‘We took a broken system and just broke it completely’

President Donald Trump last year hailed a multibillion-dollar initiative to create a seamless digital health system for active duty military and the VA that he said would deliver “faster, better, and far better quality care.” But the military’s $4.3 billion Cerner medical record system has utterly failed to achieve those goals at the first hospitals […]

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Rick Scott gets gun control makeover

MIAMI — Florida Gov. Rick Scott broke with President Donald Trump over the question of gun-toting educators. He’s ticked off the National Rifle Association. Suddenly, he’s in good graces with the state teachers union, his longtime adversary. Scott’s reaction to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting is making Democrats wonder if they’re witnessing […]

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Supreme Court could cripple public unions in run-up to 2018 midterms

The Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in a case that could shrink government unions and their campaign war chests by as much as two thirds, with potentially devastating consequences for the Democratic Party in a competitive election cycle. The case, Janus v. AFSCME, challenges the money that public unions representing teachers, firefighters, nurses and other […]

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Trump finally launching $1.5T sales pitch

The White House is rolling out President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan Monday, swinging for the fences with a $1.5 trillion initiative that is light on new federal dollars — but could inspire a wave of toll roads, ease decades-old regulations and permanently change cities’ and states’ expectations for assistance from Washington. The proposal faces […]

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Senate Stumbles into Shutdown as Rand Paul Blocks Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government stumbled into a midnight shutdown Thursday as a rogue Senate Republican blocked a speedy vote on a massive, bipartisan, budget-busting spending deal, protesting the return of trillion-dollar deficits on the watch of Republicans controlling Washington. A shutdown — technically a lapse in agency appropriations — became inevitable as GOP Sen. […]

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‘I Hate Illinois Nazis’: GOP Tries, Fails to Stop Antisemite from Running Unopposed in Primary

Holocaust denier and neo-Nazi Art Jones is running for Congress in Illinois — and he is going to be the Republican nominee for the liberal third congressional district, over the objections of the Illinois Republican Party. The district, which encompasses the southwest side of Chicago and neighboring suburbs, is represented by 7th-term veteran Rep. Dan Lipinski […]

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