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ALG's Daily Grind - Obama's HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community


July 15, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

Obama's not-so-secret HUD plan to resettle millions of illegal immigrants in your community
La Raza supports Housing and Urban Development rule implementing racial and income housing quotas for those who "fear deportation" in any community that accepts any part of $3.8 billion annual of community development block grants.

Cartoon: "Crazy Border"

The Big All Star Chill: Is the Hockey stick broken?
Almost as if the Michael Mann hockey stick had been turned upside down, Minneapolis is expected to see record low temperatures on Monday and possibly Tuesday nights for the baseball All Star Game as temperatures dip down into the low 50's in another so-called polar vortex. 

How U.S. taxpayers subsidize fossil fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia while being penalized at home
"[T]he administration pressed for reauthorization this fall of the U.S. Export-Import Bank, a federal agency that offers billions of taxpayer dollars for development of fossil fuels in Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Mexico and other countries."


Heritage Daily Signal - How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Fossil Fuels Overseas While Being Penalized at Home  

The Daily Signal

July 14, 2014

How U.S. Taxpayers Subsidize Fossil Fuels Overseas While Being Penalized at Home

Americans have to pay more for electricity and compete for fewer jobs because of President Obama’s regulatory curbs on fossil fuels at home, even as their tax dollars support expansion of those same energy sources abroad.

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Why Is Congress Again Using a Budget Process that Will Protect Ineffective Programs?

Daily Policy Focus: Instead of debating on their own merits each of the 12 spending bills that fund government agencies and programs, Congress could bundle all of them into one massive package and rush it through the voting process at the 11th hour.

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The GOP’s Healthy Debate: It Makes Us All Better

If you want to see people who are afraid of an honest policy debate in America today, visit a college campus.

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Quick Hits:

Holder Writes Off Benghazi Criticism as ‘Purely Political’

This Law Makes Sure Big Government Can’t Crush Religious Freedom

Texans Not Buying Obama’s Spending Plan for Border Crisis

Why Are So Many More Central Americans Trying to Cross the Border Illegally Now?

Santorum’s Lesson in Liberty for Senators Who Want to Override Hobby Lobby Ruling

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CEI Today: Imminent ruling on Obamacare, UAW & Volkswagon, online gambling, and more 

Friday, July 11, 2014
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Court Ruling Imminent in Challenge to Obamacare Exchange and Federal Overreach


A ruling on a major Obamacare lawsuit may be imminent. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. will rule on whether the IRS over-stepped its limits in imposing Obamacare penalties and subsidies in states that did not set up Obamacare exchanges.

According to the explicit language in the
Affordable Care Act, tax credits for purchasing federally-regulated healthinsurance on the “Obamacare” exchanges are only supposed to be available "through an Exchange established by the State." But the IRS decided to dole out the tax credits in those states anyway by arguing the federally-created exchange can somehow be “an Exchange established by the State.”  Don’t laugh; two liberal trial court judges bought the argument in cases like Halbig v. Sebelius, which is now on appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and King v. Sebelius, which is on appeal to the Fourth Circuit. Decisions by those appeals courts are expected any day now.  > Read more

> Interview Hans Bader



Labor unions should not have the power to take away workers’ right to a secret ballot election.

Thursday, UAW officials announced plans to establish a local members’ union to represent workers at the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga. Ostensibly, membership would initially be voluntary, and no employees would be required to join. In addition, the newly created members’ union would not have bargaining rights with management and could only use its influence to impact work conditions.

However, the members’ union is just a stepping-stone for the UAW. UAW leadership also announced that they and the automaker reached a "consensus" and anticipate Volkswagen management will voluntarily recognize the UAW if they sign up a large enough portion of employees. Once that happens, the UAW would be able to negotiate a contract that would apply even to workers who oppose UAW representation.  

> Interview Trey Kovacs

CEI Podcast for July 10, 2014: The Wire Act and Online Gambling

Michelle Minton argues that the Wire Act applies only to interstate sports gambling, not online gambling as a whole. The Wire Act's 50-year history is on her side. Click here to listen.


Apply for CEI's Journalism Fellowship!

CEI's Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellowship is a one-year fellowship that aims to provide journalists the opportunity to improve their knowledge of free markets principles and limited government through interaction with CEI policy experts. >


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ALG's Daily Grind - The Internet antitrust trap?


July 11, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

The Internet antitrust trap?
By allowing its current contract with the Commerce Department to expire in September 2015, conferring a global monopoly on itself as the sole administrator of the domain name system (DNS), the Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) may be painting itself with an antitrust bull's eye.

Border crisis: Ceding America's territorial integrity
The crisis created by President Obama and his predecessors is being exacerbated by the current administration that has decided that it is in their interests to erase the southern border rather than deport and block invaders from crossing into our nation. Federal judge gives IRS one month to explain howit lost emails
"Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the IRS one month to explain under oath how it lost so many emails to and from Lois Lerner, a central figure in the controversy."




"Brown Plans To Win NH One Handshake At A Time"   Good Friday Morning,

As the weather heats up, so are the activities at Scott Brown's campaign headquarters in Manchester. For anyone interested in getting involved, we have phone banking, door-knocking, sign-making and a whole host of other ways for you to help elect Scott.

If you would like to help out, please email our volunteer coordinator, Leigh Ann Shriver, at and see below for a full bulletin of all available opportunities.

Scroll down for more on this week's news and check out the campaign on Social Media:
"Epic, Cinematic" New Brown Web Video  
  This video is an absolute must watch.

Filmed last week at the iconic Scamman Farm, it features Mitt Romney and Scott Brown on the same stage together talking about the importance of Republican unity this fall. It also includes Governor Romney labeling Senator Shaheen as the "Simon Says Senator" because of her 99% voting record with President Obama. 

Please watch the video, share it with your friends on Social Media, and help spread the word about how important it is for Republicans of all stripes to stand together.

"Brown says he puts 200 to 300 miles a day on his truck so he can meet voters face to face" 
  In Thursday's New Hampshire Union Leader, Drew Cline examines Scott's campaign strategy, his focus on grassroots activities and meeting voters throughout the state - as well as his affinity for Market Basket. Check out an excerpt below and read the article here.

"Brown has spent months driving his famous green pickup truck all over New Hampshire. Really, all over. He knocked on doors in Pittsburg, which has seldom received much attention from politicians not named Ray Burton. Brown says he puts 200 to 300 miles a day on his truck so he can meet voters face to face."
  Scott Stops In To New Hampshire Businesses & Meets With Granite Staters

Scott was all over New Hampshire again this week, visiting McDevitt Trucks in Manchester, Cirtronics in Milford, and he held an event at the Hughes' residence in Moultonborough.  

Brown Campaign Releases Growing List Of Nashua Supporters

Continuing to emphasize Scott's strong support on the grassroots level, the Brown campaign released a list of nearly 100 supporters in Nashua made up of elected officials, activists and supporters. Check out what the Nashua Patch had to say about the list.
Campaign Bulletin Board
Attention college and high school students! We are still looking for interns to help out with the campaign. Please send you resume to Leigh Ann Shriver (

For those of you in the Loudon area, on Sunday we will be holding a sign wave for Scott at the NASCAR Race. The details are right here:

Sign Wave for Scott at Loudon NASCAR Race
July 13, 2014
Meet at 8AM
13 Mudgett Hill Road, Loudon, NH
RSVP to Jeremy Baker at or call 603-518-5412

Every Monday through Thursday night we have phone banking at Campaign Headquarters from 5:30-8:00.

We are at 379 Elm Street in Manchester and would love to see you here. 

On Monday, we'll kick-off our "theme nights." Keep scrolling to learn more.

Themes of the Week...
Veterans Night 
July 14th 5:30 - 8:00 PM
Swing by to have a slice of pizza, hit the phones, make signs, hear a campaign update and help out at the office


Women for Brown
July 15th 11:00 - 1:00 PM
Stop by during your lunch break to catch up with the campaign staff and lend a hand at HQ

Pizza and Calls for Scott 
July 15th 5:30 - 8:30 PM
Join us to enjoy Scott's favorite food--pizza! Then get ready to roll up your sleeves and help our team around the office.

RSVP for all these events here!
Thanks for reading. For those of you heading to Loudon for the race this weekend, enjoy!