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FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Vapes

FDA to Crack Down on Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Vapes

By Mike Stobbe | Nov 15
A top U.S. health official on Thursday pledged to try to ban menthol from regular cigarettes, outlaw flavors in all cigars, and tighten rules regarding the sale of most flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

Whitaker Abandoned Taxpayer-Funded Project in Iowa in 2016

By Ryan J. Foley and David Pitt | Nov 15
While in private business, acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker walked away from a taxpayer-subsidized apartment-rehabilitation project in Iowa after years of cost overruns, delays and other problems, public records show.

Deadlines Looming in Pivotal, Rancorous Florida Recounts

Deadlines Looming in Pivotal, Rancorous Florida Recounts

By Gary Fineout and Brendan Farrington | Nov 15
Florida's bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America's top political battlegrounds.

Bloomberg Likely to Decide on 2020 Bid by Early Next Year

Bloomberg Likely to Decide on 2020 Bid by Early Next Year

By Steve Peoples | Nov 14
Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Liz Cheney Poised for Ascent into Republican Leadership

Liz Cheney Poised for Ascent into Republican Leadership

By Mead Gruver and Lisa Mascaro | Nov 13
Liz Cheney has had a quiet first term as congresswoman, but that's about to change. She's seeking a House Republican leadership post that's key to her party's strategy against next year's Democratic majority.

Why Wait? Democrats Openly Flirt with 2020 White House Bids

Why Wait? Democrats Openly Flirt with 2020 White House Bids

By Thomas Beaumont, Juana Summers and Julie Pace | Nov 13
Motivated by an urgency to unseat President Donald Trump and the prospect of a historically large primary field, Democrats see little incentive to delay or downplay their 2020 presidential hopes

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Flips Arizona Senate Seat

Centrist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema Flips Arizona Senate Seat

By Nicholas Riccardi | Nov 13
In a year of liberal challenges to President Donald Trump, an avowed centrist scored the Democratic Party's biggest coup -- flipping a red state's U.S. Senate seat.

Mississippi Senator's 'Public Hanging' Remark Draws Rebuke

Mississippi Senator's 'Public Hanging' Remark Draws Rebuke

By Emily Wagster Pettus | Nov 12
A newly published video shows a white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi praising someone by saying: "If he invited me to a public hanging, I'd be on the front row."

Kemp-Abrams Feud Highlights New Landscape in Divided Georgia

Kemp-Abrams Feud Highlights New Landscape in Divided Georgia

Nov 12
His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy.

Florida Election Recount Underway, Tensions Rise

Florida Election Recount Underway, Tensions Rise

By Kelli Kennedy and Terry Spencer | Nov 12
After some early bumps, more than half of Florida's 67 counties began recounting votes Sunday in the razor-thin Senate and gubernatorial races, bringing back memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco.

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