|Poll: GOP should keep money for Medicaid expansion - |
WASHINGTON (AP) — Add Medicaid expansion to the list of Obama-era health care provisions that Americans want to keep. A new poll finds that 8 in 10 say lawmakers should preserve federal funding that has allowed states to add coverage for some 11 million low-income people.
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|Bannon emerges from White House to appeal for conservatives to unite behind Trump - |
By Richard Cowan and Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon, known as a forceful influence in the White House, made a rare public appearance on Thursday to appeal to conservatives to unite behind the Republican president as he presses his agenda. Bannon took to the stage along with White House chief of staff Reince Priebus at the four-day Conservative Political Action Conference, telling the gathering, "We want you to have our back" in upcoming battles, and denouncing media criticism of Trump.
|Once-wary conservatives unite under Trump banner - |
Donald Trump's closest advisor on Thursday welcomed the US conservative movement's emphatic embrace of the incoming president, hailing the birth of a new "economic nationalism" in America. "There's a new political order being formed out of this," White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told grassroots conservatives at an annual confab near the US capital. "Whether you're a populist, a libertarian, economic nationalist, we have wide and sometimes diverging opinions but I think the center core of what we believe" remains, he told the Conservative Political Action Conference.
|Wonder-ful news: 13-year-old girl wins Supreme Court decision over service dog - |
You may have seen photos of a young girl and her Goldendoodle, Wonder, on the steps of the Supreme Court on social media. So who is she and why is she smiling? Ehlena Fry, a 13-year-old girl with cerebral palsy, has won her Supreme Court case, which will allow her to sue her local school board for damages for the emotional distress she said she suffered by being denied the assistance of her service dog.
|U.S. reverses Obama-era move to phase out private prisons - |
The U.S. Justice Department has reversed an order by the Obama administration to phase out the use of private contractors to run federal prisons. In a memo made public on Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Obama policy impaired the government's ability to meet the future needs of the federal prison system. The Obama administration said in August 2016 it planned a gradual phase-out of private prisons by letting contracts expire or by scaling them back to a level consistent with recent declines in the U.S. prison population.