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  • Monthly Archives: March 2012

    Obamacare in the Supreme Court 101: Deliberations, Rulings and Impacts

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    On Monday—two years after President Obama signed Obamacare into law—the Supreme Court will hear arguments challenging the health law’s constitutionality.  Heralded as the case of the century, the oral arguments heard and, ultimately, the Court’s decisions will set the precedent for hundreds of future legal rulings. They also will determine … More

    Remembering Congressional Medal of Honor Day

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    Some never stop giving back. March 25 is Congressional Medal of Honor Day. Perhaps most remarkable and often unremarked is that what truly marks the character of the living Medal of Honor receipients is how they continue to serve beyond the battlefield. Much of that work is performed through the … More

    Scribecast: NFIB's Karen Harned on Obamacare at the Supreme Court

    Photo: Lauren Victoria Burke

    Shortly after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law two years ago, the National Federation of Independent Business joined a lawsuit challenging its constitutionality. After victories in district court and federal appeals court, Obamacare goes before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Karen Harned, executive … More

    Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallies: Oppose HHS Mandate

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    Today, thousands of Americans gathered peacefully at over 140 capitols, government buildings and historical sites across the United States to protest the government’s latest attempt to trample on religious freedom. The Stand up for Religious Freedom rallies seen around the nation today gave individuals in these communities the opportunity to … More

    Ryan for the Defense

    Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI)

    On March 22, 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. Ryan’s assessment of defense spending, in … More

    The MARKET: An Alternative Energy Efficiency Program

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    Adding to a long list of energy-efficiency legislation, two Members of Congress—David B. McKinley (R–WV) and Peter Welch (D–VT)—recently proposed a federal energy-efficiency bill that gives tax rebates to homeowners who make energy-saving improvements to their homes. This bill and its predecessors reward consumers for saving money. Let’s propose a … More

    SEC Subpoenad CEO of Stimulus-Backed Electric Vehicle Company

    DC: INNOVATIVE ELECTRIC CARS GATHER IN WASHINGTON

    The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a subpoena against electric vehicle company ECOtality in October of 2010, requesting documents relating to its investigation into insider trading by some of the company’s top executives. The name of at least one of those individuals has now been revealed. ECOtality is a poster … More

    Obamacare's 2nd Birthday: Help for Those with Pre-Existing Conditions?

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    This week, Obamacare will have its second birthday, but there’s little reason to celebrate. Throughout the week, Obamacare advocates have emphasized 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 groups showcased by the left. … More

    Out of Portugal to Mozambique in Pursuit of Greater Economic Dynamism

    Left: A city street in Libson, Portugal at dusk. Right: Dawn in Maputo, Mozambique.

    “Crazy!” A decade ago, that was the reaction to the idea of moving from Portugal to Mozambique. Now the idea seems not so crazy after all. According to a recent Financial Times article, a growing number of Portuguese—including lawyers, architects, and engineers—have chosen to head to quickly growing Mozambique in … More

    In Pictures: The Impact of Obamacare

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    Today is the official second anniversary of Obamacare’s signing, but there’s little to celebrate. The Heritage Foundation’s re-launched version of “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through new charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on Americans. Here are just a … More