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Wednesday
Sep172014

ALG - Obama's Labor fundraising scandal cover-up denounced 

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September 15, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement demanding the resignation or firing of White House General Counsel Lamar Baker, Associate White House Counsel Kathleen Harnett, and Deputy Solicitor of Labor Deborah Greenfield for conspiring to conceal documents legitimately requested under the Freedom of Information Act:

 

"It is appalling that a simple request for the schedule of then-Labor Secretary Hilda Solis was elevated to the highest levels of the White House in an attempt to conceal her activities. White House General Counsel Lamar Baker even went so far as to demand our identity clearly to determine whether or not to release the information under the Freedom of Information Act.

 

"FOIA was never supposed to be give information to your friends and withhold it from your critics. In fact, it is intended just for the opposite purpose. The cavalier abuse of this fundamental government transparency tool should result in the resignations or firing of White House General Counsel Lamar Baker, Associate White House Counsel Kathleen Harnett, and Deputy Solicitor of Labor Deborah Greenfield."

 

Documents show that ALG's FOIA appeal was delayed by over two years:

 

Sept. 1, 2010:  In response to a Jan. 14, 2010 FOIA request from ALG, DOL withheld a calendar entry showing that Solis met with Cecilia Munoz from White House on April 7, 2009.

 

Oct. 26, 2010:  ALG files FOIA appeal, challenging redactions.

 

Approx. March 2012: Solis makes a fundraising call to a DOL employee during business hours in order to aid the President's reelection campaign.

 

Apr. 8, 2013 to May 6, 2013:  DOL finally consults with White House Counsel's Office about releasing the calendar entry; White House agrees to release.

 

May 20, 2013: DOL issues final response to ALG which includes the production of the calendar with the calendar entry.

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/obamas-labor-fundraising-scandal-cover-up-denounced/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Monday
Sep152014

CEI Today: UN climate change accord, CDC sodium study, Ex-Im Bank, and CEI's newest labor score card 

Monday, September 15, 2014
In the News Today

 

UN CLIMATE CHANGE ACCORD - CHRISTOPHER HORNER

 

CNSNews: Plans to Turn ‘Politically Binding’ UN Climate Change Accord Into Federal Law

Obama administration officials who say they intend to sign a “politically binding” agreement to drastically reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at the United Nations’ (UN) climate change conference in Paris next year already have a legal strategy to turn any non-binding accord into federal law, warns Christopher Horner, senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI).
> Read more

> Interview Chris Horner


 

SODIUM SCARE - MICHELLE MINTON

CDC Study: Kids Eat Same Amount of Sodium as Worldwide Average


It’s not exactly a blood-pressure raising headline, which is probably why the new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is actually bears the alarming titled, High Sodium Intake in Children and Adolescents: Cause for Concern.

However, the report’s findings, when put into context of 50 years’ worth of research on global salt consumption aren’t alarming at all.The global rate of sodium is consistent—eerily consistent—across cultures and time, something the CDC doesn’t like to talk about.
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> Interview Michelle Minton
 


EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Ex-Im Bank is pro-business, but not pro-markets


A vote on the Continuing Resolution, which includes the controversial Export-Import Bank reauthorization was originally scheduled for last week but was pushed back to this week. > Read more

 

> Interview Ryan Young

 

CEI SCORES LABOR VOTES IN CONGRESS

CEI Honors 29 House Lawmakers with “Champion of the Worker” Awards


Thursday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) announced 29 current House lawmakers earned its distinguished “Champion of the Worker” award for perfect voting records on key employment and workforce issues during the 113th Congress. > Read more

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Tuesday
Sep022014

ALG's Daily Grind - Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor 

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Sept. 1, 2014

Labor Day: Congress must take action to protect workers, not Big Labor
Congress must take action to protect American workers, not Big Labor. 

NLRB goes rogue against small business       
It is the National Labor Relations Board which has taken the most outlandish actions in their attempt to tip the balance toward primary Democratic Party funders in Big Labor. 

 

 

Tuesday
Sep022014

NH GOP - SHAHEEN STANDS WITH AVOWED SOCIALIST SANDERS AT BIG LABOR BREAKFAST 

But Even Socialist Sanders Has More Independent Voting Record than Rubber Stamp Shaheen

 

Concord - New Hampshire Republican Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn released the following statement today on Senator Jeanne Shaheen standing with avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders at a breakfast hosted by union bosses and special interest groups:

 

"It's not surprising that Jeanne Shaheen would stand with an avowed socialist like Bernie Sanders given her strong support for liberal economic policies that have hurt our economy and killed jobs. Shaheen has blindly followed orders from President Obama, and even a socialist like Sanders has a more independent voting record than she does, according to a nonpartisan analysis. 

 

"As governor, Jeanne Shaheen tried to crush New Hampshire small businesses with a sales tax and approved a contract that outsourced part of the state's food stamp program to India. As a senator, Shaheen cast the deciding vote for ObamaCare, supported a disastrous new national energy tax and hypocritically attacked outsourcing despite her own record of outsourcing jobs. Granite Staters know that Shaheen's policies have hurt our economy, and they are ready to replace her with a responsible Republican in November."

 

BACKGROUND

 

Bernie Sanders is an avowed socialist (Could A Socialist Senator Become A National Brand? NPR, 7/10/14)

 

According to a CQ Roll Call analysis of Senate voting records, Jeanne Shaheen votes with President Obama 99% of the time.  

 

According to a CQ Roll Call analysis of Senate voting records, Bernie Sanders votes with President Obama 94% of the time.

 

While Shaheen Was Governor, A Portion Of New Hampshire's Food Stamp Program Was Outsourced To India


 

In The "Late 1990's" New Hampshire And Six Other States Entered Into A Contract With Citibank To Administer Their Food Stamp Programs.  "In the late 1990's seven Northeastern states brokered a deal designed to modernize their outdated and expensive food stamp systems. But the agreement ended up with some of the work being shipped to India. ... The six New England states and New York signed a contract with Citibank that let the company administer a new food stamp program in which beneficiaries buy food with a debit card." (Tim McCahill, "States Respond To Outsourced Jobs," The Associated Press, 3/24/04)

Monday
Aug252014

CEI Today: Bank of America settlement, FedEx, and Big Labor 

Monday, August 25, 2014
In the News Today

 


BANK OF AMERICA SETTLEMENT

Eric Holder Avenges Investor Fraud by Taking from Defrauded Investors

Bank of America agreed to fork over $16.65 billion to settle charges it and companies it had purchased had deceived investors. Yet how much from this settlement goes to the investor victims? Nada! In fact, the settlement takes billions from the very investors who were defrauded.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau


 


FEDERAL EXTORTION + FEDEX - BILL FREZZA

Forbes: Please, FedEx, Fight Back Against Federal Extortion

U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California Melinda Haag, an Obama appointee, is hunting for bigger game. Flush from shaking down Walmart, Johnson and Johnson, and UPS for tens of millions, she has indicted the FedEx Corporation on drug trafficking and “conspiracy to launder” money charges. The prize purse this time? $1.6 billion. What did FedEx allegedly do? The company shipped prescription drug packages from Internet pharmacies that Haag doesn’t like.
> Read more

> Interview Bill Frezza
 

 

 

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