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Medicaid Expansion: Arkansas And Other States Cut Deals With Feds For Alternative Plans

By Michael Collins, The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) WASHINGTON — If Gov. Bill Haslam is searching for clues about what kind of deal Tennessee might be able to cut with the federal government to expand Medicaid, he should look just across the Mississippi River. Arkansas was the first state to get a federally approved waiver allowing […]

April 15, 2014

New Jersey Official Denies Withholding Disaster Aid

New York (AFP) – Embattled New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s second-in-command Monday flatly denied allegations she and Christie threatened to withhold money for Hurricane Sandy relief as a political quid pro quo. These latest allegations of political strong arm tactics add to the increasing scandal surrounding the governor, after aides were accused of manufacturing traffic […]

January 20, 2014

Message To Obama: Go Big, Long, And Global

WASHINGTON — President Obama has only one option as he ponders a world economy teetering on the edge: He needs to go big, go long and go global. Obama should not be constrained by what the tea party might allow subservient Republican leaders in Congress to do. He should state plainly, eloquently and in detail […]

August 22, 2011