Ignoring the Elephant
According to Google, to have your content included in Google News :
Publishers interested in having their sites included in Google News can apply for inclusion here. We can't guarantee that we'll add the source, but we'll be happy to review it.
So if you request it, knowing their Terms and Conditions, you have no right to then expect them to pay for it !
You have to love politicians that stick their noses into things they are so clueless about, that it beggars belief.
The future is indeed bleak when our leaders hubris, born out of complete ignorance, can affect our lives so invasivly.