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American Bridge slams Mario Diaz-Balart for ‘selling out’ to support GOP health care plan

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With just hours left before Congress’ vote on the American Health Care Act, President Donald Trump and GOP House leadership are doing whatever it takes to get the 216 votes necessary for passage of the bill. In the case of Miami Republican Mario Diaz-Balart, could change in U.S. policy toward Cuba implemented under the Obama administration be the catalyst to lock in his support? The New York Times reported Wednesday that Diaz-Balart sought assurances from White House officials that the president would maintain his campaign pledge…

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Report: Kevin McCarty in the running for NAIC top post

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Outgoing Florida Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty “is vying to become the next head” of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, according to a Wednesday news report. SNL Financial, relying on unidentified sources, reported on its website that McCarty “spent recent weeks discussing his potential candidacy with several other insurance commissioners … and is now confident that he has enough support for a serious run at leading the NAIC.” The organization, of which McCarty was once president, “is the U.S. standard-setting and regulatory support organization created…

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