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Friday
Dec122014

Daily Signal - After Chaotic Day, House Narrowly Passes Government Spending Bill 

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Dec. 12, 2014

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After Chaotic Day, House Narrowly Passes Government Spending Bill

With a midnight deadline looming, the House of Representatives voted 219-206 to pass a $1.1 trillion spending bill to keep the government running.

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Parents Fight Back Against Teachers Union Suing Nation's Largest School Choice Program

Daily Policy Focus: Teachers unions in Florida continue to threaten the educational opportunity of thousands of the state’s most vulnerable children.

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If Fetal Surgery Can Save the Life of an Unborn Child, Why Do Some Oppose It?

Special Report: Roughly 4 million babies are born with a complex birth defect each year in the United States, according to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

ALG's Daily Grind - ALG reacts to Omnibus: Congress Defunds Obama Internet Giveaway 

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Dec. 10, 2014

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ALG reacts to Omnibus: Congress Defunds Obama Internet Giveaway

How the House saved the Internet
Omnibus: "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to relinquish the responsibility of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration during fiscal year 2015 with respect to Internet domain name system functions, including responsibility with respect to the authoritative root zone file and the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority functions."

Does the end justify the means?
Today's news is full of the natural outgrowth of that justification for attaining power at all costs, and it is not a one way partisan street.

Merline: The regressive Obamacare tax hidden in plain sight
"Obamacare's individual mandate penalties were supposed to encourage people to buy insurance. But it turns out that the penalties amount to a regressive tax that hits lower-income families the hardest."

Wednesday
Dec102014

CEI Today: Gruber testimony, US misleads at COP-20, and Progressive victories 

Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014
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GRUBER'S TESTIMONY - SAM KAZMAN
 

Gruber Testifies Before Congress on Obamacare Transparency Issues


Sam Kazman, CEI general counsel: “Regardless of what happens at the hearing, Jonathan Gruber has already had a major impact on the ongoing Obamacare litigation, as in CEI’s King v. Burwell and Halbig v. Burwell cases." > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman
 

US MISLEADS ON CLIMATE CHANGE - MYRON EBELL

 

Report from COP-20 in Lima: United States Makes Impressive But Misleading Presentation

 

The U. S. presentation by Rick Duke of the White House Council on Environmental Quality was the most detailed and impressive.  But it did attract several highly critical questions. 

To Mr. Duke’s claim that one of three key parts of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan was the the U. S. would lead international efforts, South Africa questioned how the U. S. could lead when its own domestic efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions had been so insufficient.

But no questions were raised about what I consider to be two highly misleading points in the U. S. presentation.  First, Mr. Duke listed the EPA’s proposed rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from new and existing power plants without mentioning that they are both subject to serious legal challenges and to serious attempts to block them in the 114th Congress. Second, Mr. Duke attributed significant future reductions in fossil fuel use to the increasing use of cellulosic ethanol.
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Related - Report from COP-20 in Lima: 350.org Protests Allowing Fossil Fuel Lobbyists To Attend


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PROGRESSIVE VICTORY - BILL FREZZA

Daily Caller: Hey, Progressives, It’s OK To Declare Victory Sometimes


How did progressives go from dreaming about a better future to shouting jeremiads about impending doom? The answer, I believe, is because they refuse to declare victory, preferring the self-affirming righteousness of unremitting struggle. > Read more

 

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Wednesday
Dec102014

Watchdog - How we are ruining America  

 

Fat kids and drug cartels: The lessons 81 years after prohibition

 

It's been 81 years since the end of Prohibition, but big government at almost every level is still trying to sober us up.

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 Loss of entry-level jobs a tragedy for American workforce

 


The number of hourly workers making minimum wage, with the exception of a few upticks, has been on a downward trend since 1979.

 

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Wyden: No more ‘back doors’ in Americans’ computers, phones


U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden wants to ban the practice of requiring back doors into phones and computers that allow the federal government to snoop on Americans.
Wednesday
Dec102014

Daily Signal - Elijah's Story: A Life Saved Before Birth 

The Daily Signal

 

Dec. 10, 2014

Morning Bell

Elijah's Story: A Life Saved Before Birth

Special Report: The Daily Signal presents the remarkable story of Elijah Leffingwell, whose parents chose a rare fetal surgery to save his life.

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5 Things Jonathan Gruber Said on Capitol Hill While Apologizing for 'Stupid' Cracks

The economist offered up an apology, among other things, for "trying to conjecture about the political process."

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When It Comes to Defunding Amnesty, Congress Needs to Act Now

Daily Policy Focus: There's no reason to wait. Congress has the power to ban the use of already-appropriated funds to implement any aspects of President Obama's deferred action plan.

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