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AEA’s Unprincipled Stand

Last Thursday the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the Domestic Prosperity and Global Freedom Act with a bipartisan vote of 266-150. The bill orders the…

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National Review

Maryland’s Low-Energy Chill

The increased cost of energy isn’t just a side effect of Maryland’s environmental agenda; for radical green policymakers, it’s the point, explains Myron Ebell, the…

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WPR

Binz is not being Borked

Ron Binz, President Obama’s nominee to head the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, still could be confirmed by the Senate. But to some of his supporters,…

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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/15/wisconsin-teachers-union-decertified-in-latest-blow-to-labor-under-walker-law/#ixzz2fSp0xDgF

Conservatives go all out against FERC nominee

This anti-Binz alliance includes the 60 Plus Association, American Commitment, the American Energy Alliance, the American Tradition Institute, Americans for Prosperity, the Caesar Rodney Institute,…

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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/15/wisconsin-teachers-union-decertified-in-latest-blow-to-labor-under-walker-law/#ixzz2fSp0xDgF

Colorado Energy Plan Looms as Issue for Obama FERC Nominee

Binz’s detractors include the Denver-based Independence Institute and the Washington-based Competitive Enterprise Institute, both describe themselves as advocates for limited government. They say he guaranteed…

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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/15/wisconsin-teachers-union-decertified-in-latest-blow-to-labor-under-walker-law/#ixzz2fSp0xDgF

Signs and Wonders: A good deal for everyone but taxpayers

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) said new legislation currently before the U.S. House of Representatives would make matters worse. Both Bloomberg and the CEI are…

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Wisconsin teachers union decertified in latest blow to labor under Walker law Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/09/15/wisconsin-teachers-union-decertified-in-latest-blow-to-labor-under-walker-law/#ixzz2fSp0xDgF

Conservative groups rally against Obama’s energy nominee

The letter also alleges that Binz would slow down FERC action on natural gas pipeline and export projects. Other groups that signed the letter…

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Free Beacon

Overseeing Failure

The failure of Fisker is indicative of the government’s inability to prop up whole sectors of the economy, said William Yeatman, an energy policy expert…

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