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Friday
Dec042015

CEI Today: Paris climate treaty, a public school giveaway to labor unions, and more 

Friday, December 4, 2015
In the News Today

 

PARIS COP-21 CLIMATE CHANGE SUMMIT

As we near the end of the first week of the COP-21 negotiations in Paris, the focal points of the expected climate treaty have begun to come into focus. Because it could have a massive effect on America and the world, we decided to break down the four key takeaways from the upcoming Paris Climate Treaty:

 

OBAMA'S CLIMATE TREATY AGENDA - MARLO LEWIS

Senate EPW White Paper: Essential Background on the Obama Administration’s Climate Treaty Agenda

The White Paper puts the international community on notice that Obama’s negotiating position is a greenhouse of cards.  > Read more

> Interview Marlo Lewis

 

FAIRFAX'S UNION GIVEAWAY - TREY KOVACS

 

Daily Caller: How To Reverse The Fairfax $5.8M Union Giveaway
 

A new report says critics may have the law on their side against the practice of Fairfax County, Va. public sector employees doing union work instead of their actual jobs. > Read the Daily Caller report by Connor Wolf 


> Interview Trey Kovacs
 

 

    

 

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Thursday
Oct292015

NHDP - Republican Legislators Continue To Fight Against Providing An Adequate Education For NH Children 

 

 

 

Senator Watters: “I commend Governor Hassan for calling on Republicans in the legislature to do the right thing and fully fund our local school districts"
 
Concord, N.H. – As Governor Maggie Hassan calls on the legislature to meet the state’s obligations and fully fund local school districts, Republican legislators are fighting against providing an adequate education for New Hampshire children.
 
While the Attorney General's has concluded that the legislature’s funding levels for certain school districts are not legally defensible moving forward, Republicans in the legislature continue to fight against full funding.
 
“I commend Governor Hassan for calling on Republicans in the legislature to do the right thing and fully fund our local school districts,” said State Senator David Watters. “This is a critical issue for communities across our state including Dover, and it is time for my Republican colleagues in the legislature to work with Governor Hassan to provide an adequate education for all New Hampshire children.”
 
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Wednesday
Oct142015

Daily Signal - What the Tea Party Has Achieved 

The Daily Signal

Oct. 14, 2015
Commentary

What the Tea Party Has Achieved

Spending has fallen over a three-year period from 2011-2014 for the first time since Joe DiMaggio roamed center field for the New York Yankees.

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News

Teachers Unions Fight to Keep Their Clout in Right-to-Work States

Proposals to stop state and local governments from deducting union dues from their employees’ paychecks are likely to gain traction in coming months, those on both sides of the issue say.

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Commentary

How Obama Is Planning to Bypass Congress on International Climate Change Regulations

In November, the mission of the U.S. delegation at an international conference will be to bind the government to multibillion-dollar climate regulations—regulations the administration has no intention of sending to Congress for approval.

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A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter's Undying Hope for Freedom

"China killed my parents, and I wanted revenge," Tunduk, who is now 70 years old, told Daily Signal foreign correspondent Nolan Peterson during an interview from his home in Tibet.

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Abortion Survivor to Cecile Richards: 'I Am So Thankful to Be Alive'

Born alive after her biological mother's botched late-term abortion at a Planned Parenthood clinic, Gianna Jessen said that abortion supporters must deny her existence in order to make their case.

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Commentary

Does the 14th Amendment Require Birthright Citizenship?

Notable scholars have questioned whether the Constitution automatically bestows citizenship on anyone born in United States territory, even if the parents of that child are illegal immigrants.

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Friday
Oct092015

Watchdog - Teachers union spends $37 million on politics  

 

Taxpayers fund $2.2 million for walking app, studies about UV exposure

Taxpayers have shelled out $2.2 million since last year to use social media to convince mothers about the dangers tanning beds pose to their daughters, and to create a smartphone app to help “Latinas” find nearby walking partners.
 
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American Federation of Teachers union spends $37 million on politics
 
The latest American Federation of Teachers annual report shows a left-wing political machine humming on all cylinders — much of which is funded by mandatory dues from teachers.
 
 

 

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Report raises concerns EPA stacked the deck against Alaska mine project
 
A new report says the EPA “failed to address important considerations” that would be part of a permit process for a potential mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay Watershed, relying on hypothetical scenarios to preemptively kill the mine.
 
 

 

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Education Committee chair: Vermont public schools disadvantaged by school choice
 
Why would you support a ruling that will likely eliminate school choice for many towns? Vermont Watchdog sat down with state Rep. David Sharpe, chair of the House Committee on Education, to discuss Vermont's consolidation law.
 
 

 

Food truck vendors sue over San Antonio restrictions

 
Obtaining an operating license and health permit isn’t enough for San Antonio food truck vendors. They must also get notarized permission of any restaurants nearby - and they're steaming mad about it.
 
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Meet this feisty forklift driver fighting for the right to leave her union

 

Karen Cox remembers what it was like at her job before union membership became a condition of employment. Despite all the promises the union made, she doesn't see much difference between then and now.

 

 

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Paid sick leave a cynical issue for 2016

 
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin has called for a new law mandating that all employees offer a paid sick leave benefit to their employees. Is this essentially just a $14 million tax on Vermont's poor, financially vulnerable enterprises?
Wednesday
Oct072015

Daily Signal - How California's New Assisted-Suicide Law Could Especially Hurt the Poor 

 

The Daily Signal

Oct. 7, 2015
Commentary

How California's New Assisted Suicide Law Could Especially Hurt the Poor

An insurance company wouldn't cover a patient's cancer treatment but would pay for the drugs needed for an assisted suicide.

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News

These 3 House Committees Plan to Repeal Parts of Obamacare

House Republicans in three committees have introduced proposals to roll back specific parts of President Barack Obama's health care law. But the plans stop short of a full repeal.

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Commentary

How Noncitizens Can Swing Elections (Without Even Voting Illegally)

Allowing noncitizens to help choose our president strikes at the very heart of our republic and what it means to be an American.

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News

Meet the Social Studies Teacher Who Ditched the School Union and Created His Own

Like most teachers, Jim Perialas didn’t have a choice about joining a teachers union.

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Commentary

Deportation Numbers Have Dramatically Fallen. Is This Related to Obama's Immigration Actions?

There were 231,000 removals in the 2015 fiscal year compared to about 438,000 removals in 2013, a decline of almost 50 percent.

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Commentary

4 Reasons Congress Needs to Review the EPA's Ozone Standard

The ozone standard is a major policy decision that impacts millions of Americans and has steep economic costs.

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