Senate poised to override Obama veto on 9/11 bill allowing Saudi suits

Why, seriously why, did the president veto this? Is he thinking past his presidency and to any corporate boards or positions at the UN he might like to be a part of? It’s got to be part of it because he knows he’s likely to be overridden.

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8 Million Americans Paid $1.7 Billion For Not Having Obamacare

Obamacare is a dysfunction generating machine. On nearly every level the thing is screwed up. But that is the inherent nature of large government programs.

This is Obama’s legacy? Way to go Mr. President. Be sure to thank the Pharma and health insurance company lobbyists on your way out of the White House. I’m sure they’ll be thanking you.

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Greenwald: “Why Did Saudi Regime & Other Gulf Tyrannies Donate Millions to Clinton Foundation?”

This comes from Democracy Now! the hyper “liberal” news broadcast. Thing is, though I disagree fundamentally with DN on nearly everything they do real news unlike CNN and MSNBC. It’s nice to hear a legit anti-crony (for the most part) voice from what is called the “Left” in this country.

Get through the obligatory “Trump is a nut” (What else is the guy going to say?) bit at the beginning of Greenwald’s interview. The rest is pretty darn good.

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Did the Supreme Court just quietly give the DOJ massive new powers to snoop through your computer? Yes, but Congress can stop it (Video from Sen. Mike Lee)

Good on Democratic Senator Wyden too. (Who is part of the coalition opposing this new rule.) The guy is wrong on many things but on tech and privacy stuff he has often been very good.

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Big Pharma Lobbies To Keep People Hooked On Opioids?

I read sometime in the last year that the pharmaceutical lobby is widely thought to be the most powerful lobby in Washington.

Consider that for a moment. More powerful than oil and gas, more powerful than the lawyers, more powerful than the banks. Pharma is the biggest dog on K Street.

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Mylan’s EpiPen Schools Push: Were parent health bloggers manipulated (enticed?) into lobbying for the company?

So Mylan recruited a team of parent “health bloggers” to make the case for an EpiPen mandate in public schools. The company wined and dined the bloggers and then paraded them in front of lawmakers and the media. During this time Mylan was also jacking up the price of the EpiPen as schools were forced to buy the product.

(From Reuters)

It was the first of at least four summits, each involving about 15 bloggers,

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I called the Wells Fargo ethics line and was fired (Where is Warren Buffett, who controls 10% of Wells Fargo, on this?)

Image: AP

Wells Fargo is Warren Buffett’s bank. (He holds 10% of it.)

Wells thought it could weather the current fraud storm just by firing a bunch of underlings. But the underlings weren’t the ones who developed and encouraged the fraudulent policy of charging clients for “ghost accounts.” It was company leadership.

Seems this sort of thing is (supposedly) anathema to Warren’s down homey philosophy of finance. One would think he’d want to weigh in and set shareholders,

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David Brock Again: Money Laundering Scheme Exposed – 14 Pro-Clinton Super PACs & Non-Profits Implicated

This is diabolical. David Brock, head of the de facto Ministry of Information Media Matters and all around crony apologist for Soros, Obama, and Clinton has a crazy thing going according to this report. Talk about churning a book of business. This is how to get rich in Washington DC.

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