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Friday
May012015

CEI Today: Patriot Act, regulating clothes driers, deadline for White House petition, and more 

Friday, May 1, 2015
In the News Today

 

PATRIOT ACT

CEI Urges Senate to Reject Reauthorization of PATRIOT Act Amendments
 

CEI and 12 other free-market organizations are urging the Senate to reject the latest attempt to fast-track an unamended reauthorizations of the USA PATRIOT Act without privacy reform. On Thursday, a bill to overhaul the law was passed by the House Judiciary Committee. > Read more

REGULATING CLOTHES DRIERS - SAM KAZMAN

 

Government Spinning Up New Rules for Clothes Driers
 
The Department of Energy is considering updating efficiency rules for residential clothes dryers againCompetitive Enterprise Institute general counsel Sam Kazman says consumers should be trusted to decide which product features they want. “The basic question you’ve got to ask in any proceeding like this is ‘if this new technology and standards are going to be saving people money, then why do they have to force consumers to buy them,’” he said. “There are very questionable savings, they’re not dramatic, but the real thing is… why can’t consumers be trusted to make these decisions on their own? > Read more
 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 


HOUSE VOTES ON ENERGY & WATER - MYRON EBELL 
 

How to Improve the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill

 

The Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for FY 2016 passed by the House Appropriations Committee spends too much, but does move some funding from very bad programs to somewhat less bad programs. 
 
The best thing in the bill is the set of riders that prohibit the Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the proposed Waters of the United States rule. That rule if implemented would expand federal jurisdiction far beyond what was intended by Congress in Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, and far beyond the current definition or any reasonable definition of the navigable waters of the United States. > Read more


> Interview Myron Ebell






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Tuesday
Apr282015

CEI Today: EPA transparency, commercial drones, questioning Dr. Oz, and more  

Monday, April 27, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA TRANSPARENCY - CHRIS HORNER
 

The Hill: EPA reveals more than 1,000 pages of texts, phone records from chief

 

The Obama administration revealed late Thursday more than 1,000 pages of text messages and cell phone records from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Gina McCarthy.
 

The records, which agency officials also sent to House Republicans, are in response to allegations from House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) that McCarthy used text messaging to avoid having communications recorded and subject to public records requests.  > Read The Hill article by Timothy Cama

> Interview Chris Horner

 

COMMERCIAL DRONES - MARC SCRIBNER

 

CEI Submits Comments to FAA on Small Drone Certification and Operations Proposed Rules

The FAA is poised to regulate commercial drones, but CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner warns against mandates and bans that impact important technologies and consumer benefits. > Read more
 

QUESTIONING DR. OZ - ANGELA LOGOMASINI

Who Dares Question the Mighty Oz?
 

No one is trying to deprive Dr. Oz of his right to free speech. The doctors listed on the letter are simply exercising their own right to free speech—and that includes speaking truth to the powerful Oz. They shined a light on Oz’s often questionable, TV-publicized, health advice for good reasons, as many others have done so.
 
And apparently, shining a light on Oz’s questionable approaches did some good. It prompted eight of Dr. Oz’s colleagues from Columbia University to speak out as well in a USA Today commentary. > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini

 

 

REGULATING YOUR IRA - JOHN BERLAU

 

Obamacare for Your IRA

A new regulation would let the government decide what you can invest in -- for your own good, of course. > Read the NRO commentary

> Interview John Berlau

 



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


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Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
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Friday
Apr242015

CEI Today: Comcast/TWC merger, college value, and a labor union vs. its members 

Friday, April 24, 2015
In the News Today

 

COMCAST-TWC MERGER - WAYNE CREWS

 

Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Derailed

Thursday we’ve learned again that bureaucrats and their enormous kingdoms come before consumer welfare. 
 
The collapse of the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger merely because of the interference of government, not because of actual market rejection, illustrates the overwhelming power of the modern state in undermining the advance of communications technologies and services specifically in this instance, and of free competitive enterprise generally. > Read more
 

GOING TO COLLEGE - CARRIE SHEFFIELD
 

Is College An Investment Or Consumption?


College pays off for many students, yet for others its expense and opportunity costs outweighs the benefits. There are many financial factors at play, including growing non-academic costs. > Read more 

> Interview Carrie Sheffield

 

LABOR UNION vs ITS MEMBERS - IVAN OSORIO

 

Theatrical Union Ignores Membership Vote to End Volunteering Exemption

The Actors’ Equity Association announced it would ditch a longstanding plan that allowed actors to volunteer at small theaters, ignoring the results of a non-binding referendum. Members voted against ending the exemption, known as the 99 Seat Theater Plan, by about a two-to-one margin. > Read more

> Interview Ivan Osorio



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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Bloomberg San Francisco at 10am & 4pm PT

 


 

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Thursday
Apr232015

CEI Today: Your IRA/401(k), privacy vs. a cyber information bill, and EPA's Clean Power Plan 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
In the News Today

 

YOUR IRA & 401(k) - JOHN BERLAU
 

Gruber's Disciples Gunning for Your IRA and 401(k)


The authors of sweeping new 444-page DOL regulation that would sharply curtail choices of assets and investment strategies in 401(k)s, IRAs and other savings plans appear to share Gruber’s mindset on the “stupidity of the American voter.”  > Read more

> Interview John Berlau

 

CYBER INFORMATION BILL 

 

Fix Cyber Information Sharing Bill, Free Market Groups Urge

The Competitive Enterprise Institute, TechFreedom and a coalition of free-market groups issued an open letter to Members of Congress, urging them to consider amendments to the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act. The NCPAA intends to increase cyber security by facilitating greater sharing of potential cyber threats by private companies with each other and with government. But it also raises real privacy concerns. > Read more 
 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Would EPA’s Defeat in Clean Power Plan Case “Overthrow” the “Structure” of the Clean Air Act?
 

Would a victory for the State and industry petitioners who are challenging EPA’s Clean Power Plan “overthrow” the “structure” of the Clean Air Act and punch a “gaping hole” in public protections from dangerous air pollution?
 
That what’s EPA and environmental intervenors contend in Murray Energy v. EPA. They are peddling nonsense. > Read more



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






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CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Gombita

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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Monday
Apr202015

CEI Today: Obamacare subsidies, Big Labor's lawsuit, EPA's Clean Power Plan, GMO apples, and more 

Monday, April 20, 2015
In the News Today

 

OBAMACARE SUBSIDIES - SCOT VORSE

 

New Report Shows States Had Serious Questions about Obamacare Tax Credits in 2011

A new CEI report shows many states knew as early as 2011 that they might not receive tax credits if they opted out of establishing a state-based health insurance exchange. Whether nonparticipating states had adequate knowledge that they were putting their Obamacare subsidies at risk is a critical question in CEI’s Supreme Court case, King v. Burwell.  > Read more
 

LAWSUIT AGAINST McDONALD'S - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

Press of Atlantic City: The NLRB's emerging, disastrous joint-employer cases

The National Labor Relations Board is hearing more than 60 consolidated lawsuits brought by unions and union-affiliated groups against McDonald's and several of its fast-food franchisees. The suits claim franchisor McDonald's USA and certain franchisees jointly employed and retaliated against protesting pro-union workers. Thousands of small businesses - and jobs - are on the line as this rogue federal agency puts on trial many tried-and-true American business practices, including franchising, temporary staffing, outsourcing, sourcing and contracting. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Preposterous Claim That Clean Power Plan Lowers Energy Bills
 

OAR chief Janet McCabe claimed before Congress that the Clean Power Plan would reduce energy bills. Her evidence for this claim was to cite the New England experience. This is just bizarre. In fact, one of the big energy stories this winter was…the energy crisis in New England! Energy bills “skyrocketed” in the region, because New England States over the last decade went too green, too fast. > Read more 

GMO APPLES - GREG CONKO


Feds Approve Genetically Modified Apples

 
“Arctic apples,” apples genetically modified to keep from turning brown when sliced or bruised, were approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for commercial planting on February 13. The USDA found Arctic apple are safe to plant and nutritionally equivalent to other apples. Arctic apples are special for a number of reasons, says Greg Conko, executive director of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  > Read more

 

> Interview Greg Conko
 



ARE STREETCARS AN ANSWER TO AMERICA’S URBAN TRANSPORTATION PROBLEMS?

 

Two experts on the subject  have two different

 opinions, including CEI's Marc Scribner. This NPC Newsmakers news conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at 10 a.m. in the club’s Zenger Room, on the 13th Floor of the National Press Building, 529 14th St. NW, Washington DC 20045. 

 






Realclearradio.org


Bloomberg Boston 1pm & 7pm ET
Bloomberg San Francisco at 10am & 4pm PT

 


 

 

    

 

CEI is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy group dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and limited government.  For more information about CEI, please visit our website, cei.org.  Follow CEI on Twitter! Twitter.com/ceidotorg.

 



White House Petition Asks President to Veto Online Gambling Ban
 

In order to receive a response from the White House the petition must receive 100,000 signatures by May 2. > Read more


 

The Man Who Brought Obamacare Back to the Supreme Court

 
 


Media Contacts: 202-331-2277
Annie Dwyer

Christine Hall
Mary Beth Hutchins

Keara Vickers

CEI Issues:

Advancing Capitalism
Business & Gov't
Energy & Environment
Finance & Entrepreneurship
Health & Safety
Human Achievement Hour
Law & Constitution
Labor & Employment
Nanny State
Regulatory Reform
Risk & Consumer Freedom
Tech and Telecom
Trade and International
Transportation & Infrastructure

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