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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 2 hours 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 4 hours 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 5 hours 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 8 hours 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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Naked Capitalism
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Put End to Mandatory Arbitration for Consumer Loans, Credit Cardscases can be unfair not only because consumers have no choice in the matter, bu
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to Put End to Mandatory Arbitration for Consumer Loans, Credit Cards
Naked Capitalism / Posted 12 hours ago
cases can be unfair not only because consumers have no choice in the matter, but also because prior results from Public Citizen research suggests that consumers may win only 4% of the time. The relationship as currently structured gives... Read more
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KPLC Lake Charles
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosisincludes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary,
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosis
KPLC Lake Charles / Posted 19 hours ago
includes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary, back to life. An act which earned him the ‘Public Citizen Award’ for his work with Nacogdoches-area gardens. “I believe that nature is a manifestation of God’s love... Read more
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KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosisincludes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary,
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosis
KTRE Lufkin and Nacogdoches / Posted 20 hours ago
includes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary, back to life. An act which earned him the ‘Public Citizen Award’ for his work with Nacogdoches-area gardens. “I believe that nature is a manifestation of God’s love... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosisincludes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary,
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosis
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 20 hours ago
includes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary, back to life. An act which earned him the ‘Public Citizen Award’ for his work with Nacogdoches-area gardens. “I believe that nature is a manifestation of God’s love... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosisincludes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary,
East Texas man plants new life following alcoholism, leukemia diagnosis
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 20 hours ago
includes bringing once abandoned gardens, like the one here at TJR Elementary, back to life. An act which earned him the ‘Public Citizen Award’ for his work with Nacogdoches-area gardens. “I believe that nature is a manifestation of God’s love... Read more
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CBS Dallas - Fort Worth
Yelp Review Could Cost Couple $1 MillionPets is seeking damages of $200,000 to $1 million. “This is an outrage and the
Yelp Review Could Cost Couple $1 Million
CBS Dallas - Fort Worth / Posted 20 hours ago
Pets is seeking damages of $200,000 to $1 million. “This is an outrage and they need a lawyer,” said Paul Levy with Public Citizen in Washington D.C. The consumer advocates are representing the Plano couple pro-bono along with their Texas... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Following the RNC money trailcould end up really backfiring for Cleveland," said Craig Holman, a government
Following the RNC money trail
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 21 hours ago
could end up really backfiring for Cleveland," said Craig Holman, a government lobbyist for Washington-based Public Citizen. Matheson, who studied 18 political conventions over three decades said he found no impact on personal income... Read more
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The Hill
Agencies skipped steps on 67 major regulationsat least 67 instances, it appears this practice has grown more common.” Amit N
Agencies skipped steps on 67 major regulations
The Hill / Posted yesterday
at least 67 instances, it appears this practice has grown more common.” Amit Narang, a regulatory policy advocate at Public Citizen, said AAF is unfairly blaming agencies for not going through the notice and comment rulemaking steps Congress... Read more
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The Hill
Federal regs cost economy $1.9T in 2015, controversial study claimsFact Checker blog last year gave the report two pinocchios. Amit Narang, regul
Federal regs cost economy $1.9T in 2015, controversial study claims
The Hill / Posted yesterday
Fact Checker blog last year gave the report two pinocchios. Amit Narang, regulatory policy advocate at the left-leaning Public Citizen, said the report is “divorced from facts and reality” and joked that it “belongs in the fantasy section of the... Read more
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The Hill
Senate eyes change for ‘angel investors’for investors who are not prepared to take the significant risks associated wit
Senate eyes change for ‘angel investors’
The Hill / Posted yesterday
for investors who are not prepared to take the significant risks associated with purchases of unregistered securities.” Public Citizen, a liberal watchdog group, also urged lawmakers to vote against the bill, saying it “could allow hucksters to... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Bankrupt cancer survivor gets shock: $300 loan balloons into $40,000 debt in 2 yearsplaying field, said Fuller and Amanda Werner, a consumer advocate hired by two
Bankrupt cancer survivor gets shock: $300 loan balloons into $40,000 debt in 2 years
OregonLive.com / Posted yesterday
playing field, said Fuller and Amanda Werner, a consumer advocate hired by two Washington, D.C.-based consumer groups -- Public Citizen and Americans for Financial Reform -- to campaign against forced arbitration clauses. Payday and title loan... Read more
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The Christian Post
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Bill Nye, Calls Him a 'Pretend Scientist'as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Bill Nye, Calls Him a 'Pretend Scientist'
The Christian Post / Posted 2 days ago
as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen," Nye said in his criticism of the global-warming-skeptical film "Climate Hustle," which premiered this... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Leaked TTIP Documents: Threats to Regulatory Protectionsa preliminary analysis of one of the leaked chapters, Regulatory Cooperation.
Leaked TTIP Documents: Threats to Regulatory Protections
CommonDreams.org / Posted 3 days ago
a preliminary analysis of one of the leaked chapters, Regulatory Cooperation. Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public Citizen Europe, beware. The leaked TTIP text confirms that the United States is trying to export its failed... Read more
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Orange County Register
Zero-emission housing on the horizonenvironmental sustainability, but equality and income sustainability,” said Tys
Zero-emission housing on the horizon
Orange County Register / Posted 4 days ago
environmental sustainability, but equality and income sustainability,” said Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at Public Citizen, the nonpartisan public interest group. “Cost can’t be a barrier to participate.” Proponents note that as... Read more
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The Columbus Dispatch
State Medical Board's disciplinary record rankles somespot in 2015. The medical board has a reputation for being tough, especially o
State Medical Board's disciplinary record rankles some
The Columbus Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
spot in 2015. The medical board has a reputation for being tough, especially on impairment. Back when the watchdog group Public Citizen ranked boards, Ohio routinely fell among its "best states" with the highest disciplinary rates. "There's no... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Justices toss lid off crash recordscitizens. "We are not permitted to ask the purpose of people asking for docume
Justices toss lid off crash records
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 6 days ago
citizens. "We are not permitted to ask the purpose of people asking for documents. ... Then it comes down to what you as a public citizen are entitled to know. That's a slippery slope towards governmental opacity rather than transparency,"... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Public Citizen Sues FDA for Release of Unredacted Curricula Vitae of Advisory Committee MembersWASHINGTON - Public Citizen has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsu
Public Citizen Sues FDA for Release of Unredacted Curricula Vitae of Advisory Committee Members
CommonDreams.org / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON - Public Citizen has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), asking the agency to post unredacted copies of the curricula vitae (CV) of advisory committee members on its... Read more
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The Hill
House panel passes bills to protect taxpayers and childrenorganizations,” the company said. But a group of outside organizations that in
House panel passes bills to protect taxpayers and children
The Hill / Posted 7 days ago
organizations,” the company said. But a group of outside organizations that includes the Brennan Center for Legal Justice, Public Citizen and the Sunlight Foundation urged committee members to vote against the bill. “If donor disclosure to the IRS... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Moneybill. Those backing the letter include Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Leg
Koch Brothers Back New Effort To Make It Harder To Track Dark Money
The Huffington Post / Posted 8 days ago
bill. Those backing the letter include Brennan Center for Justice, Campaign Legal Center, Common Cause, CREW, Democracy 21, Public Citizen, Sunlight Foundation and Rootstrikers. “Eliminating the existing requirement for disclosure to the IRS of... Read more
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WKYC Cleveland
Court appears likely to ease public corruption rules in McDonnell caseand Dean Skelos are appealing their federal bribery convictions. "The question
Court appears likely to ease public corruption rules in McDonnell case
WKYC Cleveland / Posted 8 days ago
and Dean Skelos are appealing their federal bribery convictions. "The question is, what is bribery?" said Scott Nelson of Public Citizen Litigation Group, who wrote a brief supporting the government. A ruling for McDonnell, he said, would "pose a... Read more
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USA Today
Supreme Court to define limits on political corruptionand Dean Skelos are appealing their federal bribery convictions. "The question
Supreme Court to define limits on political corruption
USA Today / Posted 8 days ago
and Dean Skelos are appealing their federal bribery convictions. "The question is, what is bribery?" says Scott Nelson of Public Citizen Litigation Group, who wrote a brief supporting the government. A ruling for McDonnell, he says, would "pose a... Read more
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The Hill
Study: Federal regs cost economy $4 trillion in one yeargovernment data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Amit N
Study: Federal regs cost economy $4 trillion in one year
The Hill / Posted 9 days ago
government data from the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis. Amit Narang, directory of regulatory policy at Public Citizen, downplayed the study, saying it “shouldn’t be taken seriously.” “A serious and balanced consideration of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Why safety information on generic drugs is often outdatedposed by drugs are often discovered after a medicine is sold as generic,” said
Why safety information on generic drugs is often outdated
Boston Globe / Posted 9 days ago
posed by drugs are often discovered after a medicine is sold as generic,” said Allison Zieve, director of litigation at Public Citizen, which five years ago petitioned the FDA to devise a new rule about generic labeling. “It really doesn’t make... Read more
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WRTV Indianapolis
How to track, report drug side effects6 Investigates did some checking to find out how you can research a drug’s safe
How to track, report drug side effects
WRTV Indianapolis / Posted 10 days ago
6 Investigates did some checking to find out how you can research a drug’s safety and how to report side effects. Public Citizen, a consumer watchdog groups that tracks prescription drugs, believes patients should not rely on... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Trump may need delegate votes from lobbyist-heavy New Jersey GOP repsthe kind of bargaining that would take place in a multiballot convention. Crai
Trump may need delegate votes from lobbyist-heavy New Jersey GOP reps
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 days ago
the kind of bargaining that would take place in a multiballot convention. Craig Holman, a campaign finance advocate with Public Citizen, said there are laws against promising jobs or action on legislation in exchange for votes, but those laws... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Donald Trump may need delegate votes from lobbyist-heavy New Jersey GOP repsthe kind of bargaining that would take place in a multiballot convention. Crai
Donald Trump may need delegate votes from lobbyist-heavy New Jersey GOP reps
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 10 days ago
the kind of bargaining that would take place in a multiballot convention. Craig Holman, a campaign finance advocate with Public Citizen, said there are laws against promising jobs or action on legislation in exchange for votes, but those laws... Read more
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The Gilmer Mirror
On Way Out of Office Some Lawmakers Keep Spending - On Way Out of Office Some Lawmakers Keep Spending by Jim Malewitz The Texas Tribune April 24 2016 If Texas Sen. Troy Fraser is looking for a country music song to describe his recent months in of...of money raised for political elections, said Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of t
On Way Out of Office Some Lawmakers Keep Spending - On Way Out of Office Some Lawmakers Keep Spending by Jim Malewitz The Texas Tribune April 24 2016 If Texas Sen. Troy Fraser is looking for a country music song to describe his recent months in of...
The Gilmer Mirror / Posted 11 days ago
of money raised for political elections, said Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of the Texas office of consumer watchdog group Public Citizen. “It’s the worst example of this abuse I’ve seen.” Fraser’s office defended the spending, calling it entirely... Read more
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Lake Tahoe News
Painkiller critics want procedures changedand so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said doctor Mi
Painkiller critics want procedures changed
Lake Tahoe News / Posted 11 days ago
and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said doctor Michael Carome of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, one of the groups signing the letter. The effort was spearheaded by Physicians for Responsible Opioid... Read more
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Everett Herald
Regulators introduce new rules to curb Wall Street paythan those proposed in 2011, but still leave the industry some wiggle room, sai
Regulators introduce new rules to curb Wall Street pay
Everett Herald / Posted 13 days ago
than those proposed in 2011, but still leave the industry some wiggle room, said Bart Naylor, financial policy advocate for Public Citizen. The clawback provision, for example, covers a relatively long period of time, seven years, but banks will be... Read more
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Boston Globe
Regulators introduce new rules to curb Wall Street paythan those proposed in 2011, but still leave the industry some wiggle room, sai
Regulators introduce new rules to curb Wall Street pay
Boston Globe / Posted 13 days ago
than those proposed in 2011, but still leave the industry some wiggle room, said Bart Naylor, financial policy advocate for Public Citizen. The clawback provision, for example, covers a relatively long period of time, seven years, but banks will be... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Disciplining docs down for medical licensure boardprofessionals are practicing medicine in a safe manner.” Behind the numbers I
Disciplining docs down for medical licensure board
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 14 days ago
professionals are practicing medicine in a safe manner.” Behind the numbers In 1995, consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen ranked Mississippi’s board the strongest in physician discipline, with the highest rate of suspensions and... Read more
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Pasadena Weekly
Fixing AmericaObama’s executive orders to suspend immigration enforcement. “This is what a m
Fixing America
Pasadena Weekly / Posted 14 days ago
Obama’s executive orders to suspend immigration enforcement. “This is what a movement looks like,” said Robert Weissman, Public Citizen president and an organizer of the Democracy Awakening rallies and culminating mass arrest, before the march... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Panama Trade Agreement: Was Tax Evasion The Point All Along?other countries on exchanging information about tax matters." Sanders was far
Panama Trade Agreement: Was Tax Evasion The Point All Along?
Op-Ed News / Posted 16 days ago
other countries on exchanging information about tax matters." Sanders was far from alone with these warnings. At the time Public Citizen wrote of the Panama agreement: "A long list of labor, consumer, environmental, faith, family-farm and other... Read more
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Bankrate.com
Obamas file last tax return from White HouseBill Clinton jointly filed, going back to 2007. "It has been pretty bad," Crai
Obamas file last tax return from White House
Bankrate.com / Posted 16 days ago
Bill Clinton jointly filed, going back to 2007. "It has been pretty bad," Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, an advocacy group, told the AP. "To tell the truth, it's really only Hillary that's been fully complying with... Read more
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The Washington Times
Obama misleading public about benefits of free-trade dealit would deliver “tax cuts” to 18,000 products made in the U.S., a progressive
Obama misleading public about benefits of free-trade deal
The Washington Times / Posted 17 days ago
it would deliver “tax cuts” to 18,000 products made in the U.S., a progressive watchdog group said Monday. The analysis by Public Citizen, which opposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, said the U.S. exported goods in 8,687 tariff... Read more
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The Christian Post
Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Favors Jailing Climate Change Skepticsas a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate
Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Favors Jailing Climate Change Skeptics
The Christian Post / Posted 19 days ago
as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen. So I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they're pursuing criminal investigations as well... Read more
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Breitbart
Sarah Palin: ‘Bill Nye Is as Much a Scientist as I Am’climate change. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate change
Sarah Palin: ‘Bill Nye Is as Much a Scientist as I Am’
Breitbart / Posted 19 days ago
climate change. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” he said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations... Read more
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Island Packet
Hillary Clinton only presidential candidate to release full tax returnstax experts and government watchdog groups. “It has been pretty bad,” said Cra
Hillary Clinton only presidential candidate to release full tax returns
Island Packet / Posted 20 days ago
tax experts and government watchdog groups. “It has been pretty bad,” said Craig Holman, government affairs lobbyist for Public Citizen, an advocacy group. “To tell the truth, it’s really only Hillary that’s been fully complying with that... Read more
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FOX News
'Not a scientist': Palin slams Bill Nye over global warming stanceto be investigated. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate ch
'Not a scientist': Palin slams Bill Nye over global warming stance
FOX News / Posted 20 days ago
to be investigated. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” he said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal... Read more
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examiner.com
NASA attacks Facebook users over Bill Nye's global warming postas a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate
NASA attacks Facebook users over Bill Nye's global warming post
examiner.com / Posted 20 days ago
as a taxpayer and voter — the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen." (See video) Morano, who also runs Climate Depot, said in an emailed statement that "Nye's temperature bet... Read more
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examiner.com
Bill Nye supports criminal charges for questioning global warmingand so on?" He insisted, "The introduction of this extreme doubt about climate
Bill Nye supports criminal charges for questioning global warming
examiner.com / Posted 20 days ago
and so on?" He insisted, "The introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen, so I can see where people are very concerned about this, and they’re pursuing criminal investigations." He... Read more
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The Hill
Palin: Bill Nye ‘as much as scientist as I am’climate science. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate chang
Palin: Bill Nye ‘as much as scientist as I am’
The Hill / Posted 21 days ago
climate science. “The introduction of this extreme doubt … about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” he said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and are pursuing criminal investigations... Read more
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Daily Record
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, proceduresbad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said Dr. M
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures
Daily Record / Posted 21 days ago
bad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said Dr. Michael Carome of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, one of the groups signing the letter. Wednesday’s effort was spearheaded by Physicians for Responsible... Read more
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The Washington Times
Bill Nye open to criminal charges, jail time for climate-change dissentersas a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate c
Bill Nye open to criminal charges, jail time for climate-change dissenters
The Washington Times / Posted 21 days ago
as a taxpayer and voter, the introduction of this extreme doubt about climate change is affecting my quality of life as a public citizen,” Mr. Nye said. “So I can see where people are very concerned about this and they’re pursuing criminal... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, proceduresbad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said Dr. M
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures
WWLP Springfield / Posted 21 days ago
bad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids,” said Dr. Michael Carome of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, one of the groups signing the letter. Wednesday’s effort was spearheaded by Physicians for Responsible... Read more
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Boston Herald
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, proceduresbad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids," said Dr. M
Painkiller critics take aim at hospital surveys, procedures
Boston Herald / Posted 22 days ago
bad and so it pushed providers too often to over-prescribe opioids," said Dr. Michael Carome of the consumer advocacy group Public Citizen, one of the groups signing the letter. Wednesday's effort was spearheaded by Physicians for Responsible... Read more
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