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Tragedy Should Not Be Used to Set Policy

Over the past month, we’ve seen two horrible tragedies unfold in our nation: the murders that occurred at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado and at the Sikh temple in Wisconsin a few days ago.

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Federal Judge Blocks Law Requiring Graphic Photos on Cigarette Packs

In a 29-page decision on Monday, US District Judge Richard J. Leon blocked the implementation of a law on graphic cigarette photos. It would’ve required tobacco companies to include explicit photos detailing the dangers of smoking on cigarette packages.

The 36 images proposed by the Food and Drug Administration include a picture of diseased lungs next to healthy lungs, a man exhaling smoke through a hole in his throat, and a male cadaver with chest staples down his torso.

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Connecticut State Lawmaker Wants to Change the Date of Halloween

Connecticut State Representative Tim Larson has proposed that the state change the date of Halloween so it always falls on a weekend.

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Florida Lawmaker Wants to Bring Back Electric Chairs and Firing Squads

Florida state lawmaker Rep. Brad Drake recently had a conversation about the death penalty with a constituent at a local Waffle House restaurant. At issue: the legal battle surrounding the execution of convicted killer Manuel Valle.

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Where Are His Handlers?

We all know that every President has them.  The handlers.  The White House 'officials' who help craft the speeches, the appearances, the responses.  So where are the handlers for President Obama?  They were most certainly absent on Monday in D

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