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Past articles by Alice:

Gov't Report: Trump Admin Actions Depressed Obamacare Enrollment

A new investigation from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released Thursday morning found that several Trump administration actions depressed enrollment... → Read More

BREAKING: Court Again Thwarts LePage's Attempt To Slowroll Medicaid Expansion

Maine Gov. Paul LePage’s crusade to block Medicaid expansion in his state took another hit on Thursday, after the state’s... → Read More

Anti-Obamacare Lawsuit Threatens To Drag Down GOP In The Midterms

A lawsuit filed by 20 GOP-controlled states and supported by the Trump administration could end up becoming a serious liability... → Read More

Health Care Primer: Medicare And ACA Wars Continue, Lawsuits Be Damned

Three low-income Arkansans currently enrolled in Medicaid sued the Trump administration last week over its approval of strict work requirements for... → Read More

Jury In Manafort Trial Will Wrap Up For The Day At 5PM ET

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The jury in the Paul Manafort bank and tax fraud trial asked the court to be dismissed... → Read More

Manafort Trial Judge Declines To Release Jurors' Names Over Threats

The judge presiding over the federal bank and tax fraud case against Paul Manafort on Friday declined to release the names of the jurors serving in the trial. Judge T.S. Ellis cited threats jurors have received over the course of the trial, which has begun about three weeks ago. “I don’t feel right” about releasing the names,” Ellis said. → Read More

Manafort Judge Will Consider Unsealing Some Of The Records In Virginia Case

The federal judge in Virginia overseeing the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort signaled Friday that he is... → Read More

Lewandowski: White House NDAs Probably Not Valid, Enforceable

Two days after President Trump and senior adviser Kellyanne Conway confirmed the administration’s unprecedented practice of making White House staffers sign non-disclosure... → Read More

3 Arkansans Sue, Calling Medicaid Work Rules Unconstitutional

Three low-income Arkansans with pre-existing health conditions sued the Trump administration on Tuesday for giving their state the go-ahead to... → Read More

Health Care Primer: Short-Term Insurance, Long-Term Damage

Last week, HHS Secretary Alex Azar gave a speech at the conference of the conservative policy and lobbying powerhouse ALEC in... → Read More

Trump Hangs Over Florida's 'Clash of The Titans' Senate Race

Despite predictions of a “blue wave” in this November’s midterm elections, Democrats face a brutal Senate map, and have to... → Read More

5 Cities Sue Trump Admin, Claiming ACA 'Sabotage' Is Unconstitutional

Five cities filed a lawsuit on Thursday accusing the Trump administration of violating the “Take Care” clause of the Constitution... → Read More

The Growing GOP Drumbeat For Indefinite Family Immigration Detention

As the Trump administration slowly works to reunite most, but not all, of the thousands of migrant parents and children... → Read More

Officials Say They Tried To Warn Trump Admin About Family Separation Fallout

On Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee held the first and possibly only congressional oversight hearing on the Trump administration immigration... → Read More

Health Care Primer: HHS Goes Full Jekyll And Hyde

This past week, after plunging insurance markets further into uncertainty by cutting off the risk adjustment payments that insurers who... → Read More

Inside The Search For The 468 Parents Deported Without Their Children

The Trump administration has admitted in court that it deported at least 468 immigrant parents without their children, and while those families... → Read More

NYT: Trump Laments That He Could Have Had Tom Brady, Not Jared, As Son-In-Law

The New York Times reported Saturday that President Donald Trump’s relationship with his son-in-law Jared Kushner has deteriorated over the... → Read More

Judge Orders Monitor For Immigrant Child Shelters After Reported Abuses

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ordered the appointment of an independent monitor to force the Trump administration to comply... → Read More

BREAKING: Trump Admin Reunites 1,442 Children Out Of 2,551 By Court Deadline

U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw set a deadline for midnight July 26 for the Trump administration to reunite the thousands migrant... → Read More

Lawyers And Lawmakers Describe Chaos, Trauma On Family Reunification Deadline

Thursday marks the court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunite the thousands of immigrant families it forcibly separated earlier... → Read More