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US pharma companies really do want Britain to pay more for drugs

US pharma companies really do want Britain to pay more for drugs

When President Donald Trump arrived in the United Kingdom this week, he landed bang in the middle of a huge political fight about the country’s National Health Service. One of the biggest issues in the UK election slated for December 12 is what a trade deal with the United States after Brexit might look like,…MORE

St. Nicholas: The story behind Santa Claus

St. Nicholas: The story behind Santa Claus

Don’t tell the kids, but we’ve got Santa Claus all wrong. Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who’s been naughty or nice, and he doles out presents or punishments accordingly. But historians say Santa Claus — aka St. Nicholas aka Kris Kringle — was originally…MORE

3 killed in National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crash

3 killed in National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crash

Three members of the Minnesota National Guard have died after the Black Hawk helicopter they were in crashed 16 miles southwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Gov. Tim Walz said at a news conference Thursday. “They paid the ultimate price in service to Minnesota and to the United States of America,” Walz, himself a veteran of…MORE

Biden’s Iowa skirmish highlights the perils and promise of his candidacy

Biden’s Iowa skirmish highlights the perils and promise of his candidacy

Joe Biden’s feisty exchange with a retired Iowa farmer on Thursday perfectly captured the perils and the potential of his candidacy. In a human moment defending his son, Biden showed the authenticity, emotion and readiness for a fight that appeals to so many Democrats as they look for someone who can take on Trump. At…MORE

Trump is so much closer to impeachment

Trump is so much closer to impeachment

Articles of impeachment — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi moved the House much closer to impeachment Thursday when she officially directed the Judiciary Committee to draw up articles of impeachment. (As if it wasn’t already.) But her announcement all but guarantees that President Donald Trump will be impeached. This is happening, people. Trump welcomes the fight…MORE

Mueller report’s resurgence gives Democrats new dilemma on impeachment

Mueller report’s resurgence gives Democrats new dilemma on impeachment

Democrats are debating a risky step that may immeasurably bolster their impeachment case but could multiply the political price for ramming it home. Including elements of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report suggesting President Donald Trump was guilty of obstruction would help arguments he did exactly the same in the Ukraine investigation. But reviving…MORE

Pelosi: Obamacare ‘could be a path to Medicare for All’

Pelosi: Obamacare ‘could be a path to Medicare for All’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the process of improving the Affordable Care Act “may lead to ‘Medicare for All,’ ” suggesting that she could prove amenable to the health care proposal that has become a rallying cry for many progressives. The comments highlighted the speaker’s shifting tone in addressing the relationship between the…MORE