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NBC News
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'amount of money to litigate a case to conclusion," said Allison Zieve, director
Peter Thiel vs. Gawker: Case Highlights World of 'Litigation Funding'
NBC News / Posted 2 days ago
amount of money to litigate a case to conclusion," said Allison Zieve, director of the litigation group at watchdog Public Citizen. Lawsuits over data breaches, for instance, would require hiring computer experts at considerable expense to... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Obama's consumer protection legacy defined by aggressive agencywould I have been offered a job,” said Vladeck, who had worked 27 years as a la
Obama's consumer protection legacy defined by aggressive agency
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
would I have been offered a job,” said Vladeck, who had worked 27 years as a lawyer for public interest group Public Citizen. At the commission, he co-chaired the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force, a multi-agency effort launched... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Sanders, Brown Speak Out On Gunboat Diplomacy For Corporationssaid the nonprofit coalition letter to Obama, endorsed by groups that included
Sanders, Brown Speak Out On Gunboat Diplomacy For Corporations
Op-Ed News / Posted 3 days ago
said the nonprofit coalition letter to Obama, endorsed by groups that included the AFL-CIO, Institute for Policy Studies, Public Citizen and the Presbyterian and United Church of Christ denominations. "It is wholly inappropriate, reprehensible,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Groups Demand Answers From Obama Administration Regarding Alleged U.S. Interference in Colombian Health Measurea country that is trying to protect its people’s health. That is unconscionable
Groups Demand Answers From Obama Administration Regarding Alleged U.S. Interference in Colombian Health Measure
CommonDreams.org / Posted 4 days ago
a country that is trying to protect its people’s health. That is unconscionable,” said Peter Maybarduk, director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines Program. “If any member of the U.S. government further implied that U.S. support for... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
FDA Sued for Failure to Regulate Deadly Bacteria in Raw OystersCenter for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) told a federal court in a laws
FDA Sued for Failure to Regulate Deadly Bacteria in Raw Oysters
CommonDreams.org / Posted 5 days ago
Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) told a federal court in a lawsuit filed late Wednesday with the help of Public Citizen attorneys. Without this safety standard, in the next year, an estimated 30 people will become seriously ill,... Read more
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Roll Call
Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner's Post-Speaker Officewas receiving those types of official benefits while serving as a registered lo
Taxpayers Foot Bill for Boehner's Post-Speaker Office
Roll Call / Posted 5 days ago
was receiving those types of official benefits while serving as a registered lobbyist,” said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for Public Citizen, a liberal watchdog group. “I would’ve filed an ethics complaint. They should not be simultaneously enjoying... Read more
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Al.com
Most drugs aren't tested on pregnant women; this anti-nausea cure shows why that's a problemBioethics. "But in fact, we do." By the time the real risks become apparent, se
Most drugs aren't tested on pregnant women; this anti-nausea cure shows why that's a problem
Al.com / Posted 5 days ago
Bioethics. "But in fact, we do." By the time the real risks become apparent, several decades may pass. The watchdog group Public Citizen analyzed how long it can take the FDA to issue a "black box" warning after problems surface with a drug. The... Read more
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Island Packet
Clinton pal under FBI campaign probe is champion fundraiserof doing fundraising, to not get themselves in ethical transgressions,” said Cr
Clinton pal under FBI campaign probe is champion fundraiser
Island Packet / Posted 7 days ago
of doing fundraising, to not get themselves in ethical transgressions,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, a government watchdog group. “And Terry McAuliffe is certainly a prolific fundraiser for the Democratic Party... Read more
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NJ.com
Trump enlists Bush backers to raise cash for White House runBush or the Republican National Committee in 2000 or 2004, according to two wat
Trump enlists Bush backers to raise cash for White House run
NJ.com / Posted 7 days ago
Bush or the Republican National Committee in 2000 or 2004, according to two watchdog groups, Texans for Public Justice and Public Citizen. They brought in at least $1.8 million for the two Bush campaigns. "This is an impressive leadership team... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Activists, Teachers, Parents and Youth Tell McDonald’s: End McTeacher’s Nights, Stop Using Teachers as Marketing AgentsMcDonald’s is using teachers to sell unhealthy fast food to children,” said Kri
Activists, Teachers, Parents and Youth Tell McDonald’s: End McTeacher’s Nights, Stop Using Teachers as Marketing Agents
CommonDreams.org / Posted 7 days ago
McDonald’s is using teachers to sell unhealthy fast food to children,” said Kristen Strader, campaign coordinator for Public Citizen’s Commercial Alert program. “This profit-driven marketing ploy disproportionately targets children and takes... Read more
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The Auto Channel
Consumer Advocates Demand Federal Agency Act on Auto Safety PetitionConsumer Watchdog, the Center for Auto Safety and Joan Claybrook, former NHTSA
Consumer Advocates Demand Federal Agency Act on Auto Safety Petition
The Auto Channel / Posted 7 days ago
Consumer Watchdog, the Center for Auto Safety and Joan Claybrook, former NHTSA Administrator and now President Emeritus of Public Citizen, asked the agency to require Automatic Emergency Braking, a set of three new technologies to prevent... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fireaccess to the very well-financed donors behind the conventions," said Craig Hol
Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fire
KERA North Texas / Posted 9 days ago
access to the very well-financed donors behind the conventions," said Craig Holman, of the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen. Forty years ago, the conventions were financed purely with public funds. The 1976 conventions cost about $9... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fireaccess to the very well-financed donors behind the conventions," said Craig Hol
Corporate Funds Pledged For Republican Convention Under Fire
KPBS San Diego / Posted 9 days ago
access to the very well-financed donors behind the conventions," said Craig Holman, of the liberal watchdog group Public Citizen. Forty years ago, the conventions were financed purely with public funds. The 1976 conventions cost about $9... Read more
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Williamson Daily News
James H. “Buck” Harless Memorial Business Scholarship1983, Charleston Gazette Mail; Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope, 1984; John M
James H. “Buck” Harless Memorial Business Scholarship
Williamson Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
1983, Charleston Gazette Mail; Spirit of Life Award, City of Hope, 1984; John Marshall Medal of Civic Responsibility, 1994; Public Citizen of the Year, WV Bar Association, 1998; First Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award, Appalachian Hardwood... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Dear Senator: Do You Really Want Cancer Drugs To Be Super-Expensive?"In our view it is particularly unconscionable that this be tied in any way to
Dear Senator: Do You Really Want Cancer Drugs To Be Super-Expensive?
The Huffington Post / Posted 12 days ago
"In our view it is particularly unconscionable that this be tied in any way to funding ... to support the peace process." Public Citizen, HealthGAP and Oxfam America also signed the letter. Hatch's office did not respond to a request for... Read more
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KERA North Texas
Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say Notime of the signing. In general, most economists say TPP would help more than
Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No
KERA North Texas / Posted 12 days ago
time of the signing. In general, most economists say TPP would help more than harm the U.S. economy. But Lori Wallach of Public Citizen says the new report shows the pact could have disastrous effects. "This report spotlights how damaging the... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say Notime of the signing. In general, most economists say TPP would help more than
Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No
KPBS San Diego / Posted 12 days ago
time of the signing. In general, most economists say TPP would help more than harm the U.S. economy. But Lori Wallach of Public Citizen says the new report shows the pact could have disastrous effects. "This report spotlights how damaging the... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Led by Mega-Donors, Wall Street Is Crushing Previous Records for Outside Political Spendingwho have given at least $1 million to super PACs devoted to presidential candid
Led by Mega-Donors, Wall Street Is Crushing Previous Records for Outside Political Spending
CommonDreams.org / Posted 13 days ago
who have given at least $1 million to super PACs devoted to presidential candidates, according to a new report (PDF) by Public Citizen. Employees and businesses in the finance, insurance and real estate sector already had given more to outside... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
A look into the life of Grenville ClarkEarly in the introduction to Nancy Peterson Hill's "A Very Private Public Citiz
A look into the life of Grenville Clark
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 13 days ago
Early in the introduction to Nancy Peterson Hill's "A Very Private Public Citizen: The Life of Grenville Clark" (University of Missouri Press, 2014), the author writes: "It is not too big a statement to say that Grenville Clark remains one of the... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Federal Election Commission questions Rep. Bobby Rush's campaign spendingvalue. However, watchdog groups frown on the practice when payments grow large
Federal Election Commission questions Rep. Bobby Rush's campaign spending
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
value. However, watchdog groups frown on the practice when payments grow large. Craig Holman, an ethics expert with Public Citizen, said Tuesday that he does not take issue when a newcomer to politics brings on a family member who works for... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Report: Coal Execs Pocketed Windfall While Driving Companies Into the GroundCEOs pocketed outrageous bonuses while laying off hundreds of workers, accordin
Report: Coal Execs Pocketed Windfall While Driving Companies Into the Ground
CommonDreams.org / Posted 14 days ago
CEOs pocketed outrageous bonuses while laying off hundreds of workers, according to a new report (PDF) released today by Public Citizen. All told, bonuses and money spent on bankruptcy lawyers by the four companies – Alpha Natural Resources, Arch... Read more
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CNN
Do voters care what Trump has said?Scott says Trump is transitioning from celebrity to public citizen. "As a celeb
Do voters care what Trump has said?
CNN / Posted 14 days ago
Scott says Trump is transitioning from celebrity to public citizen. "As a celebrity figure, he's expected to make outsized and outlandish comments. As a public figure, he's held to a different standard." Whether or not you agree with that, the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Opinions: Do voters care what Trump has said?as moral," he said. "There's no objective definition of character." Scott says
Opinions: Do voters care what Trump has said?
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 14 days ago
as moral," he said. "There's no objective definition of character." Scott says Trump is transitioning from celebrity to public citizen. "As a celebrity figure, he's expected to make outsized and outlandish comments. As a public figure, he's held... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Banks likely to sue to deny consumers their right to suemeans for consumers to challenge problematic practices by these companies." A
Banks likely to sue to deny consumers their right to sue
Los Angeles Times / Posted 14 days ago
means for consumers to challenge problematic practices by these companies." A separate study by the advocacy group Public Citizen in 2007 found that over a four-year period, arbitrators ruled in favor of banks and credit card companies 94%... Read more
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Business Insurance
Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spendinghow the companies are playing in politics,” said Lisa Gilbert, director of the
Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spending
Business Insurance / Posted 15 days ago
how the companies are playing in politics,” said Lisa Gilbert, director of the Congress Watch division of advocacy group Public Citizen, which is not involved with the shareholder proposals. “There are many governmental connections in allowing... Read more
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Business Insurance
Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spendinghow the companies are playing in politics,” said Lisa Gilbert, director of the
Aetna, Anthem face shareholder rebuke over political spending
Business Insurance / Posted 15 days ago
how the companies are playing in politics,” said Lisa Gilbert, director of the Congress Watch division of advocacy group Public Citizen, which is not involved with the shareholder proposals. “There are many governmental connections in allowing... Read more
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The Hill
WSJ editors urge action on bill to end donor disclosure to IRSthe donor information is needed for tax enforcement. The bill is strongly oppo
WSJ editors urge action on bill to end donor disclosure to IRS
The Hill / Posted 15 days ago
the donor information is needed for tax enforcement. The bill is strongly opposed by Democrats and liberal groups such as Public Citizen. They are concerned that the bill would make it easier for foreign people and governments to illegally donate... Read more
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USA Today
High-powered interests fund McCain Institutefor wealthy special-interest groups to find another way to throw money at the f
High-powered interests fund McCain Institute
USA Today / Posted 16 days ago
for wealthy special-interest groups to find another way to throw money at the feet of a lawmaker," said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, which favors more restrictions. McCain and his family members do not set the institute policy, and the... Read more
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The Hill
Flood of admin. regulations will slow to trickle as deadline nearshave their own timelines and they are often too long,” said Amit Narang, regula
Flood of admin. regulations will slow to trickle as deadline nears
The Hill / Posted 16 days ago
have their own timelines and they are often too long,” said Amit Narang, regulatory policy advocate for Public Citizen. “Trying to point to any particular date as the date agencies are strategically trying to time their decision... Read more
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Denver Post
Top 5 hedge fund managers made more than $1 billion each last yearno justification for promoting this activity through reduced tax rates," said B
Top 5 hedge fund managers made more than $1 billion each last year
Denver Post / Posted 16 days ago
no justification for promoting this activity through reduced tax rates," said Bart Naylor, a financial policy advocate for Public Citizen. Just last month, U.S. regulators proposed rules to overhaul how Wall Street executives are paid, addressing... Read more
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Roll Call
IRS Uproar Intensifiesmany of the very groups that oppose a delay, including Citizens for Responsibil
IRS Uproar Intensifies
Roll Call / Posted 18 days ago
many of the very groups that oppose a delay, including Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and Public Citizen, also oppose the IRS regulations as written. Said CREW Executive Director Melanie Sloan: “They are both over-... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Donors Who Love Bernie Sanders A Little Too Muchknowledge of campaign-finance rules. “It’s just a different animal,” said Lisa
The Donors Who Love Bernie Sanders A Little Too Much
The Atlantic / Posted 18 days ago
knowledge of campaign-finance rules. “It’s just a different animal,” said Lisa Gilbert, the director of CongressWatch for Public Citizen and a veteran advocate for campaign-finance reform. Clinton and Sanders have raised almost the same amount of... Read more
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The Hill
This National Nurses Week, honor them by creating safe workplacesthan just our thanks. We owe them action to prevent these career-ending and lif
This National Nurses Week, honor them by creating safe workplaces
The Hill / Posted 19 days ago
than just our thanks. We owe them action to prevent these career-ending and life-changing injuries. Conyers represents Michigan's 13th Congressional District, which encompasses the Detroit metropolitan area. Weissman is president of Public Cit... Read more
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Hartford Courant
Top Five Hedge Fund Managers Made More Than $1 Billion Each Last Yearno justification for promoting this activity through reduced tax rates," said B
Top Five Hedge Fund Managers Made More Than $1 Billion Each Last Year
Hartford Courant / Posted 20 days ago
no justification for promoting this activity through reduced tax rates," said Bart Naylor, a financial policy advocate for Public Citizen. Just last month, U.S. regulators proposed new rules to overhaul how Wall Street executives are paid,... Read more
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The Hill
Group pushes OSHA to expand beryllium ruleworkers from exposure to beryllium, a widely used metal that’s known to cause a
Group pushes OSHA to expand beryllium rule
The Hill / Posted 22 days ago
workers from exposure to beryllium, a widely used metal that’s known to cause a deadly lung disease. ADVERTISEMENT “Public Citizen asserts that there is no justifiable reason to exclude from the proposed rule the estimated 23,000... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Austin's Proposition 1 Defeated - Austin's Proposition 1 Defeated by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune May 7 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Austin's Proposition 1 a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft wa...and creative city, and we'll need to be at our most creative and innovative now
Austin's Proposition 1 Defeated - Austin's Proposition 1 Defeated by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune May 7 2016 Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout. Austin's Proposition 1 a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft wa...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 23 days ago
and creative city, and we'll need to be at our most creative and innovative now." Rick Claypool, research director for Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group, said the clash in Austin is unique because the city's special election is the... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
Detroit Free Press / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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Daily Journal
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
Daily Journal / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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Daily Record
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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The Arizona Republic
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
The Arizona Republic / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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York Daily Record
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
York Daily Record / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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USA Today
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp reviewthink that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the s
Petsitter now wants up to $1M for bad Yelp review
USA Today / Posted 24 days ago
think that what really damaged the reputation of the company was bringing the suit in the first place," says Paul Levy of Public Citizen, a consumer advocacy group representing the Douchouquettes pro bono. A warning that now pops up on... Read more
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New York Post
NY Democrats selling national convention access to big donorsand congressional lawmakers as well, and they are buying influence in our gover
NY Democrats selling national convention access to big donors
New York Post / Posted 24 days ago
and congressional lawmakers as well, and they are buying influence in our government,” said Craig Holman, of the DC-based Public Citizen. “Every lobbyist and interest group sees it as a means of throwing money at the feet of elected officials.... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
Uber Battle in Austin Extends Beyond City Limits - Uber Battle in Austin Extends Beyond City Limits by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune May 6 2016 The streets of Austin are lined with campaign signs. Slick mailers are flooding mailboxes. Voters ...be part of what they want to show, because it is such a public display of force
Uber Battle in Austin Extends Beyond City Limits - Uber Battle in Austin Extends Beyond City Limits by Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune May 6 2016 The streets of Austin are lined with campaign signs. Slick mailers are flooding mailboxes. Voters ...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 25 days ago
be part of what they want to show, because it is such a public display of force," said Rick Claypool, research director for Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog group. "This really does seem to be uncharted territory, where a company can just have... Read more
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NBC News
Proposed Rule Would Allow Class-Action Suits Against Bankscost if the arbitrator rules against them. And that subsidization can be a dou
Proposed Rule Would Allow Class-Action Suits Against Banks
NBC News / Posted 26 days ago
cost if the arbitrator rules against them. And that subsidization can be a double-edged sword: A 2007 study by Public Citizen of credit-card arbitration disputes over a four-year period found that the arbitrators ruled against the... Read more
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Boston Globe
Joe Kennedy III owns stock in expensive Hep C drugso public and private insurers can affordably deliver the drug to patients. Cr
Joe Kennedy III owns stock in expensive Hep C drug
Boston Globe / Posted 26 days ago
so public and private insurers can affordably deliver the drug to patients. Craig Holman from the political advocacy group Public Citizen said Kennedy should rethink his investment. “What profits Gilead Sciences and Kennedy obtain is harming many... Read more
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Crain's Chicago Business
Roskam, Dold hit for 'opening door' to foreign dark moneyto disclose their donors to U.S. tax officials. Organizations such as Common C
Roskam, Dold hit for 'opening door' to foreign dark money
Crain's Chicago Business / Posted 26 days ago
to disclose their donors to U.S. tax officials. Organizations such as Common Cause, the Sunlight Foundation and Public Citizen say the requirement, already included in federal law, is one of the only ways available to monitor whether... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
The Right Move: Agency Aims to Ensure Consumers Can Band Together to Hold Corporations Accountable for Breaking the Law(PDF) to restore consumers’ right to join together to hold corporations account
The Right Move: Agency Aims to Ensure Consumers Can Band Together to Hold Corporations Accountable for Breaking the Law
CommonDreams.org / Posted 26 days ago
(PDF) to restore consumers’ right to join together to hold corporations accountable when they break the law is commendable, Public Citizen said today. The CFPB’s proposed rule, released today at a forum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, would limit the... Read more
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