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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    VIDEO: Debt Concerns Run Deep for Man on the Street

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    What is your neighbor saying about the debt? Everyone has heard about the debt crisis, recent news has been dominated by it. But who is really talking about it, and what are they saying? The majority of the American people seem to routinely be suppressed by the media. Most reports … More

    Morning Bell: The Fight for the Balanced Budget Amendment

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    Washington remains embroiled in debt limit negotiations as Republicans and Democrats stand apart on how to best go about increasing the amount of money the government can borrow and spend. But on the sidelines, another debate simmers over one amendment to the U.S. Constitution that could have averted today’s spending … More

    Take Two: Turkey's Roadmap for Libya

    Last March, Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an accused Western leaders of intervening in Libya in order to take control of Libya’s vast oil and gold resources. Today, however, Turkey—NATO’s once ardent opposition to military engagement—is one of the United States’ most active partners in seeking … More

    One Year After Oil Spill Was Stopped, Drilling Permits Down Sharply

    The Obama administration is approving deepwater drilling permits at a pace of just 1.7 per month — a dramatic drop that is jeopardizing thousands of jobs for struggling families in Louisiana and neighboring states. The latest figures from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement also reveal a … More

    Washington in a Flash: Donkeys Beat Elephants in Congressional Baseball

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    Democrats lost big in November, but scored an impressive victory at last night’s 50th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. They beat the GOP squad, 8-2, at Nationals Park. Earlier in the day, the judge in Roger Clemens’ perjury case declared a mistrial. Lots of baseball in Washington, D.C., as … More

    Charities Become Collateral Damage in the Debate Over Marriage

    Foster Kids and Religious Liberty in DC

    Children served by private adoption and foster care organizations are finding themselves among the victims of collateral damage of state decisions to legally recognize same-sex couples. From county courts to the U.S. Congress, the debate over protecting the conscience rights of religious institutions is heating up. Before Illinois passed a … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on the Debt Limit

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    Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by former Congressmen Ernest Istook and he is taking your questions about the Debt Limit, the August 2nd deadline, the balanced budget amendment, and what will happen if the deadline is not met. Join us with your … More

    'Quit Lying': Conservatives Criticize Obama's Social Security Threat

    Congressional Republicans are outraged at President Obama’s suggestion that Social Security beneficiaries might not get their checks in the event that the federal debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2. “Have you no shame, sir?” asked Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) in a short video posted to his website on … More

    The Cuban Way: More Government, Less Food

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    When was the last time you wondered if you would be able to feed your family? Fortunately, for the majority of Americans, that thought never occurs, or is rarely a problem. If mom can’t cook the meal, there is always the local grocery store, fast food joint, or sit-down restaurant. … More

    VIDEO: Eat the Rich? Liberals Will Still Be Hungry.

    Want an interesting thought experiment? Take a trip in a liberal dream world of total wealth confiscation, where for one year, politicians confiscate profits from major corporations, professional athletes, Hollywood, and the like—all in the name of paying for their big spending ways. Would it be enough? Watch the above … More