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Narendra Modi and Donald Trump
Indian Prime Minster Narendra Modi welcomes U.S. President Donald Trump to the stage at NRG Stadium during a rally on September 22, 2019 in Houston, Texas. Sergio Flores/Getty Images

Trump Poised to Give Big Pharma a Big Present in India Trade Deal

Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are discussing an agreement that would lock the world’s second-most-populous country into exclusive prescription drug arrangements.

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Group Claiming to Speak for Rural Democrats is Tied to Fossil Fuel Lobbyists

Heidi Heitkamp’s One Country Project urges Democrats to take a moderate approach to climate change.

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This Pharma-Backed Astroturf Group Wants to Keep Your Drug Prices High

The Coalition Against Socialized Medicine, a project of the American Conservative Union, is advertising on Politico Playbook this week.

The Sludgy Career of Kurt Volker

The special envoy to Ukraine tried to have it both ways: Trump hatchet man and honorable public servant. He failed at both.