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Tuesday
Apr162013

CEI Today: Ecuador/Chevron, principles for immigration reform, and the week in regulation 

ECUADOR V. CHEVRON - IAIN MURRAY & GEOFFREY McLATCHEY


American Spectator: Another Correa Problem, In Ecuador we have Big Green vs. Big Oil in a pitifully unfair fight

The Ecuadorian President is backed by an international green lobby, including a group of aggressive trial lawyers, determined to see Chevron pay. Now the plaintiffs’ lawyers are seeking a jurisdiction likely to rule in their favor — something which an arbitration panel in The Hague has deemed an unfair practice. But even if they succeed in their quest, their real trouble is the facts in front of them. > Read more


> Interview Iain Murray & Geoffrey McLatchey

IMMIGRATION REFORM - DAVID BIER


Openmarket.org: Seven Principles Of Free Market Immigration Reform

  1. Immigration laws should value human beings.
  2. Immigration reform should reflect market realities.
  3. The rule of law should be upheld.
  4. Laws should be reformed to encourage legal immigration and discourage the illegal kind.
  5. Laws should not deputize citizens as enforcers.
  6. Laws should create sustainable systems, not just one time exceptions.
  7. Laws should respect families.
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> Interview David Bier

 

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week In Regulation

Highlights from final rules published last week:

 > Read more

> Interview Ryan Young

 

 

 

CEI ANNUAL DINNER & GALA

FEATURING

THE HONORABLE RAND PAUL


JUNE 20, 2013

 

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Friday
Mar292013

Heritage - Update on Obamacare Costs, Marriage Debate, & Immigration 

The Dangerous Allure of Medicaid Expansion
How will your state fare if your governor chooses to expand Medicare? A few states would save money when the federal government kicks in their share, but most would lose money. Regardless of whether the state or federal government pays, the massive increase in spending will ultimately be borne by you, the taxpayer. Read analyst Drew Gonshorowski's analysis of the impacts of expansion on your state in his blog post. And, check out how your own state will fare.

 

Obamacare Drives Up Health Care Prices
The first cost estimate of Obamacare came in at $898 billion, but after the law was passed the government revised the cost to a figure nearly double that, or $1.85 trillion. On the third anniversary of the passage of the health care law analyst Alyene Senger explains in her blog post the increasing costs and what we're likely to face in the future. Even thought the worst tax increases and mandates don't go into effect until next year, Heritage created a collection of infographics that depict the impacts Americans are already feeling because of this new law. 

 

 

Heritage's Marriage Expert Debates Piers Morgan 
Ryan Anderson, co-author of the book "What is Marriage," debated Piers Morgan and Suze Orman on CNN. Watch Anderson as he maintains his composure and sticks to the facts while facing a hostile host and studio audience. Learn his arguments by reading  "What You Need to Know About Marriage."

 

What is the Definition of Amnesty in the Immigration Debate?
Americans recognize the vital importance of lawful immigration in part because it brings important economic and cultural benefits to the country and to the immigrants. Congress should encourage lawful immigration and discourage amnesty, which discourages respect for the law, treats law-breakers better than law-followers, and encourages future unlawful immigration. Learn more about the history of amnesty programs and what immigration policies actually work by reading Heritage Senior Vice President David Addington's Backgrounder, Encouraging Lawful Immigration and Discouraging Unlawful Immigration.

 

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Thursday
Mar282013

CEI Today: White House immigration bill, WSJ crony capitalist conference, and Windsorgate/carbon tax 

IMMIGRATION - DAVID BIER
   
Openmarket.org: White House Immigration Bill Will Be A Disaster Without Accessible Work Visas

 

President Obama’s recently leaked immigration bill left off the most important component of an immigration bill: the immigration part. Given the fact that the Chamber of Commerce and the big unions — the AFL-CIO and the SEIU — were still locked in vain negotiations over a potential guest work program, the president clearly did not want to leak a version that would step on the toes of his two biggest backers. Unfortunately, without a robust work visa system, the White House bill will be a disaster. >Read more


> Interview David Bier

WSJ CRONY CAPITALIST CONFERENCE - MYRON EBELL

Globalwarming.org:
Wall Street Journal’s Crony Capitalist Conference Turns Sour


Times have changed since the Wall Street Journal held its first “ECO:nomics—Creating Environmental Capital” conference.  I was there in 2008 when several hundred investors and corporate CEOs listened to leading crony capitalists, including Jeff Immelt of GE, James Rogers of Duke Energy, Andrew Liveris of Dow Chemical, and John Doerr of Kleiner, Perkins, Caulfield and Byers (where Al Gore was also a partner), smugly explain how they were going to strike it rich off the backs of consumers and taxpayers with green energy subsidies and mandates, federal loan guarantees, and the higher energy prices that would make renewable energy competitive with coal, oil, and natural gas once cap-and-trade was enacted. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell

WINDSORGATE, CARBON TAX

The Daily Caller: Emails: Treasury Dept. showed interest in carbon tax data, legislation

The Obama administration has repeatedly said it has no plans to propose a tax on carbon dioxide emissions, but emails from 2012 show that U.S. Treasury Department officials were very interested in learning more about such a tax.

But emails released as part of a lawsuit by the Competitive Enterprise Institute show that Treasury officials were interested in learning more about past iterations of such policies.  According to the emails, officials looked for data concerning carbon trading legislation in South Korea, the European emissions trading system, and 2009 cap-and-trade bill that failed to clear Congress. They were also attending conferences on carbon emissions.
> Read more

 > Interview Christopher Horner

 

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Wednesday
Mar202013

CEI Today: Cyprus & European woes, legal immigration, and Human Achievement Hour

CYBRUS BAIL-IN - IAIN MURRAY

Openmarket.org:
What Cyprus (Initially) Got Right — Remembering The 2008 WaMu Capital “Run”

There is no shortage of criticisms that I could levy either on Cyprus and the EU’s slapdash approach, which now looks like it will be rejected by the Cyprus parliament. The biggest being that the failing financial institutions should have been put through a bankruptcy system rather propped up — whether through this levy or general taxation. Having said that, the initial Cyprus approach could have been much worse, and what comes next may be much more likely to spread contagion. > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

 

TODAY!

IMMIGRATION EVENT

March 20 Hill Briefing: Getting Legal Immigration Right

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, Rayburn Office Building, Room 2456

The immigration debate in Washington needs to move past the current illegal immigration problem to the future. If Congress is to seriously consider comprehensive immigration reform, it must address America’s broken legal immigration system. The system is beset by arbitrary restrictions, time constraints, and quotas.

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 23

CELEBRATE EARTH HOUR


HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT HOUR!


On Saturday, March 23 at 8:30pm (local time), some people, businesses and governments around the world will choose to sit in the dark for one hour as a symbolic gesture to take action against climate change. Celebrate  Human Achievement Hour, instead - lights ON!


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Friday
Mar152013

CEI Today: Legal Immigration, Sunshine Week, CEI at CPAC, and more! 

IMMIGRATION - EVENT

March 20 Hill Briefing: Getting Legal Immigration Right

The immigration debate in Washington needs to move past the current illegal immigration problem to the future. If Congress is to seriously consider comprehensive immigration reform, it must address America’s broken legal immigration system. The system is beset by arbitrary restrictions, time constraints, and quotas. Real reform must address these issues.

 

SUNSHINE WEEK - Chris Horner

CEI.org: Administration Brags About FOIA; CEI Experience Tells Different Story

This week is "Sunshine Week," a national initiative dedicated to open government. In the spirit of the occasion, the White House is publishing a series of posts demonstrating "the Obama Administration's continued commitment to open and accessible government." Interestingly, Monday's post focused on "progress made improving the administration of the FOIA [Freedom of Information Act]."

 

As detailed here, CEI is currently receiving tranches of emails from the EPA as a result of a Freedom of Information Act request (and subsequent lawsuit) targeting emails from now-former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson's alias "Richard Windsor" email account. Most of the emails we have received are heavily redacted.

 

CEI at CPAC - MARCH 14 - 16

CEI is a co-sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), March 14-16 near Washington, D.C. CEI scholars will participate in four CPAC panels and other events.

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