Saturday, May 12, 2018
Here's What You Should Be Reading This Week!
Under President Trump, the Department of Health and Human Services is formulating the most ambitious reform of drug pricing in American history. “Securing the benefits of 21st century medicine demands major changes to how our country pays for prescription drugs,” write three senior health officials in the Trump Administration. “At least five senior Islamic State officials have been captured in a three-month operation by Iraqi and American intelligence,” Doug Stanglin reports. The captures were announced this week on Iraqi state television. This week, President Trump announced that America will reinstate “the highest level of economic sanctions” on the Iranian regime. “The Iran deal is defective at its core,” the President said. “If we do nothing, we know exactly what will happen. In just a short period of time the world’s leading state sponsor of terror will be on the cusp of acquiring the world’s most dangerous weapon.” The President signed an Executive Order on Wednesday making it “easier for the nation's military spouses to find employment as their families deploy domestically and abroad,” Betsy Klein reports. “We can never repay you for all that you do,” President Trump told military families who joined him at the White House. Gina Haspel, President Trump’s pick to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, “appeared to bolster her chances of being confirmed” at her hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee this week, The Hill reports. “She is a 33-year career veteran of the agency who has been endorsed by former intelligence officials associated with both parties.” First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her “Be Best” initiative at the White House this week. “The public awareness campaign encourages adults to teach children how to be good citizens. She said the campaign would also focus on the issues of opioid abuse,” The Guardian reports.