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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

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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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Friday
Oct032014

Heritage - 4 Controversial Cases the Supreme Court Will Take Up This Session 

Friday
Oct032014

CEI Today: Net neutrality misdeeds, a decline in driving?, and Obamacare to the Supreme Court? 

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
In the News Today

 

DECLINE IN DRIVING? - MARC SCRIBNER

Is Driving to Work in Decline?

 

Between 2007 and 2013, the share of Americans driving to work alone actually increased. But over at The Washington Post's Wonkblog, urban affairs reporter Emily Badger has a post up on the recently released U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 2013 commuting data. The title of the post, "The share of Americans driving to work is declining for the first time in decades," seems to suggest that a smaller share of commuters are driving themselves to work. > Read more


> Interview Marc Scribner

 

NET NEUTRALITY - RYAN RADIA

Computer World: FCC accused of helping net neutrality advocates file comments

 

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission engaged in the worst kind of "partisan politics" by working closely with net neutrality advocates to ensure their comments were filed with the agency, but not extending the same courtesy to the other side, a coalition of groups opposed to the regulations said in a sharply worded letter to the agency. > Read more


> Interview Ryan Radia

 

OBAMACARE IN COURT - SAM KAZMAN  

 

Indianapolis Star: Supreme Court could hear challenges to Obamacare


Sam Kazman, general counsel for the Competitive Enterprise Institute, which coordinated and funded the challenges from Virginia and D.C., said it would be better for the Supreme Court to settle the issue sooner rather than later. One reason is that the penalties for large employers that don’t offer health insurance to workers begin next year.


“You have literally millions of employees and thousands of employers who have to make plans based on that,” Kazman said. “The longer it is before we get a final resolution, the more those plans have been set and the more subsidies of questionable legality will have been distributed to people purchasing through the exchanges.” > Read more


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Journalist Carrie Sheffield Selected as CEI’s Warren T. Brookes Journalism Fellow

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Wednesday
Sep242014

Heritage - 6 Key Supreme Court Cases This Term 

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September 24, 2014

Morning Bell

6 Key Supreme Court Cases This Term

Daily Policy Focus: If you use Facebook, pay taxes, enjoy fishing or drive a car, this Supreme Court term will be worth watching.

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Family of 6 Will Go Uninsured Before Paying Obamacare's 'Abortion Fee'

This state’s Obamacare plan doesn’t offer these pro-life Catholics the choice to buy health insurance without helping pay for other people’s abortions.

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What the Media Totally Ignored in Emma Watson's Gender Equality Speech

Her U.N. speech on gender equality is all the buzz online, but for the wrong reasons.

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Wednesday
Sep032014

Public Citizen - Activists Hold Portsmouth “Democracy is For All” Rally 

Activists from National Organizations Will Urge Sen. Ayotte to Back Constitutional Amendment Curbing Money in Politics – Vote Is Sept. 8

 

Portsmouth, NH — Activists representing nationwide organizations, including Public Citizen, MoveOn.org Political Action, People For the American Way, CREDO Action and Common Cause, will deliver 10,500 petitions from New Hampshire’s residents to U.S. Sen. Ayotte (R - NH) office on Sept. 3 asking her to back a constitutional amendment to curb the flood of money in politics.


Fifty U.S. senators support the Democracy For All constitutional amendment (S.J. Res 19), which would establish that Congress and the states have the power to regulate and limit election spending. However, Ayotte has yet to add her name to the list, and is the only New Hampshire congressional delegate to not already pledge support for such an amendment, although just this year 54 New Hampshire towns, mostly in Republican areas, have officially declared their support and asked her to do the same. Activists will urge the senator to become the 51st supporter and to support the amendment on September 8 when the Senate considers it.


The amendment is in response to the U.S. Supreme Court rulings in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission (FEC) and McCutcheon v. FEC. In Citizens United, the court gave corporations the green light to spend unlimited sums to influence elections. As a result, spending by outside groups – those not affiliated with campaigns – skyrocketed. In McCutcheon, the court struck down the aggregate campaign spending limits, allowing the super-wealthy to contribute millions of dollars directly to candidates, political parties and joint fundraising committees.

Dozens of organizations nationwide have collected approximately 3 million signatures calling for Citizens United to be overturned. Sixteen states, including all other New England states, as well as approximately 550 cities and towns, and more than 160 former and current members of Congress have indicated support for the amendment. It’s time Ayotte gets on board. 

 


WHEN:          11:00 am, Wednesday, Sept. 3

 

WHERE:       Kelly Ayotte’s Portsmouth office, 14 Manchester Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

 

VISUALS:     Leftist Marching Band, Signs, Boxes containing the petitions