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Know why big pharmaceutical companies in the United States raise the prices of some prescription drugs to outrageous levels? Because they can. There are few obstacles to jacking up prices so the companies that sell brand-name drugs — and spend millions to advertise them ad nauseam — do pretty much what they please, and shamelessly.
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WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation Friday — pushed by Maryland lawmakers — to guarantee back pay for federal employees affected by a partial government shutdown.
With a Democratic-led House of Representatives in place, voting rights and other anti-corruption measures are very much on Alan Cohen’s mind. That explains why he trekked down to the War Memorial building at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning to hear what two congressmen from the newly installed majority had to say.
Rep. Elijah Cummings has a lot of questions and not just about President Donald Trump.
After nearly a decade in the minority on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Cummings finds himself expected to be with a gavel at a time when there are mounting questions about the President of the United States, his Cabinet, associates and business interests.
When the word of the Lord came to Elijah, it arrived on a slip of paper tucked in a stranger’s bra.
In 2017, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) had been laid up in a Johns Hopkins Hospital bed for two months, crippled by pain after a difficult recovery from a heart valve replacement, when an interloper came bursting through the door, calling his name.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Maryland Democrat who is slated to take over the powerful House Oversight Committee, says a key focus for the newly aligned panel would be to determine whether President Trump is improperly profiting from his office.
The congressman who could become President Donald Trump’s recurring political nightmare has photos on his office walls of himself with anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela, pathbreaking boxer Muhammad Ali and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King.