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  • Next Obamacare battle? The 2016 election

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court's decision to uphold subsidies for people to purchase health insurance forestalls the need for Republicans in Congress to take action on the law, pushing the issue as a substantive matter into the 2016 election cycle. The...
  • Gov. Scott drops Medicaid lawsuit with federal government

    Gov. Scott drops Medicaid lawsuit with federal government
    TALLAHASSEE – Gov. Rick Scott is withdrawing his lawsuit alleging the Obama administration was “coercing” him to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act by ending a separate voluntary Medicaid program. The Low Income Pool...
  • Senate showing its age lately

    WASHINGTON The Senate seems as dinged up as ever this summer. Is it coincidence, or are senators just getting older? It's both. So there's no reason to become alarmed that some wave of infirmity is taking over the place, just because three of its 100...
  • Illinois legislators want to expand Lincoln heritage area

    Members of Illinois' congressional delegation want an expansion of the Abraham Lincoln National Heritage Area that would include all the sites of his famed debates with Stephen Douglas. The office of U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says he, Sen. Dick Durbin and five...
  • Yielding time in the Senate on the presidential trail

    WASHINGTON The senator hurries into the recording studio on the fourth floor of the Hart Senate Office Building, now 30 minutes behind after getting held up at votes. He sits down in front of the camera, glances at the monitor and swiftly combs his...
  • The Latest: Legislative Panel finalizes Ohio's $71B budget

    2:31 a.m. A negotiating panel of Ohio lawmakers has approved an agreement that seeks to settle key sticking points in the state's roughly $71 billion, two-year operating budget. The Republican-dominated panel voted 4-2 along party lines early Thursday...
  • Panel looks to finalize negotiations on Ohio's $71B budget

    A sweeping state budget proposal that cuts the state's income tax and continues Republican Gov. John Kasich's expansion of the Medicaid health program cleared one of its remaining hurdles early Thursday morning after a negotiating panel of state lawmakers...
  • Republican-led Congress hands Obama major win on trade

    In a triumph of divided government, the Republican-controlled Congress passed major trade legislation Wednesday that was long-sought by President Barack Obama but vehemently opposed by most lawmakers in his party. The measure to strengthen Obama's hand...
  • Congressman to announce bid for Rubio's Senate seat

    WASHINGTON Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., will run for the Sunshine State's open Senate seat, according to a source with knowledge of Miller's plans. Miller will be the third Republican to officially enter the contest to replace Sen. Marco Rubio, who is...
  • Thousands pay respects to slain S.C. senator

    COLUMBIA, S.C. Clementa Pinckney never will know just how many lives he touched. Thousands some strangers, some dear friends and colleagues came to the State House Wednesday to pay respects to the slain South Carolina senator, lying in state in an open...
  • Environmental groups air concerns over Oregon fuel program

    Frustrated environmental groups implored Oregon lawmakers Wednesday not to eliminate a nascent carbon-reduction mandate that Senate Democrats have agreed to repeal in exchange for Republican votes to raise taxes for transportation projects. Airing the...