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House Oversight Set To Drag Wilbur Ross In Front Of Congress Over Citizenship Question

The House Oversight Committee will question Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in March about a citizenship question he supported adding back to the 2020 census, the committee announced Tuesday. The announcement from the committee, which is headed by Democratic Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, comes less than a week after a federal judge ordered the removal of the question Jan. 15. U.S. District Judge ...

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Trump To Pelosi: I’ll Get Back To You Soon’ On State Of The Union

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President Donald Trump said he had “so many options” for delivering the State of the Union Address after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked him to delay it because of the partial government shutdown. “Nancy, I am still thinking about the State of the Union speech, there are so many options – including doing it as per your written offer (made ...

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Walmart And CVS Caremark Walk Back Pending Pharmacy Split

CVS officials said the company’s pharmacy benefit management division and Walmart were splitting over a price dispute Tuesday. The organizations walked back the announcement Friday. The split would have meant that many people who have CVS Health drug plans would no longer be able to pick up their prescriptions at Walmart locations. Walmart and CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) ...

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Drug Companies Used Shortages, Recalls To Hike Prices As Much As 1,137 Percent, Report Finds

Drug companies raised prices on approximately one-third of the nearly 120 drugs classified as currently or recently in shortage after the shortages began, according to a Wall Street Journal report published Friday. Many of the drugs seeing big price hikes are low-cost prescription medicines that have been on the markets for years, like valsartan. It’s a blood pressure medication available ...

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Trump Attacks ‘Groveling’ Schumer For Comey Hypocrisy

President Donald Trump attacked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for flip-flopping on ex-FBI Director James Comey in a tweet Thursday. “So funny to watch Schumer groveling,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday. “He called for the firing of bad cop James Comey many times – UNTIL I FIRED HIM!” So funny to watch Schumer groveling. He called for the firing of ...

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Kasich Uses CNN Gig To Raise Money

Former Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich made his first appearance as a CNN political commentator Tuesday night — and his team promptly sent out a fundraising letter on Wednesday. “It’s simple. With more interviews comes more things to share and grow Gov. Kasich’s message and audience,” the letter said. “We need to hit our monthly fundraising goals to ensure ...

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Opioid Profiteering Family Headed Deceit Campaign Surrounding OxyContin, Documents Claim

A Tuesday court filing claims that members of the Sackler family knew their company, Purdue Pharma, routinely failed to notify authorities that OxyContin was being abused and sold illegally, reported The New York Times. The Sacklers were the 19th-richest family in the U.S. in 2016 with an estimated $13 billion net worth, according to Forbes. TheDCNF began investigating the Sackler family’s charitable ...

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit Deal Murdered In House Of Commons

United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal was voted down by both pro-Brexit and anti-Brexit members of the House of Commons in a record-setting defeat Tuesday. The next step is unclear after the U.K.’s lower house of parliament voted against May’s deal for an exit from the European Union 432 to 202, reported CNBC. May also faces a a ...

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19-Year-Old State Lawmaker Makes Trump An Offer To Fund The Border Wall

West Virginia House of Delegates member Caleb Hanna wants to fund a southern border wall with $10 million of his state’s surplus to combat West Virginia’s drug problem, he said on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday. “West Virginia has a terrible drug problem,” Hanna said Tuesday. “I believe that a lot of those drugs and opioids are coming directly from the southern border. I spoke to local ...

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Drug Pricing War Leads CVS And Walmart To Part Ways

Walmart and CVS Health’s pharmacy benefit management (PBM) division announced they’re parting ways Tuesday, meaning that most people who have CVS Health drug plans will no longer be able to pick up their prescriptions at Walmart locations. The split was brought on by a pricing dispute. Walmart maintained that CVS was trying to control where customers filled their prescriptions, according ...

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Gillette Uses New Ad Buy To Lecture Men On Toxic Masculinity

Brand adviser Dean Crutchfield called Gillette’s new ad campaign fighting so-called toxic masculinity a “risky move.” The nearly two-minute ad, titled “We Believe,” doesn’t focus on men shaving and instead shows footage of men interacting. The campaign could represent a grab for the millennial market and its huge buying power often motivated by cause over cost. Razor brand Gillette dropped ...

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Trump Again Places Blame For Shutdown At The Feet Of ‘Nancy And Cryin’ Chuck’

President Donald Trump placed the blame for the partial government shutdown at the feet of “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck” in a tweet Monday. “Nancy and Cryin’ Chuck can end the Shutdown in 15 minutes. At this point, it has become their, and the Democrats, fault!” he wrote. The government shutdown hit day 24 Monday, setting a U.S. record. It was ...

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Meet The Nation’s Youngest Black Legislator, Caleb Hanna

The West Virginia House of Delegates convened Wednesday with a record-setter in their midst — freshman Del. Caleb L. Hanna, who became the nation’s youngest black legislator when he was elected at age 19 in November 2018. “I always knew that I was not satisfied with the leadership I was getting within my own house district,” Hanna told The Daily ...

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Trump Predicts DACA Will Bring Hispanics ‘Over To The Republican Side’ Amid Shutdown Stalemate

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President Donald Trump predicted that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could become a bigger factor in his border wall funding fight during a flurry of tweets Sunday morning. “Democrats are saying that DACA is not worth it and don’t want to include in talks,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Many Hispanics will be coming over to the Republican side, watch!” ...

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Partial Government Shutdown Now The Longest In US History

The partial government shutdown that started Dec. 22 became the longest in U.S. history Saturday, after surpassing the record set by a 21-day shutdown in 1995 and 1996. The current shutdown is on Day 22 and was triggered after a short-term continuing resolution to fund the government expired on Dec. 21. At the center of the funding battle is approximately $5 billion in ...

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