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Tuesday
Aug252015

CEI Today: Carbs, NLRB joint employer, and the week in regulation 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In the News Today

 

CARBS - MICHELLE MINTON

 

Study "Wounds" the Carbohydrate-Insulin Theory of Obesity
 

Last week a very interesting and, by all accounts, very well-done study made waves among the nutritional science community. For many years, the idea that reducing carbohydrates is the most effective way to reduce fat due to its effect on insulin has been rapidly gaining in popularity. This new study, however, casts serious doubt on the hypothesized mechanism by which consumption of carbohydrates, in particular, would lead to these problems. > Read more
 

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY


IBD: Obama Administration Labor Ruling Could Hit U.S. Businesses Hard
 

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing for the fallout. > Read the IBD commentary

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 

BATTERED BUSINESS BUREAU - RYAN YOUNG

CEI's Battled Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation


Nearly 2,000 Federal Register pages contain regulations for everything from pay ratios to apricots. The SEC’s controversial Dodd-Frank regulation requiring public companies to disclose the pay ratios between their highest-paid and median-paid employees was published. It is 85 pages long. New regulations for apricots grown in Washington State; Irish potatoes grown in southeastern states; and onions grown in Idaho and Oregon. > Read the week in regulation 

 

> Interview Ryan Young
 




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Saturday
Aug222015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Hassan Ignores Constituents: A vast majority of Granite Staters support the voter residency bill she vetoed 
 
Governor Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill earlier this year that would have required all voters to live in New Hampshire for at least 30 days before casting a ballot. Citizens for a Strong New Hampshire, along with many other organizations, supported the legislation. Even longtime Democratic Secretary of State Bill Gardner endorsed the bill.

The State Senate is expected to take up a vote to override Hassan's veto next month. Thus, it was positive news that WMUR released a Granite State Poll this week, which showed 57 percent of those surveyed supported the bill, while only 28 percent opposed it.

We will keep you informed on the legislative process as the issue gets taken up again next session. Our organization strongly believes a vast majority of Granite Staters support initiatives to protect the integrity of the election process. The real question is, why doesn't Governor Maggie Hassan? 
 
 
Defending Ayotte: False attacks from the left misrepresent her record on women's healthcare
 
Jennifer Couture of Dunbarton submitted a well-written opinion piece to the Concord Monitor this week. It was in contrast to one earlier this month by another individual who made false attacks against Senator Kelly Ayotte regarding Planned Parenthood and women's healthcare.

While we encourage you to read it in it's entirety, we especially agree with the following paragraph:

"The notion that voting to defund Planned Parenthood in any way affects a woman's access to vital care services is a red herring. It's a falsehood repeated by an organization that is desperate to do damage control. Taxpayers should not be subsidizing a private organization that engages in these grotesque, disturbing practices, as Planned Parenthood appears to do. Instead, we can support women's health services by directing funding to the thousands of health centers that do not engage in such troubling activities. It's as simple as that."

Click HERE to read the full column.     
 
 
Still Hiding: Is Kuster really this scared of her constituents' tough questions? 
 
It is a fact that Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) has never held a single town hall during her entire tenure in Congress, so it isn't too surprising that she did not host any meetings over the August congressional recess.

However, it is remarkable that it is now to the point where Congresswoman Kuster is going through so much trouble to hide from her constituents that she won't even post the address to her events online out of fear that those who disagree with her might show up.

Take a look at the details below for one of the only events Congresswoman Kuster has publicized for the months of August and September: 

 
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
Saturday
Aug222015

Cooler Heads Digest 21 August 2015 

21 August 2015

This week is an abridged version of the Digest. We'll be back next week. Thanks!

In the News

Gap Between Obama UN Climate Pledge and CO2 Cuts Gets Bigger
Stephen D. Eule, Institute for 21st Century Energy, 21 August 2015

EPA's Methane Policy: Statistically Trivial for the Planet and Terrible for the Economy
Mark P. Mills, Forbes, 21 August 2015

Heavy Truck Greenhouse Gas Rule: EPA Deflates Climate Impacts, Inflates Significance
Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger and Patrick Michaels, Cato At Liberty, 20 August 2015

Obama's Clean Power Plan is bad news for California
Tom Tanton and Julian Morris, Orange County Register, 20 August 1015

‘Islamic Declaration on Global Climate Change’ suggests we are going to hell in a handbasket, links climate to Nepal earthquake
Anthony Watts, Watts Up With That, 20 August 2015,

Clean Energy Incentive Program: More Illegality in EPA’s Power Plant Rule
Marlo Lewis, GlobalWarming.Org, 19 August 2015 

MacArthur Foundation doles out $50 million to toward climate change [i.e. to green pressure groups],
Shia Kapos, Crain’s Chicago Business, 19 August 2015

Refrack Resourceship: Why the Carbon-Based Energy Era Is Still Young
Robert L. Bradley, Jr., MasterResource.Org, 17 August 2015

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey asks court to intervene in Clean Power Plan
Sarah Tincher, The State Journal, 14 August 2015, 

Four Big Problems with the Obama Administration’s Climate Change Regulations 
Nicolas Loris, Heritage Foundation Issue Brief #4454, 14 August 2015

The Cooler Heads Digest is the weekly e-mail publication of the Cooler Heads Coalition. For the latest news and commentary, check out the Coalition’s website, www.GlobalWarming.org.

 

Friday
Aug212015

CEI Today: NLRB joint employer ruling, back to school lunch, EPA power plant rule, and more 

Thursday, August 20, 2015
In the News Today

 

NLRB JOINT EMPLOYER RULING - IAIN MURRAY


IBD: Obama Administration Labor Ruling Could Hit U.S. Businesses Hard
 

The National Labor Relations Board is expected to rule any day now in a case that will affect thousands of businesses. Firms are bracing for the fallout. > Read the IBD commentary

 

> Interview Iain Murray

 


BACK TO SCHOOL LUNCH - MICHELLE MINTON

Back to School Lunch Scares
 

Here are a few tips to help you relax as you send your kids off into the great wide nutritional unknown. Soda won’t kill your kids. There is no doubt that excessive consumption of sugary drinks through soda or fruit juice can easily lead to a calorie surplus and weight gain. However, the occasional can of sports drink after a soccer game isn’t likely to cause any damage. > Read more

 

> Interview Michelle Minton
 


EPA POWER PLANT RULE - MARLO LEWIS

 

Clean Energy Incentive Program: New Unlawful Element in EPA’s Power Plant Rule?
 

EPA’s recently finalized Clean Power Plan (CPP) contains a key policy initiative not discussed or even mentioned in the proposed rule: the Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP). EPA will award extra emission allowances and emission rate credits to states that “act early” to increase generation from wind and solar power and/or reduce electricity demand via energy-efficiency measures. You might suppose EPA would explain the legal authority for a substantive policy change affecting potentially hundreds of regulated entities. So what accounts for this curious omission?  > Read more 
 

 




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Thursday
Aug202015

Daily Signal - 'Love Trumps Fear': Three Pastors Whose Black Churches Were Burned Share Their Stories

The Daily Signal

Aug. 20, 2015
News

'Love Trumps Fear': Three Pastors Whose Black Churches Were Burned Share Their Stories

After the devastating shooting at a church in Charleston, S.C., several black churches across the south have been affected by serious fires. The Daily Signal visited three of them.

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News

State Department Clamping Down on Speaking to Congress or Press?

The Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson reports on the State Department's new policy that some insiders view as designed to keep employees from freely speaking about Benghazi and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email controversy.

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News

The Iran Deal Whip Count: How Will Lawmakers Vote on the Accord?

As a growing number of Democrats have announced their opposition to the Iran deal, Republicans are holding out hope to override a presidential veto. Our chart breaks down where lawmakers stand.

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Commentary

EPA Chief Admits Climate Regulations Will Hit Low-Income Minority Families Hardest

The Clean Power Plan that will require drastic cuts in 47 states' carbon dioxide emissions will adversely impact poor, minority families the most.

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News

24 Questions for Jack Phillips, the Baker Who Gave Up Wedding Cakes for God

The Colorado cake designer talks with The Daily Signal about why he is willing to take a big financial loss rather than create cakes for gay weddings.

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News

Teacher Protests Union's Planned Parenthood Donations, Fights for Ability to Donate to Pro-Life Charity

In an interview with The Daily Signal, Pennsylvania high school teacher Linda Misja said she has never paid for representation by the union, which she does not want.

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