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Price's private flights under scrutiny

Tom Price. Photo: Jacqueline Larma / AP

Health and Human Services secretary Tom Price traveled by private jet five times last week in a costly break from the department's typical practices, Politico reports. That included a trip to Philadelphia for which Price could apparently have easily (and much, much more cheaply) have flown commercial or taken a train.

One brutal line from Politico's report: "Price, a frequent critic of federal spending who has been developing a plan for department-wide cost savings, declined to comment."