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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Paul Ryan’s Budget Proposal Makes Defense a Priority

    WASHINGTON, DC - March 24: Rep. Paul D. Ryan, ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, criticizes the amount of spending and debt in President Obama's budget proposal.

    This morning at The Heritage Foundation, Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, sat down with Heritage’s David Addington, Michael Franc, and Stuart Butler to discuss his budget proposal The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise and President Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget. The importance of … More

    PODCAST: Obamacare's Supreme Court Challenge

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, Carrie Severino, Chief Counsel and Policy Director of the Judicial Crisis Network, discusses her work on the Supreme Court challenge to Obamacare being argued next week. Click here to listen. What’s the likely breakdown of the decision going to be? Is the individual mandate … More

    Obamacare and Abortion: New Rules Further Burden Conscience

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    Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) submitted a final rulemaking on the state health insurance exchanges that created yet another accounting shell game, one that could force private citizens to pay for coverage of elective abortions. Beginning in 2014, individuals forced to purchase health insurance under … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Flawed Study Yields Pseudo Benefits of Cohabitation

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    Marriage is antiquated and on its ways out, and cohabitation is the relationship of the future, the relationally avant-garde would have us believe. Take a recent headline, for example: “Living together may be mentally healthier than marriage,” it claims, citing a study published in the February issue of the Journal … More

    Obamacare 2nd Birthday: No Surprise, Still Not Lowering Costs

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    This This week Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates will be emphasizing the law’s supposed benefits on specific groups of Americans. But as Heritage’s research over the past two years has shown, Obamacare harms Americans—even the provisions showcased by … More

    Iran Has Its Eye on the Big Apple

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    Snap a few pics. Grab a falafel. Plan a terrorist attack. Eileen Sullivan reports for the Associated Press that the New York City Police Department is playing cat and mouse in Manhattan with the Iranian intelligence service. No big surprise here. Iranian intelligence has been busy in the United States … More

    Obama's Rush to Approve Keystone Segment Won't Speed Construction

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    The White House announced on Wednesday that it would expedite the approval process for the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, but the company building the pipeline says the move will do nothing to speed its construction. President Obama looked to use the stunt as a way to counter … More

    Meet Al-Nusra, Another Bin Laden Wannabe Group

    A handout picture released by the official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on March 17, 2012, shows fire fighters at the scene following a two bomb attacks on security buildings in the heart of the Syrian capital Damascus which killed several people, state television said. AFP PHOTO/HO

    The group that claimed responsibility for a double-suicide bombing that killed 27 people in Syria is widely regarded as a front organization for al-Qaeda in Syria. The Al-Nusra Front to Protect the Levant, which claimed responsibilities for the attacks, bears all the marks of another bin Laden wannabe group. The … More

    Exclusive Interview: Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Health Care

    Pope Benedict XVI will visit the communist island of Cuba next week. But while there, the Catholic leader has no plans to visit Cuban dissidents who are fighting for freedom from the Castro regime. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), born to Cuban immigrants, told us in an exclusive interview Wednesday that … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Mocks Critics As Gas Prices Go Up

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    As you drive America’s ribbon of highway, from California to the New York island, there’s one reality that can’t be escaped — gas prices keep going up, with no end in sight. But instead of taking action to bring relief to the American people, the Obama Administration is patting itself … More