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12 hrs ago | Daily Press & Argus

Why $1,000 a pill for hepatitis drug?

But it also comes with a scary side effect: a price of $1,000 a pill. Because the pills must be taken once a day for 12 weeks, the cost of treatment comes to $84,000, plus thousands more for other drugs included in the protocol.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Cancer

Sat Jul 19, 2014

WHO-TV

Candidate Won't Say Yet Whether Undocumented Children Should Come to Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa-Staci Appel, the Democratic nominee for Iowa's Third Congressional District, wouldn't say whether some of the tens of thousands of Central American children dumped at the U.S. border should at some point be able to come to Iowa.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Des Moines, IA

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Tama News-Herald

Supports Joni Ernest - didsagrees with D.A.

I have read the last two letters regarding Joni Ernest, the Iowa Republican candidate for U. S. Senate and I have an opinion also.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Social Security

ABA Journal

US Sentencing Commission votes to make drug sentencing change retroactive

The U.S. Sentencing Commission voted Friday to make a sweeping change to drug sentences retroactive.

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Related Topix: Drugs, US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte

The Daily Caller

Senator: FBI Retaliates Against Women Reporting Gender Discrimination

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley claimed that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is retaliating against female whistleblowers that reported gender discrimination at the agency.

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Related Topix: US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Law, Employment / Labor Law, US Politics, US Senate, Republican, Conservative Political News

The Wall Street Journal

Cook Downgrade: Another Bad Sign for Senate Democrats

The nonpartisan Cook Political Report moved Iowa's Senate race from its Lean Democratic column to Toss Up - a downgrade for Democrats that comes a day after an NBC/Marist poll found Democratic Rep. Bruce Brale y in a dead heat with Republican Joni Ernst , an Iowa state senator.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US Senate, Republican

Free Republic

Christie: N.J. may consider housing kids from southern border influx

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie blamed the Obama administration for the influx of immigrant children at the southern border, but didn't rule out the prospect of accepting children in New Jersey on a case-by-case basis.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Family, Kids, Marion, IA, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Steve King, US Politics, Terry Branstad

The Town Talk

USA Today: Drugmakers should rein in their pricing

But it also comes with a scary side effect: a price of $1,000 a pill. Because the pills must be taken once a day for 12 weeks, the cost of treatment comes to $84,000, plus thousands more for other drugs included in the protocol.

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Related Topix: Hepatitis, Health, Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Healthcare Industry, US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Republican, Cancer

Northern-Sun Print

Q&A on Cellphone Sovereignty with U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

Q: What is the cellphone "unlocking" bill making its way through Congress? A: Lawmakers have dialed up bipartisan legislation that would restore the ability of consumers to more easily transfer their cellphone service to other wireless carriers.

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Related Topix: Cellphones, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Washington Post

Vermont is already home to more undocumented immigrants than youa d think.

In its efforts to figure out what to do with the many Central American unaccompanied minors coming to the United States -- about 60,000 in recent weeks -- the White House has been asking several states if they have the resources to house some of these children.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Patrick Leahy, US Senate, Democrat, Illegal Immigration, Immigration Reform, Republican

Forbes.com

UnitedHealth Moving Under The Washington Microscope

More specifically, UnitedHealth reported earnings of $1.42 per share compared to the consensus forecast of $1.25 per share.

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Related Topix: Beverages, United Group, Healthcare Law, Law, US Politics, Orrin Hatch, US News, US Senate, Republican, Healthcare Industry

The Fairfield Ledger

Grassley fall internships available

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said fall internships for college-age Iowans are available, and applications are due Aug. 1. Internships are available in Grassley's Washington, D.C., office as well as his offices in Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City and Waterloo.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Republican, US Politics, Iowa, Internships, Capitol Hill (Washington, DC), Council Bluffs, IA

Ars Technica

Snowden: NSA employees routinely pass around intercepted nude photos

Edward Snowden has revealed that he witnessed "numerous instances" of National Security Agency employees passing around nude photos that were intercepted "in the course of their daily work."

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Related Topix: US Senate, Republican, US Politics, US News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

WOWT-TV Omaha

Grassley Supports Request For Federal Disaster Assistance

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa has asked the President to grant the request made by Governor Terry Branstad for a declaration of a major disaster in response to damaging winds, tornados, rain accumulation, hail, and thunderstorms last month.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Iowa, Terry Branstad, US Governors, Weather

Politico

15 years later, White heads to bench

Fifteen years after a decisive defeat at the hands of a Republican Senate, Ronnie White is on his way to the federal bench.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Claire McCaskill, US Senate, Democrat, Republican

Tue Jul 15, 2014

OnMilwaukee

Tort-happy Republicans vs. the Affordable Care Act

For a party that has long claimed to oppose frivolous lawsuits, the Republicans last week sure seemed pretty tort-happy.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Senator Ron Johnson, US Senate, Republican, Health Insurance, Health

National Journal

The 2014 Against the Grain Awards

There's no All-Star break in politics, unlike in baseball this week, even though we're close to the midpoint of the election cycle.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Eric Cantor, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Thad Cochran, US Senate, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Iowa

KWWL-TV Waterloo

Young has less than $90,000 for House race

Republican David Young has less than $90,000 in the bank for his run in Iowa's 3rd Congressional District.

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Related Topix: Tom Latham, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, US News, US Senate

OregonLive.com

Oregon moves closer to limiting access on hepatitis C drugs as Senate investigation begins

The state of Oregon appears to be nearing what could be a first-in-the-nation stance limiting availability to Medicaid patients of new hepatitis C treatments that offer great promise at a very high price of $84,000 per 3-month treatment.

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Related Topix: US News, US Senate, Ron Wyden, Democrat, US Politics, Oregon, Oregon Government, Hepatitis, Health, Medicine, Law, Healthcare Law, Republican, Gilead Sciences, Biotech, Healthcare Industry

Mon Jul 14, 2014

The Weekly Standard

Crossroads Ad: Ernst is 'True Iowa'

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Bruce Braley, Tom Harkin, US Senate, Republican

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