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Hook, Line, and Senator

The ridiculous media campaign linking soft drinks with children’s health issues has finally hooked a big fish. Following a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing yesterday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) told the Associated Press that he plans to introduce legislation next week that would give the USDA the authority to restrict vending machine sales outside of cafeterias. The federal agency has been barred from doing that since an appeals court ruling in 1983.

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