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  • Despite Controversial Comments, Colorado GOP Candidate Finds Support August 30, 2014
    Colorado Republicans mostly continue to support a state House candidate who compared openly gay Democratic Congressman Jared Polis to the Islamic State terrorist group. In an email newsletter to supporters sent on Monday, Gordon Klingenschmitt said Polis would “join ISIS in beheading Christians” because they “refuse to worship and endorse his sodomy.” After
    Greg Campbell
  • Another For-Profit College Bites The Dust August 29, 2014
    Nearly 10,000 students across the country are facing an uncertain future following the sudden collapse of another for-profit college system this week. After a summer which saw the dramatic collapse of Corinthian Colleges, fellow for-profit education company Anthem Education is rapidly closing its doors after the company filed for bankruptcy this week. Prior
    Blake Neff
  • Agency Wants To Extend Worker Protections To Illegal Immigrants August 29, 2014
    The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made a pledge Friday to help ensure immigrant workers are protected under the law, including those who may be in this country illegally. The EEOC and the Mexican foreign affairs ministry signed a “Memorandum of Understanding” promising education programs and outreach to aid immigrant workers. The mem
    Connor D. Wolf
  • Report: Regulations Stifle Productivity August 29, 2014
    From 1997 through 2010, industries with the fewest federal regulations experienced productivity growth almost twice that of the most-regulated industries, according to a new chart released by the Mercatus Center. Economist Antony Davies reached that conclusion based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Mercatus’ RegData tool, which “counts the num
    Peter Fricke
  • Boeing, Delta Square Off On Export-Import Bank August 29, 2014
    Boeing is not only the Export-Import Bank’s biggest beneficiary, but also its biggest defender according to Streetwise. Delta Airlines may be its biggest opponent. With only one month left before the bank’s charter is due to expire, Tess VandenDolder reports that Boeing is expanding its lobbying efforts in support of re-authorization. “In the second quarter
    Peter Fricke
  • Activists Target Florida School Choice Program August 29, 2014
    A Florida law using tax credits to enable families to attend private schools violates the separation of church and state, according to a new lawsuit. The Florida Education Association (FEA), the state’s premier teachers union, along with the state PTA, the Florida School Boards Association, and a host of other groups, is taking to the […]
    Blake Neff