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We Need Health Care Reforms That Help Patients, Families

This summer, we saw remarkable, bipartisan progress on addressing rising health care costs -- an issue voters have consistently ranked as most important.

ICER Discriminates Against People with Rare Diseases

FDA officials approved a record number of rare disease treatments last year. One groundbreaking medicine treats an inherited bone condition that causes intense pain and immobility. Another treats Fabry disease, a genetic condition that can lead to kidney failure or stroke.

Solving the Looming Superbug Crisis Will Require Bold Action From Congress

Antimicrobial resistance killed upwards of 160,000 Americans in 2010. More and more infections are becoming resistant to antibiotics and antifungals — and while Americans know this is a growing problem, few know how bad it already is.

Fracking Bans Will Cost Democrats the White House

It often seems as if Democrats want to reelect Donald Trump. Why else would their top presidential candidates advocate a ban on fracking, the drilling technique that supports millions of jobs and accounts for half of all U.S. oil production?

Proposed Drug Price Reform Would Short-Change Rare Disease Patients

A prominent healthcare watchdog claims it has found the solution to high drug prices.

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Trump Need Fear Only One Democrat: Warren Sanders
The two senators, working for everyday Americans, are streets ahead of any establishment candidate
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Don't Bet on Biden, Warren, or Sanders Beating Trump

12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Boris Johnson Is Showing U.S. Politicians How to Win
His distinctive political model has elements of Trumpism - but Trump is too dysfunctional to replicate it. Democrats can though.
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Johnson's Triumph Is Trump's as Well
The challenge that Donald Trump faces is to secure his coalition as effectively as Boris Johnson did in yesterday's UK general election
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
With This Impeachment, Trump Is Getting Off Easy
There's so much more than Ukraine.
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
The Get-It-Over-With Impeachment
The Democratic drive to remove President Trump reached a milestone during the House Judiciary Committee's marathon hearing to approve two articles of impeachment. At some moment during that 14-hour session, it became abundantly clear that no one involved in the argument had anything new to say. In...
12/15/2019 06:55 AM
William Barr Is Trying to Erase the Truth
He's smearing the Russia investigation and covering up Trump's guilt.
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Yes, James Comey, Facts Really Do Matter
President Trump is a stooge of Russia, a puppet of Vladimir Putin, we have been told from the beginning. He is a morally unhinged reprobate unworthy of the White House.
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Afghanistan Story Reveals Folly of U.S. Defense Strategy
Why are we still in Afghanistan? Because our policies make failure inescapable
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Trump's China Trade Deal Brings U.S. Great Benefits
Friday's announcement by President Trump and China that they have reached a Phase One trade deal that includes cancelling the imposition of new U.S. tariffs on Chinese products is good news for the American people.
12/15/2019 06:27 AM
Is This How Sanders Will Break the Establishment?
Opinion by: Krystal Ball
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A Contested Dem Convention Keeps Looking More Likely
During every presidential election cycle, pundits seem to hype the potential for a contested convention that never ends up materializing. But, as we approach 2020, I think the political world is overcompensating for past failures and underplaying the possibility that Democrats could make it to...
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Trump's Loyal Apprentice in Congress
Matt Gaetz has all the cocksure swagger of a reality television contestant.
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