Chris Frates

National Journal

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Lobbying correspondent for the National Journal, where he writes the Influence Alley blog on the intersection of money, politics, and policy; former reporter for Politico and author of Politico Pulse, its daily newsletter

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Today -- for the 33rd time -- House Republicans are voting to repeal President Obama's healthcare law, frequently referred to as "Obamacare," with the Democratic Senate expected to…

The House Votes to Repeal 'Obamacare'

Today -- for the 33rd time -- House Republicans are voting to repeal President Obama's healthcare law, frequently referred to as "Obamacare," with the Democratic Senate expected to…

from Which Way, L.A.?

Today -- for the 33rd time -- House Republicans are voting to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, with no chance that the Senate will go along.

Election-Year Politics and Healthcare

Today -- for the 33rd time -- House Republicans are voting to repeal President Obama's Affordable Care Act, with no chance that the Senate will go along.

from To the Point

So called political Super PAC's have been made possible by recent decisions of the US Supreme Court.

The Sudden Emergence of Super PAC's

So called political Super PAC's have been made possible by recent decisions of the US Supreme Court.

from Which Way, L.A.?

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