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April 19, 2016

NOW OBAMA IS USING REGULATORY “DARK MATTER” – THINK BLOG POSTS – TO RUN OUR LIVES: New report out today from the Competitive Enterprise Institute documents yet another disturbing way President Obama and the federal bureaucracy are doing end-runs around democracy.

“Agencies are increasingly using these informal documents to create official regulations with consequences, like recent U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidance claiming landlords and home sellers who don’t rent or sell to convicted criminals are violating the Fair Housing Act,” reports Katie Watson of the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group.

“These guidance documents are “purportedly not legally binding,” but they still “cajole and intimidate” people and businesses into complying with the agency, CEI said. Most new rules never reach the attention of the media or Congress,” Watson said. Go here for more.