OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS - HANS BADER
Openmarket.org: Obama Recess Appointments Violate Constitution; Another Appeals Court Rules Against the NLRB
Another federal appeals court has ruled that President Obama’s so-called “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because the Senate was not in recess at the time.
Obama’s appointments of the NLRB members would be valid only under a still broader, radically expansive interpretation of the Recess Appointments Clause that would gut the Senate’s power to review Presidential appointments. > Read more
> Interview Hans Bader
JUNK SCIENCE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI
Openmarket.org: Surprising Junk Science on FOX News
FOX published a silly story from Prevention magazine on how chemicals found in popcorn cooked in nonstick pans might give you heart disease based on a single study that found a statistical association, which can occur by mere chance. How many other studies failed to find an association? The article doesn’t bother to go there, rather it says: ” Scary? You bet.” The article does offer a weak qualifier, stating that “more research needs to be done to determine the specific relationship between PFOA [the chemical used in non-stick the pans] and cardiovascular disease.”
Another recent FOX-published article highlights EWG’s latest Shoppers’ Guide to Pesticides in Produce. Fox offers no critical analysis of the activist groups’ crazy claims. > Read more
> Interview Angela Logomasini
EPA (NON)TRANSPARENCY - MARLO LEWIS
Globalwarming.org: Gina McCarthy’s Responses to Sen. Vitter’s Questions Part II: Fuel Economy
Even the Society of Environmental Journalists – hardly a hotbed of libertarians, conservative Republicans, or fossil-fuel industry lobbyists — recently complained that the Obama administration “has been anything but transparent in its dealings with reporters seeking information, interviews and clarification” on environmental, health, and public lands issues, and that, ”The EPA is one of the most closed, opaque agencies to the press.” > Read more
> Interview Marlo Lewis
The bitter fight over Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee for EPA Administrator, is headed to the Senate floor under a potential filibuster threat. Myron Ebell, Director of CEI’s Center for Energy and Environment, explains that the deeper cause of this political fight is a startling lack of transparency at the EPA that McCarthy is unlikely to fix.
Ten Thousand Commandments:
An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State
DID YOU KNOW?
U.S. households “pay” $14,768 annually in regulatory hidden tax, “absorbing” 23 percent of the average income of $63,685, and 30 percent of the expenditure budget of $49,705.
CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA
THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL
JUNE 20, 2013
I, Pencil Movie Screening
The Union League Club
May 21, 2013, 6 - 7:30 PM