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Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake

WASHINGTON — The Senate is heading toward a showdown vote on Friday on legislation to keep the government open past midnight, and Democrats appear ready to block it, gambling that a weakened President Trump will have to offer concessions in the face of a looming government crisis.<p>After the House …

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This U.S. city is turning into an innovative place for retirees

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>What do you think of when someone says Louisville, Ky.? The Kentucky Derby? Louisville …

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How Trump has attacked blue states during his first year in office

President Donald Trump took the oath of office a year ago with a speech in which he vowed the “forgotten men and women of our country will be …

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The new tax rules are about to change your paycheck — here's what will happen for the average person making $40,000 a year

The Republican tax plan has been signed into law. The IRS just sent withholding guidelines to employers, so you'll start seeing changes in your …

Retirement

How Donald Trump changed things in 10 easy lessons

Much of the attention on US President Trump focuses on what he says and tweets. But in his first year in office he has already had a significant …

World News

Are We Still a Nation of Laws or One of Men?

Lawless<p>Posted: Jan 19, 2018 10:06 AM<p>A Nation of Laws, Not of Men. These words are engraved in stone atop the pillars of many a courthouse across our …

Conservative View

10 Terrible Stocks From President Trump's First Year

President Donald Trump has been the commander in chief for just shy of a year, having taken the oath of office on Jan. 20, 2017.<p>And what a raucous …

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A Year Since the Women's March, Cecile Richards Knows Where We Go From Here​—​Forward.

This weekend marks 12 months both since Donald Trump was inaugurated and since millions of women took to the streets to protest him.<p>The women's march wasn't frictionless, hardly all kumbaya and consensus. But it gave us a vision of what a women-led coalition could look like—and what it could take …

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Donald Trump's Accomplishments Since in Office are Impressive

by February 5, 2018, Issue<p>A strategic evaluation<p>As President Trump finished his first full year in office, he could look back at an impressive record …

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Democrats are standing firm in shutdown negotiations

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><b>Friday’s dispatch: Will</b> …

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Trump's year-one report card is in, and it isn't pretty

As we approach the one-year anniversary of President TrumpDonald John TrumpDems flip Wisconsin state Senate seat Sessions: 'We should be like Canada' …

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Cuomo Proposes Ending Carried Interest Loophole for Hedge Funds

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans Thursday to target a tax break for hedge fund managers in his state.<p>The proposal would treat hedge …

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Any president’s first year is rife with optimism, but often fraught with missteps. Incoming staff members often find that their new jobs bear little …

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Poll: Obama's ratings up since leaving office

Former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Democrats will need to explain if they shut government down over …

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March for Life activists target abortion funding from taxes

As pro-life marchers descend on Washington on Friday they are confronting a new battlefield in the abortion debate, having to fend off increasing …

Rights & Freedoms

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The Trump Admin’s Approval of Medicaid Work Requirements Is a Slap in the Face to the Poor<p>Forcing poor Americans to work in order to receive …

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2018: The Year of the Dog ... Or Is It the Year of the Employer? | The Legal Intelligencer

Stephanie K. Rawitt of Clark Hill.<p>With the Trump administration settled into the White House and honing in on its one-year anniversary, we have begun …

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New Guidance on Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Arrangements

Article ByRobert J. SimandlElizabeth A. Wardvon Briesen & Roper, S.C.Legal News In coordination with our past <i>Updates</i> on Qualified Small Employer …

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What The Health? Our First Live Show: What The Health Will Happen In 2018?

Congress is at the precipice of shutting down the government, unless lawmakers can quickly agree on another short-term spending bill. And this time, …

Health Care

Looming shutdown raises fundamental question: Can GOP govern?

The federal government late Thursday faced increasing odds of a partial shutdown, the culmination of a long period of budget warfare that has now imperiled what most lawmakers agree is the most basic task of governance.<p>The immediate challenge Thursday was a refusal by Senate Democrats to join with …

Government

Why Do Republicans Hate America?

Why do Republicans hate America? No, really. It’s not a rhetorical question. Since consolidating their power in January 2017, the GOP has systematically set out to dismantle the economic strength of this nation, coddle predators, shield traitors, attack those who are working, and strip protections …

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Fear now rules Trump’s US. It’s what drives the president too

Trump is angrier and more self-absorbed than when I first knew him. We must not let his culture of fear stop us speaking out<p>• Tony Schwartz wrote The Art of the Deal with Donald Trump in 1987<p>“I alone can do it.” These five extraordinary words kept coming back to me as I reflected on Donald Trump’s …

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Jimmy Kimmel spars with Ryan aide: 'Using kids' lives' as bargaining chips is 'disgusting'

Late night host Jimmy Fallon slammed a top aide for Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanGOP leaders pitch children's health funding in plan to avert …

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Work requirements for Medicaid are horrifying

Two Jan. 17 letters about Medicaid work requirements, “Missing the boat on Medicaid,” suggested that it is a good idea to require some Medicaid recipients work or be actively looking for work. Requiring work for eligibility for Medicaid is horrifying. It is a safety net. There may come a time when …

Opinion

Here's how states are trying to overhaul Medicaid -- without Congress

Work requirements are only the beginning.<p>Mandating Medicaid recipients work in orderto receive benefits is in the spotlight right now, but statesare seeking to makea host of other changes to their programs. These include requiring enrollees to pay premiums, limiting the time they can receive …

Health Care

New HHS civil rights division to shield health workers with moral or religious objections

The Trump administration will create a new conscience and religious freedom division within the Health and Human Services Department to ease the way for doctors, nurses and other medical professionals to opt out of providing services that violate their moral or religious beliefs.<p>Specific details …

Rights & Freedoms

A Government Shutdown This Year Would Be Different

Click here to get the Capital Journal Daybreak newsletter delivered to your inbox.<p>The White House insists that any political blowback from a government shutdown will be aimed at the Democrats, who are hoping to secure legal protections for Dreamers as part of a legislative package to keep the …

U.S. Politics

Majority Of Americans See Trump's First Year As A Failure

Support the news<p>As President Trump approaches the one-year anniversary of his inauguration, a majority of Americans think his first year in office …

Elections

A Texas-sized dilemma looms over shutdown vote

No state faces higher stakes in the government shutdown showdown than Texas, where both DACA and border security could have a huge impact on the …

Immigration

How Vox uses Facebook Groups to build community

By Joseph Lichterman<p>Posted January 18, 2018<p>In Solution Set<p>0<p>By now you’ve heard the news: Facebook is changing the News Feed algorithm to de-emphasize …

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