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Tuesday
Aug112015

CEI Today: Gasoline vs ethanol, Obama anti-energy plan, regulating the Internet, and more 

Monday, August 10, 2015
In the News Today

 

GASOLINE vs ETHANOL? - MARLO LEWIS

 

Gasoline or Ethanol: Which Is More Polluting?
 

Adding ethanol to gasoline makes it cleaner and reduces air pollution, right? So biofuel lobbyists would have us believe. However, a study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) comes to the opposite conclusion. > Read more


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

OBAMA ANTI-ENERGY PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN


The Hill: Climate fight shifts to courts
 

“That is the most viable pathway by which the rule will be stopped during the Obama administration, because whatever the Congress does, he could veto,” said William Yeatman, a fellow at the conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute. > Read The Hill story by Timothy Cama

 

> Related: EPA’s Colossally Costly Power Plan Fulfills Obama’s Campaign Promise

> Interview William Yeatman

 

REGULATING THE INTERNET - RYAN RADIA

 

Amicus Brief: Congress Has Never Given FCC the Authority to Regulate the Internet

Congress has continued to deny the Federal Communications Commission authority to regulate the internet, argues the Competitive Enterprise Institute in its amicus brief filed today in support of the petitioners in U.S. Telecom v. FCC. > Read more



I, WHISKEY


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>Read the Fox News commentary by Lawson Bader

 

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Caitlyn Jenners Conservative Economics

 




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Saturday
Aug082015

Strong NH: Your Weekly E-Newsletter 

 


Maggie Hassan: Not a friend to the NH commuter
 
Maggie Hassan has consistently tried to have it both ways with regards to policies that would force Granite Staters to pay more to register and operate their vehicles. Despite Hassan's rhetoric, her record shows that that she is no friend to the vast majority of New Hampshire families that drive each day.
 
When considering a hike in the state's gas tax, on the trail, Maggie Hassan was once quick to tell a tourism group "that any increase in the gas tax or tolls is unlikely in the near future." Governor Maggie Hassan then flip-flipped in less than two years and signed a 23% increase in the gas tax into law.
 
Granite Staters already pay some of the highest motor vehicle fees in the country, so it is understandable why, at one point, Governor Maggie Hassan was "noncommittal" to the press about an initiative that included an increase in the the state's vehicle registration fees. However, on three separate occasions, even as early as 2009, Maggie Hassan proposed or supported legislation that would raise it significantly.

Click HERE to see a full timeline and more information on Governor Maggie Hassan disastrous record on issues that impact Granite State commuters.
 
 

A Federal Gas Tax Hike: Maggie Hassan's next assault on the NH commuter? 
 
In recent months, Governor Hassan has been making it abundantly clear she is more focused on climbing the political ladder than her job as the chief executive of the Granite State. Considering her already abysmal record on issues impacting New Hampshire commuters, our organization is growing increasingly concerned with Maggie Hassan's refusal to answer a question she dodged back in 2014 regarding an increase in the federal gas tax.

"When asked whether she thought Washington lawmakers should raise the federal gas tax to stabilize highway funding, Hassan said New Hampshire had found support from both parties in funding transportation, something that she hoped Congress would do as well." (RobWolfe, "Hassan: Gas Tax Helps State; NH Governor Sees Benefit To Economy," Valley News, 4/16/14)

Granite Staters are tired of career politicians like Maggie Hassan who say one thing, but do another. They deserve leaders who are forthright and have no reservations about telling them their positions on issues such as a harmful hike in the federal gas tax. However, with the governor, they have yet another liberal Washington puppet who is more concerned with climbing the political ladder than doing what is right for New Hampshire families.

You can read more at our website by clicking HERE.
 
 
 
Shaheen and Planned Parenthood: Two Contradictory Statements
 
Planned Parenthood has come under increased scrutiny after a group continued to release more videos this week that showed the organization making money off of the sale of fetal tissue. In response, there was a vote on Monday in the US Senate to stop providing Planned Parenthood with federal funds. That initiative failed 53-46. After the vote, US Senator Shaheen, who did not support the legislation, released a statement through her federal office in Washington, D.C. In her quote, Shaheen said the videos were "highly edited."
 
Interestingly enough, John McCormack at the Weekly Standard caught up with Senator Jeanne Shaheen and directly asked her about the Planned Parenthood video tapes. "I have not seen them," Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire told McCormack after the vote.
 
Granite Staters deserve an immediate explanation from Senator Shaheen. How could she vote against the bill and call the Planned Parenthood videos "highly edited," while also admitting she never saw them?

You can read more at our website by clicking HERE, and in the press at LifeNews.com by clicking HERE or in Girard-At-Large's coverage by clicking HERE.

You can also contact Senator Jeanne Shaheen's office and ask her about the contradictory statements yourself by calling 603-647-7500.

Fortunately, at least with regards to state funding, the New Hampshire Executive Council voted 3-2 to de-fund Planned Parenthood on Wednesday. We applaud Councilors Wheeler, Kenney, and Sununu for their principled vote.  
 
 

Article in Forbes Blasts Hassan: Her veto will hurt NH's economy
 
"Live free or . . . move to another state?" That's the question Mr. Travis Brown asks in his Forbes commentary piece this week titled, "Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan's Veto May Soon See Companies and Jobs Fleeing New Hampshire."

In the article, Mr. Brown focuses on Governor Hassan's harmful veto of legislation that would change our state's business tax structure to make New Hampshire friendlier to both large corporations and start-ups.

Be sure to click HERE to read the full article.
 
 

Editorial Cartoon of the Week

 
 
 

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Friday
Aug072015

Josiah Bartlett Center - Budget Squabbles Can't End until October 

Weekly Update from the Josiah Bartlett Center

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

Budget Squabble Can't End Before October

The ongoing state budget fight is about yesterday not tomorrow. Big government squabbles are never about what the press release claims. This one won’t and can’t be resolved quickly. The press conference phase of the budget that we are currently undergoing amounts to positioning before negotiations which can’t begin until official documents are released at the beginning of the Fall.

Democratic Gov. Hassan vetoed the Republican legislature’s budget last month. The public fights between those two parties have been over tax cuts, tax hikes, state employee raises, and expanding the Medicaid program. The real fight, however, is all about last year. 
Click here to keep reading.


Impatience of the Political Class Ruins Elections

The political chattering classes would prefer primaries and debates to be run for their own entertainment and are generally annoyed at the patience and caution with which the vast majority of voters approach the process. No one votes for six months yet but they are already tired of the candidates, bored by substance, and itching for juvenile name calling to begin. Their annoyance with the first debate earlier this week highlights why you should be annoyed with them.

Every four years a host of candidates spend numerous months exploring a presidential campaign and begin introducing themselves first to a very few insiders, operatives, and reporters. They then branch out to the few actual voters interested very early in the process and graduate to the electorate at largeClick here to keep reading.

 

 
 
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Thursday
Aug062015

CEI Today: EPA's climate coup, firing your labor union, a whiskey documentary, and more 

Thursday, August 6, 2015
In the News Today

 

EPA CLEAN POWER PLAN - MARLO LEWIS

 

EPA’s climate coup
 

How is it appropriate for the EPA to impose major changes in public policy that Congress debated for years and ultimately rejected? > Read the Washington Times commentary 


> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

 

C-SPAN Washington Journal

 
Power Plant Emissions Rule
 
CEI's Myron Ebell gave his perspective on the Obama administration’s announcement of new standards for greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. > Watch the C-SPAN interview

 

 


CYBERSECURITY INFO SHARING - RYAN RADIA

 

Senate Prepares to Vote on Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

The Senate scuttled a planned vote on a major cybersecurity information sharing bill until September, after failing to reach a deal on amendments. The bill is a serious threat to civil liberties and privacy, CEI's Ryan Radia warns. > Read more

FIRING THE UNION - TREY KOVACS & JOHN McDONALD     
 

It's Too Hard to Get Rid of a Union

Unions are supposed to advocate for the welfare of the employees they represent. But what happens when a union fails to produce anything of value for its members? > Read more

> Interview an expert

 


I, WHISKEY


Join us in telling the story of the human spirit and the forces that have shaped whiskey and society! >Visit the Indiegogo page

 

>Read the Fox News commentary by Lawson Bader

 




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Thursday
Aug062015

Daily Signal - 8 Things Obama Got Wrong on the Iran Deal 

The Daily Signal

Aug. 6, 2015
Commentary

8 Things Obama Got Wrong on the Iran Deal

The eight claims President Obama made in his speech Wednesday include some problematic spin about the Iran deal.

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News

Houston Churches Sue City for Trying to Take Their Private Property

A Texas attorney representing the two churches is alleging the city intended to use some of that property to build a for-profit business.

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Commentary

The Poll Numbers on the Planned Parenthood Scandal CNN Left Out

The polling numbers ignored were extremely relevant.

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News

Climate Scientists Question Signficance of Obama's New Carbon Rule

These critics suggest the administration used the plan more to inspire global climate action, rather than using it as a concrete step to make the earth cooler.

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Commentary

Unions Demand Special Treatment After Minimum Wage Hike They Backed Goes Into Effect

If unions get their way, only unionized employers will be able pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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News

22 Tweets Reacting to Obama Comparing GOP to Iranians Chanting 'Death to America'

President Obama compared congressional Republicans who reject his nuclear deal to Iranian hardliners who chant "death to America" during a speech selling the agreement with Tehran.

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