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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    Countdown to Repeal: Ken Cuccinelli's Court Battle Paved the Way for Congress

    Long before the House of Representatives considered the repeal of Obamacare, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was leading the way to undo the law in the courtroom. Virginia’s lawsuit against Obamacare has been a rallying cry for opponents of the health care takeover from the beginning, and Cuccinelli has vowed … More

    List of 27 States Suing Over Obamacare

    Last March, Virginia and Florida (joined by 12 other states) filed suit against Obamacare, challenging its constitutionality. Since that time, many other states have joined in, recognizing the threat posed by the legislation to both the Constitution and their own state budgets. As we reported on Friday, more than half … More

    The No Subsidies Energy Policy

    Global Environment Fund founder and chief executive Jeffrey Leonard (not 1987 National League Championship Series MVP Jeffrey Leonard) wrote in The Washington Post last week: If Obama wants to set us on a path to a sustainable-energy future – and a green one, too – he should propose a very … More

    Like Washington, Eisenhower’s Farewell Address Counseled Balance

    Fifty years ago, on January 17, 1961, President Dwight D. Eisenhower delivered his famous Farewell Address. The speech ranks, as Eisenhower intended it to, with Washington’s Farewell Address as a masterpiece of American rhetoric, of balance, and of prudent, far-seeing counsel. It is the fate of such masterpieces to be … More

    House Cloakroom Report: January 17-23

    House Cloakroom Report: January 17-23 After the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Holiday, the House will reconvene tomorrow afternoon for legislative business. The majority of the week will be devoted to legislation repealing Obamacare. The vote, scheduled for Wednesday, will kick off with seven hours of debate on Tuesday, followed … More

    Morning Bell: Frederick Douglass’s Irrepressible Faith in America

    As we celebrate Martin Luther King Day, it is fitting to reflect upon the tortured experience of blacks in this country. Looking back upon four centuries of African-American history two things are undeniably clear: for the greatest part of America’s history, blacks were grossly mistreated and the country has come … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Father Fears Obamacare’s Impact on Family, Business

    As the House prepares to consider the repeal of Obamacare this week, Heritage is showcasing stories about the law’s impact on America. Last year we traveled to Dallas to speak with Larry Patterson. As a small business owner and father, he has much to fear about Obamacare’s consequences to his … More

    Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

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    Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue that could help close the federal deficit is being lost as a result of President Obama’s anti-drilling agenda. Production in the Gulf of Mexico — which normally accounts for about 30 percent of all U.S. production — is expected to drop this year … More

    Economic Freedom: America vs. China

    According to a new poll by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, 47% of Americans incorrectly see China as the world’s leading economic power. Only 31% of Americans get it right and name the United States. This study reveals some interesting realities about Americans’ perceptions of … More

    Has Argentina’s President Maxed Out Her Credit Cards?

    Looks like Argentina’s President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has to pull her jet up to the “cash only” pump! Yesterday, Argentine thieves riding motorcycles stole $91,000 in dollars and euros that President Kirchner planned to take with her on a trip to the Middle East. Aides say the money was … More