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With GOP back at helm, Montana renews push to sniff out welfare fraud

Montana is considering becoming the latest state to intensify its hunt for welfare overpayments and fraud, a move expected to remove more than 1,500 enrollees from low-income health coverage at a time when the pandemic has left more people needing help.
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Pandemic first job for HHS pick but health agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — Health secretary nominee Xavier Becerra told senators Tuesday that confronting the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to expand health insurance, rein in prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “To meet this moment, we need strong federal leadership,” Becerra said at the first of two hearings on his nomination. “I understand the enormous challenges before us and o...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Indiana, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee says pandemic comes first but agenda is broader

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, told senators Tuesday that tackling the coronavirus pandemic will be his first priority if confirmed, but he also pledged to work to expand health insurance coverage, curb prescription drug costs and reduce racial and ethnic disparities in medical care. “The COVID pandemic has killed 500,000 Americans,” Becerra told the Senate health committee. “To meet this moment, we need strong federa...
Tags: Health, Business, Obama, California, Washington, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop


HHS nominee Becerra says pandemic will be top priority

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic. Now attorney general of the nation’s most populous state, Becerra will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it’s the health committee’s turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which w...
Tags: Health, Business, California, Washington, Kentucky, Oregon, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer


AG nominee Garland vows Capitol riot will be top priority

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ERIC TUCKER and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, vowed Monday to prioritize combating extremist violence and said his first focus would be on the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol as he sought to assure lawmakers that the Justice Department would remain politically independent on his watch. A federal appeals court judge who was snubbed by Republicans for a seat on the Supreme Court in 2016, Garland appeared ...
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The Latest: Pelosi scoffs at ‘cowardly’ GOP senators

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 5:30 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi scoffed at the “cowardly” Senate Republicans who voted to acquit Donald Trump of inciting the Capitol siege. With the impeachment trial now over, some Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate have suggested censure as an option. Pelosi panned those efforts as grossly inadequate in the face of the violent attack on the nation’s seat of po...
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The Latest: Trump trial resumes with closing arguments

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 1 p.m. Senators have resumed Donald Trump’s impeachment trial without calling witnesses after agreeing to accept new information from a Republican congresswoman about his actions on the day of the deadly Capitol siege. After a delay of several hours, the trial is back on track with closing arguments and Saturday’s session heading toward a vote on the verdict. Under the deal, Rep. Ja...
Tags: Health, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump


The Latest: Senate agreement pending to resume Trump trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Senate leaders are working on an agreement that could end a standoff over calling witnesses in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial and allow it to proceed with closing arguments and a vote on whether he incited the deadly Capitol siege. Under the agreement being discussed, the information that a Republican congresswoman has made public about Trump’s actions on the day of the...
Tags: Health, Maryland, Congress, Washington, Senate, Uncategorized, Alabama, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Philadelphia, Republican, Donald Trump


Response to the Symposium on Abortion and the Law

For the Symposium on Mary Ziegler, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Mary Ziegler At what is undoubtedly a crucial point in the history of abortion law, I’m especially honored by the attention paid to my book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present(Cambridge 2020). Jack Balkin has brought together four brilliant contributors whose work in this field has influenced my own. I am grateful to Jack and to each of...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Gop, United States, Yale, New York Times, Abortion, Republican Party, Jack, Donald Trump, Branding, Guest Blogger, Greenhouse


LA County reports 5,925 new coronavirus cases, 124 deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 5,925 new cases of COVID-19 and 124 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 31, bringing the county’s totals to 1,116,892 cases and 16,770 fatalities. The latest numbers came one day after health officials confirmed the second local case of the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.7 first discovered in the United Kingdom, and four additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C). The B.1.1.7 specimen, submitted by a clinical facility, was sequenced as part of rou...
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Pandemic-weary medical teams watch warily as LA County widens business access

Dr. Thomas Yadegar sounded weary. After months of being worn thin by the pandemic’s waves of infection and death, however, the medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center was hopeful.To a point. A critical care team at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance prepare to administer a ventilator. (Photo courtesy Dr. Alex Hakim) “Compared to a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a decrease in the number of COVID admissions,” Yadegar sa...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro, Providence, Los Angeles County


LA County surpasses 16,000 deaths as restaurants prepare for return of outdoor dining

As Los Angeles County restaurant owners were getting ready for a return to outdoor dining on Friday, the pandemic proved it was far from over, as the county surpassed 16,000 fatalities linked to COVID-19 on Thursday, Jan. 28. Deaths are considered a lagging indicator, among the last statistics to move — after hospitalizations and cases, which have been declining in recent weeks. While officials believe the coronavirus pandemic could be waning, it was still very real for the loved ones of another...
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Third lawmaker in lockdown tests positive for COVID-19

By KEVIN FREKING WASHINGTON (AP) — A third Democratic member of the House who was forced to go into lockdown during last week’s violent siege at the U.S. Capitol has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., said on Twitter that he tested positive Tuesday morning. He said he is not feeling symptoms but expressed dismay at the spate of positive test results and blamed Republican members of Congress who declined to wear a mask when it was offered to them during the lockdown. “Toda...
Tags: Health, Congress, Washington, Uncategorized, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Gop, House, New Jersey, Trump, Capitol, Schneider, Kevin Freking, U S Capitol, Bonnie Watson Coleman


House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

By LISA MASCARO, BILL BARROW and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a threat to democracy and pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – after the deadly Capitol riot in an impeachment resolution that the House will begin debating ...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, New York, News, Media, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


Dems prep ‘incitement of insurrection’ charge against Trump

By LISA MASCARO, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — Impeachment pressure mounting, the House worked swiftly Monday to try to oust President Donald Trump from office, pushing the vice president and Cabinet to act first in an extraordinary effort to remove Trump in the final days of his presidency. Trump faces a single charge — “incitement of insurrection” – in an impeachment resolution that could go to a vote by mid-week. First, Democrats called on Vice President Mike Pe...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, New York, News, Media, Maryland, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, America, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden


Even with Senate control, Democrats will need buy-in from GOP on key health priorities

Democrats have argued for more generous pandemic relief, more pressure on drugmakers to lower prices and more attention to systemic racism in health care.
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Former PA State Rep and Christian Nationalist Rick Saccone Stormed the Capitol During Jan 6 Invasion

Rick Saccone is a former state representative and adjunct professor at St. Vincent College in PA. He once ran and lost an election against a current member of the House of Representatives from PA, Conor Lamb. He also once sought the GOP nomination to run for Senate in PA and had Christian nationalist icon David Barton’s endorsement. More recently, Saccone showed up on January 6th as a part of the crowd that stormed the Capitol. In fact, he filmed himself describing it. He then issued a statme...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Senate, America, PA, Gop, House Of Representatives, Christian, St Vincent, Donald Trump, Infertility, Trump, Capitol, David Barton, KDKA, St Vincent College


Australia coronavirus news live: south coast venues added to NSW Covid hotspots as Victoria records no new cases

Thousands more people urged to get tested as national cabinet meets to discuss vaccine and international travel. Follow all the latest news and updatesNSW hotspots; Victoria hotspotsCovid restrictions state by stateFollow the global coronavirus live blog 10.28pm GMT Back in Australia now, an emergency warning remains in place for the Red Gully fire north of Perth in Western Australia.Residents in Ocean Drive, Ocean Farms Estate, and Seaview Park have been told to immediately enact their bush...
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Warnock makes history with Senate win as Dems near majority

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia’s two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state’s history and putting the Senate majority within the Democrats’ reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final tri...
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Georgia counts ballots as US Senate control hangs in balance

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials counted the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season early Wednesday as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize t...
Tags: Health, Business, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Ap, Soccer, Gop, Arizona, US Senate, Biden


Georgia counting votes in runoffs that decide Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials began counting the final votes of the nation’s turbulent 2020 election season on Tuesday night as polls closed in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to...
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Georgia counting ballots in crucial Senate runoff elections

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia officials started counting ballots as polls began to close across the state on Tuesday night in two critical races that will determine control of the U.S. Senate and, in turn, the fate of President-elect Joe Biden’s legislative agenda. The two Senate runoff elections are leftovers from the November general election, when none of the candidates hit the 50% threshold. Democrats need to win both races to seize the Senate majority —...
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Georgia deciding US Senate control in election’s final day

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and RUSS BYNUM ATLANTA (AP) — Georgians cast high-stakes final votes Tuesday in elections to determine the balance of power in the new Congress, deciding Senate runoff elections sure to shape President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans were unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some feared that outgoing President Donald Trump’s bra...
Tags: Health, Business, Republicans, Congress, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Joe Biden, Fox, Soccer, Gop, House, US Senate


Final Election Day: Georgia deciding US Senate control

By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters are deciding the balance of power in Congress in a pair of high-stakes Senate runoff elections that will help determine President-elect Joe Biden’s ability to enact what could be the most progressive governing agenda in generations. Republicans are unified against Biden’s plans for health care, environmental protection and civil rights, but some fear that outgoing President Donald Trump’s brazen attempts to undermine the integrity of...
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Congressional deal on Fed removes obstacle to agreement on COVID relief

By ANDREW TAYLOR and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER WASHINGTON — Top congressional lawmakers struck a late-night agreement on the last major obstacle to a COVID-19 economic relief package costing nearly $1 trillion, clearing the way for votes as early as Sunday. A Democratic aide said in an email that an agreement had been reached late Saturday and that compromise language was being finalized to seal a deal to be unveiled on Sunday. The breakthrough involved a fight over Federal Reserve emergency powers th...
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A comprehensive timeline of the coronavirus pandemic at 1 year, from China's first case to the present

Medical staff wearing protective gear move a patient infected with the coronavirus from an ambulance to a hospital on March 9, 2020 in Seoul, South Korea. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The 1-year anniversary of the coronavirus pandemic has arrived: The first case was confirmed in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Chinese government data suggests the virus was likely circulating by mid-November. In the year since, the virus has infected more than 73 million people and killed more than 1...
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A Michigan pastor is under fire after claiming 'none have died' from the coronavirus

A nurse puts on her PPE before tending to a COVID-19 patient on October 21, 2020 in Essen, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images Bart Spencer, the senior pastor at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Michigan, encouraged churchgoers in a November sermon to contract the virus and "get it over with." He also falsely said "none have died" from the coronavirus.   More than 10,300 people have died from the coronavirus in Michigan, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins University. Since his...
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Red states’ case against ACA hinges on whether they were actually harmed by the lawc

Attorneys for GOP-controlled states seeking to kill the Affordable Care Act told the Supreme Court last week that at least some of the 12 million people who newly enrolled in Medicaid signed up only because of the law's requirement that people have insurance coverage — although a tax penalty no longer exists.
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Biden wins, but his health agenda dims with GOP likely to hold Senate

Former Vice President Joe Biden secured the 270 electoral votes needed to capture the White House on Saturday, major news organizations projected, after election officials in a handful of swing states spent days in round-the-clock counting of millions of mail-in ballots and early votes.
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Trump attacks election integrity with unsupported complaints

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, ZEKE MILLER and WILL WEISSERT | Associated Press With votes still being counted across the nation, President Donald Trump on Thursday sought to undermine confidence in the nation’s election, making unsupported accusations from the White House about the integrity of the results in his race against Democrat Joe Biden. Hours earlier, Biden offered reassurances that the counting could be trusted, projecting a more presidential appearance while urging patience from Americans. The ...
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