Month: April 2019

Altria engages against nicotine tax bill

DENVER (AP) – Altria, one of the world’s largest tobacco companies, has hired lobbyists and is mounting a social media campaign against a proposal to raise Colorado’s nicotine tax. The Colorado Sun reported Tuesday that an Altria lobbying arm hired loc…

Democrats move to keep Donald Trump off 2020 ballot over tax returns

Democrats have redoubled their efforts to force President Trump to release his federal tax returns by threatening to keep him off the 2020 ballot in deep-blue states, to which he might say: So what? Seventeen states have seen bills introduced this year…

Judge throws out ex-Penn State president’s conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A federal judge threw out former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s misdemeanor child-endangerment conviction on Tuesday, less than a day before he was due to turn himself in to begin serving a jail sentence. The decision by U…

Watters on Beto’s climate plan: He’s a ‘scam artist’ who feels guilty about America’s economic success

“The Five” host Jesse Watters had some tough words for 2020 hopeful Beto O’Rourke after the former Texas representative proposed a $5 trillion climate change plan alongside the claim that the United States only had 10 years left to address the issue.

Joni Ernst ‘very unlikely’ to back Stephen Moore for Federal Reserve board

President Trump’s second potential nominee to the Federal Reserve, conservative Stephen Moore, received another blow Tuesday when Republican Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa said she would likely vote against him if nominated. Ms. Ernst said she was “very unlik…