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What the hell happened to Occupy Wall Street?
After the Great Recession of 2008, the climate was ripe for populism. Americans were pissed off. The same people who wrecked the economy were, once again, rewarded for their recklessness. The logic of “too big to fail” made sense, but the reality was that these institutions were too big for justice.
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Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Wednesday for a wide-ranging interview and a few rounds of a game Ellen called “Who’d You Rather? VP Edition.”
During the interview segment, Clinton told Taylor Swift that she has seen parts of Beyoncé’s controversial “Lemonade,” “and I do like it, it’s great.”
The more interesting segment involved her participation in Ellen’s “Who’d You Rather?” game, in which she was given two choices for potential vice presidents and asked, well, who’d she rather run with.
Again, Beyoncé seemed to come out on top, beating out Leonardo DiCaprio, Drake, Chewbacca Mom, and Bradley Cooper, before ultimately succumbing to the one person the singer is more than happy to be defeated by — First Lady Michelle Obama.
Watch the entire segment below via EllenTube.
A Florida congressman says the Veterans Administration cut off the benefits of more 4,200 people nationwide after they were wrongly declared dead.
Rep. David Jolly says these people were “very much alive” and their benefits were resumed after the VA looked into their cases, which happened between 2011 and 2015.
The Florida Republican raised the issue with the VA in November on behalf of a group of veterans in the Tampa Bay area.
Federal health regulators will take more time to review a highly-contested drug for muscular dystrophy that has become a flashpoint in the debate over patient access to experimental medicine.
Drugmaker Sarepta Therapeutics Inc. said the Food and Drug Administration will miss its goal of issuing a decision on the drug by Thursday.
The Latest on a church shooting in Charleston about a year ago that left nine black members dead (all times local):
The pastor and state senator shot to death at a Charleston church last year is being remembered as his portrait is unveiled in the South Carolina Senate Chambers.
Sen. Clementa Pinckney was pastor at Emmanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.
Read More Here are the three CEOs who got the biggest pay raises last year, and the deepest pay cuts, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.
1. Dara Khosrowshahi, Expedia, $94.6 million, up 881 percent. Stock return last fiscal year: 47 percent.
2. Sandeep Mathrani, General Growth Properties, $39.2 million, up 702 percent.