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NHDP Stands With ALL NH Families While GOP Wants to Pull Us Backwards 

CONCORD, N.H.- The Supreme Court hears arguments on Obergefell v. Hodges today, the case that will determine whether marriage equality can be extended to all states. Although same-sex marriage has been legal in New Hampshire since 2009 and seventy-five percent of Granite Staters support it, the GOP just can’t catch up and continue to support discrimination against LGBT families. Just take a look at the GOP’s opinions on the subject:

  • Calling same-sex unions marriages “offends myself and a lot of people” – Rand Paul
  • “I believe in traditional marriage” – Jeb Bush
  • “I’m holding firm against gay marriage” – Bobby Jindal
  • “I believe marriage is between one man and one woman” – Marco Rubio
  • “I am not a fan of same-sex marriage” – Chris Christie
  • “Our state passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as between a man and woman. I voted for it.” – Scott Walker

“As the Supreme Court hears arguments for marriage equality today, the New Hampshire Democratic Party is proud to stand with ALL New Hampshire families because love is love,” said Ray Buckley, Chairman of the New Hampshire Democratic Party. “Granite Staters overwhelmingly support marriage equality, but the Republican candidates for President continue to stand on the side of discrimination. Their disgraceful attempts to pull us backwards won’t be successful in New Hampshire – it’s time they dropped their campaign against progress.”


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

Monday, Nov. 10, 2014
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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


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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> Interview Fred Smith


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


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


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

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
In the News Today



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



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




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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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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