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Sep 1, 2015

Walker, Rubio Present Plans to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

With the 2016 presidential election 14 months away, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Wisconsin Gov.

Sep 1, 2015

Unhitching the School Bus

School Choice Weekly #103

Sep 1, 2015

Peter Ferrara: Legal and Economic Concerns of Obama's Clean Power Plan

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor of Environment & Climate News , H. Sterling Burnett speaks with Peter Ferrara.

Sep 1, 2015

U.S. House Passes Ban on States’ Requiring GMO Labeling

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would preempt states from enacting labeling laws for genetically modified organisms (GMO).

Sep 1, 2015

Poll: Americans Oppose CFPB Overreach, Unaccountability

A national poll conducted by polling agency Zogby Analytics found a majority of American consumers hold a negative opinion of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Sep 1, 2015

Research & Commentary: Affordable Care Act CO-Ops Are Failing

In an effort to improve competition in the health care insurance marketplace and on the new health insurance exchanges, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a program to assist in the creation