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Tuesday
Apr152014

CEI Today: Dodd-Frank ruling, chemicals & bees, and EPA captured

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
In the News Today

DODD-FRANK LOST IN COURT - JOHN BERLAU


Openmarket.org: First Ever Constitutional Ruling against Dodd-Frank Voids Destructive “Conflict Minerals” Section


Monday’s ruling of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that Dodd-Frank’s “conflict minerals” disclosure mandate violates the First Amendment is the first time ever a court has ruled that a provision of Dodd-Frank violates the Constitution. And it couldn’t happen to a more misguided and destructive provision of the law!

The conflict disclosure mandate creates a compliance nightmare, hurts American miners and manufacturers, and does the greatest harm to those it was intended to help — the struggling worker in and nearby the Democratic Republic of Congo.
> Read more

> Interview John Berlau

CHEMICAL BANS & HONEYBEE HEALTH - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Openmarket.org: Encouraging News about Honeybee Health


A recently released study in Europe reports some good news about honeybee health, which should prompt public officials to reexamine a recent ban on some agricultural products. This latest study adds another wrinkle to the debate, indicating that the problem is not as widespread as people think, and that other factors are in play, such as cold weather. It underscores why we need to continue to study the issue rather than push rash and unhelpful bans. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

CAPTURING THE EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

Globalwarming.org: Matthew Dowd, Meet the EPA


Green groups like the Sierra Club and NRDC have “captured” EPA, in the same way that industry was thought to have done to regulators in the 1960s. These environmental organizations spend significant resources on getting their preferred candidates elected. In return, they enjoy political spoils. The most conspicuous manifestation of this capture is the continuously revolving door between the non-profit, public (i.e., EPA), and private “green” sectors of the economy. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

The rising class-war chorus

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


*Tax Day Special*

Guests: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley Professor and former Secretary of Labor

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

The Mazama pocket gopher is neither a threatened nor endangered species, but three of its subspecies are the unwitting recipients of more than 1,600 acres of critical habitat in Washington State.

 




Tuesday
Apr152014

Guinta For Congress - Team Guinta Locks Down More Grassroots Support

From Frank's Desk

As election season begins to pick up steam, so too does Team Guinta's March into April. This morning we are proud to release yet another list of leaders from around the District. This marks the seventh such list.

Frank Guinta released the following statement:

"The foundation of our campaign continues to be strengthened with the addition of local, county and statewide leaders, like the ones released today. The benefit of a grassroots campaign is the buy-in and collaboration that comes from their years of institutional knowledge, and Team Guinta will benefit greatly from this. It is going to take a District wide effort to win this fall, and this is a clear indication that we will have the infrastructure in place to do just that."

Selectman Fred Kelley, Candia
Representative Bob Fesh, Derry
School Board Member, Kent Nolan, Goffstown
Representative Kevin St. James, Kingston
Former State Senate Candidate Christian Callahan, Portsmouth
Selectman David Canada, Stratham
Small Business Owner, Gail Harrington, South Hampton
Fire Chief, Louis Brunelle, Sandwich
Police Chief, Daniel Poirier, Tamworth
Former Town Councilor, Marty Bove, Londonderry
Honorable Laurie Pettengill, Bartlett
Former Selectman, Brenda Copp, Sandown
Conservative Activist Bernie McKay, Rochester
School Board Member, UNH Wrestling Coach Henry Marsh, North Hampton
Zoning Board Member, Craig Niiler, Freedom
City Councilor Ralph Torr, Rochester
Selectman Matt Scruton, Farmington
Selectman Amanda Soares, Candia
Selectman Stephen Landau, Chester
Former Alderman,Tom Robert, Manchester
NHGOP Committee Member, Elena Ball, Center Barnstead
Selectman Mark Carpenter, Nottingham
Selectman Arthur Capello, Rochester
Selectman Bob Freeman, Ossipee
Road Agent, Fred Clough, Wakefield



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Tuesday
Apr152014

NH GOP - ICYMI: Looks Like Panic Has Set In 

Friends,

  

In case you missed it, there was a compelling editorial in today's Foster's Daily Democrat detailing Jeanne Shaheen's shameless hypocrisy. Below are a few excerpts that highlight the state of panic within the Democrat Party that has led them to new lows. It's no wonder then that Senator Shaheen's legislative record has been equally self-serving, leaving New Hampshire as a mere afterthought. Help us keep DC politicians accountable by volunteering or becoming a grassroots giver today. 

 

Thank you for all that you do. 

 

Best wishes,

 

Jennifer Horn

Chairman

New Hampshire Republican State Committee

 

 

Excerpts from today's Foster's Daily Democrat 
 
"Looks Like a Panic Has Set In"
  • Ordinarily, it is wise politics to not level charges that can come back to bite you in the tookus. Party chair Buckley should know this and know better. Case in point is his party's very own U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen. As has been widely reported, this darling of the Democratic Party recently spent time fundraising in California.
  • How can Sen. Shaheen, as a member of the party faithful, campaign on a platform of bipartisan cooperation while Buckley trashes the notion on almost a daily basis? Of course, we know the answer. Buckley is running scared that his Democratic kingdom is beginning to crumble. 
  • Nationally, it looks as if the Democrats are preparing for a political butt kicking that even well-connected New Hampshire Democrats admit could unseat Shaheen. Then there's the precipice over which Democratic U.S. Reps. Carol Shea-Porter and Annie Kuster are looking. It's no wonder there is panic in the board room of state Democratic Party headquarters.

The original editorial can be found here.

Monday
Apr142014

Heritage - What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes 

April 14, 2014

 

What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes

It’s a bummer when you see how much income tax comes out of your paycheck. But when you see that Social Security line item, do you think, “At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?

It’s not.

The tax money you’re paying into Social Security today is going to fund today’s retirees. Who will pay for your benefits? The next generation of workers.

And the payout gets worse with each generation.

>>> Read More

An IRS Employee Urged People to Reelect Obama Obama Picks Overseer of Government Shutdown Decisions for HHS

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Monday
Apr142014

CEI Today: Cherry blossoms + global warming, lawmakers v. EPA, and the WaPo on illegal carbon pollution standard 

Monday, April 14, 2014
In the News Today

CHERRY BLOSSOMS + GLOBAL WARMING - SAM KAZMAN


Globalwarming.org: Will Cherry Blossoms Get Sucked into the Polar Vortex?


DC’s cherry trees hit their official peak blossom date last Thursday, April 10th.  That’s the latest in the year that the Capital has experienced peak blossoming in over two decades.  

Unusually cold weather, in the view of White House Science Advisor John Holdren, is actually yet another sign of global warming.  Holdren explained this to a freezing yet grateful nation in a two-minute video. Today, CEI is filing a formal Information Quality Act Correction Request with OSTP on that very issue. 
> Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman

SENATORS VS EPA - MYRON EBELL

Globalwarming.org: Senators Sessions and Inhofe Come Out Swinging against EPA


Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) announced at an Environment and Public Works Committee hearing last week on the nomination of Janet McCabe to be assistant administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency for air and radiation that he couldn’t vote to confirm McCabe if she insists on denying the conclusion of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that there is no historic trend in the incidence and severity of tropical cyclones (hurricanes and typhoons). 

Climate Progress, an especially deranged outpost of the ironically-named Center for American Progress’s Think Progress web site, immediately accused Sen. Sessions of opposing McCabe “because she accepts climate science.” > Read more

> Interview Myron Ebell

EPA'S CARBON POLLUTION STANDARD

Globalwarming.org: WaPo Wonkblog Makes Case that EPA’s Carbon Pollution Standard Is Illegal

 

On Friday, Washington Post Wonkblog published a notable article about “clean coal.” Reporter Max Ehrenfreund wrote that carbon capture and sequestration is “exorbitantly” costly. This modifier is supremely apt; it is the exact word chosen by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals* to describe an impermissible requirement pursuant to the provision of the Clean Air Act that authorizes the aforementioned Carbon Pollution Standard. As such, if the costs of carbon capture and sequestration are in fact “exorbitant,” then the regulation is illegal. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


Consumer’s Guide to
Chemical Risk


CEI‘s recently released booklet, A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk: Deciphering the “Science” Behind Chemical Scares,” are tools designed reduce both the confusion and fear about chemicals. 
> Read more

CEI Podcast for April 9, 2014: A Consumer’s Guide to Chemical Risk

 

    

 

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, and blogs, Globalwarming.org and OpenMarket.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 


CEI President Lawson Bader
@libertynkilts

The rising class-war chorus

Saturdays, 10am ET
Realclearradio.org


Tax Day Special


Guests: Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, and Robert Reich, University of California, Berkeley Professor and former Secretary of Labor

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