Seven States Sue Over Health Worker "Conscience" Rule

Seven States Sue Over Health Worker "Conscience" Rule

Seven state attorneys general, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU have sued to overturn the so-called “conscience” rule, which allows doctors, pharmacists, and other health care workers to refuse to perform procedures or dispense medication that conflicts with their beliefs.

Bush On The Recession: "The Average Person Doesn't Really Care What We Call It"

“I repeatedly submitted proposal to help address the problems. Time after time, Congress chose to block them,” he said.

NY Governor On The Mortgage Meltdown: "The Bush Administration Will Not Be Judged Favorably"

NY Governor On The Mortgage Meltdown: "The Bush Administration Will Not Be Judged Favorably"

What did the Bush administration do in response? Did it reverse course and decide to take action to halt this burgeoning scourge? As Americans are now painfully aware, with hundreds of thousands of homeowners facing foreclosure and our markets reeling, the answer is a resounding no.

Bush Bashes Senate For Stalling Stimulus Package

Bush Bashes Senate For Stalling Stimulus Package

“Whatever the senate does they should not delay this package. They should not keep money out of your pocket, the sooner you get a check, the more likely it is that the stimulus package will kick in and make a difference. So my attitude is if that if you’re truly interested in dealing with the slowdown in the economy—the Senate ought to accept the House package, pass it, and get it to my desk as soon as possible.”

http://consumerist.com/2008/01/28/president-bush-is-expected-to/

President Bush is expected to use his State of the Union address to tell the Senate to STFU and pass the stimulus package already. [Associated Press]

Bush Announces Plan To Ease Holiday Air Travel Delays

Bush Announces Plan To Ease Holiday Air Travel Delays

President Bush today proposed several measures intended to reduce traffic issues during the busy holiday season as well as shore up some of the most persistent air travel problems consumers face throughout the year. The most significant proposal would open up a “Thanksgiving express lane” through military airspace, and like the other proposed rules, would require the approval of Congress, says the NYT.

http://consumerist.com/2007/08/31/bush-will-announce-later-today/

Bush will announce later today a plan for helping low-income homeowners curtail foreclosure. [NYT]

Stop Michael Baroody

Stop Michael Baroody

A campaign to stop Michael Baroody from getting nominated as head of the Consumer Product Safety Commission sprung up at StopBaroody.com. While Baroody was Executive Vice President of NAM, the manufacturer’s lobby:

Bush: I Can Read Your Mail

Bush: I Can Read Your Mail

The New York Daily News is reporting on a signing statement President Bush issued two weeks ago when signing a postal reform bill, in which he “asserts his right to open mail without a warrant.”

Preparing to Fall Back

Howdy kids! Fall Back Day is Sunday and this here is the very last Halloween that will fall after the end of Daylight Savings Time. Why? The Energy Policy Act of 2005, extends Daylight Savings Time by 4 weeks! The result? An estimated energy savings of 1% nationally.

US Threatens to Sue if Maine Probes Verizon’s Phone Record Gift to NSA

Verizon customers in Maine asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate whether the cellphone company handed over their phone records to the NSA. A July 28th letter from the DOJ to the PUC asked them to demure, and intimated at possible legal action.

A Million Little Phone Records

Finally! Something else to be mad about besides gas.

BREAKING: NSA Has Massive Database of Americans’ Phone Calls

BREAKING: NSA Has Massive Database of Americans’ Phone Calls

Good thing we installed that intricate secret network of tin cans and string. Reports USA TODAY:

Bush’s iPod Houses “Illegal” Songs

The RIAA and the DRM Nazis could have a new target besides small families, single mothers and MIT students. How about the President of the United States? From BoingBoing:

Hit the Monkey and Win a PSP

Hit the Monkey and Win a PSP

Gizmodo IM’d us an online offer to analyze and we chatted. Because we’re the Gawker Media Network and we never stop being excruciatingly witty for you.

More Claude Allen: Bush “Shocked” By Target Fraud

More Claude Allen: Bush “Shocked” By Target Fraud

Bush on Claude Allen’s recent arrest for refund fraud at Target: “When I heard the story last night, I was shocked, and my first reaction was one of disappointment, deep disappointment – if it’s true – that we were not fully informed. Shortly thereafter, I felt really sad for the Allen family.”

Fed Agencies Lick Industrial Nutsacks & Rip Apart Consumer Lawsuits

Fed Agencies Lick Industrial Nutsacks & Rip Apart Consumer Lawsuits

s lap dog federal agencies help industries gain shielding from consumer and state lawsuits. Among the erosions: