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Pharmaceutical industry, under scrutiny for prices, has history of big political wins


Soaring drug prices already had customers unhappy. The pharmaceutical industry hardly needed a new poster boy to add volume and passion to the complaints. 984 more words


Candidates for House leadership posts nowhere near as giving as Boehner


No one in the House leadership race right now can touch soon-to-be-former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) when it comes to career fundraising prowess, but speaker candidate and current Majority Leader… 639 more words


Boehner raised nearly $100 million over career, gave much of it to party and candidates


Whatever else is said about him, you can’t say he didn’t share.

Rep. John Boehner (R-Ohio) raised $97 million for his House campaigns and leadership PAC from the time he received his first donations in 1989, Center for Responsive Politics data shows — far more than any other sitting House member. 547 more words


Center stage in funding debate, Planned Parenthood is no political pushover


Congressional leadership is rushing to avoid a government shutdown, with federal funding for Planned Parenthood at the center of the debate.

Over the summer, Senate Majority Leader… 778 more words


Accused fraudster is tied to prominent GOP dark money group


Federal investigators this month sought emails from a Washington lawyer and former lobbyist facing felony fraud charges who allegedly funneled proceeds from a loan scam to a prominent Republican dark money group of which he was an officer in 2011, according to documents made public by the  645 more words


Walker’s exit leaves some major donors up for grabs


As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker dropped out of the presidential race late Monday afternoon, his announcement created a $20 million vacuum.

The super PAC backing Walker, … 511 more words