Big Pharma Lines Pockets of Groups Opposing Medicare Changes

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By Sydney Lupkin, Victoria Knight and Elizabeth Lucas | Kaiser Health News Dozens of patient advocacy groups, like the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, recently appeared in national advertisements objecting to a Trump administration proposal that could limit drugs covered by Medicare providers. But a Kaiser Health […]

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How to Watch Twitter and Facebook Testify Before Congress Wednesday

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In what's threatening to become an annual tradition, executives from Twitter and Facebook will testify before Congress Tuesday. And unlike last fall's session, this round will include the top brass, including Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. (Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg presumably gets a pass, given his solo session this past April. […]

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Did Chris Collins Forget the Martha Stewart Trial?

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The day after Christmas 2001, Sam Waksal, the chief executive of ImClone Systems, began selling off shares in the company after learning that the Food and Drug Administration according to the indictment. Then Cameron Collins gave the information to his future father-in-law, Stephen Zarsky. Cameron Collins also told his fiancée and his future mother-in-law. They […]

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House Immigration Bill Seeks to End Family Separation at Border

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A House Republican immigration plan would curb the Trump administration’s widely criticized policy of separating children from parents seeking asylum at the U.S. border, but other provisions may lessen its chances of being enacted. The draft bill being circulated Thursday would provide money for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall and allow provisional legal status […]

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Two Members of Congress Were Rumored to Be Having an Affair. He May Be the Next Speaker. Shes Out of a Job.

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Its a testament to male dominance in Congress that Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy is the leading candidate to lead House Republicans for the second time in three years, even after his first effort imploded. And that former Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, rumored to be having an affair with McCarthy that was evidently a big reason for […]

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Ryan Poised to Earn Millions Even If He Sheds Weekend Dad Role

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GOP House Speaker should have his pick of boardroom roles ’Mr. Middle America’ won’t comment on plan after he steps down joined the advisory board for U.S. cannabis producer Acreage Holdings and is already serving on the board of Arizona Mining Inc. and the advisory board to JBS USA, the American arm of a Brazilian […]

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Cuomo Seeks New York Tax Revisions to Thwart Federal Changes

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New York state would end income taxes on wage earners and make up the revenue with an employer payroll tax that’s federally deductible as part of a restructuring plan that Governor Andrew Cuomo is recommending to mitigate harmful effects of the new U.S. tax code. The new federal law limits deductions for individuals’ state and […]

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FCC Wants to Kill Net Neutrality. Congress Will Pay the Price

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FCC chair Ajit Pai’s plan to repeal net neutrality provisions and reclassify broadband providers from “common carriers” to “information services” is an unprecedented giveaway to big broadband providers and a danger to the internet. The move would mean the FCC would have almost no oversight authority over broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. WIRED […]

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Should the Upper Middle Class Take the Biggest Tax Hit?

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Humans learn the concept of fairness at a very young age. After all, it doesn’t take long for a child to start whining about a sibling who gets an extra serving of ice cream. As the Republican-controlled Congress tries to push through tax reform this year, one group of Americans may similarly question why it’s coming up a scoop […]

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