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[District of Columbia] D.C. Circuit Nominee Under Fire on Capitol Hill

Republican senators grilled Cornelia "Nina" Pillard about her views on hot-button political issues during her confirmation hearing Wednesday, setting her up to be the most controversial of the three nominees for the U.S. Court of Appeals to the D.C. Circ
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jul 25, 2013 00:23
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[UK] Did Lynton Crosby tell Cameron to cut taxes on fracking?

George Osborne has just announced a reduction in tax on fracking from 62% to 30%. Crosby’s lobbying firm, Crosby Textor, represents the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association, an oil and gas lobby group campaigning for fracking. The
LabourList (uk)
added Jul 19, 2013 09:06
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[Germany] Bernie Ecclestone indicted by German judge in F1 case

Bernie Ecclestone has been formally served with an indictment from a German judge investigating allegations of bribery, the Formula One chief executive has confirmed.
CNN
added Jul 17, 2013 09:06
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[Australia, UK] ARCHIVE: Lynton Crosby is the wizard of Oz

it's the grin of a winner. This is the man the Brits have dubbed "The Wizard of Oz", a "supreme master of the dark arts" who worked on four successive election victories for John Howard in Australia before transferring his "evil genius" to the UK in 2005
The Australian (au)
added Jul 16, 2013 03:26
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[District of Columbia] For D.C. Circuit Nominee, Credentials Are Not The Controversy

It was almost as if Patricia Millett didn't have to show up for her confirmation hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill. The fight about her nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit isn't about her.
The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times
added Jul 11, 2013 11:38
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Climate Change Deniers Using Dirty Tricks from 'Tobacco Wars'

Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, writes John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine.
ScienceDaily
added Jul 6, 2013 19:05
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Why can’t we tell the truth about climate change?

The tobacco industry provides a powerful example of how business interests can stifle discussion in the pursuit of a particular business model. In 1996, the vice-president of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corporation, Jeffrey Wigand, appeared on national te
Index on Censorship [Sage Journals]
added Jul 4, 2013 23:16
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Climate Change Deniers Using Dirty Tricks From 'Tobacco Wars' Says Researcher

Fossil fuel companies have been funding smear campaigns that raise doubts about climate change, claims environmental campaigner John Sauven in the latest issue of Index on Censorship magazine. Mr Sauven argues some of the characters involved have previou
Newsroom America
added Jul 4, 2013 23:06
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[Jamaica] Ban smoking cars too, say Adventists

The Seventh-day Adventist Church in Jamaica, while congratulating the Government on the upcoming ban on smoking in public spaces, has declared it is also concerned about the level of smoke emission that comes from some vehicles on the island's roads.
Jamaica Gleaner (jm)
added Jun 28, 2013 12:03
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Pest Control: SYNGENTAS SECRET CAMPAIGN TO DISCREDIT ATRAZINES CRITICS

To protect profits threatened by a lawsuit over its controversial herbicide atrazine, Syngenta Crop Protection launched an aggressive multi-million dollar campaign that included hiring a detective agency to investigate scientists on a federal advisory pa
100Reporters.com
added Jun 19, 2013 09:19
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