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Thursday
Oct012015

Daily Signal - Find Out How Your Lawmakers Voted on Government Spending Bill That Funds Planned Parenthood

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Oct. 1, 2015
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Find Out How Your Lawmakers Voted on Government Spending Bill That Funds Planned Parenthood, Averts Shutdown

On the last day of the fiscal year, Congress approved a short-term spending measure that doesn’t end taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and keeps the federal government operating through Dec. 11.

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How Senate GOP Leadership Is Silencing Americans' Voices With Procedural Tricks

In addition to GOP leadership caving on issue after issue, they are also stripping other members of Congress, such as Sen. Ted Cruz, of their ability and rights to have their voices heard.

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News

California Labor Union That Fought for $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants an Exemption

The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the Santa Monica City Council to review.

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He Escaped From a North Korean Prison Camp. Now He's Showing the World His Torture Scars.

In an exclusive interview with The Daily Signal, human rights activist Shin Dong-hyuk shows scars that he suffered from torture inside a North Korean prison camp.

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Commentary

GE's Cynical Ruse: Pretending Jobs Are Moving Because of End of Ex-Im Subsidies

The evidence just does not support GE's claim that it is moving American jobs because of Ex-Im.

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Why Does It Matter Who the House Speaker Is? Looking at House Leadership's Responsibilities

Conservative lawmakers are focused primarily on the race for House speaker, as the top Republican sets the tone for the remainder of leadership and dictates what action the House will take.

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Saturday
Sep262015

NHDP - Dueling Town Halls for Christie and Paul in NH

 

 

 

“While Chris Christie and Rand Paul hold town halls in New Hampshire only 11 miles apart, their views on key positions in New Hampshire are equally as close… and shockingly out of touch with Granite Staters.” - Lizzy Price, NHDP Communications Director

 

Oppose Raising the Minimum Wage

 

Over 70% of Granite State voters support a minimum wage increase because they know it will help hard-working families, but Christie and Paul don’t even want to talk about it.

 

  • Chris Christie said he was “tired of hearing about the minimum wage.”

 

 

Oppose Funding for Planned Parenthood

 

Nearly 7 in 10 New Hampshire voters oppose Republican efforts to defund Planned Parenthood, but Christie and Paul are adamantly opposed.

 

  • Rand Paul has endorsed the strategy to shut down the federal government to prevent funding women’s health through Planned Parenthood. (The last time Rand Paul and Republicans shut down the government, it cost taxpayers $24 billion)

 

  • Chris Christie vetoed family planning funding every year he has been governor and is open to a government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood.

 

Skeptical on Climate Change

 

A majority of Granite Staters support policies that reflect scientific facts about climate change and increasing renewable energy, but Christie and Paul refuse to address climate change.

 

  • Chris Christie has raided more than $1 billion in clean energy funds and closed the state’s Office of Climate Change.

 

 

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Friday
Jul242015

CEI Today: Minimum wage, taxpayer giveaway, EPA climate report, and more 

Friday, July 24, 2015
In the News Today

 

MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE - RYAN YOUNG


New York State Mulling Minimum Wage Increase
 

New York State is considering implementing a $15 hourly minimum wage for fast food restaurant chains, which heavily employ teens. The increase would not affect restaurants with fewer than 30 locations, or other teen-heavy employers, such as retailers.
 
That means it would disemploy fewer people than would a blanket increase. But while some teens will get hefty raises, othes will be unable to find a job at all.  > Read more


> Interview Ryan Young
 

TAXPAYER GIVEAWY TO UNIONS - TREY KOVACS

Time to Enforce Texas Constitution’s Bar on Taxpayer Subsidies to Private Parties

 

Use of taxpayer funds should be reserved for purely public purposes, not the private benefit of an individual, corporation, or association. Yet, Texas public employee unions, which are officially private organizations, receive a direct subsidy from local governments in the form of release time, a practice that allows public employees to conduct union business during working hours without loss of pay. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

EPA CLIMATE REPORT - MARLO LEWIS


EPA’s Climate Action Flimflam Report, Part 2

 

EPA’s report on the U.S. domestic benefits of aggressive “global action” to combat climate change is flamflam. Turns out, EPA’s so-called business-as-usual scenario is actually a high-end emissions scenario. > Read more  
 

> Interview Marlo Lewis
 

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Wednesday
Jun102015

NHDP - Christie is Right: Minimum Wage is a Losing Issue for Republicans 

Majority of Granite Staters Support the Minimum Wage

CONCORD, N.H. - During his trip to New Hampshire, Chris Christie described those who support a minimum wage increase as speaking to “the lowest common denominator” while explaining the issue was a losing one for Republicans.

“What voters dislike more than Governor Christie’s out-of-touch comments are his failing economic policies and his refusal to consider a minimum wage increase,” said Lizzy Price, Communications Director for the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Christie is right that the minimum wage is a losing issue for Republicans, especially in New Hampshire where voters overwhelmingly support an increase in the minimum wage. But too many Republicans - like Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Rick Perry, and Ted Cruz -  don't.”

 

BACKGROUND

In New Hampshire, Christie said the minimum wage is “a losing argument” for the Republican Party. “He also fielded a question on the minimum wage, calling the issue ‘a losing argument’ for the Republican Party. ‘We as Republicans should not be sucked into this argument,’ Christie said, arguing that while Democrats ‘speak to the lowest common denominator,’ while Republicans should ‘need to speak to people's higher aspirations.’” [Star-Ledger, 6/8/2015]

Granite Staters Overwhelmingly Support Raising the Minimum Wage. 76% of Granite Staters support raising New Hampshire’s minimum wage – including majorities of Democrats, Republicans and independents. [WMUR Granite State Poll]

Data Shows 2014 Job Creation Grew Faster in States that Raised the Minimum Wage. The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) found that job creation in 2014 was faster in the 13 states that had increased their minimum wage on January 1, 2014 compared with those that had not. Another study from the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment found “strong earnings effects and no employment effects of minimum wage increases.” [Center for Economic and Policy Research; Institute for Research on Labor and Employment]

 
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Wednesday
May272015

CEI Today: Tax cut for spirits? Ex-Im Bank, and a minimum wage hike 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

TAX CUT FOR SPIRITS? - MICHELLE MINTON

 
Raise a Glass to Lower Taxes
 
You might not know it, but about half the cost of your preferred alcoholic beverage is made up of taxes and fees. One man in Congress, Rep. Todd Young (R-Ind.) wants to change that. Today he introduced a bill that would introduced a bill that would cut the current federal excise tax rate on whiskey, rum, vodka, and gin.  > Read more 
 

EXPORT-IMPORT BANK - RYAN YOUNG     

 

Politics vs. Principle: Export-Import Bank Edition
 
Since Ex-Im reauthorization is likely to pass the Senate, the political focus moves to the House. Sen. Cantwell tried to get Speaker Boehner to promise to hold a House Ex-Im vote, but he refused. But nor will he get in the way of a vote if members of his own chamber decide to bring one up.  > Read more 

MINIMUM WAGE HIKE - TREY KOVACS

 

Big Labor Money Behind Los Angeles Minimum Wage Hike

 

How much influence did labor unions have in getting the minimum wage hike across the finish line in Los Angeles?
 
A great deal, according to the Department of Labor’s union financial records and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission that tracks campaign contributions to elected officials. > Read more

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Washington, DC

 

The Constitutional Limits of the
Endangered Species Act

What limits does the Constitution place on federal regulations under the ESA? Should Congress resolve that issue instead of the courts? Would endangered species be better protected or worse off if PETPO prevails in court or S. 1142 is enacted?
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Join us for CEI’s Bourbon and BBQ Bash: Liberty served smooth and smokin’

 

    

 

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Thursday, June 11
8:30am – 10:30am
 

TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

 






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