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Walgreens Raises Tobacco-Buying Age to 21, Strengthening a Consensus

In raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products at its stores, the drugstore chain joined other retailers and lawmakers seeking to curb teenagers’ use.
Tags: Smoking and Tobacco, E-Cigarettes, Teenagers and Adolescence, Drugstores, Regulation and Deregulation of Industry, Walgreen Co, McConnell, Mitch


How These Columbus Blue Jackets Were Built

At long last, the Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans have something to celebrate that will last a lifetime. The Blue Jackets swept the top-seeded Tampa Bay Lightning out of the first round of the 2019 NHL Playoffs in stunning fashion. The hockey world will remember this for a long time. Hockey is a copycat league. If someone is successful at something, others will try to do the same thing in the hopes they can get a similar result. The question that a lot of people want to know is just ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Washington, Russia, Sport, Gm, Philadelphia, Vancouver, Lake Erie, Hockey, NHL, North America, Columbus, Vegas, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning


The dad who gave birth: ‘Being pregnant doesn't change me being a trans man’

Transitioning meant that Freddy McConnell finally felt comfortable in his skin. Then he began a quest to conceive and carry his own childFreddy McConnell takes out his phone and shows me a film of his baby snoring contentedly. Jack is gorgeous, with blond hair, blue eyes and heavy eyelids, and McConnell is the classic doting dad – albeit more hands-on than most. It’s a year since he gave birth to Jack, an experience he describes as life-changing. He has also made an intimate and moving film abou...
Tags: Family, Pregnancy, Life and style, Society, Transgender, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Jack, McConnell, Freddy McConnell


Anti-Tobacco Advocates Question McConnell Plan To Raise Minimum Purchasing Age

Citing an "unprecedented spike" in teens vaping, Sen. Mitch McConnell said the bill would raise the minimum age for people to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Tobacco companies back the proposal.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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Senate Republicans Keeping Quiet After Mueller Report Release

Senate Republicans don’t seem to see the Mueller report’s release as cause for celebration. Asked by reporters Thursday about their reactions to the nearly 500-page document’s revelations, top GOP senators said little, praising Attorney General Bill Barr’s shepherding of the release process but offering no commentary on President Trump’s actions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he looked forward to “carefully reviewing the report.” “I’m grateful for the attorney general’s diligent ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, Politico, Russia, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Democratic, Allegra Kirkland, Senate Judiciary Committee, Washington Examiner, Blunt


As Caucus Mulls Next Moves Post Mueller Drop, Pelosi: ‘Congress Will Not Be Silent’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s now up to Congress to decide what to do with special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings about President Donald Trump. While the special counsel declined to prosecute Trump on obstruction of justice, he did not exonerate him, all but leaving the question to Congress. Mueller’s report provides fresh evidence of Trump’s interference in the Russia probe, challenging lawmakers to respond. The risks for both parties are clear if they duck the responsibility or prolong an inqui...
Tags: New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Russia, Ap, Fbi, United States, Ireland, House, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press


On big Mueller day, McConnell targets raising age for tobacco

In the moments after Attorney General Bill Barr unveiled the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, the top Republican in the US Senate went before cameras in Louisville to make a significant public policy announcement.
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McConnell targets raising age for tobacco to 21

In the moments after Attorney General Bill Barr unveiled the long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller, the top Republican in the US Senate went before cameras in Louisville to make a significant public policy announcement.
Tags: News, Stories, US Senate, Louisville, McConnell, Robert Mueller, Bill Barr


Senator McConnell, a Tobacco Ally, Supports Raising Age to Buy Cigarettes

Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.
Tags: News, E-cigarettes, Mitch, Altria Group Inc, Reynolds, McConnell, Law and Legislation, Medicine and Health, Smoking and Tobacco, Teenagers and Adolescence, R J, Tobacco Co, Juul Labs Inc, Your-feed-science


Kentucky’s Senator McConnell Supports Bill to Raise Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco to 21

Seeking re-election to a seventh term, the senator cited the rise in teenage vaping as a reason to curtail sales of tobacco and other products.
Tags: News, Kentucky, E-cigarettes, Mitch, Altria Group Inc, Reynolds, McConnell, Law and Legislation, Medicine and Health, Smoking and Tobacco, Teenagers and Adolescence, R J, Tobacco Co, Juul Labs Inc, Your-feed-science


Justice Fell Short After Mueller Report. Congress Can Finish the Job.

Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastWell, after all that, the bad news is that this changes nothing.And the good news? This changes nothing.Donald Trump is not going to be perp-walked out of Mar-a-Lago next weekend. Trump defenders and Julian Assange acolytes and deep-state paranoiacs can crow. On the other hand, the Mueller Report has plenty of chapter and verse on sleazy behavior by Trump and his subordinates—and, interestingly, it documents some incidents where subordinate...
Tags: News, Nbc, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, Senate, Russia, Fbi, House, Mitch McConnell, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Clinton, Trump, Lester Holt, Hope Hicks


McConnell proposes national minimum age of 21 for tobacco

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he plans to introduce legislation to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 nationally.
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Mitch McConnell Wants to Raise Tobacco Purchasing Age From 18 to 21, Including for Vaping Devices

“This will cover all tobacco products including vaping devices,” McConnell said
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Trump & Co. Are Crossing Big, Bright Red Lines—and They’re Getting Away With It

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos Getty/Jenny DettrickWhatever revelations the redacted version of the Mueller report may hold, they will not be as disturbing as the behavior of President Trump and his team in the days and weeks leading up to its release. That is not a reference to the president’s panic-tweeting, nor does it refer to his other efforts to distract, obfuscate, or shift blame. Instead, it is acknowledgement of something more insidious that is afoot, something...
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Editorial Observer: Trump’s Nominees: Too Much Even for the Die-Hards

Some are spectacularly unqualified, others so extreme as to alienate the president’s most conservative enablers.
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The Congress-centric Case Against Court-Packing

     A large and increasing chorus of progressive activists, along with some prominent Democratic office-holders and candidates, have called for Democrats to add seats to the Supreme Court after a hypothetical Democratic takeover of the White House and the Senate.   They argue that highly conservative Republican appointees have a majority on the Court only because Republicans have broken longstanding norms, particularly by denying a hearing to Judge Merrick Garland for purely partisan reason...
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Mitch McConnell, Never a Grandstander, Learns to Play by Trump’s Rules

The Senate majority leader, a tactician with few social graces, is learning to manage President Trump, even if he lacks the bonhomie that the president so craves.
Tags: News, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Mitch, Trump, Mick, McConnell, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Mulvaney, Presidential Election of 2020


Analysis: McConnell is sending a clear message to Trump

With Herman Cain's nomination for the Fed, uh, flagging and Stephen Moore's nomination for the Fed in only slightly better shape, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent a very clear message to President Donald Trump on Thursday: Stop picking problematic nominees and asking us to confirm them.
Tags: News, Senate, Stories, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Trump, Fed, McConnell, Herman Cain, Stephen Moore


McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declined to say Thursday whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate’s prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post. Asked if a Cain nomination would face problems, McConnell, R-Ky., […]
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McConnell mum on Senate support for Herman Cain for Fed

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell isn't saying whether he thinks his chamber would confirm Herman Cain to join the Federal Reserve board, casting doubt on the former Republican presidential candidate's prospects should President Donald Trump advance him for the post.
Tags: Finance, Senate, Article, Mitch McConnell, Associated Press, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Fed, McConnell, FBN, Herman Cain, Alan Fram, Fbn/markets, Fox-business/markets, Fox-business/industries, Fox-business/features


Senate leader McConnell wants bipartisan immigration talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday called for bipartisan talks aimed at bolstering asylum laws and addressing border security, issuing a bid for negotiations amid a surge of migrants crossing the southwestern U.S. border and daily outcries by President Donald Trump about the need to clamp down on immigration. “What we […]
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McConnell's 2020 Plan: Cast GOP As 'Firewall' Against Socialism

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acknowledged that Republicans need to regain support with women and college graduates in the suburbs-- which he said led to loss of the House in 2018.(Image credit: J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
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U.S. Senate leader McConnell notes Republican worries over Cain serving on Fed

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday withheld comment on whether he would support Herman Cain to serve on the Federal Reserve Board, saying that he would wait to see "who is actually nominated." Speaking to reporters in his Senate office, McConnell also was asked about some fellow Republican senators who have said they would not vote to confirm Cain, a former fast food industry executive and presidential candidate, if he is nominated. McConnell responded...
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, Mitch McConnell, Fed, U S Senate, Cain, McConnell, Herman Cain, Federal Reserve Board, Reuters U S Senate


McConnell won’t say if Senate would back Herman Cain for Fed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to say whether he thinks the Senate would confirm Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve’s board. When McConnell was asked whether a Cain nomination would face trouble, he noted that successful nominees must pass background checks and have a likelihood of confirmation. Cain’s a former […]
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McConnell On ACA Attack: Not Wasting Time On Repeal With ‘No Chance’ Of Passing

Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voiced the death knell for any renewed attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act Wednesday, telling Fox News’ Bret Baier that the Senate won’t waste its time with something that has “literally no chance of becoming law.” Even when Baier brought up the possibility that the current court action will propel the law back to the Supreme Court where it hypothetically could be struck down as unconstitutional, McConnell demurred. “Then we will ...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Senate, Affordable Care Act, Mitch McConnell, Fox News, Donald Trump, Bret Baier, Baier, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Kate Riga


McConnell suggests GOP tell Trump about Cain concerns

Senate Republican leaders are sending a message to members troubled by President Donald Trump's controversial Federal Reserve picks: Speak up.
Tags: News, Senate, Gop, Stories, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Trump, Cain, McConnell


McConnell privately advises Republicans to tell Trump about Cain concerns

Senate Republican leaders are sending a message to members troubled by President Donald Trump's controversial Federal Reserve picks: Speak up.
Tags: Senate, Cnn, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Trump, Cain, McConnell


Can we talk? McConnell says it's time for new spending pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell said Tuesday it's time to kick off bipartisan talks on a new budget pact to fund federal agencies over the next two years.
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Mitch McConnell: Democrats' Net Neutrality Bill is 'Dead on Arrival' in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that the net neutrality bill Democrats are pushing through the House is "dead on arrival" in the Senate. From a report: The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote later today on the Save the Internet Act, which is the Democrats' proposal to restore Obama-era net neutrality protections that were repealed in 2017. It's expected to pass the Democrat-controlled House. McConnell was asked by reporters about whether the Senate...
Tags: Fcc, Obama, Senate, Tech, House, Federal Communications Commission, Mitch McConnell, McConnell, U S House of Representatives, House McConnell


McConnell: Willing to offer hemp bill to resolve ‘glitches’

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s willing to offer follow-up legislation if needed to resolve any “glitches” as hemp starts a new era as a legal agricultural commodity. The Kentucky Republican said Monday that includes safeguarding hemp shipments stopped by police who can’t tell whether they intercepted a legal crop […]
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