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SCOTUS nominee grilled on key issues

October 14, 2020
Nancy Cordes | CBS News
On the second day of her confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett insisted she didn't have any agenda against key issues like health care or abortion. Democratic Senators are expected to continue their intensive questioning Wednesday.
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Millions Have Lost Health Insurance in Pandemic-Driven Recession

July 14, 2020
Sheryl Gay Stolberg | The New York Times
The coronavirus pandemic stripped an estimated 5.4 million American workers of their health insurance between February and May, a stretch in which more adults became uninsured because of job losses than have ever lost coverage in a single year, according to a new analysis.
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Trump administration’s move to end Obamacare amid pandemic reignites political fight

June 27, 2020
Seung Min Kim, Karoun Demirjian | The Washington Post
The Trump administration touched off another politically charged battle over the future of Obamacare with its latest maneuver to dismantle the law amid a pandemic — a move that Democrats immediately weaponized for competitive campaigns this fall and few Republicans defended.
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Trump vows complete end of Obamacare law despite pandemic

May 7, 2020
Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
President Trump said Wednesday he will continue trying to toss out all of the Affordable Care Act, even as some in his administration, including Attorney General William P. Barr, have privately argued parts of the law should be preserved amid a pandemic.
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Supreme Court will take up challenge to Obamacare's individual mandate

March 2, 2020
Pete Williams | NBC News
The Supreme Court said Monday that it will take up a legal challenge to Obamacare, agreeing to hear the case in its new term that begins in October. That means the program will continue for at least another year.
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Elizabeth Warren Says Medicare For All Will Not Raise Taxes on Middle Class

November 1, 2019
Asma Khalid | NPR
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has released a plan for funding single-payer healthcare, after months of questions about whether she would raise taxes on the middle class.
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Republican-appointed judges appear to side with Texas challenge to Obamacare

July 10, 2019
Joan Biskupic, Tami Luhby, Dan Berman | CNN
Two Republican-appointed judges hearing a Trump-backed challenge to Obamacare strongly suggested Tuesday that when Congress eliminated the penalty for not buying health insurance it threw the entire landmark health care law into question, including protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
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Tears, anger at congressional hearing seeking extension of victim fund for 9/11 responders

June 12, 2019
Devlin Barrett | The Washington Post
Sick first responders to the 9/11 attacks gave emotional testimony to Congress on Tuesday, demanding lawmakers extend a compensation fund for those ailing and dying of diseases linked to toxic debris at the disaster sites.
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Latest foreign policy developments, Trump administration introduces new health care proposals

May 10, 2019
The panelists discussed the administration's new sanctions on Iran and the move to nominate Patrick Shanahan as the country's new defense secretary. The group also recapped President Trump's new calls to lower prescription drug costs.
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