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Heritage - Obama's Defense Cuts Would Eliminate Missiles Used Against ISIS

The Daily Signal


September 29, 2014

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Obama's Defense Cuts Would Eliminate Missiles Used Against ISIS

The future of the Tomahawk program is threatened because of Defense Department budget cuts.

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Why Michelle Obama Was Wrong to Trash America at the UN

In her speech to the United Nations, first lady Michelle Obama chose to highlight some of the negative things women face in the United States.

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How Obamacare Funds the Nation's Largest Abortion Provider

Daily Policy Focus: Despite promises to the contrary by members of Congress and even the president, Americans now know that Obamacare is entangling tax dollars with coverage of elective abortion.

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CEI Today: Artificial sweeteners, new EU president, cost of regulation, and more 

Monday, Sept. 29, 2014
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Study on Artificial Sweeteners Interesting But Flawed


​A new study out of Israel on the possible effects of artificial sweeteners is making a lot of headlines this week. Unfortunately (and as usual) members of the media from Forbes to NPR’s Diane Rehm are reporting on the study without taking into consideration the growing criticism of its methodology, conclusions, and prior research on the topic. they are suggesting a link between the consumption of non-caloric sweeteners, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. Yet, this link is dubious. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton



The National Interest: Can Europe Move Past Its Economic Malaise?


Will incoming European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker’s cabinet assignments set the scene for an economic turnaround within the European Union? The answer to that question lies in whether they opt for political expediency—haphazardly trying to enforce arbitrary fiscal deficit targets—or push for market reforms. > Read more

> Interview the author




Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner: Federal regs cost $1.88 trillion, more with Obama's 'pen and phone' rules


Burdensome federal regulations cost American taxpayers and businesses a shocking $1.88 trillion annually — far more than the administration estimates — and that doesn’t include the impact of President Obama’s “pen and phone” rulemaking, according to a “Costberg” analysis from the libertarian Competitive Enterprise Institute. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

Last week, 84 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 72 new final rules the previous week.




ALG's Daily Grind - Global warming zealot McCarthy of EPA plays race card 


Sept. 29, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Global warming zealot McCarthy of EPA plays race card
EPA head Gina McCarthy: "Carbon pollution standards are an issue of justice. If we want to protect communities of color, we need to protect them from climate change."

Does Gross out at Pimco mean higher interest rates?
Did Bill Gross get out of Pimco while the getting was good?

York: Would a midterm loss crack the Dems' stonewall on the Keystone pipeline?
"A Washington Post-ABC News poll in March found that 65 percent favor building the pipeline, versus 22 who oppose. On how many other issues is the White House standing up against a three-to-one majority of opinion?"

Sep302014 Headlines - September 29, 2014 

The Boston Globe





Here are highlights from today's Globe:

  • 'Whitey' Bulger's girlfriend to face grand jury:  The move aims to force Catherine Greig to locate money and valuables the gangster may have stashed around the world. Reporter Shelley Murphy, also the co-author of "Whitey Bulger: America's Most Wanted Gangster and the Manhunt that Brought Him to Justice," explains.
  • Homeowners battle erosion, neighbors on Nantucket: A controversial $3 million project has sparked a bitter rift between neighboring villages, a legal battle, and the intervention of state authorities. Environmental reporter David Abel reports.
Sep302014 Political Headlines - September 29, 2014 

The Boston Globe





Here are political highlights from today's Globe and

  • This time, Tom Menino comes up short: Tom Menino’s memoir “Mayor For a New America” recounts 20 years of governance, but it doesn’t shed a lot of light on the man himself. Columnist Adrian Walker explains.