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House Republicans fought back Tuesday against Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s demand for a federal Medicaid waiver that could be worth $10 billion to New York, saying the state shouldn’t get any money until it clears up back payments.
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and other Republicans sent a letter to the federal Health and Human Services Department saying that New York’s Medicaid program “has fostered...Read more »
New York Sen. Charles Schumer, who is in charge of political messaging for Senate Democrats, offered a solution today to topple the Tea Party and its campaign to shrink government: emphasize government programs that Tea Party members like.
Schumer, who spoke at the Democrat-aligned Center for American Progress in Washington, identified the Tea Party fault line as "the obsessively...Read more »