Skip Nav
We Won't Judge You For Spending November Engrossed in These 13 Sexy New Books
Watch These '90s Romances on Netflix If You're Ready For a Lot of Feelings
Behold, the Flask Bracelet Every Liquor-Loving Lady Needs — Available on Amazon!

President Bush Still Rules After Jan. 20?

He may be a lame-duck president, but George W. Bush is determined to keep quacking away federal regulations before his time is up. Since many of Bush's plans contradict Barack Obama's agenda, why would he waste time issuing rules if they would soon be undone? The answer? It could take years for Obama to rescind some of these rules.

Nonprofit ProPublica has compiled a list of the Bush administration's last-minute rules and regulations. According to the list, some of the proposed changes would let federally funded institutions turn down abortions for moral or religious reasons; give greater surveillance authority to law enforcement; lease public lands for oil; allow construction projects with less concern for protected species; and subject HIV/AIDS prevention groups to new qualifying rules.

Obama's transition team has a close eye on these midnight regulations, but protracted efforts and court battles aimed to undo the rules surely lie ahead.


Barack Obama Going to Jury Duty November 2017
Gifts For Barack Obama Fans
Old Donald Trump Tweet on NFL, Redskins, and Barack Obama
Pete Souza's Obamas Holding Hands Photo
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds