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CEI Today: Dem v Dem on trade, menu labeling, and runaway executive power

Friday, January 31, 2014
In the News Today

DEMOCRAT SCHISM ON TRADE - FRAN SMITH Schism among Democrats On “Fast Track” to Trade

The trade debate is heating up in the wake of President Obama’s nod to trade in his State of the Union address, the introduction this month of a Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) bill, and the on-going negotiation on two major trade deals.

A major schism among Democrats on trade broke out January 29, when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in an interview that he was against TPA, commonly known as “fast-track” legislation, which gives the president authority to negotiate trade agreements that are then voted on by Congress without amendments.

Reid’s opposition is in contrast to
President Obama’s endorsement of fast-track authority in his State of the Union address earlier this week.

 > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith


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

EXECUTIVE BRANCH ABUSE OF POWER - WAYNE CREWS Reining in the Executive Branch Bureaucracy

When I can act on my own without Congress, I’m going to do so,” Obama promises. This spend-and-transfer fixation makes Americans poorer and dependent except for the lucky few running things. > Read more


> Interview Wayne Crews

> Follow Wayne Crews on Twitter




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January 30, 2014:
State of the Union

Vice President for Strategy Iain Murray analyzes the President’s 2014 State of the Union speech.

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The End of Privacy – Is the Government Destroying Trust?



ALG's Daily Grind - Will Obama invoke executive privilege on the IRS documents?

August 7, 2013

Will Obama invoke executive privilege on the IRS documents?

How far will the White House go to conceal about 650,000 documents relevant to the IRS scandal targeting the tea party and other 501(c)(4) organizations?

Beware of Martin O'Malley

Maryland Governor: "By the end of this year I think we're on course to have a body of work that lays the framework for a candidacy in 2016."

Senate hearing proves Obama is lying about 'climate change'

Dr. Roy Spencer: "Skeptics generally are skeptical of the view that recent warming is all human-caused, and/or that it is of a sufficient magnitude to warrant immediate action given the cost of energy policies to the poor. They do not claim humans have no impact on climate whatsoever."

Woodhill: July unemployment evidence Ben & Barack poison the economy

"That the U.S. economy is as sick as it is today, more than four years into Obama's so-called 'recovery,' suggests that economic foul play is at work."


ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's attempts to expand his power 

April 12, 2013

Obama's attempts to expand his power

Senate report: Courts strike down numerous Obama power grabs, including to attach a GPS to one's car and following their every movement without having any evidence that the person has committed a crime.

Cartoon: Wreak Havoc

The state-run media sits by idly while this tin-pot leader wreaks havoc on the populace…

Conservatives Seek Leadership to Cure Malaise

Reflections on the passing of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher highlight the burnout, some would call malaise, inflicting many American conservatives today. 

Washington Examiner: EPA nominee promoted questionable coolant made by company with Obama ties

"Tests by Mercedes-Benz engineers last year found that when HFO-1234yf came in contact with a car's hot engine, it burst into flames."


CEI Weekly: President Gives Himself Control of Internet

Friday, July 13, 2012



Feature: Ryan Radia slammed President Obama's recent executive order on CNBC's Closing Bell.

FEATURE: President Gives Himself Control of Internet


Last week, President Obama signed an executive order granting his administration special powers over communications networks in national security and emergency preparedness situations. CEI Associate Director of Technology Studies Ryan Radia outlined the constitutional and practical problems with the President's plan in a CNBC interview on Wednesday. Watch the segment here.







Fade to Black Coal

Chris Horner's Interview on Fox Business


Why Politicians Answer to Unions

Ivan Osorio's op-ed in The Washington Post


Start of Darkness for America's Shining Cities

Andrew Follett and Myron Ebell's op-ed in The Washington Post


The Lean Forward Campaign: A Recipe for Economic Stagnation

Bill Frezza's op-ed in RealClearMarkets


Obama's Secret Anti-Immigration Campaign

David Bier's op-ed in RealClearPolicy


Lead Paint Rule All Wet

Angela Logomasini's op-ed in PJ Media


A Conservative-Progressive Carbon Tax Plot?

Myron Ebell's citation in Reason


Internet Freedom Becomes Hot Cause for Politicians Across the Political Spectrum

CEI's citation in The Hill


Obama Vs. Job Creation

Wayne Crews' citation in The American Spectator








July 12, 2012: Who's to Blame for D.C.'s Power Outage?


The Washington, D.C. area was recently hit by a rare derecho storm, which is essentially a land hurricane. Three million people were left without power, some for more than a week — during a record-breaking heatwave. Pepco, the electric utility that serves D.C. and parts of Maryland, quickly drew the public’s ire. Energy Policy Analyst William Yeatman thinks the jeering public should look in the mirror. A government-granted monopoly and rampant NIMBY-ism are not a recipe for success.



ALG's Daily Grind: Obama above the law on DREAM Act and executive privilege?

June 25, 2012

Obama above the law on DREAM Act and executive privilege?

Taken on their own, these executive actions are at best Nixonian in their flagrant disregard for the rule of law, but Obama's actions over the past three years have gone much, much further in asserting his will whether Congress likes it or not.

Video: The Tale of The SEIU's Ridiculous Battle Against The 'RAISE Act'

You won't believe the audacity of this union group and its latest political battle. ALG's Don Todd wants you to hear what was in the email he received.

Major union feels sting of SCOTUS decision

Having already experienced a continuous string of political setbacks at the state level, one of the nation's largest unions, AFSCME, was jolted again Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of non-union workers who objected to paying fees for union political activities without notice.

Warner: The IMF helping the euro is feeding the monster on our doorstep

The IMF's Jeremy Warner warns Eurozone nations against an International Monetary Fund plan that would lead to fiscal union and "a European superstate that would probably be autocratic in nature".