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    CVS Tobacco Decision Shows Businesses' Freedom to Choose How to Run Their Business

    Would a company voluntarily give up $2 billion a year in sales? Apparently so, if its leadership decides it’s the right thing to do. That’s how much CVS stands to lose from its decision to stop selling tobacco products. “We really thought about this decision as it relates to the … More

    10 Ways Obamacare Isn't Working

    Obamacare is an unworkable law. It’s obvious because the Administration keeps trying to “fix” it—to no avail. It has delayed parts of the law, ignored others, and carved out exemptions for its political allies. 1. WAIVERS: The Administration established a legally questionable program of temporary waivers when firms announced they … More

    MSNBC Host Claims Society Should Raise Children, Not Parents

    MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry’s words in a new “Lean Forward” ad are breathtaking: We have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. Once it’s everybody’s responsibility, and not just … More

    Anti-Smoking Senators Invest in Tobacco Cessation Drug Manufacturers

    At least a handful of powerful U.S. senators have taken a hard line on anti-tobacco policies while investing in companies that manufacture products designed to help people quit smoking, raising potential conflict of interest questions. According to a joint investigation by Scribe and the Washington Guardian, published Monday in the … More

    White House Protesters Decry 'Fast and Furious' Opacity

    Several protesters rallied outside the White House Monday morning demanding answers from the White House regarding Operation Fast and Furious.  The crowd grew as curious tourists paused to glimpse at the gathering of people chanting “Holder lied!  Terry died!” The chant referred to the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian … More

    Supreme Court Is Asked to Strike Down Tobacco Settlement

    Last week the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington-based free-market advocacy group, filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court to review the 1998 tobacco Master Settlement Agreement on the grounds it violates federal antitrust laws and is unconstitutional. The tobacco MSA is the result of 46 state attorneys general striking … More