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Watchdog - 2014 was a weird year for the first amendment


ALG's Daily Grind - Growth still only 2.7 percent year over year 


Jan. 2, 2015

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Growth still only 2.7 percent year over year
When the 2.1 percent contraction in the first quarter is taken into account, the economy has only grown at a tepid 2.7 percent rate in the past 12 months.

Cartoon: Teeing off the New Year
What's Obama got in store for 2015?

Lame Duck discontent puts Speaker Boehner in jeopardy
Next week in the Speaker's vote, if 29 Republicans decide that they will not vote for John Boehner to continue as Speaker, he doesn't get to be Speaker unless he convinces a Democrat to vote for him.

Poll: 60 percent of Republicans Want Boehner Out as Speaker
"These numbers are what you would expect from the members of the other party, not Republican voters."


Daily Signal - Meet the Communist Group at the Michael Brown and Eric Garner Protests 

The Daily Signal


Dec. 30, 2014

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Meet the Communist Group at the Michael Brown and Eric Garner Protests

Mixed among the faces of protesters nationwide calling for justice in the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown is a group of Communists fueling a movement against police officers and calling for mass demonstrations.

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Former Catholic School Teacher Fired for Violating Catholic Teaching Awarded $1.95 Million, Mostly for Hurt Feelings

Daily Policy Focus: Can a Catholic diocese require that its employees live up to a moral code that prohibits what is otherwise legal?

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96% of Illegal Immigrant Families With Deportation Orders 'Can't Be Found'

Thousands of illegal immigrants who spilled into border states earlier this year have "disappeared," a Houston TV station discovered in its investigation.

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CEI Today: Democrats v gov't unions, green groups "beyond coal," CEI's Battered Business Bureau, and more 

Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014
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If late House Speaker Tip O’Neill’s famous saying that all politics is local has a corollary, it may be that politics is at its most substantive at the local level. While the people’s elected representatives in Congress—many from safe districts—trade ideological barbs, state and local elected officials often have to deal in the language of dollars and cents, as they weigh policy decisions that directly affect their constituents.

That in turn creates different conflicts than those found on Capitol Hill. And nowhere is that more visible than in the growing conflict between state and local Democratic elected officials trying to put their governments’ finances in order. > View more

> Interview Ivan Osorio


Green Groups Demonstrate Their Unreasonableness with Response to EPA’s Coal Ash Rule

Two Fridays ago, EPA promulgated a final regulation, pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (“RCRA”), that establishes first ever federal limits on the disposal of “coal combustion residuals” (i.e., byproducts of burning coal for power). Coal combustion residuals also are known as “coal ash.”

Environmentalists aren’t happy with the rule, having deemed it too lenient. Their true motive is to make coal power cost prohibitive, and thereby move America “beyond coal.” > Read more

> Interview William Yeatman

CEI's Battered Business Bureau:
The Week in Regulation

The federal government took Thursday and Friday off to celebrate the holidays. Despite the rare three-day work week, agencies still published 25 proposed regulations, more than 40 final regulations, and an average of more than 500 Federal Register pages per day.

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ALG's Daily Grind - Bush's original sin on executive action 


Dec. 19, 2014

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Bush's original sin on executive action
On the six year anniversary of the GM and Chrysler bailout, we reflect on the door to executive action George W. Bush opened for Barack Obama.

Cartoon: The dictator
The United States: The latest banana republic in the Western Hemisphere.

Obama's Cuban announcement slaps Congress in the face
The choice to fund all of the government for the next nine months besides the Department of Homeland Security means that Congress has little recourse to rein in Obama's Cuban bailout.