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'The Big Short' comes to Congress

When members of Congress and Hollywood bigwigs get together, it’s usually for a fancy high-dollar fundraising.        

Why Are There so Many Scumbags in Real Estate?

Pop quiz: what do real estate agents have in common with car salesmen, telemarketers, and members of Congress? Answer: They're among Americans' least-trusted professions, according to a recent Gallup poll. In fact, with just 21 percent...Show More Summary

Wheat Awards

Members of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) were in Washington DC last week for their annual winter conference and during that time presented awards to friends in Congress. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) was presentedShow More Summary

Did A Spy-Turned-Congressman Just Out His Role In Cyber War With Russia?

22 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- A former CIA operative who now serves as a member of Congress indicated at a recent public event that the U.S. has engaged in "offensive cyber operations" against Russia, a revelation that comes while the two countriesShow More Summary

This Could Be Big for the Movement: Will the VA Let Docs Recommend Medical Marijuana?

A VA policy that bars doctors from recommending medical marijuana to patients is set to expire. Some members of Congress want to see it reversed. On Wednesday, a group of 21 U.S. senators and representatives sent a letter to the Veterans...Show More Summary

Religious Freedom Scorecard – Members Of Congress To Be Graded On Support Of Religious Freedom [Video]

In an article by One News Now, a “religious freedom scorecard” will grade members of Congress on how they support religious freedom. The 21st Century Wilberforce Initiative will publish a mid-term report card in June reporting the 115th session of Congress and a final scorecard will be published next year. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Lobbied on Health Care as Secretary of State, Emails Show

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

In 2009, as President Obama’s Affordable Care Act reached a crucial phase, his top diplomat pressed members of Congress and was keenly interested in the bill.

Morning Wrap: John Roberts' Stock Sale | Shkreli Sneers

Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. sells off hundreds of thousands of dollars in Microsoft stock to avoid a possible conflict. Martin Shkreli sneers at members of Congress. And the NYT profiles the NFL's in-house investigator—a former Manhattan prosecutor. This is a roundup from ALM and other outlets.       

More Bombs, More Boots: The US War on ISIS Is Heating Up

For months, members of Congress and former Pentagon officials have been criticizing the Obama administration's approach to defeating ISIS, arguing that airstrikes and occasional special-forces operations are not enough to destroy the Islamist insurgency. Show More Summary

Congress made Martin Shkreli look like a jerk, but it bears responsibility for high drug prices

Members of the House Oversight Committee were probably giving each other high fives Thursday for making Martin Shkreli look like a smug jerk under their questioning about the high drug prices at his former company, Turing Pharmaceuticals. You know what? He was a smug jerk, smirking through his...

Figures. Swarmy CEO Martin Shkreli Who Jacked Up Price on AIDS Drugs is Big Dem Donor

Swarmy Pharmaceutical chief Martin Shkreli testified today before Congress. Former Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli on Thursday called members of... The post Figures. Swarmy CEO Martin Shkreli Who Jacked Up Price on AIDS Drugs is Big Dem Donor appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Pharmabro Smirks at Congress, 16 Indicted Over Oregon Occupation, More Aid Pledged for Syrians: P.M. Links

4 days agoNews : Reason

Famously loathed pharmabro Martin Shkreli today was confronted by the only people in America liked less than him: members of Congress. He refused to testify at a hearing about jacking up drug prices, invoked the Fifth Amendment, smirked...Show More Summary

Interview With Law Library of Congress Rare Book Cataloguer Anna Bryan

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Anna Bryan,...Show More Summary

As Expected, Shkreli to Congress: "I Invoke The 5th"

Martin Shkreli, described by ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) as "the poster boy for greedy drug company executives," refused to answer any questions except one about the pronunciation of his name, at a hearing Thursday morning held by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Shkreli had been subpoenaed [...]

Service Leaders Pledge not to Relax Combat Requirements for Women

Army and Marine Corps leaders swapped pledges with members of Congress not to relax ground combat skill requirements.

If you thought Martin Shkreli was a prick before, watch him smirk and stonewall these members of Congress.

5 days agoHumor / odd : Happy Place

Former Turing Pharmaceuticals Chief Executive Officer Martin Shkreli invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and refused to answer questions on Thursday from the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Show More Summary

Watch Martin Shkreli laugh and refuse to answer questions during his testimony to Congress

The so-called "bad boy of pharma" Martin Shkreli pleads the fifth amendment in his testimony before members of Congress this morning. Produced by Emma Fierberg Follow BI Video: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Martin Shkreli blasted members of Congress right after refusing to answer their questions

The so-called "bad boy of pharma" Martin Shkreli slammed members of Congress on Twitter following his hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.  "Hard to accept that these imbeciles represent the people in our government,"...Show More Summary

Affordable Care Act dispute could hang up confirmation of new federal personnel chief

A long-simmering dispute over how the Obama administration applied the Affordable Care Act to members of Congress and some of their staff has been revived and could hang up the confirmation of a new federal personnel chief. In advance of the scheduled Thursday confirmation hearing for Beth Cobert to become Office of Personnel Management director, […]

Incomplete picture in testimony at Flint hearing in Congress

Congressman Elijah Cummings, ranking member of the House Oversight Committee, talks with Rachel Maddow about what he learned at the first congressional...

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