My Turn: Medicaid expansion is a good thing

...while giving over 40,000 Alaskans access to healthcare. I'm glad he made the right decision.? Rep. Adam Wool is a Democrat representing Fairbanks District 5 in the Alaska House of Representatives and has owned and operated small businesses in for...
Pot legal, but finances remain in black market

...either medical or recreational marijuana businesses.The House bill has 16 sponsors, evenly split between Republicans and Democrats. The Senate version has eight sponsors, including two independents and Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul of Kentucky...
Senate panel would allow pot vendors to use banks

...legislation was added to a Treasury funding measure by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley, whose state is among four in the nation where...amendment. Dianne Feinstein of California was the only panel Democrat to oppose it.The Treasury and Justice departments have issued...
Higher minimum-wage proposals gain ground By LISA LEFF and DAVID KLEPPER

...and lead to higher prices. Sixteen states have passed laws barring local governments from setting their own minimum wage.Democrats, including presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, have said they support a higher federal minimum wage, which...
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Court overturns some Blagojevich Senate-seat convictions

...sensational convictions that sent former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich off to a lengthy stint in prison, ruling that the Democrat did not break the law when he sought to secure a Cabinet position in President Barack Obama's administration in exchange...
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Poll: Sharp divisions after high court backs gay marriage

...affiliation.For example, 65 percent of Democrats, but only 22 percent of Republicans...of Republicans but just 31 percent of Democrats said local officials with religious objections...licenses.By a 64-32 margin, most Democrats said it's more important to protect...
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Sweet 16: Ohio Gov. Kasich enters prez race

...century formula."Former state Sen. Nina Turner, a Cleveland Democrat who's allied with Kasich on such efforts as on occasion and disdains the Republican sport of bashing Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton."There are some that will try to...
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Medicaid figures up, stir worry about budgets

...economy through new revenues and job creation. Beshear, a Democrat, released a study earlier this year touting the creation of...obviously it's a concern," said state Sen. Howie Morales, a Democrat who sits on the powerful Legislative Finance Committee...
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US kills senior Khorasan Group leader

...sought to harm the United States and its allies has been taken off the battlefield for good," said Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, noting that al-Fadhli will not be easily replaced.The U.S. military has periodically...
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Trump-GOP feud escalates after rival goes after him

...sophomoric" and accused the paper of unfair treatment of his campaign.The storm over Trump is proving to be fodder for Democrats.Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid noted that while Trump's GOP White House rivals were nearly unanimous in denouncing...
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