Tag: Politics

The nationwide opioid litigation movement reached its first major settlement

The public still won’t hear details regarding Purdue Pharma’s push to market the painkiller OxyContin. Testimony from members the company’s founding family, the Sacklers, won’t happen either. The pharmaceutical giant reached a $270 million dollar settlement on Tuesday with the state of Oklahoma, and legal experts argue that the settlement could help set a floor […]

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House Democratic leaders urge focus on health care in wake of Mueller findings

John Wagner National reporter leading The Post’s breaking political news team Mike DeBonis Congressional reporter covering the House of Representatives March 26 at 11:46 AM House Democratic leaders urged colleagues Tuesday to focus on health care and other issues of greater concern to voters following the completion of the special counsel’s report, even as some […]

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Netanyahu slams Omar for suggesting Israel’s U.S. allies are motivated by money

Colby Itkowitz Congress, campaigns, health policy, Pennsylvania politics March 26 at 11:44 AM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu directly rebuked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) for her recent comments about the motivation of American allies of Israel, arguing that her remarks do more than just attack Israel, they target the Jewish people. Netanyahu, speaking by video […]

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Jussie Smollett’s criminal charges have been dropped, his attorneys say

Fox News’ biggest stars are going on the offensive. Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson took to the airwaves on Monday evening, just a day after Attorney General William Barr briefed Congress on the principal conclusions drawn from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s conduct surrounding Russian election interference in 2016. But they […]

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Jussie Smollett Has All Charges Dropped Against Him

Attorneys for Empire actor Jussie Smollett announced Tuesday morning that charges alleging he filed a false report with Chicago police regarding a hate crime against himself have been dropped. Smollett attorneys Tina Glandian and Patricia Brown Holmes said in a statement that the actor’s record “has been wiped clean.” Smollett was indicted on 16 felony counts […]

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The unending cost of gun violence

ADVERTISEMENT Sign Up for Our free email newsletters We mostly think about gun massacres in terms of the immediate death tolls: the 13 killed at Columbine, 58 dead at Las Vegas, 49 in Orlando, 27 at Sandy Hook, 17 at Stoneman Douglas. The numbers are horrifically large and they demand humility and mourning, but they […]

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Report: Public Universities Prioritize Out-of-State, Wealthy, White Students, Cue Shock and Awe

Image: iStock While Dr. Dre’s $70 million donations daughter was somehow able to get into USC based “entirely” on her own merit, for many black children, the process to attend their college of choice is an obstacle course of anxiety and racial bias. And while our experiences as perpetual victims of prejudice are irrefutable, it’s […]

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The Daily 202: Trump’s response to the Mueller report foreshadows bitter 2020 battles

THE BIG IDEA: President Trump threw around words like “evil” and “treasonous” on Monday as he lashed out at his critics while celebrating Attorney General William Barr’s summary of Bob Mueller’s report. He and his aides showed little interest in striving for national healing or reconciliation in the wake of seemingly good news from the special […]

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Supreme Court Hears Arguments on the Future of Political Gerrymandering

Photo: Getty This year, a Supreme Court stacked with conservative judges may finally decide the fate of political gerrymandering. The issue comes up to the Supreme Court again on Tuesday when judges will hear oral arguments involving redrawn district maps—one involving a Democrat-controlled legislature in Maryland, the other a Republican legislature in North Carolina. If […]

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity are glad Trump has been ‘vindicated.’ But they’re still really angry.

On Monday’s Late Show, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) quickly shot down Stephen Colbert’s suggestion that she was wearing purple as a sign of red-blue unity. This is a moment where we have to acknowledge Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report and demand that it be made public, she said. “If we don’t see it, then millions […]

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From ‘An honest man’ to ‘Shame on him’: Trump team’s conflicting statements on Mueller betray their uncertainty about his reports

Aaron Blake Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix March 26 at 9:39 AM [embedded content] After two years of President Trump and his team decrying special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation as a “witch hunt,” Mueller suddenly found himself in for some rare praise on Monday. After Mueller declined to accuse Trump […]

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Trump’s campaign asks networks to ban guests who’ve made misleading claims. Uh, guys?

President Donald Trump speaks with the media on March 24 in Washington. (Alex Brandon/AP) Philip Bump National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics March 26 at 9:36 AM It was inevitable that in the wake of Attorney General William P. Barr’s letter summarizing the determinations made by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, […]

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US vs Russia: Everything you need to know about the battle for influence in Venezuela

The U.S. and Russia are locked in a battle for influence over crisis-stricken Venezuela, with Washington and Moscow trading barbs over perceived meddling in the South American country. div > div.group > p:first-child”> On Monday, the U.S. accused Russia of aggravating political tensions in Venezuela. That prompted the Kremlin to repeat its claim that the […]

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From Insecure to Engaged? Issa Rae Has 2 New Magazine Covers—and Possibly Some Big News

Photo: Itaysha Jordan (Essence Communications) There is seemingly absolutely nothing awkward about Issa Rae these days, especially as the beautiful and brilliant mind behind any number of projects currently in development takes center stage on Essence’s April issue. The issue is the magazine’s first in partnership with the newly relaunched Apple News+, now available as […]

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The Technology 202: Apple’s push into subscriptions raises new competition concerns, antitrust experts say

Apple CEO Tim Cook and Oprah Winfrey prepare to embrace at the Steve Jobs Theater during an event to announce new products Monday, March 25, 2019, in Cupertino, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar) Ctrl + N SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s push into subscription services could raise new competition concerns, antitrust experts tell me. Apple’s App Store has […]

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