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Saturday
Jun202009

CHQ - Sarah Gives Us Hope 

Sarah Palin Proves Social Conservatives Can Defeat Liberal Bullies
Human Events - Though standing up to liberal Hollywood and TV bullies seems like an impossible task, Sarah Palin's stand against David Letterman should give all social conservatives hope that they can do so...and win. [Find the Story at News From The Front]

 

Daily Lickskillet: Read today's Lickskillet comic here to find out if Maggie Dill is fair game.

Articles in News From The Front:

'Conservative' and 'Republican' no Longer Synonymous

The Politics of the REAL ID Revival Bill

VIDEO: Ronald Reagan on Socialized Medicine (1961)

NSA Surveillance Accidentally Snared Bill Clinton's E-mail

Too Big to Fail, or Succeed

 

Saturday
Jun202009

NetRight Daily: Bernanke, Steve Moore and the Contest! 

The Bernanke-Bureaucrat Power Act: In the ongoing spirit of never letting a crisis go to waste, the Obama Administration unveiled vastly expanded regulatory powers over the nation's financial institutions this week.

 

The Gathering Storm Over the Dollar: At the end of the day, the U.S. dollar, and assets denominated in dollars, may not be worth the paper they're printed on as storm clouds gather over the nation's future prosperity. And the world is taking ominous note.

 

Check out this video of the Wall Street Journal's Steve Moore. He discusses the Fed, Obama and the automaker crisis.

 

Last, but not least, I want to remind you to enter the Senator Barbara Boxer contest before midnight tonight!

 

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Saturday
Jun202009

CEI Weekly: Battling Alarmists Over the Endangerment Proposal 

>>CEI urges EPA to Not Ignore Climate Skepticism

Marlo Lewis smashes on the "regulatory cascade" that will be triggered by the Endangerment Proposal in a regulatory comment to the EPA.

http://cei.org/rcandtestimony/2009/06/15/comment-endangerment-proposal

 

 

>>Shaping the Debate

Farmer Brown Fights Back

William Yeatman and Jeremy Lott inThe American Spectator

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/17/farmer-brown-fights-back

Will Americans (Literally) Be Dying for ObamaCare?

Gregory Conko and Henry Miller in Forbes.com

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/12/will-americans-literally-be-dying-obamacare

 

Bill in Congress Would Make a Bad Situation Worse

Eli Lehrer in The Alabama Press Register

http://cei.org/articles/2009/06/14/bill-congress-would-make-bad-situation-worse

 

 

>>Best of the Blogs

Obama Seeks to Mandate More Risky Low Income Loans by Banks

by Hans Bader

Liberal newspapers like the Village Voice have admitted that “affordable housing” mandates are a key reason for the housing crisis and the massive number of defaulting borrowers. But Obama will not accept this reality. Instead, he wants to create a new “[CFPA]” to rigorously enforce regulations pressuring banks to make loans to low-income borrowers, such as the [CRA].
http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/17/obama-seeks-to-mandate-more-risky-low-income-loans-by-banks/

 

Clean Water Hoax

byRJ Smith

The so-called Clean Water Restoration Act restores nothing. That is a hoax. Instead it removes the restrictive and limiting terms “navigable” waters and unconstitutionally extends the Federal regulatory authority over ALL waters of the United States. This includes the driest desert areas that may only hold water for a few weeks a year during summer monsoon rains.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/17/clean-water-hoax/

Obama Care: The Daily Horoscope of Policy

by Michelle Minton

The problem in the public discourse is that consistent meddling of regulations in America’s system of providing medical care has created such a tangled web of perverse incentives, subsidies, and unintended consequences that most people in this country actually believe that we don’t already have a government run health care system.

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/18/obama-care-the-daily-horoscope-of-policy/

 

Obama's Speech to AMA on Healthcare Misses the Point

byGrant Babcock

Obama is not in favor of a euphemistically named “single-payer” system, no — but he is in favor of making some Americans pay for others’ health care, and for establishing a “Health Insurance Exchange” that would include a “public option.” Obama said that, “to help ensure that everyone can afford the cost of a health care option in our Exchange, we need to provide assistance to families who need it.”

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/15/obama%E2%80%99s-speech-to-ama-on-healthcare-misses-the-point/

 

One Policy, One System, Universal Service

by Jack O'Connor

Today, as the FCC invites comments on “a national broadband plan for our future,” no one seriously believes that telecom monopolies are a good idea. Even pro-regulation advocacy groups like Free Press now support “competition policies.”

http://www.openmarket.org/2009/06/15/one-policy-one-system-universal-service/

 

 

>>CEI in the News

The Chattanooga Times Free Press--Myron Ebell

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2009/jun/17/obamas-700-billion-new-tax/?opinionfreepress

 

 

>>Podcast

Episode 47: Persian Powder Keg

We start with the new Obama-Geithner plan for expanding regulation of financial markets, the protests over the disputed presidential election in Iran and the Federal Trade Commission’s investigation of telemarketing robocalls. We then move on to the “beer bikes” of Amsterdam and some potentially scandalous investment choices made by Sen. Dick Durban. Finally, we talk health care with CEI Senior Fellow Greg Conko, covering President Obama’s address to the American Medical Association and the recent Forbes article in which Greg and Dr. Henry I. Miller describe what an ObamaCare plan might actually look like (hint: it won’t be pretty).

http://www.libertyweek.org/2009/06/15/episode-47-persian-powder-keg/

 

 

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Saturday
Jun202009

NRCC - Carol Shea-Porter Skips Critical Vote, Failed to Block Terrorists From Coming to U.S.

Shea-Porter Hides From Casting Decisive Vote, Allows Pelosi to Defeat Gitmo Measure

 

Washington- In an astonishing move today on the House floor, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) skipped a critical vote, allowing Nancy Pelosi to pave the way for terrorists to come to the U.S. Shea-Porter’s absence caused the outcome to be decided by one vote against preventing the use of taxpayer funds to implement President Obama’s highly-controversial decision to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba (House Roll Call 360 and 361), thus potentially allowing dangerous terrorists to be imported onto U.S. soil.

 

“It is a disgrace that Carol Shea-Porter abdicated her responsibility as a Member of Congress by hiding from a critical vote which would have prevented terrorists from being transported to the United States,” said NRCC Communications Director Ken Spain. “There is no excuse for Carol Shea-Porter’s failure to stand up and vote on this important national security measure – but I’m sure her constituents are waiting with bated breath to hear what explanation she might possibly have.”

 

“...the chamber also rejected an amendment by Rep. Jerry Lewis, a Republican, that strengthened the prohibition by stopping in its tracks funding for any government activity related to closing the facility. The amendment first went down on a 216-212 vote. After Republicans demanded a recount, it was defeated again, 213-212.” (Jim Abrams, Associated Press, “House Rejects Measure on Guantanamo Closing, June 18, 2009)

 

If Carol Shea-Porter is interested in keeping Americans safe, she can start by standing up to her party leaders in Washington and siding with the families in her district who oppose closing Gitmo.

 

“By more than 2-1, those surveyed say Guantanamo shouldn't be closed. By more than 3-1, they oppose moving some of the accused terrorists housed there to prisons in their own states....


“In the survey, Americans were inclined to accept the argument...that the detention center had made the United States safer. By 40%-18%, they said the prison had strengthened national security rather than weakened it....


“A 54% majority of those polled say the prison shouldn't be closed, and that they'll be upset if the administration moves forward to close it.


“Last month, Senate Democrats stripped $80 million to close Gitmo from a spending bill and blocked transfer of detainees to U.S. soil, at least for now.” (Susan Page, “Poll: Most Oppose Closing Gitmo,” USA Today, June 1, 2009)

 

Saturday
Jun202009

Shea-Porter Announces $1.7 Million for Little Bay Bridge 

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter today announced that the State of New Hampshire will receive $1,778,400.00 to support the construction of the new Little Bay Bridge. This bridge will carry the southbound four-lane section of the Spaulding Turnpike over Little Bay. It will be a new structure adjacent to the existing structures and will have a total span of 1,590 feet. This grant is through the Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation