CEI Today: TSA abuse, crude oil export ban, and Obamacare menu labeling

Monday, February 3, 2014
In the News Today


Openmarket.org: Long-Suspected TSA Abuse and Incompetence Confirmed by Former TSA Employee

Politico Magazine has a disturbing article by former transportation security officer Jason Edward Harrington. Based on what Harrington claims in his essay, our worst suspicions have been confirmed: the TSA is an ineffectual, lawless agency. It should be abolished as quickly as possible, with passenger screening responsibility being reverted to the airlines and airports.  > Read more

> Interview Marc Scribner


Globalwarming.org: Senate Holds First Congressional Hearing in 25 Years on Crude Oil Export Ban

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held the first hearing in 25 years to “explore opportunities and challenges associated with lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.” 

In a comedic moment indicating just how far the conversation has come, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) made a plea to Sen. John Hoeven, Republican of North Dakota, home of the Bakken shale boom, to “please discover some oil in Minnesota.”
> Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis


Washington Times: Common sense for restaurant-menu labeling

One major problem with Obamacare that the president failed to mention in his State of the Union address is pending regulations that could make food more costly. The law’s Section 4205 requires restaurants with 20 or more locations to list calorie-content information for each menu item on a board at every establishment.

The costs of this intrusive regulation would be passed on to consumers in the form of higher prices — the last thing we need in a struggling economy. Some relief may be on the way, though, in the form of bipartisan legislation.  > Read more

> Interview Liz Thatcher




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