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[Australia] 'Thank you for smoking': Leyonhjelm confirms Philip Morris backing

Liberal Democratic senator gives speech praising smokers but it emerges party accepted tens of thousands of dollars from tobacco giant in 2013 election
The Guardian (uk)
added Oct 2, 2014 09:09

[Australia] Liberal Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm defends smokers, slams tobacco excise increase

In a speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator, who has pledged never to vote for an increase in taxes, thanked smokers for lighting up and described their "generosity" to the nation's coffers as staggering. "As you well know there are
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:32

[Australia] Senator's smoking comments misguided: AMA

LIBERAL Democratic senator David Leyonhjelm's speech on smoking has been described as "misguided" and "utterly inappropriate" by the Australian Medical Association (AMA). IN his speech to the Senate on Wednesday, the libertarian senator vowed to stand up
AAP (Australian Associated Press) (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:25

[Australia] Phillip Morris donated to Liberal Democrat senator David Leyonhjelm

The senator who defended the rights of smokers and said they were being disproportionately slugged through tobacco taxes has confirmed his party accepted donations from tobacco giant Phillip Morris.
Sydney Morning Herald (au)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:21

[Europe] UK Tobacco Giant Philip Morris is Highest-Spending EU Lobbyist

A new and comprehensive raft of data has shed some light on the murky world of European Union lobbyists, revealing tobacco giant Philip Morris International is the company that spent the most money lobbying EU politicians in 2013.
IBTimes (uk)
added Oct 1, 2014 15:06

ARCHIVE: Was the U.S. Justice Department Sold to the Highest Bidder

The law firm that fronted for Big Tobacco for four decades, Covington & Burling, has its former lawyers ensconced in three of the top slots ... Both Eric Holder, the U.S. Attorney General, and Lanny Breuer...Dan Suleiman, who also worked at Covington and (blog)
added Sep 28, 2014 07:09

[Vermont] Defeat of campaign finance amendment especially bruising for Bernie Sanders

"The most important domestic issue facing the country is turning over Citizens United," Sanders said, because the court ruling "creates an open door … to pour unlimited sums of money into the political process." "It’s a real undermining of American demo
The Washington Post
added Sep 12, 2014 09:15

Senate GOP blocks constitutional amendment on campaign spending

Senate Democrats needed 60 votes to end debate on the measure, but fell short in the 54-42 party-line vote. ... Republicans said the Senate vote was a political stunt by Democrats ahead of the midterm elections. Democrats up for reelection are expected t
The Hill
added Sep 12, 2014 09:12

EDSALL: Who Needs a Smoke-Filled Room?

We don’t know who the contributors are to Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS because they can hide behind provisions in federal tax law... The lion’s share of grants made by Crossroads to other 501(c)(4)s went to Americans for Tax Reform, which got $26.4 million
New York Times
added Sep 11, 2014 14:27

Senate Votes To Begin Debate On Campaign Spending Amendment

Setting the stage for a week of contentious debate, the Senate voted Monday evening to advance a proposed constitutional amendment limiting campaign spending by outside groups.
added Sep 10, 2014 10:59
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