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ALG's Daily Grind - Read the fine print, QE is not really over 


Oct. 30, 2014

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Read the fine print, QE is not really over
Fed: "The Committee is maintaining its existing policy of reinvesting principal payments from its holdings of agency debt and agency mortgage-backed securities in agency mortgage-backed securities and of rolling over maturing Treasury securities at auction."

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Retired Lt. Gen. Boykin to Americans: 'Go to the polls and vote'
Ret. Lt. Gen. William "Jerry" Boykin makes the case for Americans to vote this year.

EU climate compromise: I will if you will
New European carbon emissions reductions will not take place until the rest of the world agrees to do the same. Poland leads opposition.


Franklin Center - Hot on the Trail  

Hot on the trail: drives 2014 election coverage

Voting machines that force you to vote Democrat, candidates stonewalling reporters, 78-year-old grandmas banned from poll observing, labor unions spending tens of millions of dollars in mandatory dues on politics. Clearly, it's been an eventful election season.'s coverage of the midterms serves as a prime example of what we strive to do: Counter the unquestioned narrative of establishment media with local, fact-based stories that otherwise would go untold. 

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A Note From Our President

Dear Reader,

As we approach the midterm election, I'm reminded of how elections are much more than an opportunity to choose our representatives--though that is critically important. Aside from the pros and cons of candidates, election season gives rise to debates over the influence of money in politics, the integrity of the voting process, and our First Amendment right to criticize and fact-check politicians. 

Just as in past election years, has been on the ground and out in front of the debate. We've covered reports of "calibration issues" in voting machines, exposed the tens of millions of dollars that unions spend on political activities, and examined how ballot initiatives that the local media often overlooks will affect your community.

Best regards,

Jason Stverak
President, Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity







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Watchdog Wire

Bill Clinton Supports Tom Wolf’s Taxing Agenda

Sound bites echoed throughout Pittsburgh on Monday as the notorious former Democratic President Bill Clinton stumped for his party’s Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf.

VIDEO: Sen. Hagan Blasts ‘Out-of-State Billionaires’ for Election Funding

Senator Kay Hagan touted the virtues of grass roots support over "out-of-state billionaires," but she's benefited from more than $37 million in outside spending this election."



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Daily Signal - City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet 

The Daily Signal


October 30, 2014

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City Says Ministers Don't Have to Wed Same-Sex Couples, but Here's Why It's Not Over Yet

An Idaho town is not going to force a Christian couple who own a wedding chapel to perform same-sex marriages, the town's main attorney told The Daily Signal.

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Latest Reason to Oppose Amnesty? Voter Fraud

Are non-citizens potentially voting in Tuesday's election?

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In the War on Terrorism, We Must Win the War of Ideas

Daily Policy Focus: The foundational ideas of Western civilization matter today as much as ever.

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CEI Today: White House polar vortex, Clinton vs Obama red tape, driverless cars, and more 

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
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CEI Lawsuit Targets White House Polar Vortex Documents


Wednesday, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), seeking documents related to that agency’s controversial video, The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes. 

“If this video really represented Dr. Holdren’s personal opinion, then it’s bad enough that OSTP spent taxpayer dollars to produce and post it on the White House web site,” said CEI general counsel Sam Kazman stated. “But for the agency to refuse to disclose documents related to the video in order to protect what it claims are internal deliberations is doubly ridiculous.
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How Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Has Grown since President Clinton

How have paperwork hours have changed over the past decade-plus of data collected under the Paperwork Reduction Act?

In President Bill Clinton’s last year, 2000, there were an estimated 7.361 billion hours of paperwork burden (of course, fiscal year 2001 had been underway a few months by the time Clinton left office).

Since that time, paperwork burdens have grown 28 percent to 9.453 billion in the current 2014 Information Collection Budget (which depicts fiscal year 2013). > Read more

> Interview Wayne Crews


New Jersey's Driverless Car Bill: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back

Yesterday, the New Jersey Senate Transportation Committee in a unanimous vote reported S734, a bill that would recognize the legality of autonomous vehicle testing and operations in New Jersey. While we should appreciate [the] intent to promote automated vehicle development in New Jersey, it contains a number of problems.  > Read more

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

It was business as usual, with new rules hitting the books on everything from political speech restrictions to butterflies to football broadcasts.



Watchdog - As election looms, problems emerge with voting machines  

‘Calibration issue’ pops up on voting machines


Several voters are reporting their voting machines switched Republican votes to Democrats.

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 Group sues over ‘illegal’ voters


An election watch group is suing the state of Maryland over the presence of illegal immigrants on the state's voter rolls.


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Teachers squeezed for $27 million in union political spending

The American Federation for Teachers poured more than $27 million in members dues into political activism during the 2014 fiscal year.

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