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  1. Labor nominee says he won't let politics influence hiringRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Toledo Blade

    President Trump's nominee to lead the Labor Department said today he won't allow potential political pressure from the administration to influence his hiring decisions and regrets he let that happen on his watch at the Justice Department. But Alexander Acosta, testifying before the Senate Health, Labor, Education and Pensions Committee, said little about what he would do about overtime pay and other issues if confirmed for the job.

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  2. Republicans shift NY Medicaid tab; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | NewsOK.com

    Desperate to lock down votes for their health care overhaul, House Republican leaders are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government - a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker kickback." The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties around the state that have struggled to subsidize health care for the poor under the federal-state program that provides coverage for millions of Americans.

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  3. GOP bill shifts NY Medicaid costs; Dems call 'Buffalo Bribe'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New Canaan News-Review

    In this photo taken March 1, 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in New York. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government.

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  4. Republicans target New York state in health care billRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | New Jersey Herald

    In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government.

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  5. The House Republican ObamaCare Alternative Just Moved to the LeftRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 13 | FreedomWorks

    Government goes to those who show up. FreedomWorks makes it easy to hold your elected officials accountable in our fully interactive Action Center.

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  6. Congress After Dark: Here Are The Changes To The GOP's Obamacare Replacement PlanRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday | Townhall

    With the GOP health care bill on life support, the changes to the bill to shore up Republican support were unveiled late last night. It's not a secret that conservative are furious about the American Health Care Act.

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  7. Why Repeal and Replace Will Start With ReconciliationRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 19 | Real Clear Politics

    Remember the "Cornhusker Kickback" and the "Louisiana Purchase"? During the Obama administration, then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid crafted the deals to buy the votes of Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson and Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu to pass the original Senate Affordable Care Act with 60 votes on Christmas Eve 2009. Then, Massachusetts voters replaced Sen. Ted Kennedy with Scott Brown before the final bill could pass the House and get back to the Senate.

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  8. Bring back the Medicare Buy-in. Even Trump voters would like itRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 17 | Wilson's Almanac

    I wrote about the health care battle today for Salon: If you're a Democrat, watching the GOP tie itself up in knots over its health care bill can't help but evoke a strong feeling of schadenfreude. After all, the Republicans have spent the last seven years screaming from the sidelines about the horrors of Obamacare.

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  9. Agenda-funded medical scams exposed: Yes, doctors receive "kickbacks" from Big PharmaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 11 | NewsTarget.com

    ... Democrats not having enough votes for ObamaCare to pass. According to that website, Democratic Senator Ben Nelson's vote supposedly was bought in exchange for some "pork" for his home state of Nebraska. However, that 'pork pie' did not go over well, ...

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  10. How the GOP Plans to Kill ObamacareRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Feb 27 | Slate Magazine

    Republican leaders have settled on a new strategy for passing their yet-to-be-revealed health care reconciliation bill, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. It goes like this: They put together a bill that seeks to best negotiate members' competing interests and then they "dare" any members who didn't get their particular legislative ponies to vote the whole thing down.

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  11. Recent editorials published in Nebraska newspapersRead the original story

    Monday Feb 27 | Washington Times

    The coercion of young adults and children into prostitution is an especially abhorrent crime. A worthwhile proposal before the Nebraska Legislature to toughen the penalties for sex trafficking deserves lawmakers' consideration.

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  12. Donald Trump attacks John McCain for questioning success of deadly Yemen raidRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | Stuff.co.nz

    ... McCain's defence. "That's a dangerous error, for President Trump to continue to trash John McCain," said Senator Ben Nelson, adding that McCain "is a guy who knows what he's talking about" when it comes to the military. McCain's closest friend in ...

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  13. Florida GOP chair: Bill Nelson should confirm Gorsuch for Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 9, 2017 | The Orlando Sentinel

    Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch is President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Antonin Scalia's death. Federal Judge Neil Gorsuch is President Donald Trump's nominee to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court left by Antonin Scalia's death.

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  14. Commerce pick Wilbur Ross says NAFTA will be early target for team TrumpRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2017 | Denver Post

    Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary told Congress on Wednesday. At his confirmation hearing, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said all free trade agreements should be systematically re-opened every few years to make sure they are working in the best interests of the U.S. Ross said he is pro-free trade, but noted his close relationship with the United Steelworkers union as proof that he will fight to protect American jobs.

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  15. Commerce pick Wilbur Ross says NAFTA will be early target for Trump administrationRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2017 | Alabama Live

    Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, a new Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement, a massive trade pact with Canada and Mexico that has boosted trade but still stings laid off workers across the Midwest, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for commerce secretary told Congress on Wednesday. At his confirmation hearing, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross said all free trade agreements should be systematically re-opened every few years to make sure they are working in the best interests of the U.S. Ross said he is pro-free trade, but noted his close relationship with the United Steelworkers union as proof that he will fight to protect American jobs.

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  16. Democrats' Last Deal-Maker?Read the original story

    Jan 11, 2017 | National Journal

    As his party's leaders aim to present a united front on Obamacare, Sen. Joe Manchin is carving out a role as deal-maker with Republicans. In doing so, the West Virginia Democrat walks a tightrope: trying to highlight his independence ahead of a tough reelection without joining the Senate's long list of fallen deal-brokers.

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  17. Next 25 ArticlesRead the original story

    Jan 7, 2017 | Lucianne.com

    At a hearing today, Rep. Joe Donnelly today said it was "astounding" that anyone would question the credibility of our intelligence agencies. That comment defies the factual record.

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  18. Nebraska tenure on Senate Ag Committee endsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | The Hastings Tribune

    News that the Senate Agriculture Committee will convene without a Nebraskan at the table for the first time in 48 years came as a disappointment to farmers and ranchers here.

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  19. NAIC Report: 2016 Fall National MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2016 | JD Supra

    ... was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the NAIC, effective in early 2017. Mr. Consedine succeeds Senator Ben Nelson, whose term as CEO ended on January 31, 2016. Andy Beal, NAIC Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Legal Officer (CLO), has ...

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  20. NAIC Taps Former Pennsylvania Commissioner, Transamerica Exec Consedine as CEORead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 12, 2016 | Insurance Journal West

    Ten months after its last chief executive officer departed, the national organization of state insurance regulators has named former Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Michael F. Consedine as its new CEO. Consedine will assume the job in early 2017.

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