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Pelosi offers Medicare negotiation plan to curb drug prices

Sep. 19, 2019 6:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, trying to seize the agenda on a top consumer issue, announced an ambitious prescription drug plan Thursday that would allow Medicare to negotiate prices for seniors and younger people. The proposal would direct Medicare to bargain over as many as 250, but no...

Labor pick will seek ethics advice on brokers conflict rule

Sep. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for Labor secretary sought to quell concerns among Democrats that he's too close to the corporate world, telling lawmakers Thursday that if confirmed he'll ask ethics officials if he can participate in the crafting of a conflict of interest rule for...

Today in History

Sep. 17, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2019. There are 105 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at...

New Kavanaugh allegation unlikely to prompt impeachment

Sep. 16, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As several Democratic presidential candidates called for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, newly disclosed allegations are reviving questions about the rush to confirm President Donald Trump's nominee at the height of the #MeToo movement. The Senate confirmed...

The Latest: GOP stands by Kavanaugh, rips NY Times

Sep. 16, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a new allegation of sexual impropriety against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 5:10 p.m. The chairman of the Senate committee that hosted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings is ripping The New York Times for publishing...

Draft Pelosi plan would overhaul how Medicare pays for drugs

Sep. 10, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft plan from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leaked Tuesday would overhaul how Medicare pays for prescription drugs, by negotiating prices for costly medications, curbing annual price hikes, and limiting what seniors pay out of their own pockets. With President Donald Trump highly...

Grassley says EPA 'screwed' farmers with biofuels exemptions

Aug. 16, 2019 2:34 PM EDT

JOHNSTON, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Charles Grassley says farmers were "screwed" by the Trump administration's decision to allow some refineries to not blend ethanol with gasoline as required under federal law. During a taping of Iowa Public Television's "Iowa Press" program Friday, Grassley was asked his thoughts...

Fried Oreos here: Iowa State Fair a must for 2020 hopefuls

Aug. 8, 2019 12:29 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Howard Dean took one bite of a deep-fried Oreo and dismissively pitched the rest into the garbage. Mitt Romney famously flipped a pork chop, right into the gravel. And John Kerry capped his Iowa State Fair fare with a strawberry smoothie, rather than a cold beer that offered a...

Bipartisan 'red flag' gun laws plan has support in Congress

Aug. 7, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proved to be unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, largely because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...

Plan to boost 'red flag' gun laws gains momentum in Congress

Aug. 6, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite frequent mass shootings, Congress has proven unable to pass substantial gun violence legislation, in large part because of resistance from Republicans. But a bipartisan proposal by Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is gaining momentum following weekend...