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  • Monthly Archives: January 2011

    Iraq: The Return of Al-Sadr

    The surprise return of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr to Iraq on Wednesday is a sign of rising Iranian influence and diminishing American political clout in Iraq. The triumphant homecoming of the fiery anti-American leader, who incited two bloody uprisings against U.S. forces after the 2003 invasion, could also foreshadow … More

    Gas Prices Under President Obama in Pictures

    Fact: President Barack Obama’s Energy Secretary Steven Chu wants to “figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” At the time he made the statement, gas cost $7 – $8 a gallon in Europe. Fact: Since taking office, President Obama’s entire energy agenda has … More

    Belated Search for 'Broad Range of Views' Not Enough to Save NPR

    Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com National Public Radio has come as close as it can possibly get to admitting that it’s a biased news organization and that it must take steps to remedy this situation. It’s a welcome acknowledgment, one we must charitably accept even if NPR made it … More

    President Obama’s Approach to Sudan: Gambling on Carrots, Not Sticks

    Last November, President Obama made Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir an offer: Allow southern Sudan to secede peacefully in the upcoming referendum and the United States will remove Sudan from the list of state sponsors of terror. Ironically enough, President Obama admonished President Bush when he made a similar offer two … More

    Morning Bell: Americans Are Fleeing Obama's Crony Capitalist Economy

    Today the Bureau of Labor and Statistics released its monthly jobs report showing that the U.S. economy added only 103,000 jobs this December. With the unemployment rate now at 9.4%, this marks the 20th month in a row that the unemployment has been over 9 percent, a post–World War II … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    We are joined by Director of Government Relations at Heritage, Brian Darling. Brian will take your questions about conservative challenges in the new Congress and what the proposed rule changes, specifically the change in the Filibuster, mean, not only for Congress, but for American citizens. Lunch With Heritage feat. Brian … More

    Nancy Pelosi: Reader of the Constitution

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

    The sublime irony of having Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) not only participate in a reading of the Constitution, but be assigned Article I, Section 1, seems to have been lost on those who attended the first-ever reading of the august text in the House of Representatives this morning. This, after all, … More

    Take CBO Report With a Grain of Salt: Obamacare Repeal Would Not Increase Deficits

    Next week, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 2, a measure to repeal Obamacare in its entirety. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) today released a report stating that repealing the health care law would increase the deficit by $145 billion between 2012 and 2019. This report is based … More

    Recession Accelerates Shift Towards Greater Control of Washington in Health Care

    While overall health care spending slowed in 2009, it is the underlying trend that is more troubling: the continuing decline in private coverage and the steady increase in government health care. These trends will only accelerate under Obamacare. According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), total health … More

    New Plastic Bag Tax Coming to a Store Near You

    Watch out Virginia. You’re next. According to TBD.com, Virginia House of Delegates member Joseph Morrissey will introduce legislation next week to tax residents 20 cents for every plastic bag they receive at a grocery store or retailer. Following the lead of Washington, D.C., Delegate Morrissey sees an opportunity to punish … More