Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Health nominee reaped big earnings from drug industry tenure

Newly disclosed financial records show that President Donald Trump’s nominee to become Health and Human Services secretary reaped big earnings during his tenure as a top pharmaceutical executive.

White House open to striking health provision from tax bill

The White House may concede that the mandate requiring Americans to buy health insurance or face a fine must stay in place. For now.

2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate.

19-page resignation letter sheds light on VSU professor’s turmoil from retaliation

Pending EEOC complaints, modified documents, shadow files, and a lawsuit headed for litigation, Faircloth says it all stems back to his refusal to use his political influence at the direction of administrators.

Georgia Senate Will Live Stream Committee Hearings for Transparency

Georgia State Senate makes moves to be more transparent.

White House: True cost of opioid epidemic tops $500 billion

The White House says the true cost of the opioid drug epidemic in 2015 was $504 billion, or roughly half a trillion dollars.

FBI report on black ‘extremists’ raises new monitoring fears

An FBI report on the rise of black “extremists” is stirring fears of a return to practices used during the civil rights movement, when the bureau spied on activist groups without evidence they had broken any laws.

Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP

But the change to the deduction for state and local taxes could alter the bottom lines for millions of taxpayers who itemize

Lawyers: Former Atlanta fire chief fired for religious views

Kelvin Cochran wrote a book called “Who Told You That You Were Naked?” for a men’s Bible study and self-published it in late 2013. He gave copies to about a dozen subordinates who he said had requested copies or who he knew shared his religious beliefs.

Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”