Hodes the hypocrite finally DISCLOSEs Vancouver junket.
(H/T: Red Hampshire) It has been confirmed: Senatorial candidate Rep. Paul Hodes (D, NH) did in fact attend in person the Canadian trial lawyer fundraiser that was mentioned yesterday by both myself and others. Interestingly, the Hodes campaign isn’t really trying to push back on this: they’re simply admitting that he went abroad in person to pick up trial lawyer lobbyist money. I wonder why? | Read More »
Giannoulias, Fisher go abroad to raise money from trial lawyers.
…while smoking cigarettes. Giannoulias: The Giannoulias Democratic Illinois Senate campaign confirmed Monday–after prodding from the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee–that Alexi Giannoulias was in Canada on Sunday attending a fund-raiser at a trial lawyer convention in Vancouver that would benefit his Senate campaign. Fisher: Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Lee Fisher was in Canada yesterday to attend a reception with a group of American trial lawyers | Read More »
Nancy Pelosi’s non-tort reform.
Jen Rubin: Remember Obama’s effort to try a “test” for tort reform? (We don’t actually need a test, since it has worked to lower medical malpractice coverage and help increase access to doctors in states that have tried it.) Well, Pelosi’s bill has an anti-tort-reform measure. On pages 1431-1433 of the 1990 spellbinder, there is a financial incentive for states to try “alternative medical liability | Read More »
Howard Dean: No tort reform for fear of trial lawyers.
You know, this admission may have justified the entire town hall thing, right there: Here’s the quote: “This is the answer from a doctor and a politician. Here’s why tort reform is not in the bill. When you go to pass a really enormous bill like that, the more stuff you put in it, the more enemies you make, right? And the reason that tort | Read More »