Week in Review

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Obama continues cabinet nominations, OMB analyzes regulatory costs and benefits, and more.

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  • The White House released information making it possible to easily analyze data from its “We the People” petition website.
  • The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced its intention to challenge a federal district court order making Plan B emergency contraception available over-the-counter to all women, regardless of age.  That decision was revealed hours after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) formally approved the sale of Plan B over-the-counter to women fifteen and older.
  • The USDA forwarded a proposed rule, intended to expand regulation of online puppy sellers, to the White House for final review.