Liberty NewsWire: May 31, 2012

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March. -- New York Times

Individual Liberty

New York Times-- New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks


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Washington Times--Civil war at the Court: The Obamacare lawsuit and America's federal judicature

Yahoo! News--GOP Sen. Roy Blunt Supports Obamacare Provision That Keeps Kids Under 26 on Parents' Plan

National Review--Is the Constitution a Republican Plot?

Foreign Policy

Bloomberg--War Funds Face Automatic Cuts in January, Pentagon Says

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