Navarro Doesn’t Give Full Picture On Hydroxychloroquine

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White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has promoted the “astonishing” results of an observational study that found hydroxychloroquine was associated with lower mortality for patients hospitalized for COVID-19. But the study has limitations, and multiple randomized controlled trials have found the drug is not beneficial to hospitalized patients. In a […]

Cherry-Picking Collins’ Prescription Drug Votes

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A Democratic TV ad attacks Sen. Susan Collins for voting twice “to allow drug companies to keep cheaper generic drugs off the market,” but omits the fact that Collins has supported bills intended to increase generic-drug competition and lower prescription costs. Collins, for example, is a co-sponsor of the Preserve […]

NextGen Climate Action/NextGen America

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Political leanings: Democratic 2018 total spending: $63.8 million NextGen Climate Action Committee, a super PAC, and NextGen America, a 501(c)(4), were founded in 2013 by San Francisco billionaire and climate-change activist Tom Steyer, who ran unsuccessfully for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.  In 2012, Steyer, who is reported to be worth $1.6 billion, […]

Pacronym

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Political Leanings: Democratic 2018 Total Spending: $2.3 million Pacronym is a super PAC affiliated with Acronym, a politically active 501(c)4 social welfare organization. Acronym says it is focused on “building power and digital infrastructure for the progressive movement.”  Tara McGowan, a Democratic digital strategist, founded Acronym in 2017. David Plouffe, […]

Trump’s False Claim on Coronavirus Harm

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that through May 30, 14% of confirmed coronavirus cases led to hospitalizations — including 2% in intensive care units. But President Donald Trump falsely claimed “99%” of cases “are totally harmless.” The president, according to his press secretary, was referring to the […]