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  • David Vitter says he'd consider Medicaid expansion

    Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter on Monday left open the possibility of expanding Louisiana's Medicaid program to cover more of the working poor.

  • Senate approves $8.7 billion budget; sends to Lincoln Chafee

    The Rhode Island Senate on Monday endorsed an $8.7 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that legislative leaders said makes bold changes to help the state economy, and sent it to Gov. Lincoln Chafee for his expected signature.

  • Ohio governor signs bill to help veterans, military

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed a bill aimed at improving military veterans' and service members' access to higher education and jobs. It's also intended to help prevent military identity fraud and theft.

  • Senate officially rejects North Carolina House budget proposal

    A top state Senate budget-writer says differences with the House over Medicaid spending and the state lottery must first be resolved in negotiations for a final updated North Carolina spending plan.

  • Rodents winning New York rat race, but humans fight back

    NEW YORK — Ines Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark. Sticky traps scattered around the tidy, fifth-floor walkup yield as many as three rats a night, what she believes is just a fraction of the invading...

  • Rep. Pete Sessions drops bid for House majority leader

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas says he's dropping his bid for House majority leader. Sessions was one of a handful of candidates in the running for the post being left by Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, who lost a primary election earlier this week. “After thoughtful...

  • Bowe Bergdahl scheduled to arrive in Texas on Friday

    A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday.

  • Official: FBI asked to investigate Veterans Affairs health care

    The Justice Department has formally asked the FBI to review materials provided by the Veterans Affairs inspector general, a U.S. law enforcement official said Wednesday.

  • House votes to ensure speedier care for veterans

    United and eager to respond to a national uproar, the House overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow patients enduring long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors.

  • Audit: More than 57,000 awaiting initial Veterans Affairs visits

    The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments.

  • Scientists explore using trees to clean pollution

    Before Houston and its suburbs were built, a dense forest naturally purified the coastal air along a stretch of the Texas Gulf Coast that grew thick with pecan, ash, live oak and hackberry trees.

  • Under attack, coal maintains its political muscle

    The coal industry is shedding thousands of jobs and facing the government's most severe crackdown on carbon emissions yet. But king coal still flexes its political muscle in Kentucky and West Virginia, where Republicans and even Democrats try to out-coal one another by cozying up to the industry...

  • Arkansas state Senate race focuses on Medicaid expansion

    State Rep. John Burris was among the most vocal opponents of the federal health care overhaul among the Republicans in the state House. Now running for a north Arkansas state Senate seat, however, he finds himself being portrayed as a cheerleader for the law he derides as "Obamacare."

  • Doctor shopping for drugs declines in Virginia

    RICHMOND, Va. — State data show fewer people are shopping for doctors in Virginia to illegitimately obtain prescription drugs.

  • Rare Ohio 'mono mono' twins home for Father's Day

    A set of rare "mono mono" twins photographed holding hands moments after they were born are home in time for Father's Day.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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