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EPA Requires More Ethanol Into Less Gasoline

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)—also known as the ethanol mandate—was passed by Congress in 2005 and expanded in 2007. Regardless of market conditions, it required ever-increasing quantities of biofuel be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply—though the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) does have the flexibility to make some adjustments based on conditions, such as availability and infrastructure. At the time of its passage, it was unfathomable that a decade later Americans would be consuming less gasoline, not more.

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Survivors of Botched Abortions Testify as Planned Parenthood Hearings Begin

Two women who survived botched abortions during the 1970s testified Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices following the release of a series of videos that exposed the group’s sale of body parts of aborted babies on the open market.

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Judiciary Committee Wants DOJ Information About Fetal Body Parts Trafficking

In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Constitution and Civil Justice subcommittee chairman Trent Franks (R-AZ) called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide information on prior investigations into fetal body parts trafficking.

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Holder ‘De-incentivizes’ Cops on Drug War Seizures

Attorney General Eric Holder announced he is terminating the Justice Department’s three-decade-old civil asset forfeiture program called Equitable Sharing that allowed state and local law enforcement agencies to keep 80% of cash, vehicles, real estate and other assets seized under federal drug laws before formal warrants or criminal charges were filed.

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