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January 26, 2007          
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"Both parties in an advisory role . . . I think they already have something like that -- it's called Congress." -- Comic Jon Stewart reacts to Bush's recommendation for a commission on terrorism. 

Activist Spotlight

In the spotlight -- activist and Intern Rachel Wetts
Activist, Organizer,
Intern, Pool Player
Meet Rachel Wetts

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Will you help me test a new profile page?

Take Control: Your New Year's resolutions are STILL coming in. But we know the  first thing we must do is make your life easier. To that end, I need your help testing a new personalized activism page. Get your password for your page, then log in and look around. Let me know if you think it could help you manage your activism. Thank you -- Royelen, Manager of Online Initiatives

Late Night Comics 
May Get the Laughs for Their State of the Union
Get the real state of the union.
But Public Citizen
has the facts -- and now so do you.
Get the
Consumer's Guide
to the 2007 State of the Union Address

Take Two: Recommended Actions

  • Success in the House.  Take it to the Senate. Tell your Senators you want them to do what the House did and eliminate unnecessary tax breaks for oil companies. Get details|Write now.
  • Astroturf Action. Big industry is creating fake grassroots organizations (known as "Astroturf) that are doing corporate lobbying. Tell your Rep to expose them

Outrage of the Week:
There's so much outrage following the distortions in his State of the Union address, it's hard to keep track of what Bush is up to. The director of Public Citizen's Congress Watch division has one more lie she wants us to know about. Listen in (60-second .mp3). Read about the Great Medical Malpractice Hoax.

What Happens When a Frequent Flyer Is Racially Profiled and Denied the Right to Travel by a Big Airline? Public Citizen steps in to fight discrimination. And wins.  
Get details in the Press Room.

If You Are Looking for a Cool Billion Dollars, Public Citizen Details How Easy It Can Be -- for Some. 
Public Citizen exposes all in The RPSEA Rip-Off. 

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