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Bipartisan Medicare drug bill gets makeover to lower copays

Dec. 6, 2019 9:11 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan Senate bill to curb prescription drug costs for Medicare recipients got a makeover Friday to lower copays and make it easier for seniors to budget for their expenses. The updated legislation unveiled by Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ron Wyden, D-Ore., would lower the...

Now Roquefort: US eyes tariffs on $2.4B in French imports

Dec. 2, 2019 8:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing tariffs on up to $2.4 billion worth of French imports — including Roquefort cheese, handbags, lipstick and sparkling wine — in retaliation for France’s tax on American tech giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Office of...

Correction: Prescription Drugs story

Nov. 18, 2019 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 18 about the White House push for prescription drug legislation, The Associated Press misspelled the first name of the executive director of Families USA. The correct spelling is Frederick, not Frederic. A corrected version of the story is below: Drug cost legislation gets...

White House urgently ramps up push for drug cost legislation

Nov. 17, 2019 11:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is ramping up its push to get a bill through Congress that curbs prescription drug costs, feeling a new urgency as the impeachment investigation advances amid the 2020 election campaign. The effort has progressed beyond anything seen in years, says President Donald...

Feds won’t charge officers in Virginia motorist’s death

Nov. 14, 2019 6:10 PM EST

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors won’t file criminal charges against two U.S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist after a chase on a northern Virginia parkway two years ago. The Justice Department announced Thursday it found insufficient evidence to bring charges in...

Trump spotlights confirmation of 150-plus federal judges

Nov. 6, 2019 6:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday celebrated his administration's success in getting more than 150 federal judicial nominees confirmed by the Senate as he sought to demonstrate progress in meeting the concerns of many conservatives. Trump's victory lap came as the Senate neared...

Grassley: Whistleblower anonymity in laws should be honored

Nov. 6, 2019 6:18 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Chuck Grassley doesn't agree with calls from President Donald Trump and other Republicans to reveal the identity of the whistleblower who first reported concerns about Trump's dealings with the Ukrainian president. Grassley, who wrote significant portions of federal...

White House and Pelosi part ways on relief for drug prices

Nov. 5, 2019 5:01 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the White...

Trump fires up religious critics with job for televangelist

Nov. 1, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ascension of Paula White as an official member of Donald Trump's White House highlights how closely the president is relying on his inner circle of evangelical Christian supporters as he fights an impeachment probe during his reelection bid — while giving liberal evangelicals a...

Park Police revises use of force rules in wake of shooting

Oct. 23, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States Park Police says it's reviewing revisions to its use of force and officer-involved shooting policies following the fatal shooting of a motorist in 2017. Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner wrote to the National Park Service in June seeking information...