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My Turn: Alaska can't afford Medicaid expansion before reform

...democratic process. Remember the passage by proclamation nonsense in the U.S. Senate? Or, the now-famous remark by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, referring to the Obamacare bill: "You have to pass it to find out what's in it." Medicaid expansion...
Medicaid expanded in Alaska a Thursday interview she "(doubts) there's a desire to go back to a third special session" on the topic. House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, and Senate President Kevin Meyer, R-Anchorage, were traveling Thursday and were unavailable...
Iran accord: 'New chapter' or a 'historic mistake'?

...have expressed concerns about the deal.On Capitol Hill, Republicans accused Obama of making too many concessions. House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said lawmakers "will fight a bad deal that is wrong for our national security and wrong for our...
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...going to hand a dangerous regime billions of dollars in sanctions relief while paving the way for a nuclear Iran," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said of the deal.At its core, the agreement the United States and other world powers struck...
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My Turn: The Senate majority needs a lesson in listening

"I guess it's not meant to be easy," House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said last weekend after...funds only required a simple majority. It forced the House Speaker and his team into the difficult task of negotiating...
Obamacare survives second fight

...about a law," he said in the White House Rose Garden. "This is health care in America."Declining to concede, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio said Republicans, who have voted more than 50 times to undo the law, will "continue our efforts...
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Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies

...legitimacy without getting a thing for the Cuban people being oppressed by this brutal communist dictatorship," said House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio.Republican presidential contenders had their say, too. Sen. Marco Rubio, son of a Cuban...
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S. Carolina lawmakers vote to debate flag

...very core of every South Carolinian," South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas said in support of the measure.And once...took action, other states moved quickly.Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn called for removing the Confederate emblem...
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House Speaker wants special session, just not in Juneau

House Speaker Rep. Mike Chenault intends to ask for a special legislative session...The session would center on the state's gas line projects.If the House speaker calls for a special session, it would take 40 of 60 legislators to approve...
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House votes to halt school bond repayment program school bonds before a five-year hiatus, but the House speaker hinted this may not yet be a done deal.Alaska's...the hiatus to avoid paying for the Anchorage bonds.House Speaker Mike Chenault, R-Nikiski, said lawmakers were working...
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