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Vaccine Exemptions Rose for Years Ahead of Measles Outbreak

The rate of children being exempted from measles vaccinations rose from 2012 through the 2017-2018 school year, a trend that has likely continued into the 2018-2019 school year according to a review of data in a handful of states, despite warnings from health officials of the potential for outbreaks of the disease.

What to Know in Washington: Democrats to Rely on Youth in 2020

The election prospects for Democrats in 2020 will turn on whether the party can keep fanning the fires that drove young voters to the ballot box last year.

GSA Announces Its $20 Billion 8(a) STARS III Contract: Top 20

A General Services Administration draft solicitation posted Aug. 9 officially launched the recompetition of its 8(a) Streamlined Technology Acquisition Resource for Services (STARS) II vehicle.

What to Know in Washington: Swing District Dems Counter the Squad

Rep. Dean Phillips has a message for his House Democratic colleagues and the party’s presidential candidates: slow down on impeachment, stop sniping on Twitter and cut some deals with Republicans to get things done.

What to Know in Washington: Trump at Mercy of a Slowing Economy

The growing odds of a recession before the 2020 election threaten to crush Trump’s hopes of a second term.

Deregulation Window Closing 17 Months Before Trump Term Ends (1)

Trump administration agencies are effectively running out of time to propose major cuts in regulations beyond what’s already in the pipeline, at least through the president’s current term, top officials of the Office of Management and Budget said.

What to Know in Washington: Trump 2020 Rust Belt Pitch Imperiled

President Donald Trump has been boasting about creating manufacturing jobs in states key to his re-election, but a growing recession in the sector threatens to reverse that trend and imperil his message.

Republicans Spend Millions to Keep N.C. House Seat from Flipping

Republicans are spending millions of dollars trying to hold onto a North Carolina House seat in danger of flipping to Democrats after an election scandal and a series of other setbacks for the party.

What to Know in Washington: When Drugs Make News, Trump Reacts

Staffers at the Department of Health and Human Services have gotten used to a pattern: President Donald Trump sees a news report on spikes in prescription-drug list prices, Secretary Alex Azar is called to a meeting in the Oval Office, and a policy in the discussion stage gets accelerated and pushed out the door.

Race for Top Republican on House Farm Panel Already Heating Up

The race to succeed retiring Mike Conaway as the House Agriculture Committee’s top Republican in the next Congress is shaping up to be a three-way affair so far.

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