Daily Archives: January 13, 2017

Ben Carson’s all time gaffe over Sen.Warren’s grilling: ‘Not my intention to do anything to benefit any American’

In the end, Carson declined to promise that federal dollars would not be funneled into the pockets of the Trump family. More from Raw Story. Click here.

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C-SPAN confirms RT took over its online feed

Looks like C-Span feed was hijacked by Russia Today

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Mexico says “¡No!”:The country’s president insists Mexico won’t pay for Trump’s wall

https://video.vice.com/en_us/embed/5877aa7df0d3f0d206a3cee9

Wells Fargo hangs on to $1.3M city finance deal despite scandal

New York City is sticking with Wells Fargo.

At a hearing on Thursday, Mayor de Blasio’s office raised no objection to the city’s five-year, $1.3 million contract with the disgraced bank — paving the way for Wells to keep its deal to process payments for the Department of Finance.

In fact, there were no objections from anyone to the Wells deal during the thinly attended hearing on the mezzanine floor of the Municipal Building.

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DOJ Watchdog To Review FBI Director James Comey’s Handling Of Clinton Investigation

It’s about time!

WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department’s internal watchdog will review the actions taken by FBI and DOJ officials in connection with an investigation into Hillary Clinton, Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz said Thursday.

Horowitz said the review was being conducted in response to requests from member of Congress, outside organizations and members of the public. It will review “allegations regarding certain actions” by the Department of Justice and the FBI “in advance of the 2016 election.”

FBI Director James Comey has faced extensive criticism for his handling of the Clinton matter.

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Cory Booker Joins Senate Republicans to Kill Measure to Import Cheaper Medicine From Canada

BERNIE SANDERS INTRODUCED a very simple symbolic amendment Wednesday night, urging the federal government to allow Americans to purchase pharmaceutical drugs from Canada, where they areconsiderably cheaper. Such unrestricted drug importation is currently prohibited by law.

The policy has widespread support among Americans: one Kaiser poll taken in 2015 found that 72 percent of Americans are in favor of allowing for importation. President-elect Donald Trump also campaigned on a promise to allow for importation.

The Senate voted down the amendment 52-46, with two senators not voting. Unusually, the vote was not purely along party lines: 13 Republicans joined Sanders and a majority of Democrats in supporting the amendment, while 13 Democrats and a majority of Republicans opposed it.

One of those Democrats was New Jersey’s Cory Booker, who is considered a rising star in the party and a possible 2020 presidential contender.

In a statement to the media after the vote, Booker’s office said he supports the importation of prescription drugs but that “any plan to allow the importation of prescription medications should also include consumer protections that ensure foreign drugs meet American safety standards. I opposed an amendment put forward last night that didn’t meet this test.”

This argument is the same one offered by the pharmaceutical industry. The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which lobbies against importation, maintains that it opposes importation because “foreign governments will not ensure that prescription drugs entering the U.S. from abroad are safe and effective.”

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