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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Rep. McKeon Warns of Sequestration's Dire Consequences for Military

    Regardless of who wins the November presidential election, current law dictates that massive cuts in defense spending will take affect on Jan. 2, 2013. It’s a policy known as sequestration, and it will take $492 billion out of the defense budget. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing this week, House Armed … More

    Morning Bell: Join the Fight to Repeal Obamacare

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    Fellow Americans, Like you, I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s Obamacare decision. The Court misread and rewrote Obamacare in order to save it. Such contortions are not the proper role of judging. Most Americans are with you and me and deeply dislike this law. We believe, however, that this … More

    Is Palestinian Membership in the U.N. Another Area Where Obama Has Post-Election “Flexibility”?

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    According to Foreign Policy, the Palestinians intend to try again this fall for membership in the United Nations. Their effort last year was stymied by U.S. opposition. Under U.N. rules, prospective member states must first receive a recommendation from the Security Council. The U.S. has a veto in the Security … More

    Clock Is Ticking on Pakistan’s Inaction Against Terrorists

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    Last month, the Republican Study Committee recommended that Congress consider attaching more stringent counterterrorism conditions on U.S. aid to Pakistan. Citing new evidence about the potential involvement of Pakistani intelligence officials in the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai and Pakistan’s refusal to take action against the Haqqani network, the … More

    New START: Same Baseless Arguments

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    The New Strategic Arms Reductions Treaty (New START) has not advanced U.S. national interests since it entered into force. Yet, for the treaty’s proponents, no amount of evidence is enough to recognize treaty’s flaws. In a recent op-ed, Terri Lodge of the American Security Project assumes that U.S. military planners … More

    Fusion Center Strengths and Weaknesses

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    In a new study released by the Homeland Security Policy Institute, representatives from over 70 of the nation’s “fusion centers” were queried on their perceived roles and capabilities related to myriad topics within the homeland security and intelligence enterprise. Many of the findings were surprising. Created as a means of … More

    Online Chat on Health Care

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    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled, what’s next? Where do we go from here? What can we do? Click here to join us on LIVE from 12-1 ET for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by health care expert Kate Nix. She is taking your questions … More

    The Victims of Obamacare's Disregard for Freedom

    Amber McGrath was 9 years old and living with her drug-addicted mother at the Queen of Peace Center in St. Louis when police showed up to remove her and her brother. While her mother spent nights on the street doing drugs, Amber resorted to stealing food to feed her family. … More

    Another Stimulus Backed 'Green Energy' Company Goes Bankrupt

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    Another stimulus-backed green energy company has filed for bankruptcy, further fueling criticism of Energy Department programs that backed highly-risky investments on the taxpayer dime. Like Solyndra and a number of other green energy investments made under this administration, Abound Solar had a very poor credit rating, but enjoyed a wealth … More

    Senate Flood Insurance Compromise Will Reduce Taxpayer Cost of Disasters

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    Further scrambling to pay for transportation projects and the subsidized student loan interest rate freeze, Congress is now debating to add a five-year flood insurance extension to the burgeoning bill. Revenue gained from higher premiums to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) should begin to repay the $17.5 billion the … More