Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him.

  • Written by By BARBARA RODRIGUEZ , Associated Press

Poll: Big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

Politics and the fallen: Trump hasn't called all families

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has pulled bereaved military families into a painful political fight of his own making, going so far Tuesday as to cite the death of his chief of staff's son in Afghanistan to question whether Barack Obama and other presidents did enough to honor the military dead.

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to strike proposed Republican cuts to health programs for the poor and elderly from a budget blueprint, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press