By Associated Press | PUBLISHED: February 1, 2019 at 7:17 am | UPDATED: February 1, 2019 at 7:20 am By ELANA SCHOR WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Friday declared his bid for the presidency in 2020 with a sweeping call to unite a deeply polarized nation around a “common purpose.” The New Jersey Democrat, who is the second black candidate in a primary field that’s already historically diverse, delivered his message of unity amid an era marked by bitter political division. I’m running for president. Join me on this journey. https://t.co/fEDqOVIfwh pic.twitter.com/h1FTPUYRzo — Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) February 1, 2019 “I believe that we can build a country where no one is forgotten, no one is left behind; where parents can put food on the table; where there are good-paying jobs with good benefits in every neighborhood; where our criminal justice system keeps us safe, instead of shuffling more children into cages and coffins; where we … [Read more...] about New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker launches 2020 bid
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Alanna Durkin Richer Associated Press Published 5:48 PM EST Jan 25, 2019 Boston – Drug company executives weren’t satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in millions. Now, the company’s wealthy founder is heading to trial in a case that’s putting a spotlight on the federal government’s efforts to go after those it says are responsible for fueling the deadly drug crisis. “It really is a day of reckoning,” said Richard Hollawell, an attorney for the parents of a New Jersey woman who died of an overdose in 2016 after she was prescribed Subsys, a drug meant for cancer patients with severe pain. John Kapoor, the wealthy founder and former chairman of Chandler, Arizona-based Insys Therapeutics Inc., is the highest-ranking pharmaceutical company figure to … [Read more...] about Families hoping for justice from prescription bribes trial
Melissa Nann Burke Detroit News Washington Bureau Published 10:40 p.m. UTC Jul 8, 2018 Washington — Friends, former clerks and co-workers describe Judge Raymond Kethledge as a humble, down-to-earth jurist whose straight-shooter sensibility reflects his roots in Michigan. Kethledge, who lives in Oakland County, is one of four federal appeals judges named as top contenders for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to news reports, as President Donald Trump zeroes in on his choice to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. Trump said Sunday he has four finalists but hasn’t made his choice yet. Besides Kethledge, top contenders for the role have included federal appeals judges Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Coney Barrett and, according to the Associated Press, Thomas Hardiman. The White House has been preparing information materials on all four, who were part of a longer list of 25 names vetted by conservative groups. … [Read more...] about Michigan’s Kethledge, a front runner for High Court, is ‘no frills’ judge
The Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legalized sports betting across the nation — an outcome long sought by Maryland’s largest casinos seeking a share of a multi-billion dollar market.The justices struck down a key part of a federal law that has prevented New Jersey and other states from offering legal wagering on sports at their race tracks and casinos.The owners of Maryland’s three largest casinos — Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, Live Casino & Hotel and MGM National Harbor in Prince George's County — have said states should have the authority to sanction sports betting. Legalization would allow casinos to offer the equivalent of Las Vegas-style sports book rooms, where clerks accept bets and odds are displayed on oversized, blinking boards.The Supreme Court’s decision in a case brought by New Jersey allows states to decide on their on whether to legalize wagering on sports. But Maryland may end up trailing other states even if it approves … [Read more...] about Supreme Court clears way for sports betting and Maryland casinos want in
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