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This excerpt of a 2015 Forbes interview with former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli pretty well sums up the problem with Big Pharma’s approach to drug pricing %%firstname(today)%%: “Shkreli was painfully clear: His job isn’t making patients better. It’s making the most dollars. ‘My shareholders expect me to make the most profit,’ Shkreli said, a […]

On Thursday, the United States Senate passed a bill to strengthen sanctions against Russia, following the incursion of Vladimir Putin’s government into the Ukraine and the belief, by multiple U.S. intelligence agencies, that the nation interfered in the U.S. presidential election by hacking into the emails of the Democratic national Committee and others. The legislation, […]

The Environmental Protection Agency says the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is the largest investment in the Great Lakes in two decades. Despite Congress approving a five-year extension of the program last year that would extend funding through 2021, the GLRI sits in the middle of a political battle between the White House and lawmakers in […]

The Comptroller of the Currency “charters, regulates, and supervises all national banks and federal savings associations as well as federal branches and agencies of foreign banks.” In other words: The Office of the Comptroller is a watchdog. But Joseph Otting, Trump’s pick to fill the role, is anything but a watchdog. He used to run […]

In the 2016 elections, outside groups actually spent more than the candidates in 27 congressional races, including the Senate race right here in Ohio. Super PACs (a product of Citizens United) spent an incredible $1.1 billion in the 2016 elections — almost double what they spent in 2012. That is truly the kind of money […]

Senator Sherrod Brown joined Northwest Ohioans in their fight against higher health care costs Tuesday at the Margaret Hunt Senior Center. The Congressional Budget Office says premiums will go up by an average of approximately 20 percent a year if the House of Representatives repeals the Affordable Care Act. Ohioans between ages 50 and 65 […]