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  • Monthly Archives: August 2011

    Tele-med Abortions No Route to Making Abortion Either Safe or Rare

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    A new study says the growing practice of tele-medicine abortions, in which women are prescribed abortion-inducing medications without having a physician present, is “safe and successful”—but that declaration is dangerously deceitful. The truth is that at least 3,534 women have been mildly to fatally affected by the pill in question, … More

    EPA Regulations Could Cost America's Largest Utility $18 Billion

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    Bloomberg reported Friday on the latest developments in the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory push against the fossil fuel industry. Southern Co., the largest American utility owner in terms of market share, now says it will lose up to $18 billion as a result of new EPA regulations. The planned regulations … More

    Our Big Government Addiction Must End

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    As soon as the U.S. Treasury was cleared to start borrowing again, it quickly borrowed $238 billion more and reached a milestone.  Our national debt is now more than $14.5 trillion, which means that it has surpassed the size of our total annual economy. The federal government now owes more … More

    A Smarter Economic Policy Would Provide the Best Help to Veterans

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    The President is expected to speak this morning at Washington’s Naval Yard about the importance of finding jobs for America’s veterans. Veteran unemployment is at an all-time high. The best way to solve the problem, however, is for Washington to change course. The best advantage the nation ever gave a veteran … More

    Morning Bell: "The White House Does Not Create Jobs"

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    Never were truer words spoken. At yesterday’s press briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney admitted: “The White House does not create jobs.” As the Examiner’s senior political columnist Timothy P. Carney (no relation) later noted, conservatives should greet this statement as “a true and long-awaited admission of government’s limits.” Despite … More

    U.S. Debt Now Surpasses 2010 GDP

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    The U.S. Treasury Department came out today with its Debt Position and Activity Report for July. The news is bleak. With the additional $238 billion the Treasury immediately borrowed when the debt ceiling was raised on August 2, total current debt now exceeds 2010 gross domestic product (GDP) for the … More

    Washington in a Flash: Unemployment at 9.1%, Employers Add 117,000 Jobs

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    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this morning that employers added 117,000 jobs in July, up from June’s dismal 18,000 but still below the number needed to keep pace with population growth. The unemployment rate also fell 0.1 percent to 9.1 percent. Get complete analysis from Heritage’s Rea Hederman and … More

    Panetta—Pentagon’s Friend or Obama Stalking Horse?

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    According to news reports, “Pentagon chief Leon Panetta vowed Wednesday to fight any across-the-board cuts to defense spending that could be triggered in the next phase of deficit reduction that he says could do ‘real damage to our security, our troops and their families, and our ability to protect the … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Defense Cuts - LIVE NOW

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    The debt ceiling deal that was passed by the House and Senate contained very dangerous cuts to the military. They could prepositionally cut a trillion dollars over the next 10 years. This is coming at a time when the military is already stretched thin. Click here to join our “Lunch with … More

    Who Are the Real Cold War Monsters?

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    The recent statements by Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Rogozin, the Russian President’s Special Representative for Missile Defense Cooperation with NATO, raised hackles in Washington.  Putin called the U.S. a “parasite” on the body of global economy, while Rogozin claimed that U.S. Senators told him U.S. missile defense is aimed at … More