PHILADELPHIA — The City of Philadelphia issued an apology Thursday for the unethical experiments a University of Pennsylvania faculty member of 50 years performed on Holmesburg Prison inmates between the 1950s and 1970s. Albert Kligman, one of the pioneers of modern dermatology who developed Retin-A, experimented on mostly Black male inmates, exposing them to pharmaceuticals, viruses, fungus, asbestos, LSD, and a component of Agent Orange. The men were paid but unknowing subjects, with some experiencing active reactions for up to seven months, according to reports published by The Philadelphia...
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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) took a shot at Republican Party Chair Ronna McDaniel after her party performed poorly in the 2022 midterm elections.
During a Sunday appearance on Fox News, host Sean Duffy asked Noem to comment on McDaniel's future as RNC chair.
"Listen, Sean, we need to win," Noem replied. "I mean, that's just the fact. Our kids' future depends on it. So, you know, we really all have a responsibility to message what Republican policies bring to this country."
"And I don't know a party that can continue to lose like we have and keep their jobs," she added. "Everybody needs to evaluate what we are doing. Is it effective and are we messaging truly that our policies work?"
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During a CNN "State of the Union" panel on Sunday morning, former Mike Pence chief of staff Marc Short arguably came down the hardest of anyone on the panel on Donald Trump for having dinner at Mar-a-Lago with Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes last week.
With the former president's defenders still trying to put out the firestorm Trump initiated with the meeting that has infuriated conservatives and liberals alike, Short did nothing to put the former president in a good light.
Asked about what he thought by host Dana Bash, the former Pence adviser called out the former president.
"Former president Trump had white nationalist and Holocaust-denier Nick Fuentes, rapper Kanye West -- now known as 'Ye,'" host Bash began. "The former president claimed Fuentes was an unexpected guest and he knows nothing about it."
"Here is what Chris Christie, a potential presidential rival for 2024, told The New York Times: "This is just another example of an awful lack of judgment from president Trump which, combined with his past poor judgments, make him an untenable general election candidate for the Republican Party in 2024. Marc Short, do you agree?" the CNN host prompted.
"I do agree," Short shot back. "I think it's terrible judgment, there's no excuse for it."
"I think, backstage, Hilary [Rosen] reminded me that Mar-a-Lago was one of the first clubs down there to actually allow Jews in," he continued. "The reality is, I think we all know his affection for his daughter Ivanka who converted to Judaism. It's incredibly poor judgment."
"Since the election in 2020, the president has descended deeper into the heart of darkness," he pronounced. "It's another reason why I think Republicans are looking in a different direction in 2024."
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Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the incoming House Oversight chair, said on Sunday that he backed new laws to prevent fentanyl deaths but not gun violence.
During an interview on Meet the Press, host Chuck Todd asked Comer what the new Republican-controlled House would do to prevent mass shootings like the recent killings at a Virginia Walmart.
"I mean, we already have many gun laws on the books," Comer replied. "If passing a bill would simply end gun violence then I think you would have overwhelming support in Congress for that. That's like saying Congress could pass a bill to reduce inflation! That didn't reduce inflation. So, passing bills doesn't solve the problems."
Comer said that he was more worried about deaths caused by fentanyl "pouring" over the southern border than he was about gun violence.
"That's going to be the top priority for Republicans come January," he insisted.
The congressman did not explain why legislation could work to prevent fentanyl deaths but not gun violence.
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