You Can't Talk About The Weather
Or at least the feds won't be able to if a bill proposed by Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) passes. Seems that companies like AccuWeather and The Weather Channel don't like the competition. Never mind that much of their input data comes from National Weather Service sources. I don't normally favor governments competing with private enterprise, but in this case the government collects the data for lots of reasons of its own, and since the taxpayers are footing the bill, they might as well get the results.
Santorum has been cited for his business associations before. Some refer to his constituency as R-Wal-Mart.