CEI Today: White House denies private email accounts, regulations getting worse, and US-EU trade talks

 

WINDSORGATE - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

White House Claims on Emails 'Outrageously False,' Says CEI Senior Fellow

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney finally got asked about the growing email scandal in the Obama administration on Tuesday, a scandal begun several months before when a CEI senior fellow revealed the widespread use of private accounts, false identity and other tools to frustrate recordkeeping and disclosure laws. But Carney’s answer didn’t square with the facts. “Jay Carney claims nobody in the administration uses private accounts? We’ve proven over and over that is outrageously false,” said Christopher Horner, who uncovered use of fake employees and misuses of email accounts in research for his book, “The Liberal War on Transparency.” > View more

 

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REGULATIONS GETTING WORSE - WAYNE CREWS & RYAN YOUNG

American Spectator: Twenty Years of Non-Stop Regulation


As the just-released 20th anniversary edition of Ten Thousand Commandments shows, every year, agencies continue to issue thousands of regulations costing billions of dollars. What is new is that the costs of federal regulation are at an unprecedented level. The total estimated burden is now up to $1.8 trillion per year, or roughly half the size of the federal budget. This is larger than Canada’s entire economy.  > Read more

 

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TRADE - FRAN SMITH

Openmarket.org:
U.S.-EU Trade Talks — The Precautionary Principle Rears its Ugly Head


Even before substantive negotiations have begun, a major problem has surfaced in talks on a U.S.-EU trade agreement. Last month, the European Parliament passed a resolution stating the EU’s objectives and positions on major issues relating to a proposed trade agreement. One provision in that resolution started an outcry by the U.S. agriculture, food, dairy, and meat producers. Even when there is a lack of scientific evidence that products are likely to cause harm, the EU can take action to ban the import of those products. > Read more


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CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

FEATURING

THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL


JUNE 20, 2013

 


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CEI OnPoint: Reducing Passenger Rail Costs

The FRA's Outmoded Safety Regulations Should Be Repealed, By David Edmondson, Marc Scribner

American passenger railways are forbidden from purchasing trains in the most cost-effective manner possible.
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TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 


This year marks the publication of the 20th anniversary edition of the CEI’s annual survey of the federal regulatory state, Ten Thousand Commandments.  cei.org/10kc

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> See also: Wall Street Journal editorial, Red Tape Record Breakers