Politics & Elections

House GOP Proposes 5-Year Extension For Children's Health

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Republicans are proposing a five-year extension of financing for a popular program that provides health insurance for 8.9 million low-income children. GOP lawmakers have unveiled the measure three days after federal funding for the program expired.…

Senate Holds 'Dreamers' Hearing After Trump End To Program

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate is opening its first hearing on young immigrants known as "Dreamers" since President Donald Trump announced plans to end a program protecting them - and called on Congress to come up with a solution. Senate…

Attorney General Marty Jackley Announces Governor Bid

In a press release Attorney General Marty Jackley stated that he  will officially announce he is running for governor of South Dakota with a statewide tour on Oct. 3-4th. “As your attorney general, I have fought to keep the streets…

Health Secretary Price Resigns Amid Travel Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's health secretary has resigned, after his travel on costly charter flights triggered investigations and angered his boss. Tom Price's partial repayment and public regrets couldn't save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary…

New Senate GOP Budget Would Pave Way For Tax Rewrite

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans have unveiled a budget plan that's the first step to overhaul the nation's tax system. An overhaul is the top legislative priority for President Donald Trump and the GOP. House and Senate passage of the…

Iowa's Proposed Medicaid Cut Could Signal New GOP Strategy

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's effort to cut a key Medicaid benefit could foreshadow other state-level efforts to change the safety net program after Congress repeatedly failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Federal health officials could decide as…

Trump Admin Defends New Refugee Cap Of 45,000 In Coming Year

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is defending its decision to dramatically curtail the number of refugees allowed into the United States to 45,000 next year, even as global humanitarian groups say it's far too low. U.S. officials say the…

GOP Tax Plan Overhaul Nearly Doubles Standard Deduction

WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Republican blueprint for overhauling the U.S. tax code employs the themes of economic populism that President Donald Trump trumpeted during the presidential campaign to win support from working-class voters. A copy of the plan to…

Iowa Gov. Reynolds Highlights NFL Criticism To Raise Money

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is highlighting her criticism of football players who kneel during the national anthem to raise money for her gubernatorial race. The Republican governor's campaign sent an email Tuesday that summarizes comments…

Analysis Says Lots Of States Lose On GOP Health Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) -A new analysis finds that 34 states and Washington, D.C., would lose money under the newest version of the Republican health care bill. This is despite last-minute changes to the legislation. Overall, states would get $205 billion less…

NFL Protests Dominate Sports Talk Radio

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-- The NFL is in the national spotlight after players protested during the national anthem. It comes days after President Donald Trump criticized athletes who do so.…

Supreme Court Cancels Arguments Over Trump's Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has canceled arguments set for Oct. 10 in the dispute over President Donald Trump's travel ban, after Trump rolled out a new policy Sunday. The unsigned order from the justices Monday asks both sides…

Official: US Not Seeking Regime Change In NKorea

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration says it is not advocating regime change in North Korea after President Donald Trump tweeted that leader Kim Jong Un "won't be around much longer." North Korea's top diplomat responded to that Monday at…

Republicans Revise Health Bill To Woo Holdouts

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans have released a revised version of their legislation dismantling the Obama health care law. It contains added money and newly eased coverage requirements aimed at winning over GOP senators whose opposition could well sink the bill.…

Secretary Of State: Russians Targeted Minnesota Elections

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Federal officials say hackers working for the Russian government targeted the Minnesota secretary of state's website leading up to the 2016 election but did not break in. Minnesota was one of 21 states notified Friday…

Official: Iowa's Elections System Targeted But Not Breached

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa's top elections official says there were "attempted outside intrusions" on the state's elections system last year, but no breaches. Iowa Secretary of State Paul Pate says the federal government contacted his office Friday to…

Sen. McCain Says No To GOP Health Care Bill

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he won't vote for the Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. His statement likely deals a fatal blow to the last-gasp GOP measure in a Senate showdown expected next week.…

President Trump Labels Russia Investigations A "Hoax"

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is continuing to dismiss investigations into Russian interference in last year's U.S. election as a "hoax," as Russian-purchased Facebook advertising comes under scrutiny. Trump says on Twitter Friday: "The Russia hoax continues, now it's…

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