Public Citizen

Type: Organization
Name: Public Citizen
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 3 reports

Critics Rip Holder’s Bank of America Deal

The Bank of America deal has been telegraphed for weeks now.And it didn’t take long for the critics to rip it as soon as it was unveiled this morning.Attorney General Eric Holder and Associate Attorney General Tony West and a gaggle of other law enforcement ... [Published Corporate Crime Reporter - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 2 reports

New Poll: Majority of Ohio Electricity Customers Do Not Support Coal Plant Bailouts (8/21/14)

COLUMBUS, Ohio , Aug. 21 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release:In results from a new poll (http://action.sierraclub.org/site/DocServer/OhioResults.pdf?docID=16201) by Public Policy Partners (PPP) released today by Public Citizen and the ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Men love coal, women love sun, new Sierra Club poll finds

Confirming years of entrenched gender norms, a poll conducted by an environmental and policy group has found that Ohio men like to get dirty, while women prefer sunshine.The Sierra Club and Public Citizen polled 526 Ohio power customers on current issues ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Bank of America set to seal record $17 bln deal with Justice Department over faulty mortgages

A report has revealed that the final terms for a record 17 billion dollars settlement between the Bank of America and the Department of Justice have almost been finalized. The United States' second largest bank has been held in the dock by the Justice ... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Reported Bank of America Mortgage Fraud Settlement Highlights Need for Transparency

Aug. 21, 2014 Statements by Lisa Gilbert, Bartlett Naylor and Robert Weissman, Public CitizenNote: Bank of America has agreed to pay a $9 billion fine as part of a $16.6 billion settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the fraudulent sale of ... [Published Public Citizen - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

"Kitchen Table" activists head to Jackson Hole to let Janet Yellen know more help is needed

Activists are heading over to Jackson Hole to let Fed Reserve Chair Janet Yellen know that working families need more help from the Federal Reserve :District resident Shemethia Butler never finished college or studied finance. But she plans to fly to ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Here's Why North Carolina Keeps Getting Poorer

Poverty is growing steadily in North Carolina. University of North Carolina professor Gene Nichol - who has written extensively on poverty in North Carolina - has some interesting insights into why so many people in the southern state continue to be destitute. ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 18 2014 - 1 reports

Apologize-and-Pay Laws Don't Keep Docs Out of Data Bank

Physicians who avoid the meat grinder of litigation when their insurers pay malpractice plaintiffs out of court under state "disclosure, apology and offer" (DA&O) laws still must be reported to the federal National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), the ... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 18 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 02 2014 - 2 reports

Paul Alan Levy (Public Citizen) on the latest in the Brett Kimberlin saga

Paul Alan Levy, a leading public interest lawyer at Public Citizen, is involved in the latest phase of the Brett Kimberlin saga: "Readers of this blog may recall that Brett Kimberlin has filed a defamation action against two dozen bloggers and other defendants; ... [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Aug 01 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Attacking Lobbyist Corruption at its Core: Campaign Money (7/31/14)

WASHINGTON, July 31 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release:Legislation introduced today by U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) would dramatically reduce the ability of lobbyists to curry favor with lawmakers through excessive campaign contributions, ... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 28 2014 - 3 reports

Public Citizen hits Murray Energy on climate rule

The advocacy group Public Citizen launched an ad Monday targeting coal company Murray Energy for challenging health protections for miners, and the administration's climate rule.The 60-second radio ad buy slams Murray Energy for suing the Environmental ... [Published The Hill - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 26 2014 - Updated Jul 26 2014 - 2 reports

Citizens United-Enabled Spending Leaves States Defenseless, Public Citizen Report Finds (7/25/14)

WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Public Citizen issued the following news release:Outside groups are exerting outsized influence on the elections in states and local jurisdictions that had their campaign finance laws invalidated by the U.S. Supreme Court's 2010 ... [Published Targeted News Service - Jul 26 2014]

Quotes

"A merger of Comcast and Time Warner could create a Frankenstein we can’t control, with skyrocketing prices and plummeting service" Robert Weissman, president of the consumer activist group Public Citizen, said in a Friday email designed to rally opposition
...the mortgage fraud, but the Justice Department penalty will essentially fall on shareholders who certainly were not conspirators," Nayolor says.   "The corrupt culture of Wall Street won’t be reformed until perpetrators are held accountable.”"
...hearing throughout Ohio -- people don't want to pay more for dirty energy," said Tyson Slocum, director of the energy program at Public Citizen. "We call on the PUCO to listen to what Ohio electricity customers are trying to tell them and reject the utilities' requests for coal plant bailouts."

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The rise of ‘Obama Inc.’ [Published The Hill - Aug 22 2014]
New Poll: Majority of Ohio Electricity Customer... [Published Targeted News Service - Aug 22 2014]
Critics Rip Holder’s Bank of America Deal [Published Corporate Crime Reporter - Aug 22 2014]
Bank of America looks ahead after levied $16 bi... [Published Washington Times - Aug 21 2014]
BofA settlement: What’s in it for you? [Published Bankrate.com - Aug 21 2014]
Men love coal, women love sun, new Sierra Club ... [Published Business First of Buffalo - Aug 21 2014]
Reported Bank of America Mortgage Fraud Settlem... [Published Public Citizen - Aug 21 2014]
Bank of America Agrees to Record-Breaking Fine ... [Published Bank Systems & Technology - Aug 21 2014]
New Poll: Majority of Ohio Electricity Customer... [Published Noodls - Aug 21 2014]
Bank of America set to seal record $17 bln deal... [Published Business Standard India - Aug 21 2014]
Bank of America and DOJ near $17 billion settle... [Published Washington Post - Aug 20 2014]
"Kitchen Table" activists head to Jackson Hole ... [Published Daily Kos - Aug 20 2014]
A Step in the Right Direction: OMB Will Not Imp... [Published American Economic Alert - Aug 20 2014]
For Group That Filed Initial Perry Complaint, T... [Published The Texas Tribune - Aug 19 2014]
KC Fed conference to focus on labor market [Published KansasCity.com - Aug 19 2014]
Paul Ryan opens a new front in the war on poverty [Published The Hill - Aug 19 2014]
Meet the ordinary people who are mobilizing aro... [Published Ezra Klein - Aug 19 2014]
Why Won’t Our 'Environmental President' Stop Fr... [Published Vice Magazine US - Aug 19 2014]
AAPCC Joins 30-member Sign-on Letter Supporting... [Published PRWeb - Aug 19 2014]
Coal train resolution is too tepid for some res... [Published Louisiana Weekly - Aug 18 2014]
Group calls for investigation of JAMA over T study [Published Urology Times - Aug 18 2014]
AG Conway Announces Sentencing and Guilty Plea ... [Published Noodls - Aug 18 2014]
Here's Why North Carolina Keeps Getting Poorer [Published Austin American Statesman - Aug 18 2014]
Ethics Probe of Petri Announced [Published National Journal - Aug 18 2014]
Apologize-and-Pay Laws Don't Keep Docs Out of D... [Published General Medicine eJournal - Aug 18 2014]
Selling trade is easy here; it may be less so e... [Published Seattle Times - Aug 17 2014]
Public Citizen Expert Says FDA Draft Guidance W... [Published Noodls - Aug 15 2014]
FDA's "Off-Label Risk Reduction" Approach to Re... [Published Pharma Marketing Blog - Aug 15 2014]
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Meet the ordinary people who are mobilizing aro... [Published Ezra Klein - Aug 19 2014]
Clouds gather around Mount Moran on Jackson Lake in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park, where central bankers and economists from around the world will convene this week. Photo courtesy National Park Service. District resident Shemethia Butler never ...
FDA's "Off-Label Risk Reduction" Approach to Re... [Published Pharma Marketing Blog - Aug 15 2014]
In June, the FDA issued a THIRD draft guidance document regarding reprint distribution by pharmaceutic companies. This new guidance describes FDA’s recommendations for distributing reprints that convey "new risk information" for approved drugs (read ...
Denver Event Aims To Close Gap In Walmart's 'Ma... [Published Clusterstock - Aug 14 2014]
By James B. Kelleher (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc, which has pledged to buy an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made goods over the next decade, is hitting a snag as it tries to meet that promise: Some vendors keen to participate in the initiative ...
Dying from heat at work, acclimation lacking [T... [Published ScienceBlogs : Combined Feed - Aug 13 2014]
Failing to get the time to acclimate to a hot work environment can be deadly. That’s the message I took away from an item in last week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). “ Heat illness and deaths among workers — U.S. 2012-2013 ” reports ...
Desperate, Vulnerable Research Subjects, Cost-C... [Published Health Care Renewal - Aug 13 2014]
Introduction - Clinical Research Done by Contract Research Organizations Dr Carl Elliott seems to be one of the few people willing to investigate how modern medical research may threaten vulnerable research subjects.  His book, White Coat, Black Hat ...
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