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Tom Price steps up as one of TrumpCare’s top salesmen

8:00 am Mar. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON —Under the bright studio lights and a red, white and blue set, moderators and audience members at a recent CNN town hall event took turns grilling Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price about the way the GOP health care bill treats the sick, the vulnerable and the elderly.

Questions oscillated from the personal to the emotional to the fiscal.

A since-recovered cancer patient spoke of how Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion

Report: Fired U.S. attorney was investigating Tom Price’s stock trades

2:45 pm Mar. 17, 2017

WASHINGTON — ProPublica is out with an eye-popping story this afternoon.

The nonprofit journalism outlet is reporting that former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was investigating the stock trades of Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price when the White House fired him last week.

Here’s an excerpt:

The investigation of Price’s trades by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which hasn’t been previously disclosed, was underway

Karen Handel joins attacks on Jon Ossoff with debut ad

11:00 am Mar. 16, 2017

Republican Karen Handel joined the growing list of candidates in the race for Georgia’s Sixth District attacking Democrat Jon Ossoff as attention and donations for his bid swell.

The former Georgia Secretary of State released her