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Tuesday
Dec022014

ALG's Daily Grind - EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority 

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Dec. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority
The front lines of the Administration's alarmist war on coal literally hits home for the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who during the campaign promised to "do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in." 

Five defunds Congress can take up right now
The Internet giveaway, HUD's federal takeover of local zoning rules, NLRB quickie elections and more! 

Calhoun: The return of the Greenspan conundrum
Alhambra Investment Partners CEO Joseph Calhoun notes that just because the Fed raises its policy rate does not mean that market-based interest rates are going to budge.

  

Dec. 1, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

EPA in the crosshairs of new Republican majority
The front lines of the Administration's alarmist war on coal literally hits home for the new incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who during the campaign promised to "do whatever I can to get the EPA reined in."

Five defunds Congress can take up right now
The Internet giveaway, HUD's federal takeover of local zoning rules, NLRB quickie elections and more!

Calhoun: The return of the Greenspan conundrum
Alhambra Investment Partners CEO Joseph Calhoun notes that just because the Fed raises its policy rate does not mean that market-based interest rates are going to budge.

 

Tuesday
Dec022014

CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, Obama NLRB nominee, Bush v Obama regulations, United Streetcar, and more 

Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014
In the News Today

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

CEI Urges Regulation Be Withdrawn
 
This week the Competitive Enterprise (CEI) Institute and at least 11 other free-market organizations submitted public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency opposing EPA’s long-anticipated Clean Power Plan (CPP), which would increase electricity prices and raise reliability concerns across the country. According to CEI senior fellow Marlo Lewis, the Clean Power Plan is illegitimate and unlawful.

“EPA is low-balling implementation costs, misleading the American people on the Clean Power Plan’s true costs,” said Lewis. “But despite all the costs and consequences, the plan’s putative climate benefits are illusory—the regulation should be withdrawn.”
 

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OBAMA NLRB NOMINEE - ALOYSIUS HOGAN

 

In the final weeks of this congressional lame-duck session, the Senate will consider President Obama’s nominee to the National Labor Relations Board, Lauren McFerran.

 

Given the NLRB is the independent federal agency in charge of overseeing America’s powerful union lobby and investigating unfair labor practices, Congress should conduct a thorough examination of NLRB nominees and not rush the process. The Senate should hold off on a shotgun confirmation of NLRB nominee Lauren McFerran.


According to CEI senior fellow Aloysius Hogan, “McFerran should not be slid through a committee hearing a couple weeks after she was nominated. Given the issues at hand, full advice and consent cannot be provided in such time.”


> Interview Aloysius Hogan
 

REGULATION BUSH vs OBAMA - WAYNE CREWS

Forbes: High-Dollar Regulations Scorecard -- Barack Obama Vs George Bush
 

Back in his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama declared that he had issued fewer rules in his first three years as president than his predecessor, President George Bush.

 

With respect to the most expensive rules contained among the thousands—the ones that the White House Office of Management and Budget calls “economically significant”—the picture is different. > Read more

UNITED STREETCAR: THE SOLYNDRA OF TRANSPORTATION - MARC SCRIBNER

The Washington Post published a fascinating article about the rise and fall of United Streetcar, an Oregon-based manufacturer that owes its very existence to the worst kind of Washington politics. What happened was the same mix of cronyism and incompetence that has followed the Obama administration’s efforts to promote fuzzy-sounding objectives such as “alternative energy” in the case of Solyndra, and “livability” in the case of United Streetcar. > Read more

 

> Interview Marc Scribner
 

DEC. 5 - REPEAL DAY EVENT

81st Anniversary Celebration of Repeal Day: Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work

 

Featuring Michelle Minton, Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@michelleminton)
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Tuesday
Dec022014

Daily Signal - In Ferguson, Terrence Williams Is Cleaning Up and Spreading a Message You'll Want to Hear 

The Daily Signal

 

Dec. 2, 2014

Morning Bell

In Ferguson, Terrence Williams Is Cleaning Up and Spreading a Message You'll Want to Hear

The Daily Signal caught up with the 23-year-old St. Louis native to find out what fuels him—and discovered some surprising news in the process.

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Even If OPEC Had Decided to Cut Oil Production, It Wouldn't Be a Huge Deal. Here's Why.

Daily Policy Focus: Oil is a globally traded commodity and its prices are affected by many factors.

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A Taxpayer's Guide to the Lame-Duck Session

Lawmakers are scrambling to address several key issues this month, including a bill to fund the government in the wake of President Obama's immigration executive action.

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Monday
Dec012014

Daily Signal - Union, Prosecutor Team Up to Push Papa John's to Pay More 

The Daily Signal

 

Dec. 1, 2014

Morning Bell

Union, Prosecutor Team Up to Push Papa John's to Pay More

How did a union official know about the government's lawsuit against a Papa John's restaurant before even the pizza franchisee did?

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Why Legalizing Pot Is a Bad Idea

Daily Policy Focus: The science is clear and unambiguous—pot is a dangerous substance. It is not like alcohol at all.

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This Police Department Seems to Think Law Enforcement Is a 'Get Rich' Scheme

Last year, the city of Sunrise caught flack for luring criminals from around the country into the Florida community so they could seize their cash and cars under civil forfeiture laws. Well, it's back in the news.

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Monday
Dec012014

CEI Today: EPA Clean Power Plan, Lame Duck, college debt, central banking, and more 

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014
In the News Today

 


EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

Clean Power Plan Comment Deadline Monday
 
The comment deadline for the president's Clean Power Plan is today, and CEI will submit comments on it.

William Yeatman calls the rule “an illegitimate exercise in executive authority. It’s expensive and threatens electric reliability. If finalized, the rule would fundamentally overhaul the electric industry without the permission of Congress or the American people. Yet the rule would also in no way impact the climate." See: EPA’s Illegitimate Climate Rule

Marlo Lewis says the rule would be “the most expensive environmental regulation ever imposed on the electric power sector and cause double-digit electricity price rate hikes in 43 states.”
 

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LAME DUCK PREDICTIONS - IAIN MURRAY


Pittsburgh Tribune-Revew: What lame ducks might do


Iain Murray is vice president of strategy for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based public policy organization advocating limited government, free enterprise and individual liberty. He spoke to the Trib regarding how Congress might spend its upcoming lame-duck session.

Q: With just a handful of legislative days remaining in December, what concerns do you have about potential actions by Congress?

A: There are concerns there might be attempts to sneak a few things through that would have much less chance of getting passed under the new Congress, and there also might be some possibilities that Congress might do a few unwise things, thinking, “It's a lame-duck session. We can get away with it.”
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> Interview Iain Murray
 

COLLEGE DEBT - CARRIE SHEFFIELD

Forbes: Mired In College Debt, Millennials Need Better Options


As national dialogue continues about the usefulness of a traditional, 4-year college degree, data show the Millennial generation is falling behind previous ones in savings, net worth, even the ability to move out of their parents’ homes.  Yet creation of alternative pathways, just like K-12 school choice, is an uphill battle against entrenched educational bureaucracies. > Read more

 

> Interview Carrie Sheffield
 

CENTRAL BANK IMPACT ON STANDARD OF LIVING - RYAN YOUNG

Washington Examiner: Easy come, easy go
 

Instead of constantly and unpredictably tinkering with interest rates, money supply, exchange rates, and other variables, central banks should pursue a humbler monetary policy. This would emphasize an honest, stable, and predictable price system that creates a better environment for those private sector engines of growth. > Read more

DEC. 5 - REPEAL DAY EVENT

81st Anniversary Celebration of Repeal Day: Prohibition Still Doesn’t Work

 

Featuring Michelle Minton, Fellow in Consumer Policy Studies, Competitive Enterprise Institute (@michelleminton)
> Register
 

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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.

 

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