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Paul Ryan caught buying $350 bottle of wine

The lawmaker responsible for crafting a Republican budget plan that would effectively kill Medicare isn’t as frugal when it comes to his own money. Rutgers associate business professor Susan Feinberg told Talking Points Memo that she was at a Washington, D.C. restaurant Tuesday when she saw Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)…

South Carolina law accidentally bans beer and wine permits

Legislation authored by Republican State Rep. Mike Pitt meant to make it easier for nonprofit groups to obtain temporary beer and wine permits inadvertently bans businesses and individuals from serving beer or wine. The wording of the new law, which was designed to allow nonprofit groups to file for multiple…

Richest Americans could buy a $83,000 Mercedes every year if Bush tax cuts extended, or light 800 pricey cigars with $100 bills

Florida Democrat Alan Grayson is at it again. In a little-noticed speech on the House floor Wednesday, Congressman Grayson — who lost his re-election bid and is slated to depart Congress at the end of this session — detailed just how much money the top one percent of earners would…

Strict Twitter rules for Philippines officials after gaffe

The Philippines said on Tuesday it had approved a set of guidelines to govern the use of social media sites by government employees after the embarrassing gaffe by a presidential staffer. Executive staff were temporarily barred from using Twitter after assistant cabinet secretary Maria Carmen Mislang complained about Vietnamese wine,…

Beer, wine may be coming to Starbucks near you

(AP-Raw Story) Something new is on the menu at a renovated Starbucks in Seattle: beer and wine. The store that reopened Monday is the first under the Starbucks brand to offer alcohol. Draft beer and local wines go on sale after 4 p.m. The idea is to offer drinks and…

Divers find 230-year-old bottles of champagne belonging to King Louis XIV

Divers have found bottles of champagne some 230 years old on the bottom of the Baltic which a wine expert described Saturday as tasting “fabulous”. Thought to be premium brand Veuve Clicquot, the 30 bottles discovered perfectly preserved at a depth of 55 metres (180 feet) could have been in…

Thieving baboons obliterate South African grape harvests

Baboons with a taste for Chardonnay grapes are terrorizing farmers in South Africa’s Western Cape wine region, munching tonnes of grapes ready for harvesting, local media reported on Monday. Farms in the Franschhoek Valley had been emptied by rampaging Chachma baboons, who sneak into secured plots and help themselves with…

New Mexico backs concealed handguns in places that serve alcohol

In a puzzling and little-reported move Friday, New Mexico’s state senate approved a law allowing residents to take concealed guns into restaurants serving wine and beer — in an effort to reduce crime. The bill, sponsored by Democratic Sen. George Munoz, would allow individuals with concealed handgun licenses to take…

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