White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansion

White House offers muddled message to states considering Medicaid expansionThe White House didn’t have a clear message for states looking to potentially expand Medicaid in the wake of the American Health Care Act’s (AHCA) failure, implying that the bill would have saved the program for low-income and disabled Americans by cutting nearly a trillion dollars from its funding. Press secretary Sean Spicer was asked during Tuesday’s briefing about possible expansions of Medicaid coverage in Kansas, Georgia and Virginia. The three states are in varying stages of moving toward joining the 31 states that have already opted in to Obamacare’s expansion of  the decades-old program, which covers 74 million Americans.



Why the Senate Russia Probe Is Trouble for Trump

Why the Senate Russia Probe Is Trouble for TrumpUnlike the House Intelligence committee’s Russia investigation that was thrown into chaos by its chairman, the Senate investigation is being taken very seriously by the Republican Chairman and Democratic Vice-Chairman.



Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attack

Two Miami police officers shot in ambush-style attackTwo plainclothes police detectives in Miami were wounded when a group of men fired dozens of shots into their unmarked car Monday night in an ambush, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. Police apprehended several suspects early Tuesday and charges were pending, police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said by phone. The attack on the detectives occurred as they conducted surveillance for gang activity outside an apartment complex in northwestern Miami, police said in a news release.



Green groups denounce Trump’s ‘all-out assault’ on climate regulations

Green groups denounce Trump’s ‘all-out assault’ on climate regulationsPresident Trump signed an executive order Tuesday afternoon, following through on his campaign promise to roll back Obama-era environmental protections intended to combat climate change. The Trump administration’s “Energy Independence” order essentially begins the process of dismantling the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which limits greenhouse gas emissions from coal-burning power plants. It was former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation for restricting the carbon emissions that contribute to global warming.



Now I Get It: the Brexit trigger is pulled, now what?

Now I Get It: the Brexit trigger is pulled, now what?The day has arrived: Britain has officially said “Cheerio!” to the European Union. Prime Minister Theresa May has invoked Article 50, notifying the European Council that Britain has made its exit, or Brexit. Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga takes a look at what’s next for the U.K. and why Article 50 plays an important role in unwinding its four-decade relationship with the European Union.





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