Former Eshoo, Barton staffers at center of Genentech scandal

The New York Times revealed today that over 40 members of Congress read statements on the floor that parrotted talking points prepared for them by lobbyists for pharmaceutical giant Genentech. As sundin notes, the story is a must-read and perhaps “all too believable,” given the way Washington works. But the Times misses a key piece …

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After fraud settlement, Kirk decided to pay insurance CEO $21.5 million

The same year that Hartford Insurance settled a $20 million fraud suit with the state of New York, board member and compensation chair Paul Kirk decided to make the company’s CEO the second-highest paid executive in the insurance industry. Today, Kirk was named Kennedy’s successor in the Senate by Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick. Sunlight’s Paul …

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