Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Despite Controversies, Holder Had Easier Road to Confirmation Than Sessions - 🏥 Her Health Plan Was $257 a Month. Now Her Obamacare Plan Could Be $650 a Month.

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Good morning from Washington, where Senate confirmation hearings for Donald Trump's Cabinet choices are set to begin. First up: a conservative nominee for attorney general, who appears to face more opposition than Obama's liberal pick. Fred Lucas reports on that contrast, while Rachel del Guidice outlines the process. Kentucky's right-to-work stand is the latest in a trend, as Kevin Mooney shows. Plus: We revisit Melissa Quinn's account of an Obamacare victim, and have Sen. Mike Lee's take on repealing the health care law.
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Despite Controversies, Holder Had Easier Road to Confirmation Than Sessions


President Barack Obama's first attorney general pick skated through Senate confirmation hearings, but top Democrats have indicated that President-elect Donald Trump's selection may have a tougher time getting through.
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Commentary

The Right Way to Repeal Obamacare


"Instead of trying to accomplish everything at once, we should proceed step by step, starting with the measure that we know already has majority support: repealing Obamacare," writes Sen. Mike Lee.
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Kentucky's Right-to-Work Earthquake Reverberates Across State Lines


"Right-to-work states have seen an average of 68 percent greater job growth than the average of forced-unionization states," wrote two right-to-work advocates in a letter.
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The Senate's Role in Confirming Trump's Cabinet, Explained


The process for Senate confirmation of top presidential appointees is outlined briefly in Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution, which guides lawmakers' examination and approval or rejection of a president's nominees.
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Why This Senator Wants to Extend the Ban on Earmarks


"To address our nearly $20 trillion national debt, Congress needs to focus on eliminating unnecessary spending rather than making wish lists that add to the red ink," says Sen. Jeff Flake. "You can't drain the swamp by feeding pork to the alligators."
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Flashback

Her Health Plan Was $257 a Month. Now Her Obamacare Plan Could Be $650 a Month.


After learning of Highmark's request to raise rates an average of 32.5 percent, Gavin and Louellen Braithwaite realized they had three options. One involved the couple digging into their retirement savings to help pay premiums.
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