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Obama Administration Relaxes Lobbyist Ban

Some lobbyists can serve once again on federal agency committees and boards after the Obama administration changed a White House rule that barred them from the panels, according to guidance released by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget on Tuesday.
National Law Journal
added Aug 13, 2014 10:53
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Court Seats Filling Up

The Senate confirmed federal judges at a faster rate in the past five months than at any time during President Barack Obama's administration — significantly reducing the number of vacancies on the nation's courts.
National Law Journal
added Aug 12, 2014 09:35
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DOWNES: Rat Cages and Mixed Marijuana Messages in Colorado

That’s the explicit message of this ad, which has a camera circling a group of young people lighting up in a car, the smoky interior looking like a mobile crack den....we agree with advocates who think the money Colorado is spending to demonize marijuana
New York Times Blogs
added Aug 12, 2014 07:37
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AUDIO: Medical Marijuana 101: Doctors, Regulators Brace For ‘Big Marijuana’

Levy worries that marijuana addiction rates, now around 9 percent of users, could climb to those seen among tobacco users (32 percent) without strict controls on growers and manufacturers. Growers are already producing strains of marijuana with stronger a
WBUR-FM (Boston, MA)
added Aug 11, 2014 10:35
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INGRAHAM: Wonkblog / Why marijuana won’t become another Big Tobacco

A privatized marijuana industry's profit-making motives are almost certain to conflict with various public health interests. But conflicting interests don't constitute grounds for outright prohibition and criminalization ... They do, on the other hand, ma
Washington Post
added Aug 11, 2014 10:32
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[Oregon] Pot-smoking mom objects to doctors advise to not breastfeed newborn

Cain had been smoking marijuana during her pregnancy, on her midwife's advice she says, for anxiety and nausea. Cain isn't worried about THC - the compound in marijuana that gets you high - in her bloodstream or breast milk. "There are several studies
Seattle (WA) Post-Intelligencer
added Aug 10, 2014 21:59
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[Malta] 'Should smokers with lung cancer not be given sick leave?' -GWU on MEA proposal

General Workers' Union secretary-general Tony Zarb today blasted the Malta Employers’ Association’s proposal to rule out self-inflicted conditions like hangovers, sports injuries and cosmetic surgery as reasons for taking sick leave.
Malta Independent (mt)
added Aug 7, 2014 11:24
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Times Readers Online Make Their Own Cases for Legalizing Marijuana

d.” Somehow we don’t anticipate “repeal the 21st amendment, ban tobacco” working as a slogan on the campaign trail; certainly any candidate who suggested blanket prohibition would lose The Times’s readership.
New York Times
added Aug 5, 2014 21:05
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Murdoch’s Fox Withdraws Time Warner Takeover Offer

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. withdrew its $75 billion takeover offer for Time Warner Inc., after the billionaire’s attempt to reshape the media industry was rejected.
Bloomberg News
added Aug 5, 2014 17:10
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[UK] World's top PR companies rule out working with climate deniers

Some of the world’s top PR companies have for the first time publicly ruled out working with climate change deniers, marking a fundamental shift in the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the issue of global warming. Public relations f
The Guardian (uk)
added Aug 5, 2014 16:55
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