DONALD TRUMP’S LIFESTYLE COULD COST TAXPAYERS NEARLY $1 BILLION

  President Donald Trump, son Barron and wife Melania stepped off Air Force One in Palm Beach on March 17, 2017. By Mandel Ngan/Getty Images. When Donald Trump won the election in November, there was an expectation that the 70-year-old billionaire would undergo a transformation. Gone would be the harsh campaign rhetoric and the unspecific policy plans. Gone, too, would be the comforts of his gaudy, flamboyant lifestyle. He would stop tweeting, stop self-promoting, and relinquish his businesses. The magnitude of his powerful new role and the sheer awe of…

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Study: Premium hikes add $10B to taxpayers’ health law tab

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taxpayers will fork over nearly $10 billion more next year to cover double-digit premium hikes for subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama’s law, according to a study being released Thursday. The analysis from the Center for Health and Economy comes as the Republican-led Congress is preparing to repeal “Obamacare” and replace it with a GOP alternative whose details have yet to be worked out. With incoming President Donald Trump likely to sign such legislation, historic coverage gains under the 2010 health law are at stake. The…

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