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WASHINGTON — Normally, Republicans are in favor of giving consumers more choices. Normally, Republicans are all about law and order. And normally, Republicans claim to be strong defenders of the Constitution. For some reason, though, the idea of giving consumers …

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  • Op-ed: Tongue-in-cheek ad shows just how unreasonable .05 law is
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