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NBC News
How will Clinton navigate an awkward lame-duck fight on trade?for America, and Demand Progress, the environmental groups 350.org and Friends
How will Clinton navigate an awkward lame-duck fight on trade?
NBC News / Posted 3 hours ago
for America, and Demand Progress, the environmental groups 350.org and Friends of the Earth, and the consumer watchdog Public Citizen. Many of the groups supported Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary. "We welcome your past remarks... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be good for the city [in 5 steps]March letter to President Obama that since NAFTA took effect, more than 370,000
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership would be good for the city [in 5 steps]
Crain's New York Business / Posted 5 hours ago
March letter to President Obama that since NAFTA took effect, more than 370,000 New York manufacturing jobs have been lost. Public Citizen says free-trade agreements have contributed significantly to income inequality and New York's richest 1%... Read more
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Philly.com
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPenat $43.15 on the Nasdaq. "The price of EpiPen is outrageous," said Robert Weis
Clinton calls for lower price on allergy drug EpiPen
Philly.com / Posted 13 hours ago
at $43.15 on the Nasdaq. "The price of EpiPen is outrageous," said Robert Weissman, president of consumer watchdog group Public Citizen. "Mylan is endangering lives and ripping off the country." Weissman said EpiPen's U.S. price should be rolled... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Employees of Government Contractors Shouldn’t Have to Arbitrate Discrimination and Harassment ClaimsStatement of Lisa Gilbert, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch DivisionNo
Employees of Government Contractors Shouldn’t Have to Arbitrate Discrimination and Harassment Claims
CommonDreams.org / Posted 20 hours ago
Statement of Lisa Gilbert, Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch DivisionNote: Today, the Obama administration released final regulations and guidance implementing the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The executive order, signed by... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ admits climate ‘deniers’ have been ‘surprisingly successful’dissenters, saying “the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change
Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ admits climate ‘deniers’ have been ‘surprisingly successful’
The Washington Times / Posted yesterday
dissenters, saying “the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen.” He said Monday that Americans lag behind other nations on renewable energy, arguing, “The rest of the world... Read more
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Crain's New York Business
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership would help New York City [in 5 steps]March letter to President Obama that since NAFTA took effect, more than 370,000
Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership would help New York City [in 5 steps]
Crain's New York Business / Posted yesterday
March letter to President Obama that since NAFTA took effect, more than 370,000 New York manufacturing jobs have been lost. Public Citizen says free-trade agreements have contributed significantly to income inequality and New York's richest 1%... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Rock Against TPP Drawing Large CrowdsWorkers of America (CWA), CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, the Int
Rock Against TPP Drawing Large Crowds
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
Workers of America (CWA), CREDO, Demand Progress, Friends of the Earth, the International Labor Rights Forum, Public Citizen, Sierra Club, SumOfUs, the Teamsters, United Steelworkers. The Northwest events were organized with support... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
When banks play unfairly, consumers want chance to be heard in courtroad if they desire. All the bureau is proposing is that class actions be an op
When banks play unfairly, consumers want chance to be heard in court
Los Angeles Times / Posted 2 days ago
road if they desire. All the bureau is proposing is that class actions be an option as well. Moreover, the advocacy group Public Citizen found that businesses file four times as many lawsuits as individuals, so it’s not as though consumers would... Read more
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Salon.com
The Clintons’ ethics test: Government watchdogs weigh in on the Clinton Foundation’s latest maneuverstreatment for anyone that they had a relationship with in the past.” Craig Hol
The Clintons’ ethics test: Government watchdogs weigh in on the Clinton Foundation’s latest maneuvers
Salon.com / Posted 2 days ago
treatment for anyone that they had a relationship with in the past.” Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist with Public Citizen, said that the Clintons’ plan to scale back the foundation’s operations post-election “certainly helps, and... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
FTC Should Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses in Solar LeasesStatement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program Note: Publ
FTC Should Ban Forced Arbitration Clauses in Solar Leases
CommonDreams.org / Posted 2 days ago
Statement of Tyson Slocum, Director, Public Citizen’s Energy Program Note: Public Citizen today submitted comments (PDF) to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) urging the agency to ban mandatory arbitration clauses in solar leasing contracts. Forced... Read more
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Boston Globe
Popular weight-loss pill was buoyed by studies that understated its harmsthe drug was prescribed 11 million times in the United States, according to an
Popular weight-loss pill was buoyed by studies that understated its harms
Boston Globe / Posted 8 days ago
the drug was prescribed 11 million times in the United States, according to an analysis of data from the consumer group Public Citizen. When GSK launched the drug over-the-counter as Alli in 2007, it blew through the gates, selling $155 million... Read more
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NJ.com
Clinton may have just given Trump a reason to attack her for being cozy with lobbyiststhe influence of lobbyists," said Craig Holman, who handles campaign finance is
Clinton may have just given Trump a reason to attack her for being cozy with lobbyists
NJ.com / Posted 8 days ago
the influence of lobbyists," said Craig Holman, who handles campaign finance issues for the Washington-based advocacy group Public Citizen. "It shows a shift of how the Democratic Party is treating lobbyists. They are going back to embracing the... Read more
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NBC News
Pro-Trump Super PAC Hire Tests Federal Election Rulesapply to McKay's work with the super PAC regardless of whether he was paid. Cr
Pro-Trump Super PAC Hire Tests Federal Election Rules
NBC News / Posted 8 days ago
apply to McKay's work with the super PAC regardless of whether he was paid. Craig Holman, a government affairs lobbyist at Public Citizen, said McKay "absolutely should have" gone through a "cooling off" period before working with the super PAC,... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Redone district puts candidates in new territory against incumbent Rep. Corrine Brownbills related to a member of Congress’ election or official duties, said Craig
Redone district puts candidates in new territory against incumbent Rep. Corrine Brown
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 10 days ago
bills related to a member of Congress’ election or official duties, said Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the watchdog group Public Citizen. At her election office, an exchange with a TV reporter captured Brown’s refusal to give up to twin threats... Read more
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Dayton Daily News
Petition: Keep ads out of national parksare our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,”
Petition: Keep ads out of national parks
Dayton Daily News / Posted 12 days ago
are our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,” said Kristen Strader of the advocacy group Public Citizen. Strader was joined at the Park Service meeting by a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Petition: Keep ads out of national parksare our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,”
Petition: Keep ads out of national parks
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 12 days ago
are our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,” said Kristen Strader of the advocacy group Public Citizen. Strader was joined at the Park Service meeting by a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Petition: Keep ads out of national parksare our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,”
Petition: Keep ads out of national parks
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 12 days ago
are our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,” said Kristen Strader of the advocacy group Public Citizen. Strader was joined at the Park Service meeting by a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free... Read more
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ajc.com
Petition: Keep ads out of national parksare our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,”
Petition: Keep ads out of national parks
ajc.com / Posted 12 days ago
are our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,” said Kristen Strader of the advocacy group Public Citizen. Strader was joined at the Park Service meeting by a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Petition: Keep ads out of national parksare our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,”
Petition: Keep ads out of national parks
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 12 days ago
are our public lands and the Congress, taxpayers should be funding the parks,” said Kristen Strader of the advocacy group Public Citizen. Strader was joined at the Park Service meeting by a representative from the Campaign for a Commercial Free... Read more
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Crosscut
The scandals of former Gov. Gary LockeHouse chief ethics counsel called the move “not inappropriate.” Craig Holman, g
The scandals of former Gov. Gary Locke
Crosscut / Posted 13 days ago
House chief ethics counsel called the move “not inappropriate.” Craig Holman, government ethics watchdog for D.C.-based Public Citizen, went further, telling me the sale was “highly inappropriate” and “gives every appearance that Locke used the... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
National Parks Should Not Be Billboards for Corporate Advertisingwill deliver the signatures to NPS headquarters on Friday, August 12. The sign
National Parks Should Not Be Billboards for Corporate Advertising
CommonDreams.org / Posted 13 days ago
will deliver the signatures to NPS headquarters on Friday, August 12. The signatures were gathered by CREDO Action, Public Citizen's Commercial Alert program, and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC). The petition signatures... Read more
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Crosscut
Former Gov. Gary Locke's "highly inappropriate" home saleas the U.S. ambassador to China is highly inappropriate and violates the trust
Former Gov. Gary Locke's "highly inappropriate" home sale
Crosscut / Posted 15 days ago
as the U.S. ambassador to China is highly inappropriate and violates the trust of public office,” says Craig Holman of Public Citizen, a nonprofit advocacy group focused on government and corporate accountability. Holman says the sale “gives... Read more
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The Sacramento Bee
Facebook legal settlement risks teens’ privacyjudge. Not everyone is blind to what is happening. A dozen major public intere
Facebook legal settlement risks teens’ privacy
The Sacramento Bee / Posted 15 days ago
judge. Not everyone is blind to what is happening. A dozen major public interest and privacy rights groups, including Public Citizen, joined the Children’s Advocacy Institute and the American Academy of Pediatrics in objecting to the... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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KCBD-TV Lubbock
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KCBD-TV Lubbock / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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KXXV Waco
Recent editorials from Texas newspapersto rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports f
Recent editorials from Texas newspapers
KXXV Waco / Posted 15 days ago
to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center confirm what many already understood: The U.S. relies too heavily on our... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mahama Not Practising Nepotismsomebody from that region serving in this president's government? So, I truly a
Mahama Not Practising Nepotism
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
somebody from that region serving in this president's government? So, I truly am miffed, shocked and disappointed that a public citizen of the stature of Prof Adei can make such a statement. I think it is most unfortunate. If there was ever a... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
We cannot afford to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health careRecent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and
We cannot afford to rely on the criminal justice system for mental health care
Dallas Morning News / Posted 20 days ago
Recent reports from the Center for American Progress and the Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center have confirmed what many people already understood: We rely too heavily on our criminal justice system to deal with the public health... Read more
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MLive.com
Politics meets facts on free-trade deals in MichiganClinton. Some pro-labor advocates claim NAFTA cost the U.S. up to 800,000 jobs
Politics meets facts on free-trade deals in Michigan
MLive.com / Posted 20 days ago
Clinton. Some pro-labor advocates claim NAFTA cost the U.S. up to 800,000 jobs. Here's a job loss calculator offered by Public Citizen, the consumer watchdog organization founded by Ralph Nader. But the Congressional Research Service concluded... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Report: Majority of Patients’ Groups Siding With Big Pharma Against Medicare Part B Pricing Reforms Receive Industry Fundinga Medicare Part B proposal to reduce drug expenditures got funding from the pha
Report: Majority of Patients’ Groups Siding With Big Pharma Against Medicare Part B Pricing Reforms Receive Industry Funding
CommonDreams.org / Posted 20 days ago
a Medicare Part B proposal to reduce drug expenditures got funding from the pharmaceutical industry, according to a new Public Citizen report. The report, “Patients’ Groups and Big Pharma,” examined industry funding for 147 patients’ groups... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
All But Six States Keep Consumers in the Dark on the Cost of Medical Proceduresdata available to patients online, and that information usually is uneven, outd
All But Six States Keep Consumers in the Dark on the Cost of Medical Procedures
CommonDreams.org / Posted 21 days ago
data available to patients online, and that information usually is uneven, outdated, difficult to navigate or unavailable, Public Citizen has found (PDF). Those six states are California, Colorado, Maine, New Hampshire, Virginia and West... Read more
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KMGH 7 Denver
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions
KMGH 7 Denver / Posted 22 days ago
"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for Public Citizen on issues of campaign finance reform. "That's what the national nominating conventions have become." A convention is an opportunity to rub elbows,... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted 22 days ago
"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for Public Citizen on issues of campaign finance reform. "That's what the national nominating conventions have become." A convention is an opportunity to rub elbows,... Read more
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KTNV Las Vegas
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions
KTNV Las Vegas / Posted 22 days ago
"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for Public Citizen on issues of campaign finance reform. "That's what the national nominating conventions have become." A convention is an opportunity to rub elbows,... Read more
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NBC26 Green Bay
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions
NBC26 Green Bay / Posted 22 days ago
"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for Public Citizen on issues of campaign finance reform. "That's what the national nominating conventions have become." A convention is an opportunity to rub elbows,... Read more
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KIVI Boise
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for
Corporations Brought Lobbyists And Lawmakers Together At Conventions
KIVI Boise / Posted 22 days ago
"This is one big influence peddling soirée," said Craig Holman, who lobbies for Public Citizen on issues of campaign finance reform. "That's what the national nominating conventions have become." A convention is an opportunity to rub elbows,... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Education Department Must Strengthen Proposed Rule to Protect Students From Rip-Off Clausesstudents ripped off by their schools can have their day in court, 41 groups sai
Education Department Must Strengthen Proposed Rule to Protect Students From Rip-Off Clauses
CommonDreams.org / Posted 22 days ago
students ripped off by their schools can have their day in court, 41 groups said in comments (PDF) submitted on Monday. Public Citizen and a coalition of consumer, student, veteran, civil rights and civil justice groups submitted comments to the... Read more
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TribLIVE
Immigration courts in prisons raise issues of due process, public accessthe 273 judges, TRAC reports. In response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the
Immigration courts in prisons raise issues of due process, public access
TribLIVE / Posted 24 days ago
the 273 judges, TRAC reports. In response to a lawsuit filed on behalf of the American Immigration Lawyers Association by Public Citizen, a non-profit law group, the Justice Department has released more than 16,000 pages of documents on about 800... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Texas environmentalists lobbying for tougher oil and gas regulators, new name for agencyand potentially face reforms. "It's an uphill battle. There's no doubt," said
Texas environmentalists lobbying for tougher oil and gas regulators, new name for agency
Dallas Morning News / Posted 26 days ago
and potentially face reforms. "It's an uphill battle. There's no doubt," said Rita Beving, a Dallas representative of Public Citizen. "We may have to go for incremental measures." The Railroad Commission has long been a target of... Read more
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The Hill
Giving students their day in courtobtain private financing. Taking out private student loans bears considerable r
Giving students their day in court
The Hill / Posted 26 days ago
obtain private financing. Taking out private student loans bears considerable risk for consumers. For example, a report by Public Citizen found that some lenders have high interest rates and penalties, in violation of various state consumer... Read more
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Hartford Courant
When Big Insurance Companies Merge, Who Benefits?to provide better benefits to consumers. But Vijay Das, a health care policy a
When Big Insurance Companies Merge, Who Benefits?
Hartford Courant / Posted 27 days ago
to provide better benefits to consumers. But Vijay Das, a health care policy advocate for consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen, doesn't think that will happen. "The more competition in these marketplaces, the better, because then... Read more
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Salon.com
The next president will likely appoint 4 Supreme Court justices: Who do you want picking them?is all but impossible to successfully litigate a class action suit. On the thir
The next president will likely appoint 4 Supreme Court justices: Who do you want picking them?
Salon.com / Posted 27 days ago
is all but impossible to successfully litigate a class action suit. On the third anniversary of the Supreme Court decision Public Citizen identified 140 cases decided between 2011 and 2014 in which the judges cited the Supreme Court rulings as... Read more
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Philly.com
Of tee times at Merion and truffle mac-and-cheese: How donors, sponsors play 'schmoozing game' at DNCdifferent types of interests pending before the federal government," said Craig
Of tee times at Merion and truffle mac-and-cheese: How donors, sponsors play 'schmoozing game' at DNC
Philly.com / Posted 27 days ago
different types of interests pending before the federal government," said Craig Holman of the nonpartisan watchdog group Public Citizen. "These parties allow them to get close to Congress members and senior congressional staff." Sponsorship of... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
HHS Must Close Loophole Allowing Health Care Providers to Evade Malpractice Payment Reportingagencies must act to ensure that health care providers are not allowed to evade
HHS Must Close Loophole Allowing Health Care Providers to Evade Malpractice Payment Reporting
CommonDreams.org / Posted 29 days ago
agencies must act to ensure that health care providers are not allowed to evade medical malpractice reporting requirements, Public Citizen said in a lawsuit (PDF) filed today in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. At issue is the... Read more
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NJ.com
Corporations that lobby N.J. lawmakers pay for food and drinks at both conventionsdon't want to miss a chance to schmooze with state lawmakers, members of Congre
Corporations that lobby N.J. lawmakers pay for food and drinks at both conventions
NJ.com / Posted a month ago
don't want to miss a chance to schmooze with state lawmakers, members of Congress and party leaders," said Craig Holman of Public Citizen, a Washington-based advocacy group that supports stronger campaign finance laws. "They're they're buying... Read more
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TribLIVE
Feds’ tardy approval rate forces developers to wait for years to build a gas pipelineTexas, more than two years ago, are still waiting. All that's fine by Tyson Sl
Feds’ tardy approval rate forces developers to wait for years to build a gas pipeline
TribLIVE / Posted a month ago
Texas, more than two years ago, are still waiting. All that's fine by Tyson Slocum, Washington-based director of energy at Public Citizen, who said regulators should vet pipelines more extensively, even if it means longer delays. “The current... Read more
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