to authorize its first medical marijuana businesses, applicants seeking the potentially lucrative licenses include people with political connections and blemished backgrounds. A lobbyist for one applicant is the former chief of...
  • Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis

    Pork aside, budget deal averts crisis
    The good news is Congress didn't end its session by committing any obvious harm. No government shutdown, no dramatic changes to health care reform and no sudden roadblocks to President Obama's go-it-alone effort to improve immigration. Plus, some...
  • Carl P. Leubsdorf: Enjoy this whiff of bipartisanship. It won't last long.

    The closing days of the dismal 113th Congress provided an unexpected but dismayingly brief hint of a brighter bipartisan future and its potential pitfalls. Unfortunately, it barely lasted the weekend, judging from this week's partisan votes on long-...
  • Obama shows courage with Cuba policy shift

    It is about time a president had the foresight and political courage to take the steps President Obama took and formally extend diplomatic recognition to Cuba. The time is right for a full political and economic relationship with that nation, and I hope...
  • Obama to set up panel to boost trust between police and communities

    President Barack Obama on Thursday will set up a task force to draw up recommendations to strengthen trust between law enforcement and local communities, following protests over several instances of police killings of unarmed people this year. "There...
  • Obama signs U.S. sanctions law on Venezuela officials

    President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation to impose sanctions on Venezuelan government officials accused of violating protesters' rights during demonstrations earlier this year. Congress had approved the measure last week and sent it to him...
  • In a kingdom of books, nation's librarian champions digital age

    WASHINGTON The setting was certainly regal: the ornamental hall of the Library of Congress' Beaux Arts-style Thomas Jefferson Building. So were the trappings: a band of trumpeters at each interior arch, with red herald banners hanging from their...
  • Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana

    Nebraska, Oklahoma sue Colorado over legal marijuana
    A pair of states on Thursday filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to strike down Colorado's laws that legalize recreational marijuana.  Citing federal antidrug laws, particularly interstate drug trafficking, Nebraska and Oklahoma...
  • Report on White House security: Need higher fence, new leadership

    WASHINGTON A panel charged with reviewing the Secret Service following a series of security breaches is recommending significant changes to the fence that surrounds the White House to make it more difficult to climb, including raising it by about 5 feet,...
  • U.S. Republicans look for ways to block normal ties with Cuba

    Republicans in Congress searched on Thursday for a strategy to sink or at least slow President Barack Obama's plan to normalize U.S. relations with Cuba, drawing a shrug from the White House. They floated ideas to fight the Democrat Obama's moves to...