Category: Political News

Abortion Rates in the U.S. Lowest Since 1974

The number of abortions performed in the U.S. has reached a historic low, dropping to under 1 million for the first time since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973.

/ January 18, 2017

FLDS Polygamists Escape Food Stamp Fraud Charges

Lawyers are working out a settlement with leaders of the Fundamentalist LDS Church. They are accused of welfare fraud for using more than $12 million in food stamps to fund Warren Jeffs' polygamist cult on the Utah-Arizona border.

/ January 11, 2017

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