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Wednesday
Feb102016

CEI Today: Obamacare menu mandate, the new overtime pay rule, and regulatory dark matter

 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
In the News Today

OBAMACARE MENU MANDATE - MICHELLE MINTON

House Votes This Week on Common Sense Nutritional Disclosure Bill


A provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires retail food establishments with 20 or more locations to list calories for regular menu items it serves on all signs and printed menus. It puts a big burden on small food retailers, and it could lead to unwanted price hikes. 
> Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton

OBAMA OVERTIME PAY RULE - TREY KOVACS


Report: Obama Overtime Rule Has Big Costs, Few Benefits


The Obama administration overtime pay mandate will put a big burden on small business and won’t necessarily lead to higher wages, a new CEI report explains. > Read more

REGULATORY DARK MATTER - WAYNE CREWS

Washington's 'Dark Matter' Regulations


The Obama administration has often worked through "dark matter": proclamations in the form of guidance documents, memoranda, bulletins, manuals, circulars, and even blog posts. ​Federal agencies circumvent Congress, the American people, the courts, and essentially all oversight. > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

 

    

 

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DARK MATTER
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Tuesday
Feb092016

Daily Signal - Sen. Ben Sasse: Democrats Have Gone 'Post-Constitutional' 

The Daily Signal

Feb. 8, 2016
Good morning from the nation's capital, where we're keeping an eye on policy trends. In a must-see interview, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., candidly tells Genevieve Wood how Democrats and Republicans have gone astray. Occupational licensing reform brings together the president and lawmakers, Melissa Quinn reports. Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky says an appeals judge got it right in nixing a ban on "assault weapons." Plus: a deal to confirm Obama's latest court nominee and an update on the Ukraine war.
Commentary

Sen. Ben Sasse: Democrats Have Gone 'Post-Constitutional'

Is the United States facing a constitutional crisis? Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., thinks so.

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News

It Takes 6 Years to Become a Licensed Interior Designer in 4 States. A Bipartisan Coalition Wants to Change That.

Are there too many legal requirements to join certain professions in some states? In Nevada, for example, the education and experience requirement for an interior designer is more than 2,100 days, or six years.

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Commentary

A Legal Victory for Gun Rights

The court totally rejected the far-fetched argument that the Second Amendment does not apply to "detachable magazines because magazines are not firearms—that is, detachable magazines do not constitute 'bearable' arms that are expressly protected by the Second Amendment."

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News

GOP-Controlled Senate Is About to Approve Another Obama Judge

Today, the Senate will consider Rebecca Ebinger for a lifetime appointment as a district judge in Iowa.

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News

'A Real War Going On': Mixed News From the Front Lines in Ukraine

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said 2,269 Ukrainian soldiers have died since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in spring 2014. That toll almost matches the 2,381 American troops killed during roughly 14 years of combat operations in Afghanistan.

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News

House Panel Probes Whether Obama Administration Misled Americans on Debt Limit

Republican congressmen say the Obama administration misled the American people to believe the debt limit has to be raised to accommodate more government spending because breaching it would result in a calamitous default.

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Tuesday
Feb092016

CEI Today: Obama's oil tax and pen-and-phone, the Zika virus, and more 

 

Monday, February 8, 2016
In the News Today

OBAMA'S OIL TAX - MYRON EBELL

President Obama Will Propose $10 a Barrel Tax on Oil To Pay For $32 Billion Green Transit Slush Fund


With oil selling at roughly $30 a barrel, this would amount to a one-third increase in the cost of oil. There is no chance that the 114th Congress will enact this new $32 billion tax plus green slush fund, so it’s not clear why the President doesn’t follow his tried and true practice and just impose it by executive order. > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

OBAMA'S PEN-AND-PHONE - WAYNE CREWS

New Congressional Task Force To Address Obama's Executive Overreach


The president’s frequent taunting of Congress, his boasts that he’d go around them to make law with his “pen and phone” when Congress doesn’t do his bidding, resulted in the creation of the bipartisan, six-month Executive Overreach Task Force of 2016 by the House Judiciary Committee. 
> Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews

ZIKA VIRUS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Zika Wake-Up Call


Disease control is limited by the lack of political will to use all tools in our arsenal, including politically incorrect pesticides.  > Read more

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

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Saturday
Feb062016

CEI Today: Zika virus, Operation Choke Point, free trade, eco-finance, and more 

 

Friday, February 5, 2016
In the News Today

ZIKA VIRUS - ANGELA LOGOMASINI


Zika Wake-Up Call


Disease control is limited by the lack of political will to use all tools in our arsenal, including politically incorrect pesticides.  > Read more

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

White House Threatens Veto to Choke Point Reform Bill


The bill’s first change to the law would require banking regulators to have material reasons to instruct a financial institution to shut down banking services to a client. But the administration’s statement is a masterpiece in justifying executive abuse.
> Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

TRADE AGREEMENT - FRAN SMITH

Trans-Pacific Partnership Signed, Provisions a Mixed Bag


On the pro side, the trade pact eliminates or reduces thousands of tariffs. On the con side, TPP includes non-trade related issues. > Read more

> Interview Fran Smith

ECO-FINANCE - JOHN BERLAU

Don't Put Eco-Finance Measures in Energy Bill


Cronyism and boondoggles in an energy bill is nothing new in the U.S. Congress. But this week, senators of both parties are taking the process to new lows in amendments they are offering to the pending S.2012—the Energy Policy Modernization Act. > Read more 


> Interview John Berlau

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

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DARK MATTER
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Thursday
Feb042016

CEI Today: Operation Choke Point, air traffic control, a major labor reform vote, and more 

Thursday, February 4, 2016
In the News Today

OPERATION CHOKE POINT

​House Leads Effort to End Operation Choke Point Abuse


The Obama administration’s Operation Choke Point, which targets politically-disfavored payment processors, payday lenders, gun shop owners, and other companies, is a major abuse of executive authority and of otherwise legal businesses.
 > Read more

> Interview Iain Murray

AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL REFORM - MARC SCRIBNER


Air Traffic Control Modernization Advances in House Committee


The current air traffic control model is a relic of the 1960s and should be dismantled and replaced, as most of the industrialized world has done over the past 25 years.  > Read more

MAJOR LABOR REFORM - IVAN OSORIO

West Virginia Set to Enact Major Labor Reform with Prevailing Wage Repeal


Prevailing wage laws tilt the contracting playing field in favor of unions, at the expense of nonunion workers and taxpayers. > Read more

> Interview Ivan Osorio

OBSOLETE REGULATIONS - RYAN YOUNG

How to Get Rid of Obsolete Regulations


Regulations should be subject to cost analysis after coming into effect, not just before. The House this week is considering H.R. 1675, the Encouraging Employee Ownership Act, an important regulatory reform for getting rid of old or obsolete rules. > Read more 


> Interview Ryan Young

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 

REPORT: What is
REGULATORY
DARK MATTER
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Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita


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Banking & Finance
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
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Trade & International
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