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Bush’s Last-Minute Gift to Drug Manufacturers

Just days before President George W. Bush left office, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines that make it easier for drug manufacturers to market what are known as “off-label” prescription drugs. The FDA, after clinical tria...   read more

Border Surveillance Webcams Fail

It seemed like a good idea at the time: install 200 live webcams along Texas’ border with Mexico in order to stop drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Citizens, watching at home, could report any suspicious activity. Texas Governor Rick Perry a...   read more

Six Government Problems that Won’t Go Away

Every two years the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues a report to Congress regarding the federal government’s most “high-risk” areas in terms of fraud, waste, mismanagement and general inefficiency. This year’s list includes 30 issues....   read more

Obama Bans Bush-Era Torture Techniques…For Now

President Barack Obama issued an executive order requiring all intelligence agencies, including the CIA to limit their interrogation techniques to those approved in the Army Field Manual. Among the techniques authorized by the Bush administration ...   read more

Obama Freezes Late Bush Regulations

On the day he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush reversed twelve executive orders issued by Bill Clinton in his final weeks as president. Now, eight years later, Barack Obama is using the same tactic against Bush’s late regulatory chang...   read more

Obama Asks for Suspension of Guantánamo Trials

In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Barack Obama asked military prosecutors at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay to delay for 120 days all legal proceedings against Guantánamo prisoners in order to give his administration ti...   read more

Freddie, Fanny Borrowers Must Waive Right to Sue

The federal programs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac own or guarantee 58% of all single family home loans in the United States. In November the government announced that the two institutions would be used to modify loans for hundreds of thousands of bo...   read more

Surveillance Cameras Don’t Reduce Violent Crime

A recent study of surveillance cameras in San Francisco found that cameras in public places led to a significant decrease in pickpocketing, purse snatchings, and theft from automobiles and buildings. However, the cameras appear to have little noti...   read more

Federal Employees Ready for Change

Every two years the U.S. Office of Personnel Management conducts a Federal Human Capital Survey, in which it asks federal employees their opinion regarding dozens of work-related matters. The vast majority of federal employees are satisfied with t...   read more

Secret Court Approves Interception of Citizen Emails

This week, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, in a rare public disclosure, released a censored version of a decision it secretly handed down last August. The court ruled that the government may intercept international calls and...   read more

Guantánamo Judge Confirms Use of Torture

Susan J. Crawford, Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ pick for convening authority of military commissions, has become the first senior Bush official to refer to the treatment of a Guantánamo prisoner as torture. Mohammed al-Qahtani of Saudi Arabia w...   read more

Aliens Lose Right to Challenge Deportation Based on Mistakes

Attorney General Michael Mukasey has issued a 34 page opinion (PDF), overturning a 15-year old precedent allowing illegal aliens to make appeals on the basis that their case was weakened by their lawyers’ ineptitude or errors. Immigration courts m...   read more

FDA Scientists Complain to Obama about Corruption

Nine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists have written to Obama’s transition team, complaining of managerial corruption abetting business interests, and calling for reform of the evaluation and approval process for new products and device...   read more

New Rule Bars Strikes against GM

In the recently released details of its $13.4 billion, 3-year loan to GM, the government included a condition permitting it to call in its loan and bankrupt GM, if “any labor union or collective bargaining unit shall engage in a strike or other wo...   read more

Public Could be Shut Out from 9/11 Trial

In advance of the upcoming Guantánamo trial of six 9/11 conspirators, military judge Stephen R. Henley issued a protective order on December 19th which will allow classification of any information, including that already in the public domain, that...   read more

TSA Settles in Arabic T-Shirt Case

Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-born U.S. legal permanent resident, won $120,000 in a court settlement with JetBlue and employees of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) after being forced to cover up his T-shirt which said in both English a...   read more
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Controversies

4737 to 4752 of about 4787 News
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Bush’s Last-Minute Gift to Drug Manufacturers

Just days before President George W. Bush left office, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued new guidelines that make it easier for drug manufacturers to market what are known as “off-label” prescription drugs. The FDA, after clinical tria...   read more

Border Surveillance Webcams Fail

It seemed like a good idea at the time: install 200 live webcams along Texas’ border with Mexico in order to stop drug smuggling and illegal immigration. Citizens, watching at home, could report any suspicious activity. Texas Governor Rick Perry a...   read more

Six Government Problems that Won’t Go Away

Every two years the Government Accountability Office (GAO) issues a report to Congress regarding the federal government’s most “high-risk” areas in terms of fraud, waste, mismanagement and general inefficiency. This year’s list includes 30 issues....   read more

Obama Bans Bush-Era Torture Techniques…For Now

President Barack Obama issued an executive order requiring all intelligence agencies, including the CIA to limit their interrogation techniques to those approved in the Army Field Manual. Among the techniques authorized by the Bush administration ...   read more

Obama Freezes Late Bush Regulations

On the day he took office in 2001, President George W. Bush reversed twelve executive orders issued by Bill Clinton in his final weeks as president. Now, eight years later, Barack Obama is using the same tactic against Bush’s late regulatory chang...   read more

Obama Asks for Suspension of Guantánamo Trials

In one of his first acts as President of the United States, Barack Obama asked military prosecutors at the naval base at Guantánamo Bay to delay for 120 days all legal proceedings against Guantánamo prisoners in order to give his administration ti...   read more

Freddie, Fanny Borrowers Must Waive Right to Sue

The federal programs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac own or guarantee 58% of all single family home loans in the United States. In November the government announced that the two institutions would be used to modify loans for hundreds of thousands of bo...   read more

Surveillance Cameras Don’t Reduce Violent Crime

A recent study of surveillance cameras in San Francisco found that cameras in public places led to a significant decrease in pickpocketing, purse snatchings, and theft from automobiles and buildings. However, the cameras appear to have little noti...   read more

Federal Employees Ready for Change

Every two years the U.S. Office of Personnel Management conducts a Federal Human Capital Survey, in which it asks federal employees their opinion regarding dozens of work-related matters. The vast majority of federal employees are satisfied with t...   read more

Secret Court Approves Interception of Citizen Emails

This week, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, in a rare public disclosure, released a censored version of a decision it secretly handed down last August. The court ruled that the government may intercept international calls and...   read more

Guantánamo Judge Confirms Use of Torture

Susan J. Crawford, Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ pick for convening authority of military commissions, has become the first senior Bush official to refer to the treatment of a Guantánamo prisoner as torture. Mohammed al-Qahtani of Saudi Arabia w...   read more

Aliens Lose Right to Challenge Deportation Based on Mistakes

Attorney General Michael Mukasey has issued a 34 page opinion (PDF), overturning a 15-year old precedent allowing illegal aliens to make appeals on the basis that their case was weakened by their lawyers’ ineptitude or errors. Immigration courts m...   read more

FDA Scientists Complain to Obama about Corruption

Nine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) scientists have written to Obama’s transition team, complaining of managerial corruption abetting business interests, and calling for reform of the evaluation and approval process for new products and device...   read more

New Rule Bars Strikes against GM

In the recently released details of its $13.4 billion, 3-year loan to GM, the government included a condition permitting it to call in its loan and bankrupt GM, if “any labor union or collective bargaining unit shall engage in a strike or other wo...   read more

Public Could be Shut Out from 9/11 Trial

In advance of the upcoming Guantánamo trial of six 9/11 conspirators, military judge Stephen R. Henley issued a protective order on December 19th which will allow classification of any information, including that already in the public domain, that...   read more

TSA Settles in Arabic T-Shirt Case

Raed Jarrar, an Iraqi-born U.S. legal permanent resident, won $120,000 in a court settlement with JetBlue and employees of the Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) after being forced to cover up his T-shirt which said in both English a...   read more
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