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CEI Today: Stop Gov't Abuse Week - transparency, EPA over-reach, and more

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
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Investor's Business Daily: What Is Obama's Consumer Credit Agency Hiding?

On Wednesday and Thursday, CFPB Director Richard Cordray and other top bureau officials will meet behind closed doors with a group of radical advisers who are having undue influence over financial regulatory policy.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, which is suing CFPB, said its closed-door policy is a clear violation of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. It mandates public access to such meetings so cronies don't have preference over private citizens in advisory roles.
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Forbes: The Environmental Protection Agency's Breathtakingly Lawless Attempt To Regulate Greenhouse Gases

Monday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. EPA. The case is the first since Massachusetts v. EPA (2007) to examine the extent of the EPA’s Clean Air Act authority to regulate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Despite the narrow scope of review and the arcane terminology, the case has far-reaching economic, political, and constitutional implications. The EPA rule at issue will empower the EPA and its state counterpart agencies to meddle in “every aspect of a facility’s operation and design that affects either its emission of carbon dioxide or its consumption of energy. 
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> Interview Marlo Lewis


CHILD CARE UNIONIZATION  - TREY KOVACS Vermont Child Care Unionization Bill Is Back

In Vermont, home child care providers have rallied together to fend off unwanted legislation that would allow unions to organize providers in the 2012 and 2013 legislative sessions, despite union intimidation of Vermont elected officials and intense lobbying for the bill.  > Read more

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National Review’s Law and Disorder Debate
Man vs. Wild: California in Crisis 

Friday, February 28, 2014, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)

Is nature taking a vendetta out on the state of California, or has bad policy wrought the water crisis in California? Featuring CEI's William Yeatman. > RSVP and for more information

March 6-8, 2014


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Lessons for Business School Millennials from Real World Experience

Dean Neeli Bendapudi of the University of Kansas School of Business discusses how and why KU partners with businesses around the world to provide hands-on lessons and training.





CEI Today: Chemical spill, EPA secret emails, and union agenda on minimum wage 

Friday, February 14, 2014
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CHEMICAL SPILL - ANGELA LOGOMASINI TSCA Reform Won’t Reduce Chemical Spill Risks

The January 9 chemical spill in West Virginia, which temporarily contaminated the Charleston drinking water supply, has rekindled a debate related to federal chemical regulation. Clearly, this case — and another spill that occurred this week in West Virginia — demonstrates the failure to properly implement the many emergency planning and prevention laws and programs already on the books. And this is a problem that state regulators and policymakers there need to address. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

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Latest Senate Report Supports CEI Findings: EPA Officials Continue to Use Secret Email Accounts

Thursday, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works released a report affirming the widespread use of private email accounts among senior Environmental Protection Agency officials, findings first revealed in a series of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) and related litigation. The report raises serious concerns about the EPA’s compliance with FOIA and congressional oversight requests, and about the EPA Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) previous investigation into the issue. > Read more


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MINIMUM WAGE - TREY KOVACS Union Support for Minimum and Living Wage Laws Based on Self-Interest

Across the country, labor unions advocate for increases in the minimum wage, along with proposals to create “living wage” laws. Unions publicly argue that these wage laws are imperative to preserve the middle class and lifting low-wage workers out of poverty. 
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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's state of confusion on IRS underscores cover-up


Feb. 6, 2014

Obama's state of confusion on IRS underscores cover-up
Obama to O'Reilly: "What happened here was you've got a 501(c)(4) law that people think was confusing, that the folks did not know how to implement." Except, for the mountain of evidence via congressional testimony that the whole thing was orchestrated.

Gut the EPA
ALG's Wilson on "Any U.S. lawmaker who is serious about creating new jobs, lowering energy costs and preserving our constitutional form of government must make gutting this rogue bureaucracy their top priority."

Horowitz: GOP debt ceiling strategy
Daniel Horowitz makes the case for using the debt ceiling as leverage.


ALG's Daily Grind - Congress needs to act before California's drought destroys farms


Feb. 3, 2014

Congress needs to act before California's drought destroys farms
Even without the current drought crisis, California already faced a government-imposed dust bowl due to Endangered Species Act requirements that fresh water be flushed out to sea in an unproven hope that this would help save the endangered Delta smelt.

EPA ban on wood stoves is freezing out rural America
It seems that even wood isn't green or renewable enough anymore.

Basile: Obama's weaponization of government
There is a dangerous arrogance of power among the President and senior-level Democrats that should concern every American.


ALG's Daily Grind - Chuck Schumer is a fascist 


Jan. 27, 2014

Chuck Schumer is a fascist
Tells Obama to move forward with making up laws via the IRS to restrict the speech of political opponents: "It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies — we must redouble those efforts immediately."

The real state of the union
As the President of the United States delivers the State of the Union address to the congress and the nation, what is Obama really going to say?

The EPA's agenda: Undermine capitalism and America
Whether it's global warming hysteria or coal regulations, the EPA is the instrument of those who want to undermine capitalism in any way it can.

Smith: The Fed's solution to income stagnation is to make everyone a speculator
The elimination of low-risk interest income in favor of risky speculative credit/asset bubbles has led to a monumental misallocation of capital and the institutionalization of perverse and highly corrosive incentives.