An extraordinary standoff between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the private drug company Gilead raises a big question for the Trump administration: How aggressively should the government attempt to enforce its patents against an industry partner?
“This is ... a whitewash of justice,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said, pointing to the “Empire” actor’s “position of influence and power.” Smollett had been charged with lying to Chicago police about an alleged hate-crime attack.
A report found that the “vast majority” of $1.1 million spent by city lawmakers didn’t go to help residents with urgent needs such as an overdue electric bill or the burial of a loved one. Occasionally, money was used by politicians for self-promotion.
Soto was historically great as a 19-year-old, when he came out of nowhere to help carry Washington’s lineup. Now that opposing pitchers can see him coming, his next challenge will be to stay a step ahead.
He spent years apologizing for an incident in the Nixon White House in which he helped to reassign Jewish government officials. The Washington-area business executive also led Marriott Hotels and Northwest Airlines.
The measure failed on a 0 to 57 vote, with all Republicans and a handful of Democrats blocking the resolution. Aiming to avoid an intraparty fight, 43 Democrats — including those who introduced the Green New Deal — voted “present.”
Following a familiar pattern, liberal justices think it is a threat and conservatives wonder whether courts have a role in policing an inherently political process. Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh has not ruled on the issue in the past.