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  • Monthly Archives: April 2012

    HHS Investigating Welfare Spending at Casinos, Liquor Stores, Strip Clubs

    USA - Las Vegas

    The Administration for Children and Families, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services, is investigating whether, and how, federal welfare funds have been used at liquor stores, casinos, and strip clubs – all prohibited under federal law. Under legislation that extended a payroll tax holiday, passed by … More

    U.S. Nuclear Warheads Face More Uncertainty as Scientists Retire

    Natanz Nuclear Facility in Iran

    In about five years, the United States will not have a single active engineer with actual nuclear weapons testing experience, defined as “a key hand in the design of a warhead that’s in the existing stockpile and who was responsible for that particular design when it was tested back in … More

    Terrorproofing America: Worse Than Impossible

    The FBI Ten Most Wanted are listed on their website with a special mention of Osama Bin Laden, marked deceased, seen on Monday, May 2, 2011

    The National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) recently registered an odd complaint in a letter to U.S. Senators this past Sunday. This body of national security experts attempted to claim that the U.S. should not open delivery of first-class mail to private carriers because it would “expose … More

    Congress Uses Commemorative Coins to Circumvent Earmark Ban

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    Congress may have halted all official earmarks, but lawmakers have found other ways to steer pork to pet projects in their districts. One of the more creative methods is the authorization of commemorative coins. The use of commemorative coins to steer money to pet projects is nothing new, as Heritage … More

    Do Hispanics Love Limited Government?

    Newscom

    Are Hispanics really a monolithically liberal voting bloc? The left would have you think so, but the reality is more nuanced. A new focus group survey of Hispanic swing voters, shows that while a large majority of Hispanics do lean toward voting liberal, they also share many core conservative beliefs. … More

    Federal Budget in Pictures Shows Medicare’s Path to Crisis

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    The Medicare trustees report, released this week, reinforced the urgent need to reform the federal health insurance program for seniors. Medicare is on an unsustainable path, and sticking with the status quo guarantees a Medicare crisis in the not-so-distant future. As The Heritage Foundation’s Bob Moffit and Rea Hederman explain, … More

    Climate Change Not the Problem as FEMA Declarations Dramatically Slow

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    Apologists for the huge number of declarations issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) typically argue that climate change is the cause of the increase. The problem for these folks is that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) just issued its 594-page special report on the topic and … More

    Happening Now: Online Chat on Protecting America

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    Next week is the start of Heritage’s fourth annual Protect America Month. Protect  America Month is the month where we highlight the need for a strong National Defense. Join us on Friday from 12-1 ET when we will be joined by Heritage’s Jim Carafano and he will be taking your … More

    Morning Bell: Stopping the Cyber Espionage Threat

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    From the moment that Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, America learned that it is not an impenetrable fortress protected by thousands of miles of ocean, and on September 11, we were tragically reminded of that fact. Likewise, there is a new kind of threat to the United States that knows no … More

    CISPA Is Ready for Prime Time

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    This week, the House of Representatives will vote on several cybersecurity bills, giving rise to the apt moniker “Cyber Week.” Congress is right to act on this very important issue, as up to $400 billion is stolen from U.S. companies in cyber theft and espionage every year. While Congress correctly … More