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May 30, 2016

Legislative Pulse: Colorado Supports Domestic Energy Production, Climate Realism

Editor’s Note: First-term state Rep. Yeulin Willett (R-Grand Junction) serves on the House Judiciary Committee.

May 30, 2016

Federal Court Rules Obamacare Insurance Reimbursements Unconstitutional

A federal court has ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s reimbursement of insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), in a lawsuit the U.S.

May 30, 2016

Lindsey Burke: The Emerging Issues of Education

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, we listen in to the first Emerging Issues Forum conference call hosted by John Nothdurft, Director of Government Relations at The Heartland Instit

May 30, 2016

Animal Rights Group: FDA’s E-Cigarette Regulations Will Kill Critters

The Food and Drug Administration’s new electronic cigarette regulations may condemn countless animals to death, and might hurt humans too.

May 27, 2016

In The Tank Podcast (ep40): Fixing Income Inequality, CON Laws, Telemedicine, and Nutritional Labeling

John and Donny continue their exploration of think tanks in #40 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that e