Tag Archives: Dmitry Medvedev

Russia Eyes Higher Taxes, Price Controls to Curb Smoking

Strict new guidelines on where Russians can and cannot smoke, which Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law late February, went into effect Saturday.  BBC News reports: Smoking will be banned at workplaces, housing block stairwells, buses and commuter trains and within 15m of train stations and airports. From 1 June 2014, all cafes, bars,… Read More »

This Is Not Let’s Make A Deal and David Axelrod is Not Monty Hall

The White House re-election campaign wants to make a deal.  In exchange for GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney releasing five years of tax returns, they will stop criticizing him for not releasing more.  While hiding behind the skirt of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the White House campaign alleges there may be as many as… Read More »