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Tuesday
Nov112014

CEI Today: Supreme Court to hear Obamacare challenge, Berlin Wall anniversary, and more 

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR OBAMACARE CASE - SAM KAZMAN

Supreme Court will look at 'Obamacare' subsidies
 

On Friday, the Supreme Court announced it will review the Fourth Circuit’s ruling on the Obamacare insurance exchange subsidies case.


In King v. Burwell, the petitioners are challenging an IRS rule that provides subsidies to both state and federally-established exchanges. The petitioners argue the subsidies violate the law enacted by Congress, which gave states the choice to either set up such exchanges themselves or stay out of the program.


The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is coordinating and funding both the King v. Burwell case and the D.C. Circuit Halbig v. Burwell case. > Read more

BERLIN WALL - FRED L. SMITH, JR.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall, 25 Years Later

 

November 9, 1989 was also the start of something better. It was a nation’s way of saying that it was ready to move on to better times. To a new world defined not by oppression, ideology, and servitude, but by freedom. Sweet, precious, fragile freedom. Seeing the footage on the news was like witnessing something being born. The hope and potential that surround every birth were glimmering in people’s eyes. It was beautiful.  > Read more

> View the video on YouTube


> Interview Fred Smith
 


ROLL CALL

Friday Q & A: Marc Scribner of the Competitive Enterprise Institute


Analyst Marc Scribner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute examines transportation policy from a staunchly pro-market standpoint.

"When you get into certain areas like roads, it gets more difficult because you’re not necessarily talking about regulation so much; you’re talking about the fact that the government has a monopoly on the provision of these services.

When it comes to roads, we’re looking at how we can harness markets and get them involved in the provision of road transportation."

> Read the interview
 


WIND ENERGY TAX CREDITS


The Hill: Groups press new GOP majority to reject wind tax credits
 

In a letter to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Thursday, the 66 groups argue an attempt to revive the Production Tax Credit (PTC) during the lame-duck session should be “rejected.”

“The PTC is a key part of President Obama and Majority Leader Reid’s attack on affordable energy from natural gas, coal, and nuclear,” the letter signed by Heritage Action for America and the Competitive Enterprise Institute states.
> Read the full story in The Hill


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Saturday
Nov082014

ALG's Daily Grind - After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz's Obamacare plan 

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Nov. 7, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted.

After the GOP wave, Ted Cruz's Obamacare plan
Sen. Ted Cruz: "if he vetoes those bills, I think there's a real chance we might be able to get the votes to override those vetoes."

Slow growth threatens D.C. establishment
One way or another, America needs to get its economy moving again. Because if it doesn't, voters will once again show whichever party is in power the door.

Mike Lee's 4,200-word plan to fix Congress, summed up in six sentences
Sen. Mike Lee: "Get establishment Republicans and tea-party conservatives to actually agree on something."

Tuesday
Nov042014

CEI Today: Least important election, NLRB v McDonald's, Obamacare, and EPA's clean power plan 

Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014
In the News Today

 



TODAY'S ELECTION - FRED L. SMITH, JR.


The Least Important Election of Your Lifetime
 

The truth is that this midterm election, for all of the breathtaking amounts of cash being poured into it, will likely change very little in Washington. > Read more

NLRB v McDONALD'S - ALOYSIUS HOGAN


Joint Employer Action Anxiously Anticipated

With October now past, it has been over three months since the National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel authorized complaints against McDonald’s, determining that the franchisor McDonald’s is a joint employer with McDonald’s franchisees and thus liable for the actions of the franchisees. Were franchisors typically held liable for the actions of their franchisees, as the NLRB General Counsel has proposed in an amicus brief, the franchise system as we know it would implode. But this lack of action from the Board comes as something of a surprise. > Read more

> Interview Aloysius Hogan

 

HEALTH INSURANCE - TOM HAYNES

ObamaCare Failing to Make Insurance Affordable for Many Americans

The two most important Courts in the land are about to dive into the language and purpose of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the “Obamacare” law. Here are four ways in which the ACA, as it currently stands, makes health insurance coverage less affordable. > Read more

> Interview Tom Haynes

 

> Related: Update on CEI’s Healthcare Cases, Halbig and King
 

EPA'S CLEAN POWER PLAN - WILLIAM YEATMAN


Globalwarming.org: EPA’s Clean Power Plan Defies Its Own Regulation


EPA’s greenhouse gas regulation for existing power plants, known as the Clean Power Plan, is off-putting for a number of reasons. For starters, it’s expensive and threatens electric reliability. The regulation, moreover, is an affront to federalism, insofar as it usurps the States long-held, exclusive authority to oversee retail electricity markets. Despite these drawbacks, the rule would in no way impact the climate. > Read more


> Interview William Yeatman
 

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CEI’s Battered Business Bureau: The Week in Regulation

In the final week before the midterm election, agencies published new regulations ranging from dairy profits to Japanese oranges. Fittingly, the total number of new regulations on the year also passed the 3,000 mark on Hallow’s Eve.

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Saturday
Nov012014

ALG's Daily Grind - McConnell aides promise Obamacare reconciliation vote 

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Oct. 31, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds and cartoons granted.

McConnell aides promise Obamacare reconciliation vote
Senior aides to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promise that should Republicans reclaim a majority in the Senate on Tuesday, they would use the budget reconciliation process to go after Obamacare. 

Cartoon: Grim prospects
Happy Halloween from Americans for Limited Government! 

Jindal: 'Trust parents, trust teachers, support local control of education, vote November 4'
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal opposes federal control over education and urges Americans to vote on Tuesday.

Breitbart.com: Tea party icons urge conservative voters to turn out
"Several Tea Party icons, including Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Sarah Palin, and former Representative Allen West (R-FL), are urging Tea Party activists around the country to vote."

  

Saturday
Nov012014

NHGOP BLASTS SHAHEEN FOR REFUSING TO APOLOGIZE ABOUT OBAMACARE 

Concord - New Hampshire State Republican Committee Chairman Jennifer Horn today released the following statement regarding Senator Jeanne Shaheen's refusal to apologize for the broken promises she made about Obamacare:


"The promise made by President Obama and Senator Shaheen about being able to keep your current doctor under ObamaCare was deemed the 'Lie of the Year' by non-partisan observers. President Obama has since apologized for breaking his word, but Senator Shaheen has never once even expressed regret. In fact, when constituents have complained about the problems of ObamaCare she has accused them of spreading misinformation. That's wrong. Her blind and unapologetic support of President Obama exemplifies her record of standing with him 99 percent of the time. She promised to be independent but she turned into a rubberstamp for President Obama, and the people of New Hampshire have been hurt in the process, especially the more than 22,000 people who have already lost their health care. Senator Shaheen owes them an apology."