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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Another Cry for Common Sense Immigration Enforcement

    Arizona immigration law

    In an article in today’s Washington Examiner, senior political analyst Michael Barone argues that Monday’s Supreme Court decision in Arizona v. United States paves the way for the U.S. to implement sensible reform of our immigration laws, and he certainly got it right. Barone begins by arguing that while the … More

    Senate GOP Will Use Reconciliation in Attempt to Repeal Obamacare

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Heritage Foundation

    Now that the Supreme Court has ruled that Obamacare’s health insurance mandate is in fact a tax levied on those who do not purchase insurance, Senate Republicans will look to repeal the full law through the budget reconciliation process. Reconciliation was used to push Obamacare through the Senate in 2009. … More

    LIVE CHAT: The Obamacare Decision with Heritage & Docs4PatientCare

    Photo credit: Newscom

    The Supreme Court made their decision this morning but the fight over Obamacare does not end today.  The Heritage Foundation will continue to fight for foundational, conservative principles for America’s future. Today at 2pmET, join Heritage’s Rory Cooper and Dr. Richard Armstrong of Docs4PatientCarevia via video interview with radio host … More

    Obamacare’s Legal Battles Continue in HHS Mandate Cases

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    This morning, the Supreme Court didn’t just miss the opportunity to protect individual liberty. It also failed to defend religious freedom. The Court’s ruling to uphold Obamacare doesn’t mean the law has cleared its legal challenges, however. Twenty-three federal lawsuits against Obamacare’s Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate—which goes into … More

    Obamacare Silver Linings: A Limited Victory for Limited Government

    Protesters oppose Obamacare at Supreme Court

    Today’s Supreme Court decision on Obamacare—though it is tragic with regard to statutory interpretation and health care policy—has two significant constitutional silver linings. At the constitutional level, the stakes are much more significant and resistant to political influence. In short, the American people may elect new representatives to repeal Obamacare, … More

    A Clarion Call for the American People

    The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare reflects a tragic misreading of the law, one which could cost us not just economically but also in terms of liberty.  On the bright side, the Court recognized that there are limits to what Congress may do under the Commerce Clause.  But this … More

    The Fashion Police - Literally

    Woman Sweating

    What if a person committed a crime simply by wearing the wrong outfit? What if that person were subject to a $2,000 fine, up to 90 days in jail, and community service for what he or she was wearing? Can’t happen? Think again. According to a news story from CBS … More

    Fast and Furious: The Events Leading to Eric Holder's Contempt Vote

    Fast & Furious

    The House of Representatives will vote today on contempt charges for Attorney General Eric Holder related to his involvement in Operation Fast and Furious. The vote follows Holder’s refusal to produce documents requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, led by Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA). The following is … More

    Report: HUD Insured Stimulus Loans to Tax Delinquents

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    President Obama’s stimulus package subsidized home loans for individuals who already owed the federal government millions in back taxes, according to a new report by federal watchdogs. The report, released Wednesday by the Government Accountability Office, found that the Federal Housing Administration, a division of the Department of Housing and … More

    Morning Bell: Obamacare After the Court

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    The policy landscape will change dramatically after 10 a.m. today. If the Supreme Court does not strike down Obamacare in its entirety, Congress should move to repeal it. Americans support repeal of the health care law, as they have demonstrated in more than 100 polls since it passed in 2010. … More