Category: Political News

Criminal Trial Underway in Deadly Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Barry Cadden, co-owner of a pharmacy next to a trash facility who sold moldy spinal injections that killed 44 people, is on trial for murder after the largest outbreak of fungal meningitis in U.S. history.

/ January 9, 2017

Did Russian Hackers Help Donald Trump Become President?

A U.S. intelligence report has concluded that Vladimir Putin and the Russian Kremlin ordered the hacks of the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to undermine American democracy and influence the Presidential Election in favor of Donald Trump.

/ January 9, 2017

Texas Sues FDA to Get Unapproved Execution Drugs

Texas accuses FDA of "gross incompetence or willful obstruction" for seizing a shipment of lethal-injection drugs it imported from India in 2015.

/ January 6, 2017

The Science of Political Belief: Why We Get Passionate About Politics

A new study holds fascinating clues as to why people get so worked up about politics.

/ January 5, 2017

GOP to Begin Repealing Obamacare This Week

Lawmakers returned to Washington this week and wasted no time on their “Day One” promise to work on repealing the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare.

/ January 4, 2017
Trump Picks Anti-EPA Advocate to Run EPA

Trump Picks Anti-EPA Advocate to Run EPA

President-elect Donald Trump has named Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), a stalwart of the fossil fuel industry who built his career as one of the EPA's most active opponents.

/ December 7, 2016

21st Century Cures Act Fails to Address Off-Label Marketing

The House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, sending it to the Senate. Lawmakers eliminated a provision addressing the "off-label" marketing debate raging between the FDA and the pharmaceutical industry.

/ November 30, 2016

Trump Taps Obamacare Critic as Health Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has named Tom Price, a healthcare expert and fierce critic of Obamacare, as his Health and Human Services (HHS) secretary.

/ November 30, 2016

Saudi Arabia Warns Trump Not to Block Oil Imports

Saudi Arabia is cautioning President-elect Donald Trump against carrying out a threat to cut off all U.S. purchases of the kingdom's oil reserves.

/ November 18, 2016

China to Block iPhone Sales if Trump Declares Trade War

China has threatened to stop buying American goods, including automobiles and the popular Apple iPhone, if president-elect Donald Trump delivers on a campaign promise to impose massive tariffs on the country's imports.

/ November 15, 2016