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[District of Columbia] On Tape: Richard Nixon Talks Judicial Nominations

Now if you find some Jew that I think is great, put him on there." That sort of attitude might be relegated to history, but politics are still very much alive in the nomination and confirmation process, specifically now with President Barack Obama's thre
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Aug 22, 2013 17:02
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In D.C. Circuit, Lobbyists Fight Obama Lobbying Ban

lawyers for a half-dozen lobbyists contend the Obama administration's prohibition on federal lobbyists from sitting on agency boards and commissions has "punished" their clients.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added May 7, 2013 18:27
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China hit by extreme air pollution

A large swath of China has been gripped for days by what is being called an "airpocalyse," a prolonged spell of the worst air pollution on record in Beijing.
Los Angeles Times
added Jan 15, 2013 23:33
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[California] The Climate Change Denying, Tobacco/DDT Advocate Henry Miller and the No on 37 Campaign

Today, the No on 37 campaign’s already tattered credibility was dealt yet another big blow with news that its “top scientist” is nothing more than a corporate shill willing to misrepresent himself and the University for which he works.
Current TV, LLC
added Oct 7, 2012 12:37
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A tobacco moment, a fiscal cliff, and a Grexit: All are examples of shorthand for hugely complex current economic and financial problems

The Economist quotes a chief executive of a multinational bank, “This is the banking industry’s tobacco moment,” and explains that the reference is to “the lawsuits and settlements that cost America’s tobacco industry more than $200 billion in 1998.”
Gulf News (ae)
added Aug 5, 2012 22:27
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U.S. pushes for more scientists, but the jobs aren't there

, it seems awfully hard for people to find a job. Anyone who goes into science expecting employers to clamor for their services will be deeply disappointed.”
Washington Post
added Jul 7, 2012 23:05
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[Texas] EDITORIAL: Money and Addiction: Will opioid lawsuit turn out like tobacco settlement?

In the end, government and lawyers raked in the cash. The tobacco industry did have to change its marketing strategy a bit, but the same cigarettes are still available just about everywhere—selling well enough to generate record profits for the top tobacc
Texarkana (TX) Gazette
added Oct 15, 2017 11:05
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New surgeon general sworn in by Vice President Pence

Jerome Adams was sworn in as the nation’s 20th surgeon general Tuesday, saying his motto will be “Better health through better partnerships.” That’s something Indiana’s former health commissioner said he learned from Vice President Pence, the man who adm
USA Today
added Sep 6, 2017 15:09
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Lawyer who targeted tobacco companies encourages state suits against drug makers for opioid crisis

Among the lawyers is Michael Moore, who filed the first state lawsuit against tobacco companies in 1994 when he was attorney general of Mississippi. Soon after he left office in 2004, Moore got involved in lawsuits filed against OxyContin maker Purdue Ph
ABA Journal (American Bar Association)
added Jul 26, 2017 03:10
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Canada tests lower age for pot legalization

The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the minimum age for use at 18 — three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization — a move that is being closely watched across the conti
AP - Associated Press
added May 19, 2017 13:29
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