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  • Monthly Archives: June 2011

    Nightly Notes

    USA Today front page for June 7, 2011

    Clips, commentary and news from the day. Send us your tips at scribe@heritage.org. How to reform entitlements and save the American dream – without raising taxes Obama vs. Congress Over Libya — Will Qaddafi Be the Ultimate Winner In This Showdown? Paul Ryan’s use of Part D as a model … More

    Why Ethanol and Natural Gas Don’t Deserve Subsidies

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    Two of the energy subsidy debates in Washington focus on tax credits for the ethanol and natural gas industries. The growing opposition to the $6 billion ethanol blender’s tax credit became quite clear when the Senate voted 73–27 to remove the subsidy—even though the credit is set to expire at … More

    Obama's NLRB Pushes "Snap Elections" for Union Gain

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    Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been aggressively reinterpreting the law to foist unions on workers—whether they want them or not. The Board famously filed charges against Boeing for creating jobs at a nonunion plant in South Carolina. Today the Board announced its most aggressive move yet: snap elections. … More

    Don’t Link Ineffective, Wasteful TAA Program to Free Trade Agreements

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    Congress is currently waiting for the Obama Administration to send it three pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, South Korea, and Panama. While these FTAs would boost economic activity and strengthen ties between participating nations, the Administration and many in Congress want passage of the FTAs to be linked … More

    Upton Expects Bipartisan House Vote to Reaffirm Support for Yucca Project

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    House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) said there is bipartisan support in Congress to move forward with the nuclear-waste repository at Yucca Mountain, noting that lawmakers could reaffirm that decision in a vote this summer. Upton, speaking at The Bloggers Briefing this afternoon, criticized the actions of Nuclear … More

    African-American Unemployment Rises Under Obama

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    It’s bad enough that nationwide unemployment has risen back to 9.1 percent, but for some Americans that rate is significantly higher. Low-skilled workers, many of whom are African-American, are experiencing the worst of the down economy. The African-American unemployment rate stands at an outrageous 16.2 percent—not a number the Obama … More

    From Sen. Hutchinson, Another Chance to Save Social Security

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    While the national debt continues its climb above $14.3 trillion, the day is fast approaching when Congress will, once again, vote to increase the debt limit. This brings new urgency to the need to rein in Washington’s out-of-control spending binge. Since entitlement programs (Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security) are the … More

    American Tea Parties, Greek Yogurt Parties

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    When it comes to crushing debts, unsustainable entitlements and ballooning deficits, Americans and Europeans are all in the same sinking boat. Where they part ways is in their response to the looming crisis. Faced with out-of-control government spending and the prospect of a bleak economic future, Americans from across the … More

    Watch Live: Rep. Fred Upton Speaks at The Bloggers Briefing

    Video chat rooms at Ustream Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, visits Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing at noon. Watch it live here on Scribe or click through to Ustream.tv. You can also listen at BlogTalkRadio.

    The International Abortion War On Girls

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    You  might be surprised to find out where sex-selective abortion in China and other Asian countries began. A new book on sex-selection abortions, a practice The Economist magazine memorably labeled “gendercide,” examines the astonishing worldwide dimensions of this problem. What’s more, the book, written by a feminist author, demonstrates how … More