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Daily Signal - Sharyl Attkisson Exclusive: Hillary Clinton's Former Chief of Staff No Stranger to Allegations of Withholding Public Documents 

The Daily Signal


October 15, 2014

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Hillary Clinton's Former Chief of Staff No Stranger to Allegations of Withholding Public Documents

A career public servant speaks exclusively to The Daily Signal's Sharyl Attkisson about her encounters with a former Clinton White House lawyer who would later become Hillary Clinton's chief of staff at the State Department -- and a key figure under scrutiny for overseeing a Benghazi document review.

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Hey, Defense Department: Focus on ISIS, Not Climate Change

Daily Policy Focus: As world leaders remain locked in on the threat of ISIS, the U.S. Department of Defense laid out its plan to fight a different battle.

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Why Is Obama Hitting GOP for Not Caring About Hispanics When His Actions Show He Doesn't Care?

President Obama has once again warned Republicans that they will be committing political "suicide" if they do not legalize millions of illegal immigrants.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Ebola crisis forces changed health spending priorities 


Oct. 15, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

Ebola crisis forces changed health spending priorities
A rational government would redirect the $100 million a year being spent by the CDC on promoting bike paths into the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases. 

Italy's Five Star movement threatens to leave Euro
Party co-founder: ""I don't give away my sovereignty to anybody."

National Review: RNC attacks liberal 'haircut strategy' as 'voter suppression'
Liberal PAC: "The election results in many states may be as narrow as a few thousand votes, so we sought to determine whether we could have an impact at the margins of the race by dampening Republican enthusiasm levels."


CEI Today: Farewell to Leonard Liggio, Obamacare & affordability, hate speech, and more 

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
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CNBC: Obamacare and affordability—not as connected as you think

Neither the ACA nor the administration's implementation of it supports the notion that "affordability" trumps other aspects of the law, even when the administration could have chosen to promote affordability instead, as the four examples below indicate. 
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> Interview Tom Haynes, founder and president of TBP Solutions, a health-care insurance broker. Haynes is also a board member at the Competitive Enterprise Institute.


CNSNews: Most Democrats Back ‘Hate Speech’ Ban in Poll;
Conservatism Equated with Hate
51 percent of Democrats support banning “hate speech,” while only 21 percent oppose such a ban, in a recent You.Gov poll.  This is disturbing because to many liberals, commonplace conservative views qualify as “hate speech.”  > Read more

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Josiah Bartlett Centger - The State Budget is a Mess and Getting Worse 

Weekly Update from the
Josiah Bartlett Center

Keeping you up to date on our latest research
on the issues impacting New Hampshire


The state budget is a mess and it keeps getting worse. What’s worse is that this budget mess isn’t caused by a recession but by poor management and political gamesmanship. The first year of the budget significantly overspent. The second year, which we are in the middle of, is significantly out of balance. All of this will make the next budget a significant problem.

This budget was supposed to be a transition budget. The earlier 2011 budget was a crisis budget. An $800 million imbalance forced significant budget cuts to bring spending roughly in line with regular revenues.

The 2013 budget relied on a significant surplus generated by its predecessor to include budget growth that was almost but not quite supported by revenue. The budget counted on spending $29.5 million of the surplus in the first year and $26.7 million in the second.

With the release of an unaudited budget summary last week we discovered that the budget situation is in fact quite bad. We also know now that there is no revenue problem at all but a significant spending problem....Click here to keep reading


CEI Today: Self-driving cars, EPA's clean power plan, Gruber MIA, and more

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014
In the News Today


TODAY! 12:00PM

The End of Transit and the Beginning of the New Mobility: Policy Implications of Self-Driving Cars


Featuring Marc Scribner, Research Fellow, Competitive Enterprise Institute

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Strategy for One-Party Rule?

EPA’s Clean Power Plan would compel each state to reduce its power-sector carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by a specified percentage by 2030. As discussed previously on this blog, the Plan is climatologically irrelevant. > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis


Breitbart: Government Omits Any Mention of Jonathan Gruber in Most Recent Court Filing


Professor Jonathan Gruber has been a continual presence in government court filings related to Obamacare. That changed last Friday when the federal government filed its opposition to a Supreme Court review of the King v. Burwell case without mentioning Gruber at all. > Read more

> Interview Sam Kazman

CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

Even with a mid-term election coming up next month, agencies are cranking out a dozen or so new regulations every workday. The federal government also announced that, having solved all other problems, it will be holding a Tall Wood Building Prize Competition.
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CEI's John Berlau to Speak on Crowdfunding's Dynamic Potential in Banking & Lending


CEI financial policy expert John Berlau will discuss how crowdfunding is a new frontier that could open up further opportunities in investing and lending  if antiquated securities regulations are eliminated. > See  FULL AGENDA & REGISTRATION 



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Unions’ Extensive Influence over Politics Highlights Need for Reform


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CEI Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow