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Heritage - If Obama Acts Alone on Immigration, House Judiciary Chairman Vows Court Challenge 

The Daily Signal


October 2, 2014

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If Obama Acts Alone on Immigration, House Judiciary Chairman Vows Court Challenge

President Obama said he will announce executive action on immigration after the November midterm elections.

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Mayor Wants to Introduce More Climate Regulations

Daily Policy Focus: It’s a costly, aggressive climate plan in a state that already has some of the most egregious climate regulations on the books.

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Opposing John Boehner for Speaker Could Come With Repercussions

Conservatives planning to buck the status quo and oppose the reelection of John Boehner as House speaker have received a warning shot.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Shiller on home sales slowdown: 'This is what happens when prices go up' 


Oct. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted. 

Shiller on home sales slowdown: 'This is what happens when prices go up'
Home values shot up dramatically in 2013, and now existing home sales are down in 2014. 

Cartoon: Where the buck stops
Obama knows where the buck stops.

People's Climate March wants to change the economy, not the weather
The Climate March makes clear that extremist voices have hijacked the environmental movement.

Keenan: The Troika threats to bankrupt Ireland revealed
Bankruptcy threat: "The threat was made at a high-level teleconference meeting, details of which have been revealed for the first time by the Central Bank governor, Dr Patrick Honohan."



Heritage - 5 Policies That Would Make Gas Cheaper 

The Daily Signal


October 1, 2014

Morning Bell

5 Policies That Would Make Gas Cheaper

Daily Policy Focus: Sick of paying too much at the pump? If you are, there’s good news: there are policies that Congress and the Obama administration could implement that would likely lead to lower prices.

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Mom-and-Pop Restaurants Feel the Pinch of This State's Minimum Wage Hike

"This will cripple the restaurant industry," says the owner of an Italian eatery.

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Political Strategists Plot How Libertarians and Conservatives Can Unite to 'Take Back the White House'

The best way to do that, Republican strategists say, is to project the similarities between them, so as not to give voters a reason or alternative to vote outside of the two major parties.

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CEI Today: Obamacare ruling in Oklahoma, 1982 Tylenol anniversary, driverless car event, and more 

Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014
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A federal court in Oklahoma ruled on Tuesday that IRS subsidies under Obamacare are illegal in states that didn't set up exchanges. CEI general counsel Sam Kazman commented on the ruling:

"Today's ruling by the federal district court in the Oklahoma Obamacare case is extremely encouraging. We are also pleased the court cited the Jonathan Gruber video, which CEI played a large role in publicizing, featuring Gruber's admission that, under the Affordable Care Act as written, states opting out of coverage would not receive federal subsidies." 

> Interview Sam Kazman


Cyanide, Tylenol and How Free Markets Make You Safer


This week is the anniversary of one of the most significant food and drug related events in recent memory. Often discussed in college business classes these days, the 1982 Tylenol poisonings is usually heralded as the prime example of how companies should handle a consumer relations disaster. However, it is also a shining example of how the market itself—acting to protect its customers and thus its profits—can improve public safety. > Read more

> Interview Michelle Minton



Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow


CEI is pleased to announce that Carrie Sheffield, a New York-based columnist and broadcaster, has been selected as CEI’s 2014-2015 Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow. > Read more

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

Last week, 84 new final regulations were published in the Federal Register. There were 72 new final rules the previous week.




Watchdog - Can we stop comparing each other to Nazis?  


Ohio candidate helped write book comparing Republicans to Nazis


Democrat Kent Smith touts his book, “Please God Save Us,” as proof of his qualifications to serve in the Ohio House. But illustrations by the book's coauthor are full of violent imagery comparing Republicans to Nazis and use terms like "Republichrist Jihad Devil" and "Crosstika."

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 Saying ‘no’ to undocumented kids lands town in hot water


A small Virginia town said "no" to the federal government's plan to house undocumented minors in their town. The feds backed down, but groups that would have benefited from housing the minors are claiming racial discrimination.

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Nanny of the Week: Seattle imposes fine on residents who throw away food

A new city ordinance in Seattle allows trash collectors to look through your trash can - and charge you extra if you threw away too many table scraps instead of composting.

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