‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli summoned to appear for Senate grilling over price-gouging scheme

‘Pharma bro’ Martin Shkreli summoned to appear for Senate grilling over price-gouging scheme

Travis Gettys Martin Shkreli, the chief executive of Turing Pharmaceuticals, has been called to answer questions before the U.S. Senate about his price-gouging scheme. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) sent the former hedge fund manager a letter Wednesday asking him to appear before a special committee on aging to explain why he

Oregon voters pass right-wing measure forcing sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member

Oregon voters pass right-wing measure forcing sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member

Travis Gettys Voters in one Oregon county approved a measure that would basically require the sheriff to act like an Oath Keeper militia member. Coos County voters approved a “Second Amendment Preservation Measure” Tuesday that would grant the sheriff authority to decide which state and federal gun laws are unconstitutional — and then keep authorities

The Koch brothers are seeking to project a friendlier public image

The Koch brothers are seeking to project a friendlier public image

International Business Times

Koch Brothers Seeking A Warmer Public Image

Two of the most significant Republican donors are getting an image makeover. The Koch brothers — Charles and David — gave their first-ever joint interview Tuesday as part of a publicity tour they hope will remove some of the mystery surrounding their famously large donations to Republican politicians. In the interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” the…

LGBT activists call on NFL to pull Super Bowl out of Houston after voters repeal anti-discrimination law

LGBT activists call on NFL to pull Super Bowl out of Houston after voters repeal anti-discrimination law

Bethania Palma Markus After Houston voters struck down a city ordinance protecting transgender people discrimination, some are calling for an economic boycott of the city — including asking the National Football League to relocate its 2017 Super Bowl originally slated for Houston. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance, or HERO, was defeated by a wide margin, the

Geraldo Rivera: Police brutality ‘pales in comparison’ to the ‘ghetto civil war’ among blacks

Geraldo Rivera: Police brutality ‘pales in comparison’ to the ‘ghetto civil war’ among blacks

David Edwards Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera asserted on Tuesday that President Barack Obama should be focused on the “ghetto civil war” in black neighborhoods instead of trying to stop police brutality. After President Barack Obama told NBC News that he was proud that his presidency had “helped to galvanize and mobilize America on behalf

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Meet Matt Bevin — Kentucky’s new Kim Davis-loving, ‘pathological liar,’ GOP ‘idiot’ governor

Travis Gettys Republican Matt Bevin defeated Democrat Barack Obama in the race for Kentucky governor. At least, that’s what it seemed like. The Tea Party conservative repeatedly pissed off Republicans after winning May’s GOP primary by just 83 votes, and the Republican Governors Association pulled its advertising support in September. Polls showed Kentucky’s attorney general,

Hillary Clinton’s standing with public rises after 11-hour Benghazi testimony, poll finds

Hillary Clinton’s standing with public rises after 11-hour Benghazi testimony, poll finds

Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON — The 11 hours Hillary Rodham Clinton spent at the House Benghazi committee last month appears to have been time well spent: The former secretary of state has significantly improved her standing among key groups of voters, a new poll indicates. Among Democratic primary voters, 72 percent said they were now satisfied with Clinton’s responses…

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

Seattle passes landmark campaign finance initiative

International Business Times

Seattle residents voted Tuesday night on a campaign measure that was publicized as a national model for campaign finance reform. The measure, based on votes counted around 11 p.m. local time Tuesday, had garnered 60 percent of the votes, local media reported. “Seattle leads the nation … We look forward to seeing more cities and states…

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