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ALG - Senate rubber stamps Obama nominees 

July 30, 2013, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement reacting to the impending confirmation of two Obama nominees to the National Labor Relations Board:

"The rubber stamping of two nominees to the National Labor Relations Board without even a semblance of basic Senatorial vetting, signifies the damage done by Senator John McCain and his Republican followers who gave away the threat of filibustering nominees. 

"The Senate's new 'see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil' confirmation approach is a disgrace to the institution and a disservice to the people who elected Senators to perform their basic constitutional duties."

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ALG's Daily Grind - NLRB: The little labor board that could. destroy your job 

July 25, 2013

NLRB: The little labor board that could… destroy your job

The National Labor Relations Board may be small, but it has a big impact on the rules that govern how an employer and employee can interact in the workplace.

Amash loses battle but could still win the war on domestic surveillance

Amendment defunding domestic intelligence gathering on millions of Americans not suspected of any crime defeated in House of Representatives

Justifying power grabs with phony climate science

During this hot, wet summer, a "national climate expert" Dr. Katherine Hayhoe recently told Delawareans that they can expect even hotter summers — with a climate like Savannah, Georgia's — by the end of the century. The culprit, naturally: runaway global warming.

Malanga: The real message behind Detroit's decline

"[W]hen Detroit finally went belly up last week, it was the city's retirement obligations that did the most to bring it down. Nearly half the city's debt, according to its emergency financial manager, is for pension, health care and other benefits promises that Detroit could not afford as its finances deteriorated, but kept offering to its workforce anyway."


ALG's Daily Grind - NLRB's naked overreach: Lying about legitimacy

July 10, 2013

NLRB's naked overreach: Lying about legitimacy

Lafe Solomon, acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, resorts to lies to prove the legitimacy of the NLRB's decisions.

The end of the filibuster?

Is Harry Reid attempting psyche out Republicans into approving Obama nominees by threatening to eliminate the filibuster?

It's a mad world: Rotten Apple edition

Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, and Mayor Bloomberg wants New Yorkers to save rotting food.

Hope: Number of homeschoolers growing nationwide

Since 1999, the number of children who are being homeschooled has increased by 75 percent.


CEI Today: Nat'l Labor Relations Act, protesting the NSA, and EPA abuse of power


Last week marked the seventy-eighth anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the National Labor Relations Act into law. In that time, it has become clear the Act’s sole purpose is to grant labor unions special privileges which are unavailable to any other private organization or individual.
> Read more


> Interview Trey Kovacs


American Spectator: EPA Growth Knows No Limits

A new American Legislative Exchange Council report, The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Assault on State Sovereignty, reveals that the EPA has been systematically centralizing environmental protection by seizing rightful control from the states and replacing local community input with extreme environmental activists. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman


YouTube: Ryan Radia at "Restore The Fourth" rally


About 250-300 people attended a a great rally organized by the newly formed grassroots/online group "Restore The Fourth" on July 4th at McPherson Square. Participants were protesting the recently revealed(/confirmed) NSA surveillance programs, and speakers and organizers urged them to continue to work to end those programs. > View the video

> Interview Ryan Radia

The True Story of European Austerity; Cutting Taxes and Spending Leads to Renewed Growth

A new CEI OnPoint measures austerity and its effects from the time austerity officially began in each country, with very different results from reports that have been cited widely in the media. > Listen to the Liberty Week podcast






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CEI Today: Obama climate change agenda, Supreme Court takes NLRB case, and hope for wine consumers


Marlo Lewis:
In his address [Tuesday]at Georgetown University, President Obama is expected to lay out a climate change action plan featuring carbon dioxide (CO2) emission limits for existing power plants, tougher efficiency standards for homes and appliances, and more renewable energy development on public lands. There are strong reasons to oppose each element of this plan.  > Read more
Myron Ebell: We have major concerns these regulations will put people out of work, hurt the economy and drive up costs for consumers,” said Ebell. “That the president has chosen to avoid the legislative process shows he knows the American people and their representatives in Congress would not accept his jobs-killing, anti-technology, Washington-knows-best thinking.

> Interview an expert


CEI Experts Welcome Court's Decision to Rule on NLRB Case

Case Also Could Affect CFPB's Richard Cordray, Whose Appointment CEI Is Challenging


Legal and labor policy experts at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said today they are pleased the Supreme Court has accepted a case that challenges President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and expect a favorable outcome. "The Supreme Court should reject President Obama’s radical interpretation of the Constitution’s recess appointments clause,” said Hans Bader, senior attorney and counsel for special projects at CEI.

“Whatever the Supreme Court decides on the constitutionality of the NLRB appointments almost certainly will apply to the appointment of Cordray,” said
John Berlau, senior fellow for finance and access to capital at CEI.

Matt Patterson, who leads CEI’s labor policy team, said the case provides the court “an opportunity to preserve and protect the balance of power between the political branches” and that he hopes the ruling will “help bring some stability and predictability to our battered and bruised business community.” > Read more

> Interview an expert

> See also: The End? The Supreme Challenge to the NLRB

The End? The Supreme Challenge to the NLRB


WINE - ANGELA LOGOMASINI Spread the Word: New Voice for Wine Consumers


With the launch of The American Wine Consumer Coalition, U.S. wine consumers now have a place in public policy debates for the first time ever.  Brainchild of award-winning wine blogger and wine industry public relations consultant Tom Wark, the new organization will focus on increasing consumer rights to access wine via direct shipping, supermarket sales, privatization, and more! > Read more

> Interview Angela Logomasini






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America's Future Foundation presents:

What’s Next for the Marketplace Fairness Act?

Featuring CEI's Jessica Melugin

In May, the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill purporting to level the playing field between brick and mortar stores and online businesses by requiring Internet retailers to charge consumers state sales taxes across the 50 states. Some supporters say this will bring in “lost” revenue owed by out-of-state vendors and encourage growth of traditional retail, while opponents argue it’s an unconstitutional money grab by politicians that will hurt small businesses through high compliance costs.
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CEI and 19 other free market organizations sent a joint letter to Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader Cantor urging a floor vote on the concurrent resolution, H. Con Res. 24, expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy. > View the coalition letter