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Tuesday
Nov102015

CEI Today: CFPB abuse of power, Big Labor's big perk, China and global warming, and more 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
In the News Today

 

CFPB ABUSE OF POWER - SAM KAZMAN
 

CEI’S Constitutional Challenge to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Finally Reaches the Merits
 
CEI filed its opening brief in its lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). “Dodd-Frank gave unelected bureaucrats Czar-like power over the financial system and has allowed the CFPB to inflict damage on huge segments of our economy,” said CEI General Counsel Sam Kazman. > Read more

BIG LABOR'S 'RELEASE TIME' PERK - TREY KOVACS

 

Police unions' lawsuit thumbs nose at taxpayers, constitution

 

Release time for public safety personnel is particularly egregious. Instead of fighting fires or protecting the public, firefighters and police officers are being paid to conduct union business. > Read the Las Vegas Review-Journal commentary 

 

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 

CHINA & GLOBAL WARMING - MYRON EBELL
 

China Burns 17% More Coal Than Reported

 

This is important news in at least three respects.  First, it means that global greenhouse gas emissions have been much larger during a period when the global mean temperature has not gone up as predicted.  > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell
 

More in the news...​​​

 

Churchill: A “Foolish Moth”, and FDR’s Raw Deal

 

 




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Monday
Oct052015

CEI Today: Obama's newest executive order, climate change grants, a joint union standard, and more 

Monday, October 5, 2015
In the News Today

 

NEW OBAMA EXECUTIVE ORDER - WAYNE CREWS


New Obama Executive Order Establishes Government As Helicopter Parent

 

The Obama administration has issued yet another executive order (the 21st of the year) entitled “The Totalitarianism of ‘Nudge’.” Well, actually it’s called “Using Behavioral Science Insights to Better Serve the American People.” It urges all the agencies to expoit behavioral science trickery, and even sets up a federal(!) “Social and Behavioral Sciences Team.”
 

As with most of what the federal government does, individual choices, private matters and personal business that are none of the federal government’s concern get reclassified as public policy questions. One gets the impression that’s the agenda. > Read the Forbes commentary 


> Interview Wayne Crews
 

CLIMATE CHANGE GRANTS - MYRON EBELL


Professor Who Advocates Criminalizing Global Warming Skepticism Has Taken $63 Million in Federal Grants
 

It was revealed that Professor Shukla has been paying himself and his wife huge salaries from federal grants to a non-profit he controls called the Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES) in addition to his GMU salary. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell
 

LABOR UNION STANDARD? - TREY KOVACS

 

Why Isn't There a Joint Union Standard?

If corporations are deemed liable for the wrongdoings of [other companies and franchisees], why are labor unions insulated from liability when union officials commit criminal acts when pursuing union objectives—in this case, obtaining work? Also, why is a national union shielded from liability when local unions commit criminal acts? > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs

 




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Monday
Sep282015

CEI Today: OPIC expiring, the world's poor, and China and global warming 

Monday, September 28, 2015
In the News Today

 

SHUT DOWN OPIC - RYAN YOUNG

 

The Case for Closing OPIC

OPIC’s charter expires on September 30, unless Congress renews it—in this way, its business model is similar to the now-expired Export Import Bank. From wasting taxpayer money on the politically well-connected to ineffective job creation policies, the report lists the many reasons why it's time to pull the plug on OPIC. > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young

 

THE WORLD'S POOR? - IAIN MURRAY


World Bank Increases Number of Poor
 

The World Bank is considering changing its definition of what constitutes extreme poverty, raising the level below which someone is treated as extremely poor from $1.25 a day to $1.90 a day. This comes after a long trend of people moving out of the category, leading some to point out that the Bank may have an interest in maintaining high numbers of people defined as poor. > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray
 

CHINA AND GLOBAL WARMING - MYRON EBELL

American and Chinese Presidents Agree To Continue To Work Together To Raise U. S. Energy Prices

 

Press reports have focused on the announcement that China will begin an emissions trading (or cap-and-trade) system for greenhouse gas emissions from electric generation and most industries by 2017.  But just as with the Obama-Xi deal last year, China does not commit to actual emissions reductions.  > Read more
 

 




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Tuesday
Aug182015

ALG requests Clinton emails from China Ministry of State Security 

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Aug. 17, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government Foundation President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement upon posting a request to the China Ministry of State Security for Hillary Clinton's email records:

 

"Hillary Clinton has turned in a blank email server to the FBI in the ongoing investigation into whether classified information was improperly handled on that server. However, it has been reported that Beijing may have been intercepting her emails for years. Given that the Chinese government has an open records policy that sounds very much like the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, Americans for Limited Government Foundation has posted a records request seeking from the Minister of State Security the release of all of Hillary Clinton's emails from her private, non-governmental accounts.

 

"Naturally, we would assume that the Chinese would redact all classified information to avoid embarrassing former Secretary Clinton. It is our expectation that the government of China will meet their own 30-day window under Chinese law for fulfilling the request."

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-requests-clinton-emails-from-china-ministry-of-state-security/ 

 

Attachments:

 

Records request to Minister of State Security, Beijing, China, August 17, 2015 at http://getliberty.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/China-Ministry-of-State-Security_FOIA_Clinton-Emails_08-17-15.pdf

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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.

Friday
Dec122014

CEI Today: China, Gore and Kerry at the climate conference, plus a White House fail on regulatory disclosure 

Friday, Dec. 12, 2014
In the News Today

 


CHINA AT THE CLIMATE CONFERENCE- CHRISTOPHER HORNER


The Blaze: China Recoils on Transparency at Climate Conference, but Obama Administration Still Confident in Deal

Despite China’s refusal this week to accept international scrutiny of its pledged reductions in carbon emissions, President Barack Obama said Thursday that China will abide by “higher standards and in a verifiable way.”

Asserting the bilateral agreement is entirely separate from the Lima conference makes little sense, “unless their spin is the Chinese will allow inspection of the Beijing deal but not a multilateral deal,” said Chris Horner, a senior fellow at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.

“We’ve known all along this was trust but don’t verify,” Horner told TheBlaze. “Politically, this was meant to get ahead of multilateral talks to take away the argument that China is not doing anything. All this [China’s action this week] does is expose the Beijing’s bilateral.”
> Read The Blaze report


> Interview Chris Horner
 

REPORTS FROM COP-20 IN LIMA - MYRON EBELL

It was Climate Action Day at the UN climate conference in Lima, Peru.  A three-hour “high level” session featured a number of prominent elected leaders, UN officials, and climate activists. It gave me a chance to hear former star of stage and screen Al Gore twice more.  Gore said that, “We are designing the future of humankind here in Lima and then Paris” next year.  If that isn’t scary enough, U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew in a few hours later to give a speech in the main press conference room.  It wasn’t an official speech to the COP, but was meant to show the delegates and the world that the Obama Administration is determined to make the negotiations succeed.
> Secretary of State John Kerry Tries To Out-Gore Al Gore

> Al Gore Preaches Hellfire And Redemption

> United States Makes Impressive But Misleading Presentation

> 350.org Protests Allowing Fossil Fuel Lobbyists To Attend


WHITE HOUSE REGULATORY DISCLOSURE - WAYNE CREWS
 

Deteriorating White House Regulatory Disclosure Needs Active Congressional Review

 

Among many regulatory reforms needed in the new 114th Congress, here is yet one more way that regulatory disclosure needs a shot in the arm.

The Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which is supposed to appear twice a year, has undergone some internal reporting changes at the Office of Management and Budget that cause fewer long-term rules to be reported. Note that Obama’s economically significant rules are nearly 50 percent higher than Bush’s and his “significant” rules are way above. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews
 

 

    

 

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