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File photo of former Governor of Texas Rick Perry speaking at the Freedom Summit in Des MoinesBy Andy Sullivan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, all staunch opponents of President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act, have collectively applied for and won at least $352 million through grant programs set up by the law, federal records show. "Receiving federal grants that existed prior to the ACA is not the same as participating in the core elements of the ACA." The money in question stems from less controversial parts of the law that enhance public health and other nuts-and-bolts programs, rather than the insurance exchanges and expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor that have drawn fierce opposition from Republicans.


Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program

FILE In this March 31, 2015 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyber espionage. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage.


Avril Lavigne and Lyme Disease: Your Questions Answered
Singer Avril Lavigne revealed in the latest issue of People Magazine that she has been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
Arkansas governor sends religion bill back for rewrite

Former Rep. Asa Hutchinson discusses the findings and recommendations of the National School Shield Program in WashingtonLITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (Reuters) - Arkansas' Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson said on Wednesday he is sending the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act back to the legislature for a rewrite, to strike the right balance between religious freedom and tolerance for diversity. The announcement was a reversal for Hutchinson, who earlier said he would sign the bill into law. The governor had come under huge pressure from business and civil rights groups who said the law would potentially discriminate against gays. (Reporting by Steve Barnes; Writing by Fiona Ortiz; Editing by James Dalgleish)


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