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Blog Post
1/28/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Despite a six-hour commute home on what should have been a 20 minute drive after Wednesday’s snowstorm, our mobile ad truck braved the streets again in this morning’s flurries so Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington could crash a “World Privacy Day...
News Release
1/27/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC– House Republicans are misrepresenting California’s experience with medical liability limits to argue for legislation, HR 5, that would take away the rights of patients injured by medical negligence. Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to the...
Archived Article
1/27/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

Download Consumer Watchdog's letter to House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith correcting the record on insurance reform and medical liability limits in California.
News Release
1/26/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog’s new animated satire, “Mr. Schmidt Goes to Washington,” debuted today on the streets of Washington, DC, to make the case for why Congress should call Google CEO Eric Schmidt to testify under oath about the...
Blog Post
1/21/2011
Posted by Carmen Balber

The new Republican House majority plowed forward with its anti-health care agenda in DC this week. However, the campaign invective calling for the "repeal" of the job-killing health care bill has officially morphed into “replace” talking points...
News Release
12/21/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber

Washington, DC – Consumer Watchdog called on the Obama administration to subject all health insurance rate increases imposed since the approval of the health reform law to new regulations issued by HHS today. The new rule requires public justification and...
Blog Post
12/3/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber

A House subcommittee held its last hearing of the 111th Congress yesterday to talk about whether legislation creating a “Do Not Track Me” mechanism is needed to protect consumers’ privacy on the internet. Although the audience was packed, just a...
Blog Post
12/2/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber

Consumer Watchdog joined 17 consumer and patient safety organizations today to condemn a proposal by the President’s debt commission to impose drastic limits on the rights of injured patients as a deficit-cutting measure. The groups wrote: The...
Blog Post
12/1/2010
Posted by Carmen Balber

  Jeff Chester, executive director, Center for Digital Democracy: Would appropriate a catch phrase to describe online marketing: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - because what websites and data collectors tell you is different from what they tell...