Drug Lobbyists’ Battle Cry Over Prices: Blame the Others

By ERIC LIPTON and KATIE THOMAS May 29, 2017 WASHINGTON — Hundreds of independent pharmacists swarmed the House and Senate office buildings one recent afternoon, climbing the marble staircases as they rushed from one appointment to the next,...

Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, in Its First Execution Since 2005

By ALAN BLINDER and MANNY FERNANDEZ April 21, 2017 VARNER, Ark. — The State of Arkansas, dismissing criticism that it intended to rush too many prisoners to their deaths too quickly, on Thursday night carried out its first execution in more...

Monday’s Arkansas Execution Halted by State Justices

By ALAN BLINDER April 17, 2017 VARNER, Ark. — Hours before the state hoped to carry out its first execution in more than a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday moved to block the inmate from being put to death. The decision was a significant...