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  • Monthly Archives: July 2011

    Scribecast: DeMint Says Obama Trying to 'Run Out the Clock' on Debt Talks

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Heritage Foundation

    In a Thursday interview with Scribe, Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, claimed that President Obama has no real intention of striking a deal with Republicans on the debt ceiling. Rather, he said, the talks between congressional leaders and the White House have been efforts to “run out the clock up against … More

    Border Security Stymied By Bureaucratic Roadblocks

    US-Mexico Border

    Yesterday, the Obama Administration released its new Southwest Border Counternarcotics Strategy. This strategy leaves out a glaring issue plaguing border enforcement: Without full access to border lands for the Border Patrol, no amount of manpower, weapons, or other technology will help get control of the border. One of the problems … More

    Washington Mum as France, Germany Arm Russia

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    Amidst the ongoing aerial campaign against Muammar Qadhafi’s forces in Libya, NATO is struggling with a problem that is affecting the integrity of the alliance. Arms producers in France, Italy, and Germany are selling advanced weapons, sensitive dual-use systems, and military supplies to Russia. These military sales to Moscow, which … More

    No More Bad Medicare Policies for a Debt Limit Deal: They Cost Too Much!

    Broken piggy bank

    The Hill reports that conservatives in Congress are considering extending Medicaid drug rebates to low-income seniors participating in the Medicare prescription drug program (Part D) as part of a deficit reduction deal to increase the debt limit. Transforming certain federal health programs—i.e., Medicare and Medicaid—is crucial to making a meaningful … More

    Air Obama Won’t Fly

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    It took a Twitter town hall to learn how the President really thinks about defense. Not only does Obama want to gut defense as part of his debt deal (a proposal that simply won’t work)—on top of that, he wants to use the Pentagon budget as his personal ATM to … More

    Oregon Medicaid Experiment: Not As Convincing As You May Think

    Capitol building in Salem, Oregon

    The literature on the quality of Medicaid has mixed findings—some shows that having Medicaid is better than being uninsured; some shows the opposite. But virtually all of these studies suffer from a statistical issue that makes it impossible to tell whether or not it’s Medicaid or something else driving the … More

    Morning Bell: An Economy in Panic

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    There’s no good way to spin the news that came out of today’s monthly U.S. jobs report. The economy generated only 18,000 total new jobs, the unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent, and the number of unemployed Americans has gone up by 445,000. In other words, the recovery appears to have slowed markedly. … More

    Former NLRB Chief Warns Against Board's 'Radical' Snap Elections Rule

    PROTEST ON PENDING NLRB DECISIONS ON UNION MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

    A former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board on Thursday blasted a proposed rule that would expedite elections for workplace unionization, insisting the proposed rule represents a “radical manipulation of the board’s election process” and an attempt to “tilt the process in favor of organized labor.” “The proposed rule … More

    Washington in a Flash: Debt Talks

    Speaker John Boehner and President Obama

    Yesterday’s debt-limit talks were “very constructive,” according to President Obama. But with party leaders still far apart on a number of issues, Obama will reconvene the group Sunday in hopes of reaching a deal before the administration’s Aug. 2 deadline. Rank-and-file lawmakers are growing impatient with the pace of progress. … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat on Education Reform

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    Click here to join the chat! we are joined by Heritage’s Education expert, Lindsey Burke. She is taking your questions about the advances in school choice and other opportunities for educational freedom. 2011 has been called the “Year of School Choice“. 13 new school choice programs have been created in … More