Two of my favorite least favorite things...

A great example of the marriage of money and politics down here in the capital...how CAFTA will be a big win for the pharmaceutical industry and their team of lobbyists down on K Street, and a big loss for Central Americans:

Drug Lobby Got a Victory in Trade Pact Vote

"The work of these drug industry courtiers, who represent what is arguably Washington's biggest and wealthiest lobby, appears to have succeeded in the Central American Free Trade Agreement. The agreement would extend the monopolies of drug makers and, critics say, lead to higher drug prices for the mostly impoverished people of the six Latin American countries it covers."

Just another example of whose interests CAFTA will benefit. And yes, it refers to the place where I work...shameless promotion. Since CAFTA passed in the Senate last week and is up for vote in the House later this month, it's something that will be of ongoing interest in the news...or at least I hope it will.


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