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Medicare, Medicaid Must Change, Says Former Head

Donald Berwick resigned as administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in December. Berwick explains why he thinks much of the spending in the U.S. health care system is wasted, and the need to reform Medicare and Medicaid to improve coordination of care.
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Robocalls To Cellphones? States Marshal Opposition

A bill before Congress that would allow some types of "robocalls" to be made to cellphones is getting an increasing amount of attention this week thanks to something that's very rare these days — bipartisan opposition from state attorneys general.
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New Poll Suggests Latino Voters See 'Hostile' GOP

If Sen. Marco Rubio received the GOP's vice presidential nomination, only 13 percent of Latinos said they would be "much more likely" to vote Republican. Nearly half said it would have no effect on their vote.
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Iowa Evangelicals Are Divided Over GOP Candidates

A spirited fight is on in Iowa for the evangelical vote in the Republican race for president. So far, Christian conservatives have not coalesced behind one candidate, the way they did four years ago for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.
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N.H. Primary Nears; GOP Candidates Storm The State

It was a busy day for presidential politicking in New Hampshire Monday. Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich traded barbs over Romney's proposed $10,000 bet with Texas Gov. Rick Perry, as well as Gingrich's consulting fees earned working for mortgage giant Freddie Mac.
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D.C. Ethics Bill Would Rein In ANC Members As Well

D.C. Council members aren't the only representatives subject to tougher regulations if the new D.C. ethics law passes in a final vote later this month. The city's Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners would fall under the new ethics policies as well.

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Congress At Impasse Over Must-Pass Measures

The thing Democrats really want is the thing Republicans hate. And the thing Republicans want is the thing Democrats are against. And yet, somehow between now and Christmas, most political watchers believe the partisan differences will quietly be worked out.
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CQ Roll Call: Yet Another Last Minute Federal Budget Deal, Redistricting In Texas

It's looking as though Congress will pass yet another federal budget deal at the last moment, while the Supreme court weighs in on a precedent-setting Texas redistricting case.

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Oregon Senator Pushes Local Pears For School Lunches

Pears sound like a healthful school lunch treat, but not if they're Comice pears. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says they don't qualify for kids who get free lunches, but a senator wants to change that.

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