The Hill’s Morning Report — Will GOP primaries offer clues about 2024?

Former President Trump’s power within the Republican Party will get its latest examination tonight as voters head to the polls in four states, including Georgia, where Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is on the verge of handing the ex-president his biggest loss of 2022 so far. 

Since the 2020 election, few on the right have drawn Trump’s ire like Kemp. Trump recruited David Perdue (R-Ga.), a former senator and once a supporter of the ...

Vulnerable House Democrats urge action to prevent ObamaCare premium hike this fall

A group of vulnerable House Democrats is warning of spikes in ObamaCare premiums this fall, saying that enhanced financial assistance from last year’s relief bill needs to be extended.  

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) led the letter from 26 swing-district House Democrats to Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), calling for the enhanced ObamaCare financial assistance to be extended as part of any party-line economic package that...

Fizzling legislative agenda leaves Democrats wondering about midterms 

Democrats once hailed Build Back Better as the policy that could help them win the midterms.  

But as even the possibility of a scaled-back version of President Biden's signature legislation fizzles in the 50-50 Senate, some are wondering if the president will have anything comparable to campaign on as the election season inches closer. 

The White House considers the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure law passed last fall as a major legislative acco...

New Zealand budget 2022: Ardern offers $1bn in sweeteners to tackle cost of living ‘storm’

PM says budget, which includes major spending on climate and health care reform, aims to ensure long term ‘economic and social security’

Weekly $27 cash payments, fuel discounts and half-price public transport are among the short-term sweeteners offered up by New Zealand’s government in its latest budget, as it tries to juggle the cost-of-living crisis with big-ticket spending commitments, including $11.1bn of healthcare system reform and $2.9bn responding to the climate crisis.

“While we know the current storm will pass, it is important we take the hard edges off,” prime minister Jacinda Ardern said in remarks accompanying the budget’s release.

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Latino families are facing a health coverage cliff — Congress must intervene

Last month, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra extended the COVID-19 public health emergency through mid-July, a decision that helped maintain access for some of the 86 million Americans currently relying on Medicaid. 

The secretary knows that while two-thirds of the U.S. population has been fully vaccinated, the pandemic is not yet over. Cases are continuing to rise this week, and more than 160,000 Latinos have died ...

Mike Pence to defy Trump and campaign with Georgia governor Brian Kemp – live

  • Former vice-president likely to draw ire of Trump in Georgia
  • Trump has endorsed Kemp’s rival David Perdue in primary
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Lloyd Austin, the US defense secretary, held a call with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu on Friday in which he called for an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine, the Pentagon said.

During the call Austin also “emphasized the importance of maintaining lines o...

Joe Biden to address inflation as Congress mulls big aid bill for Ukraine – live

It’s primary day in West Virginia and Nebraska, with votes that will test Donald Trump’s influence on Republican party

Divided States of America: Roe v Wade is ‘precursor to larger struggles’

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The president is due to speak shortly about the administration’s efforts to reduce inflation. But a significant chunk of the remarks are expected to highlight a plan by Senator ...