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The Booze That Saved America

The Booze That Saved America

If the President is seeking a way to court Republicans, alcohol is a slam-drunk. “I think this would be a good time for a beer.” So said President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on March 23, 1933, just before he reached for a cold one.  I like to think FDR would have preferred PBR—if only for the […]

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• Obama Gets Personalized Beer At Fundraiser: BARACKTOBERFEST

Obama Gets Personalized Beer At Fundraiser: BARACKTOBERFEST

President Barack Obama attended a $25,000-a-head fundraiser benefiting his reelection campaign and the Democratic Party Tuesday night that featured a Baracktoberfest beer at the poolside bar, according to the White House pool report. Brewed by St. Louis’ Schlafly Beers, the lager first made an appearance during the 2008 campaign when it was offered alongside “McCain’s Maverick APA,” […]

• Senator Kerry Files Legislation To Help Craft Beer Breweries

Senator Kerry Files Legislation To Help Craft Beer Breweries

Lowering taxes on beer microbrewers supported by both. They cannot agree on the budget, the war in Afghanistan, or how to revive the economy, but warring Democrats and Republicans in Washington have finally found common ground – lowering taxes on beer microbrewers. U.S. Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., has proposed a bill that he said will […]

• Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

New bill has backing of legislative leaders. A long bottled-up effort to loosen restrictions on wine sales is getting a new push this year, raising the possibility that Tennesseans will be able to buy a bottle of chardonnay at their local supermarket by this summer. State lawmakers, including some longtime opponents, say support is building […]

• Good Morning, Michigan! Liquor Sales Can Now Flow At 7am Sundays

Good Morning, Michigan! Liquor Sales Can Now Flow At 7am Sundays

This time they stirred the drink — added a twist — and it came out just right. Lawmakers on Wednesday approved a revised bill to allow liquor sales Sunday mornings and on Christmas Day — a bill Gov. Jennifer Granholm said she will sign. The new law also allows free, limited samples of beer and […]

• Wilder endorses Virginia gov's bid to privatize liquor

Democratic former Gov. Douglas L. Wilder on Friday endorsed Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bid to put Virginia’s state-owned liquor business in private hands. Wilder, the governor from 1990 to 1994, said the question is whether selling booze should be a function of government. “I think that government has sufficient legitimate calls made upon it to […]