The health care bill is ‘far from a done deal’
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times local):10:30 p.m.
A group of protesters in Miami have been arrested after attempting to block the George Washington Bridge.
Miami-Dade police said they were searching for protesters after they vandalized the span in front of a home, breaking windows and other items.
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The Supreme Court has upheld President Donald Trump’s decision to allow states to deny Medicaid access to millions of low-income residents, ruling the policy was a legitimate use of federal dollars.
The court said Trump’s administration did not have to prove that the Medicaid program was being abused.
The ruling was the latest in a string of court rulings against the president, who has sought to dismantle a key component of his signature health care law.
Trump has told his aides he plans to call the Supreme Court for an emergency stay of the decision.
11 a.l.m.: The Supreme, acting in accordance with its constitutional authority, has approved the emergency stay order by a 5-3 vote.
The vote came as Trump’s attorneys are preparing to ask the court to stay the order pending a full briefing by the president and his team.
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Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, said the president plans to sign the order shortly.
The Trump administration says the court’s order is not an emergency but rather a temporary measure and that it will remain in effect until the president signs the emergency order.
The White House said it was “reviewing the court decision” and is “committed to fully implementing the order.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to begin considering a Trump administration lawsuit over the health care legislation.
It’s expected to include several dozen Democrats and one Republican.