Lawyers, Drugs And Money

Happy Monday morning, everyone. In case you missed it, I wanted to recommend Steve Kroft and Ira Rosen's "60 Minutes" piece from last night called "Under The Influence." The focus of the story – the Medicare prescription drug bill and the lobbying and politics associated with it – is not a new one. But the piece offers a definitive recounting of one of the most contentious votes in modern Congressional history, and the story of how lawmakers instrumental in the passage of the bill went on to high-paying lobbying jobs with the pharmaceutical industry is compelling stuff. So if you've got a few minutes, click on the video box and watch the story in full.