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October 19, 2014

Democrats Will Blame An Election Day Thumping On Voter ID Laws


If Democrats take a real beating at the polls on November 4, they won’t blame President Obama’s failed economic policies, disregard for the U.S. Constitution, or Obamacare—at least not publicly. They will likely accuse the GOP of suppressing voter turnout by pushing voter ID laws.

October 16, 2014

President Touts Lower Insurance Premiums, with Little Evidence


IPI expert referenced: Merrill Matthews | Media Hit

According to Merrill Matthews, health insurance costs will be going up because ObamaCare creates incentives for more people to use more care.

October 16, 2014

Comparing The Failed "Ebola-Care" And Obamacare Rollouts


Obama’s confidence in big government’s ability to handle all health care issues looks, in hindsight, not only arrogant but foolish—and a threat to the public health. 

October 16, 2014

Fracking Ban Vote Is Much Bigger Than Denton


If Denton bans drilling and the state were to decline to override the vote, the courts could require the city to compensate mineral rights owners for their lost royalties. But don’t expect the environmentalists to spend much time talking about those costs. 

October 13, 2014

Obama Admin Should More Cautiously Protect Core Internet Functions from UN Takeover


The Obama administration must recognize threats amid the increasing international pressure to have a United Nations-type organization take control of Internet governance, which would fundamentally change ICANN into an international governmental regulatory agency subjected to political mischief from repressive regimes. 

October 11, 2014

Forum on Fracking Ban Draws Crowd


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

Giovanetti said the economy is set up to allow companies to innovate and that, should problems develop, steps could be taken to manage them. He encouraged people to allow policy makers to use a risk management approach. The EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality have found that fracking does not present a public health problem, he said.

October 10, 2014

Remember When Obamacare Would STOP Health Insurers From Canceling Policies?


President Obama’s now-discredited assertion that “if you like your policy, you can keep it” has overshadowed another bogus promise: that his health care reform law would stop health insurers from canceling policies.

October 10, 2014

Taxpayers' Share of Federal Debt Is Down - To One Million


Wouldn’t it be good policy, as well as good finances, that instead of every taxpayer owing $1 million, they owned $1 million—the result of a lifetime of saving their payroll taxes rather than handing them over to big-spending Uncle Sam?

October 9, 2014

Outside Money Pours Into Fracking-Ban Fight in Texas


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

If the ban passes, particularly in Texas, it could encourage activists who want broader bans on hydraulic fracturing. "There will be a flood of press releases issued by every environmental group all over the country," he said.

October 9, 2014

In Texas, a Fight Over Fracking


IPI expert referenced: Tom Giovanetti | Media Hit

The battle is over a proposed city ban on hydraulic fracturing -- the technique of blasting shale rock with water, sand and chemicals to dislodge oil and gas, often called fracking -- in a referendum on Nov. 4.

 

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