WASHINGTON — A debate about the scope of government spying ricocheted around Washington on Thursday, with seesaw presidential tweets and impassioned debate on Capitol Hill that culminated with a House vote to extend and expand massive U.S. surveillance powers. The vote pitted supporters who say the spying powers have kept the homeland safe from terrorism and opponents who see the spying as a threat to the privacy of Americans. Lawmakers voted 256-164 to extend surveillance powers for
WASHINGTON — Striving to fulfill a campaign promise, the Trump administration moved Thursday to facilitate the interstate sale of health insurance policies that cost less but may not cover as much. The proposed regulation from the Labor Department would provide more health insurance options for self-employed people and small businesses, but its success depends on buy-in from insurers, state regulators, plan sponsors and consumers themselves. Some groups already have concerns.