Source: Washington Post | Nation |
February 27, 2013
The Obama administration announced that it had released hundreds of illegal immigrants held in detention facilities, saying it could no longer afford to house them because of across-the-board cuts that are set to start taking effect Friday.
The legislation, which has 13 co-sponsors would create a framework for the FDA to eventually legalize medicinal pot and would also block the feds from interfering in any of the 19 states where it's legal.
Hours after the Obama administration said it was close to approving Florida's plan to put most of its Medicaid patients into managed care, Gov. Rick Scott endorsed expanding Medicaid under Obamacare -- a move that immediately put him at odds with members of his own party.
Budget cuts by the Air Force, Army and Navy scheduled to take effect March 1 will force almost $34 billion in wage and spending reductions and prompt furloughs or layoffs for millions of people, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY.
All four Republican Arizona House members penned a letter voicing opposition to the bipartisan immigration proposal rolled out in the Senate by the Gang of Eight, a group led in part by Arizona Sen. John McCain.