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Young hails demise of health bill, wants more work on issue

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US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

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White House tells House Republicans ,'Let's vote' on health care bill

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Young not convinced GOP bill is right for health care woes or Alaska

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Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?

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  • U.S. Politics

    Young hails demise of health bill, wants more work on issue

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 16:00

    The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House says he would have voted against a GOP health care bill had it been brought to a vote. U.S. Rep. Don Young of Alaska says it was not good legislation. He says it would have hurt people on Medicaid and did not address issues with high costs. The […]

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    US imposes sanctions on China, North Korea entities, people

    by Associated Press on Mar 24, 8:32

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 30 foreign companies and people from 10 countries, including China. The State Department said Friday that the entities and people contribute to activity that “only serves to escalate regional conflicts further and poses a significant threat to regional security.” The statement says that a group […]

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    White House tells House Republicans ,’Let’s vote’ on health care bill

    by Associated Press on Mar 23, 16:44

    The Latest on the upcoming health care vote in the House (all times local): 7:50 p.m. President Donald Trump wants the House to vote on the health care bill, and Republicans say a vote will occur Friday. White House officials had a simple message to a divided House Republican caucus on the bill: “Let’s vote.” […]

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    Young not convinced GOP bill is right for health care woes or Alaska

    by Associated Press on Mar 20, 15:30

    The longest-serving Republican in the U.S. House says he isn’t convinced that a GOP bill pending in Congress takes the right approach to addressing health care problems, particularly for a high-cost, remote state such as Alaska. Rep. Don Young told reporters Monday that there can’t be a one-size-fits-all approach to health care. Young says that’s […]

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    Should companies be allowed to demand your genetic test results?

    by CBS News on Mar 20, 13:50

    Your genetic profile can reveal whether you have a disease or a predisposition to problems like cancer. So there is concern over a bill that would let companies request genetic testing, and effectively charge employees more for health insurance if they refuse. The bill aims to clarify rules for workplace wellness programs. Employers would be […]

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    Alaskans ask Murkowski to save Affordable Care Act

    by Lauren Maxwell on Mar 16, 18:51

    A group of a dozen Alaskans held signs and chanted in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Thursday. They braved the cold in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s downtown Anchorage office. Jodi Bruner said they were looking to send a message to the public, and also to the senator. “’Take care of the […]

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    Alaska’s congressional delegates react to Trump’s budget proposal

    by KTVA / AP on Mar 16, 15:36

    President Donald Trump has unveiled a $1.15 trillion budget, a far-reaching overhaul of federal government spending that slashes many domestic programs to finance a significant increase in the military and make a down payment on a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Trump’s proposal seeks to upend Washington with cuts to long-promised campaign targets like foreign aid and […]

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    Trump’s first budget boosts military, cuts domestic programs

    by Associated Press on Mar 16, 9:27

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Latest on President Donald Trump’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee is slamming proposed budget cuts to the IRS, an agency that is down more than 17,000 employees since 2010. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts […]

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    Federal judge in Hawaii puts Trump’s revised travel ban on hold

    by CBS/AP on Mar 15, 20:09

    A federal judge in Hawaii has put President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban on hold. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson granted a temporary restraining order against key parts of Mr. Trump’s executive order on immigration, CBS News’ Paula Reid reports. He blocked enforcement of sections related to travel and refugees, and effectively gutted the order, […]

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    US Attorney for Alaska Karen Loeffler submits resignation

    by KTVA / AP on Mar 13, 14:35

    Last updated at 2:41 p.m. on Monday, March 13 The U.S. attorney for Alaska has submitted her resignation. President Donald Trump on Friday requested the resignation of Karen Loeffler and 45 other U.S. attorneys appointed by President Barack Obama. Loeffler submitted her resignation letter Monday. Loeffler worked for the U.S. Department of Justice for 29 […]

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    Lawmakers demand evidence for Trump’s wiretap claim

    by CBS/AP on Mar 12, 19:13

    The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged. President Donald Trump asserted in a tweet last week: “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. […]

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    Paul Ryan says he ‘can’t answer’ how many will lose coverage under GOP health care plan

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Mar 12, 11:43

    As Republicans work to pitch their health care plan, House Speaker Paul Ryan said he can’t say how many people would lose coverage under the new legislation — and that it will be “up to people” to decide whether they want to purchase coverage. Asked in an interview with CBS’ “Face the Nation” approximately how […]

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    Alaska’s top federal prosecutor asked to resign

    by Associated Press on Mar 11, 13:52

    The Fairbanks Daily News Miner reports that the U.S. attorney for the District of Alaska is among the 46 Obama-era federal prosecutors asked to resign by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Chloe Martin, spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney’s office in Alaska, told the News-Miner in an email Friday night that Karen Loeffler was asked to […]

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    Alaska Sens. Murkowski, Sullivan meet with President Trump

    by Associated Press on Mar 08, 21:22

    Alaska’s two U.S. senators met with President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and called the meeting productive. In a joint statement, Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan say Wednesday they discussed everything from responsible resource development to national security. The senators say the meeting was an opportunity to explain challenges facing Alaska, […]

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    House Republicans unveil plan for health care overhaul

    by CBS/AP on Mar 06, 20:12

    House Republicans have released their long-awaited bill dismantling much of former President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. The measure would roll back the government’s health care role and is expected to result in fewer people having insurance coverage. House committees planned votes on the legislation Wednesday. That will launch perhaps the year’s defining battle in […]

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    White House calls on Congress to look into ‘politically motivated investigations’ in 2016

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Mar 05, 20:22

    More than 24 hours after President Donald Trump tweeted accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower, the White House issued its first response — and is calling for an investigation into the previous administration’s surveillance activities. “Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” read a […]

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    Trump expected to sign new travel ban order

    by Associated Press on Mar 05, 17:45

    President Donald Trump is preparing to sign a revised executive order barring the entry of people from certain Muslim-majority countries and halting the nation’s refugee program. A White House official says plans to roll out the order are on track for Monday. The official insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the order ahead of […]

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    Senate confirms Ryan Zinke for Department of the Interior

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 20:45

    Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke won Senate confirmation Wednesday as President Donald Trump’s Interior secretary, giving him responsibility for overseeing the nation’s 400 million acres of public land, mostly in the West. The Republican-controlled Senate approved the nomination, 68-31 as 16 Democrats and one independent joined with 51 Republicans to support the choice. Several Democrats from […]

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    Ben Carson clears initial Senate test vote

    by Associated Press on Mar 01, 7:45

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate has given its initial approval to President Donald Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Ben Carson. Carson’s actual confirmation vote is likely Thursday. Carson, a celebrated African-American neurosurgeon and candidate in last year’s GOP presidential primary, cleared a preliminary Senate hurdle on a bipartisan 62-37 vote. […]

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    President Trump grades his first month in office

    by Emily Schultheis / CBS News on Feb 28, 10:58

    As President Donald Trump prepares to deliver an address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night on his goals for the year, the new president thinks he’s done pretty well so far. In an interview with Fox News’ “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning, Mr. Trump said he would give himself an “A plus” for effort, an […]