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Trump’s HHS Nominee Helped Lead Corporation Specializing in Cutting Employee Health Benefits

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By Ken Klippenstein President Trump’s nominee for secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, served until recently on the board of directors of a company that helps clients—government agencies and private corporations—save money on health care by shifting costs to others, including individuals. Azar’s nomination was approved by the Senate Finance Committee last week. Prior to the government shutdown, …

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Jill Stein Says Senate Russia Inquiry Is “Full Of Crap,” But Urges Staff To Comply

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Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein in Washington, D.C., on August 23, 2016. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images. By Michael Tracey Former 2016 Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein told TYT that she will urge members of her now-defunct campaign to comply with a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. As TYT previously reported, Stein’s …

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Trump Pick to Lead Lending Watchdog Has Deep Ties to Payday Lenders

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OMB Director Mick Mulvaney answers questions during a press briefing at the White House on March 16, 2017. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images. By Jonathan Larsen Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s appointee to run the agency tasked with protecting consumers from predatory lending practices, has extensive ties to payday lenders, including $31,700 in donations to his 2016 …

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Time Isn’t the Koch Brothers’ First Foray Into Journalism Business

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David Koch in New York City in October, 2015. Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images. By Naomi LaChance The conservative mega-donor Koch brothers backed Meredith Corporation’s bid to purchase Time Inc. for $2.8 billion. This is not the Koch brothers’ first time becoming involved in journalism, though. Koch Equity Development (KED), Koch Industries’ investment arm, has promised $650 million in the Time …