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Thursday
Jul092015

CEI Today: Supreme Court's disturbing ruling, FreedomFest, your 401(k), and more 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015
In the News Today

 

TRIAL LAWYERS - HANS BADER

Supreme Court Expands Power of Trial Lawyers Over Elections in Arizona Ruling

 

The Supreme Court perversely redefined the word “legislature” to include unaccountable, undemocratic bodies influenced by special interest groups. That disturbing ruling will increase the power of left-wing trial lawyers over America’s Congressional elections, by expanding the influence of trial-lawyer-influenced judicial nominating commissions over congressional redistricting. > Read more 


> Interview Hans Bader
 


YOUR 401(k) - JOHN BERLAU


Don't let Team Obama 'protect' your retirement account they way it has 'protected' your health care

Taking a victory lap as the Supreme Court vindicated ObamaCare, the Obama administration is busy preparing to apply the paternalistic precepts of the health care monstrosity to another vital area of Americans’ livelihoods – retirement saving in 401(k)s and IRAs.  > Read the Fox News commentary


> Interview John Berlau
 

UNION DECERTIFICATION - TREY KOVACS

Largest Union Decertification Effort in Railway Labor Act History Underway at Allegiant Air


Allegiant Air flight attendants have filed with the National Mediation Board to decertify the Transport Workers Union. If successful, it would be largest decertification under the Railway Labor Act. > Read more

> Interview Trey Kovacs


 

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Sunday
Jul052015

Watchdog.org - Obamacare punishes businesses, again  

Wednesday
Jul012015

CEI Today: EPA regs unreasonable, Obama overtime rule, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
In the News Today

 

SURPEME COURT RULING AGAINST EPA - WILLIAM YEATMAN

 

Supreme Court Finds EPA Regulation Unreasonable

The Supreme Court’s decision is a win for common sense. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards was one of the most expensive rules ever promulgated, yet its benefits were illusory. > Read more 
 

> Interview William Yeatman
 

OBAMA'S NEW OVERTIME RULE


The Obama administration is rolling out its new rule on overtime pay. Experts warn the most likely outcome won't be higher income - instead, businesses will respond by lowering base wages. > Read more


> Interview an expert
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

5 Reasons Why It's Time to Close the Ex-Im Bank


The clock is ticking on the Export-Import Bank’s upcoming reauthorization.   > Read more 


> Interview Ryan Young
 

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Wednesday
Jul012015

NH Rebellion - On July 4th, Hundreds to Celebrate the Declaration of Independence 

Public Reading of Declaration of Independence Concludes 36-mile “Walk for Independence” to Portsmouth, NH

 

PORTSMOUTH, NH -- After the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, prints were made, couriers dispatched, and the Declaration read in towns throughout the colonies, including Portsmouth.  This Saturday, July 4th, hundreds of citizen rebels again gather to hear the entire Declaration in Prescott Park as part of a new rebellion against big money politics.  

 

Hosted by the NH Rebellion, the reading of the Declaration of Independence will be done by former Democratic State Senator Burt Cohen and former Republican State Representative and Assistant US Secretary of State Betty Tamposi.  The cross-partisan reading and "Rally for Independence" come at the end of NH Rebellion’s July 4th “Walk for Independence” from Rochester and Hampton to Portsmouth.  The walks follow in the footsteps of legendary NH reformer Doris "Granny D" Haddock, who walked across the United States at the age of 90 to protest big money in politics.

 

"Just like in the American Revolution, the citizens are angry. Angry that their vote doesn't carry as much weight as a big corporation, which doesn't even have a vote,"  said Dan Weeks, a leader of the NH Rebellion.  "We're out to change that, and demand that candidates for office take action against this corruption when they get to office," he said.

 

The event begins at 4:30 as free Ben & Jerry’s ice cream is served to walkers and anyone who attends the rally, followed by the reading of the Declaration at 5 p.m. and speakers from the NH Rebellion.   Citizens are still welcome to register for the free walk at walk.nhrebellion.org as well as attend the rally.

 

Lawrence Lessig, founder of the NH Rebellion, will be speaking at the rally.   Lessig is a Harvard Law School Professor and internationally known expert on intellectual property, but has turned his time to organizing against the influence of big money in politics.   His TED Talk "We the People" has had over 1.2 million views on YouTube and Lessig has spoken around the United States and with every major news outlet.  This will be the eighth large-scale walk of the NH Rebellion since 2014. NH Rebellion is part of Open Democracy, the NH nonpartisan organization dedicated to transparent and accountable governance.

 

RALLY SCHEDULE:

4:30 PM – Walkers gather at Prescott Park (free Ben & Jerry's served)

5:00 PM – Rally for Independence featuring Declaration of Independence reading by Burt Cohen and Betty Tamposi, speech by Lawrence Lessig, theatrics
5:30 PM – Rally ends and walkers depart (free rides back to parking)

 

FULL DAY SCHEDULE:

Rochester to Portsmouth Walk

6:30 AM – Breakfast and meeting at Rochester Commons (breakfast provided by Panera Dover)

7:00 AM – Kickoff at Rochester Commons with guest speakers

11:00 AM – Lunch at Dover Friends Meeting House

2:00 PM – Waypoint, Old General Sullivan Pedestrian Bridge

Hampton to Portsmouth Walk

10:00 AM – Kickoff at 229 Ocean Boulevard, Hampton Beach (courtesy Panera)

12:50 PM – Waypoint at Rye Harbor State Park

1:25 PM – Waypoint at Wallis Sands Beach

2:25 PM – Waypoint at Moose Lodge, Portsmouth NH

 

For information on the NH Rebellion and its activities, see their website at NHRebellion.org

Tuesday
Jun302015

CEI - SCOTUS mercury ruling, occupational licensing, Ex-Im Bank, and more 

Monday, June 29, 2015
In the News Today

 

SURPEME COURT TODAY - MARLO LEWIS

 

Supreme Court to Rule on EPA’s Mercury Rule

Today, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on a challenge by more than 20 states and industry groups to EPA’s Clean Air Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS) Rule, also known as the Utility MACT (Maximum Achievable Control Technology) Rule.

Petitioners argue that the Clean Air Act (CAA) required EPA to take implementation costs into account when deciding whether MACT regulation of hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emissions from power plants is “appropriate and necessary.” EPA did not do so.
 
By EPA’s own estimate, the MATS Rule will cost utilities $9.6 billion in 2016. > Read more
 

> Interview an expert
 

COURT RULING ON OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING - CARRIE SHEFFIELD


IN VICTORY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, TEXAS RULING ELIMINATES ONEROUS OCCUPATIONAL LICENSING
 

On Friday, the Supreme Court of Texas ruled in favor of five eyebrow threaders and against a state agency that demanded 750 hours of conventional cosmetology training – most of it completely irrelevant and not involving eyebrow threading – and required them to pass two examinations, neither of which tested eyebrow threading. > Read more


> Interview Carrie Sheffield
 

EX-IM BANK - RYAN YOUNG

Reasons to Oppose the Ex-Im Bank, Part 8: Back Door Bank Subsidies

If a bank makes a loan to a foreign firm to buy U.S. products, Ex-Im can step in and guarantee that debt. The full faith and credit of the U.S. government attaches to Ex-Im guarantees, eliminating any commercial or other risk the bank has taken on.  
> Read more 

> Interview Ryan Young
 

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