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ALG' Daily Grind - New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom 


Oct. 24, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

New Hampshire's Shaheen no friend to Press Freedom
Senator Jeanne Shaheen's campaign is keeping conservative reporters from attending their "open to the media" events.

'Let them have cash'
Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan boldly propose to do what no central bank has done before: Just print money and give it to people.

A.F. Branco's 2015 Comically Incorrect wall calendar
The perfect gift this Christmas season.

Why is Obama fighting a war on carbon energy?
First came coal. Why oil and natural gas need to watch out.


AFP - Grassroots Activists in Action is Truly Inspiring 

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I'm on the road, so I'll make this quick.

I just wanted to reach out and thank you for being a part of Americans for Prosperity's efforts to build a better future for our country.

I've been out in the states knocking on doors and making phone calls, and every day I'm blown away by our activists' work ethic, their passion, and their dedication to the cause of freedom. Seeing our grassroots activists in action is truly inspiring and gives me so much hope for the future!


This year our field staff and volunteers have knocked on more than 1 million doors and have made more than 5 million phone calls -- that means we've reached millions of people across the country with the message that economic freedom is the key to lifting people out of poverty and getting Americans back on the road to prosperity.


I know it's been a long year, and at this point you might be feeling worn out, but let's finish strong with this last big push to get out the vote!

So if you haven't already, will you remind your friends to get to the polls on Election Day? >>

That's it for now -- thank you so much for all your hard work,


CEI Today: Sports gambling, student loans, paperwork costs, and more 

Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
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New Republic: Let Chris Christie Legalize Sports Gambling. It Won't Ruin the Game.

Last Friday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law a bill legalizing sports gambling in his state. Casinos and racetracks began preparing to take bets as soon as this weekend. But the four major sports leagues and the NCAA, who say the law violates a federal ban on sports gambling, filed a motion Tuesday to stop the law from taking effect. Now it's up to a federal judge to decide.

It's a legal matter, but earlier this month Mark Varga argued in The New Republic that central issue is the integrity of the game: that legalizing sports gambling in America would lead to scandals like match fixing. There's no evidence to support his argument. In fact, legalizing gambling would make the game even cleaner and more transparent. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton


Forbes: CFPB's Loan Report Attacks Lenders Rather Than Empowering Students

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (CFPB) recent annual student loan ombudsman report aims to help those falling behind with private lenders. However, its reactive approach would simply stifle flames rather than prevent their initial burst by proposing shortsighted policies that could lead vulnerable students to take on more debt. > Read more



The 2014 Federal Paperwork and Red Tape Roundup, Part 4: Independent Agency Paperwork Costs

Independent agency paperwork burdens do not get accounted for in OMB’s annual benefits and costs roundup of executive agency rules, and include bureaus like the Securities and Exchange Commission with its 234 million reported hours of paperwork, and the Federal Communications Commission’s 82 million.

Be that as it may, as the link at Independent Agency Paperwork Burdens and the chart nearby shows, these hours add up to 610 million for agencies not headed by a cabinet secretary. At $35/hour, add an additional $21.3 billion in annual costs for independent agencies.
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> Interview Wayne Crews



EPA’s Clean Power Plan Targets for Virginia: Unlawful Six Ways

The Virginia State Corporation Counsel’s staff identify six main reasons EPA’s proposed CO2 reduction targets for Virginia are not valid performance standards. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

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Daily Signal - Government Spends $1 Million to Study 'Subversive Propaganda' Online 

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October 23, 2014

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Government Spends $1 Million to Study 'Subversive Propaganda' Online

Should the same government that improperly denied conservatives tax-exempt status now track the Twitter hashtag #teaparty?

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This Spunky College Intern Is the Face of the New Republican Ground Game

Meet Rhett Johnson, a student intern at the North Carolina GOP and the new face of Republican get-out-the-vote efforts.

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Democrat-Appointed Federal Judge: No Right to Same-Sex Marriage

Daily Policy Focus: He concludes that the U.S. Constitution does not require the redefinition of marriage.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Drill, baby, drill 


Oct. 22, 2014

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Drill, baby, drill
Gasoline prices on average have reached levels not seen since 2010 thanks in no small part to the private sector led American oil shale boom.

Lost GOP opportunity in lame duck?
Kicking the budget until the end of FY 2015 means giving Obama free reign to wield his pen and phone.

Carroll: Liberal journalists invent fictional world to attack Scott Walker
"It is not easy being on the editorial staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, especially now that they have been forced to admit that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's Act 10, which they strongly editorialized against, has saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 billion."