Mar 27, 2017

McAuliffe says he'll move ahead on Medicaid expansion

Now that Trumpcare is dead, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is proposing a budget amendment to revive his plans to expand Medicaid:

The back story: The Democratic governor has always wanted to expand Medicaid, but given the uncertainty of the political climate since the presidential election, he had held off on proposing the amendment to be fiscally responsible — until today. The shift comes after the House pulled the Obamacare repeal and replacement bill, which would have phased out Medicaid expansion and cut federal funding to the states.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response

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President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Multiple people have died in a shooting at the Molson Coors brewery complex, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters on Wednesday. He said he "believed" the shooter is among those dead, although police have not confirmed this.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. "There are various sources citing various numbers of casualties. At this time that information has not been confirmed,"the police said.

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