Fraud and billing mistakes cost Medicare – and taxpayers – tens of billions last year

By Fred Schulte /b> Kaiser Health News Federal health officials made more than $16 billion in improper payments to private

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An angry weekend follows on heels of frustrations for Donald Trump

President Donald Trump started his weekend in Florida in a fit of anger over his young administration getting sidetracked just

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Charlie Crist fields questions for nearly four hours at his first town hall meeting in St. Petersburg

In the weeks since Donald Trump and the Republican Party have taken control control in Washington D.C., congressional town hall meetings around the nation

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More Republicans say AG Jeff Sessions should recuse himself

The Latest on Attorney General Jeff Sessions‘ talks with the Soviet ambassador (all times local): 11:25 a.m. attorneyAttorney The top

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Jeff Sessions spoke with Russian envoy in 2016, Justice Dept says

Attorney General Jeff Sessions talked twice with Russia’s ambassador to the United States during the presidential campaign, the Justice Department

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Charlie Crist calls for Jeff Sessions to resign after reports of meeting with Russian ambassador surface

St. Petersburg Democratic Representative Charlie Crist is calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign, a day after published reports

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Kathy Castor says Jeff Sessions should resign

Tampa Democrat Kathy Castor is joining the chorus of Democrats who are calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign following published

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With push to legalize marijuana, teens get false impression on pot safety

A push to decriminalize marijuana could prove a slippery slope, by giving kids the false impression on the safety of

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Jeff Sessions: U.S. to continue use of privately run prisons

Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled Thursday his strong support for the federal government’s continued use of private prisons, reversing an

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Out like Flynn: The firing of National Security adviser Mike Flynn

“In like Flynn” has been part of American language since the 1940s. The San Francisco Examiner in February 1942 contained

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How can we respect the presidency, when Donald Trump clearly doesn’t?

When President Harry S. Truman threatened in December 1950 to punch out a Washington Post music critic who had panned

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GOP pushes 2 top Cabinet picks through to full Senate

Republicans jammed two of President Donald Trump‘s top Cabinet picks through the Senate Finance Committee with no Democrats in the

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On Fox Business Network, Debbie Wasserman Schultz says Donald Trump ‘believes he was elected as a dictator’

Debbie Wasserman Schultz blasted President Trump Tuesday morning, a day after he fired acting Attorney General Sally Yates for “refusing

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Bill Nelson sounds off on what he calls Donald Trump’s “rocky” first week in office

Although U.S. Senator Bill Nelson’s press conference on Wednesday in Tampa was ostensibly to discuss President Donald Trump’s campaign pledge to spend up to

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Senate panel approves Nikki Haley nomination to U.N.

The Latest on activities in Congress (all times EST): 12:25 p.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has overwhelmingly approved South

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Advocates call on Marco Rubio to protect immigrant families as Donald Trump era begins

House Speaker Paul Ryan told a national cable television audience Thursday night that federal troops won’t be coming after undocumented immigrants

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Advocates call on Marco Rubio to protect immigrant families as Donald Trump era begins

House Speaker Paul Ryan told a national cable television audience Thursday night that federal troops won’t be coming after undocumented immigrants

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Week 1: Cabinet picks contradict Donald Trump stands on some issues

The lack of fireworks surrounding Senate consideration of President-elect Donald Trump‘s Cabinet picks may reflect a slew of statements his

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Donald Trump says Michelle Obama’s ‘no hope’ comment about the past

President-elect Donald Trump said first lady Michelle Obama “must have been talking about the past” when she said there’s no

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Incumbents have better-than-average year in 2016, says Sabato’s Crystal Ball

It was a good year to run as an incumbent according to an article published Thursday in Sabato’s Crystal Ball.

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Mitch Perry Report for 11.20.16 – Bill de Blasio’s big moment?

In New York City today, Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to give a “major speech” on the presidential election’s

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Bill Nelson will “reserve judgement” regarding Jeff Sessions nomination as Attorney General

If Bill Nelson is concerned about the fact that his party appears to be in tatters following last week’s election,

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Medical marijuana advocates up in arms over Jeff Sessions

The head of a medical marijuana advocacy group is criticizing President-elect Donald Trump’s pick of Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General.

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Donald Trump to meet with Gen. James Mattis, others

The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition activities (all times EST): 11:55 a.m. — Donald Trump is stoking speculation about

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Private prison firm GEO Group hires more lobbyists for D.C.

GEO Group, the Boca Raton-based private prison corporation, recently hired three lobbying firms in Washington D.C. POLITICO Influence reports that

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