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Trump administration plans on making 90 percent cut to Obamacare ad budget
The Trump administration plans on making a 90 percent cut to the advertising budget for Obamacare during the upcoming enrollment period. In 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spent $100 million on Obamacare advertising and outreach, but for this year’s open enrollment period, CMS plans on spending... Read more
Fleet of monster trucks conducts rescues in flood-ravaged Texas
A fleet of monster trucks driven by volunteers is traveling to Texas cities hardest hit by floodwaters. Video posted to Facebook shows a monster truck — comprised on an SUV on monster truck wheels — pulling a U.S. Army vehicle out of deep floodwaters in Houston on Wednesday. A... Read more
Pence: Trump, first lady will be ‘out with the families’ in Texas
On his first visit to Texas after it was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, Vice President Mike Pence hugged survivors, prayed with them, even pitched in to help haul away debris from a damaged home. “I think the scope is truly breathtaking,” Pence told ABC News Chief White House Correspondent... Read more
Trump mulling ending DACA, but will make decision with ‘big heart,’ Pence says
As President Donald Trump considers whether to end the deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) policy that allows immigrants who were brought into the U.S. in their youth to remain in the country and obtain work permits, his vice president says that the determination is one that Trump will... Read more
White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid
President Donald Trump plans to donate $1 million to aid efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Thursday. “I’m happy to tell you that he … would like to join in the efforts that a lot of the people that we’ve seen... Read more
Govs. Kasich, Hickenlooper propose bipartisan plan for healthcare changes
In the wake of Republicans failing to pass their Obamacare replacement plan this summer, two governors say they have a plan to fix the health insurance markets that already has bipartisan support from other governors. Today, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper sent a joint plan,... Read more
Houston begins to assess Hurricane Harvey’s trail of devastation
Six days after Hurricane Harvey roared ashore in southeastern Texas, officials and residents have begun to assess the storm’s trail of destruction in Houston as the flood waters slowly started to recede. First responders, as well as urban search and rescue teams, launched a block-by-block, door-to-door search of badly... Read more
Drone video shows swollen Texas river Video
Now Playing: Drone video shows swollen Texas river Now Playing: Colorado company donates home to family who lost everything in Hurricane Harvey Now Playing: Days of rain in Houston have ended, but the floodwaters are still rising Now Playing: What awaits Hurricane Harvey evacuees after they leave shelters Now... Read more
Texas man who fled Harvey with pregnant wife devastated after seeing destroyed home
A Texas man whose wife gave birth after they fled from Hurricane Harvey — and whom ABC News has embedded since the storm made landfall on Friday — made an emotional return to his destroyed home on Wednesday, saying that his family made the “right decision” to stay nearby.... Read more
Lyft extends service throughout 32 states
Lyft is driving into the countryside in an effort to raise ridership and steal market share from rival Uber. The much smaller Lyft announced Thursday that it is offering service to passengers in every corner of 32 U.S. states, including hard-to-reach rural areas. The move boosts the number of... Read more