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More Than 30,000 People to Be Removed From Medicaid Rolls After Eligibility Check

More than 30,000 people will be removed from Louisiana’s Medicaid program after a new verification system determined they likely made too much money to be eligible.

In February, the Department of Health sent out 40,007 letters warning recipients that they could lose access to the taxpayer-funded health insurance program unless they could demonstrate that they still are eligible. As of Monday, 30,500 of those cases had been closed, said Robert Johannessen, communications director for LDH.

The Importance of the Golan Heights

Like the decision to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, President Donald Trump’s recent recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights came as a surprise to many, even if the matter had already gathered steam on Capitol Hill in recent years. It was one of the least publicly discussed aspects of Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s first meeting with Trump at the White House in February 2017.

Challenger to Republican Senator Gardner Runs Digital Ads Excluding Colorado

A Colorado Democrat hoping to unseat Republican senator Cory Gardner (Colo.) has placed dozens of Facebook ads targeted to run everywhere in the country except in the Centennial State.

Mike Johnston, a former state senator who also had a failed gubernatorial run in 2018, was not the first Democrat to declare against Gardner, elected to the senate in 2014. However, he was the highest-profile name to enter the race when he announced his candidacy in late January.

Report: Minimum Wage Hikes Could Lead to Increased Property Crimes and $2.4 Billion in Associated Costs

Minimum wage hikes are unlikely to reduce crime rates and instead could increase them, according to a new study produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).

The study’s release coincides with the House Education and Labor Committee’s advancement of the Raise the Wage Act of 2019, which would increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour over several years.

Beto O’Rourke Compares Trump to the Third Reich

Former Texas representative Beto O’Rourke, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, on Thursday compared President Donald Trump to the Third Reich, referring to the regime of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler who presided over the Holocaust.

O’Rourke spoke at a campaign event in Carroll, Iowa, earlier in the morning, where he reflected on the times he went to elementary schools around Valentine’s Day and delivered cards from the students to veterans.

Schultz: ‘I’m Not a Messiah,’ Dems Are Pitching ‘Fantasy’ Policies That Will Never Happen

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said he wasn’t a “messiah” and called left-wing policies espoused by Democratic presidential candidates “fantasy” that will never come to fruition.

The billionaire is mulling an independent bid for the presidency, trying to craft himself as appealing to a vast middle group of Americans fed up with both parties.