Trump names former drug exec as new health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Turning to an industry he's rebuked, President Donald Trump on Monday picked a former top pharmaceutical and government executive to be his health and human services secretary, overseeing a $1 trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research, food and drug safety, and public health.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR

Trump barges into tax debate, seeks deeper cut for wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday barged into congressional Republicans' carefully calibrated work on revamping the nation's tax code, calling for a steeper tax cut for wealthy Americans and pressing to add a contentious health care change to the mix.

  • Written by By KEVIN FREKING and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press