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Wendell Ford, Longtime Kentucky Senator, Dies at 90

Harry Reid, D-Nev., called Ford “a fine man.” “As a new senator I met with him,” Reid said. “He said ‘I am from Kentucky, I drink Kentucky bourbon, and I smoke Kentucky cigarettes all the time’ … “No one is against efforts to stop teen smoking, but turni
Roll Call
added Jan 22, 2015 23:39
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Wendell Ford, ex-Kentucky governor and U.S. senator, dies at 90

"Kentucky is beautiful women, fast horses, bourbon whiskey, cigarettes and coal. I represent Kentucky, and that's what I represent."
AP - Associated Press
added Jan 22, 2015 23:35
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Wendell Ford, Democratic governor and senator from Kentucky, dies at 90

mounted an opposition to the tobacco tax that was proposed to underwrite the Clinton administration’s ill-fated health-care plan...opposed regulation of tobacco by the [FDA]... “A lot of kids in our state can go to college because they have an acre of tob
The Washington Post
added Jan 22, 2015 19:40
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[Kentucky] Retired U.S. Sen. Wendell H. Ford dies at 90

In 1998, just before his retirement, Ford said, “I tried to stop smoking once or twice -- but not for very long. The only health problems I’ve ever had are two hernia surgeries and an aneurysm. I’m in good health, and I have no intention of stoppin
Owensboro (KY) Messenger Inquirer
added Jan 22, 2015 19:33
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[Kentucky] Democratic icon Wendell Ford dead at age 90

announced in July that he was undergoing chemotherapy treatments for lung cancer...He fought hard against warning labels on cigarette packs and alcoholic beverages and was often photographed with an ever-present cigarette hanging from the corner of his mo
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Jan 22, 2015 19:30
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[UK] EDITORIAL: Britain’s bold move on plain cigarette packaging

government is right to seek to pass this measure before Britain goes to the polls. If this is all that MPs achieve between now and the election, it will outweigh any cynicism about this being a “zombie” parliament.
Financial Times (uk)
added Jan 22, 2015 19:25
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[New York] HAMMOND: How Speaker Sheldon Silver and his tort bar colleagues have created a "judicial hellhole"

Silver has also collected a six-figure income from Weitz & Luxenberg — one of New York’s biggest and most aggressive filers of personal-injury lawsuits — without clearly disclosing what he does for that money.
New York Daily News
added Jan 22, 2015 17:13
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[New York] Sheldon Silver Abused Power to Amass $4 Million

When Silver joined Weitz & Luxenberg in 2002, Taub asked him if the firm would donate to the research. That’s when Silver asked Taub to refer patients to Weitz & Luxenberg, effectively asking for a bribe, according to the investigators.
The Epoch Times English Version
added Jan 22, 2015 17:10
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[Kentucky] An appreciation of former Sen. Wendell Ford

(Ford quit smoking about a decade ago.)... Ford fought Clinton over a plan to give the Food and Drug Administration the power to regulate tobacco, but the agency eventually got the authority after Ford left Congress.
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added Jan 22, 2015 13:59
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[Kentucky] Former U.S. Senator Wendell Ford dies at age 90

the Owensboro smoker was best known on Capitol Hill as the biggest supporter of the Federal Tobacco Program -- bringing U.S. presidents to Kentucky to understand the crop's impact on the Commonwealth.
WHAS-TV Channel 11 (Louisville, KY)
added Jan 22, 2015 13:57
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