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  • Monthly Archives: July 2012

    Obama on Sequestration: Pink-Slipping Military Readiness

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    President Obama believes that the nation’s defense will remain strong despite a severe decrease in military resources and manpower. His optimistic view is wrong, however, as evidenced by the thousands of pink slips slated to hit the military’s industrial base within the next several months. President Obama’s unrelenting demand for … More

    Morning Bell: Business Owners Battle Obamacare for Religious Freedom

    The Newland family, which owns Hercules Industries, won a preliminary injunction against Obamacare's HHS mandate. (Left to right: James, Paul, William, and Andrew Newland; courtesy of ADFmedia.org.)

    Two days from now, employers across America will become vulnerable to crushing government penalties for exercising their religious freedom. This isn’t exactly what lawmakers advertised when they pushed Obamacare, but it is part of the Obama Administration’s agenda—forcing nearly all employers to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception, and sterilization services. … More

    Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Behalf of Business Owner in HHS Mandate Fight

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    Colorado federal District Court Judge and Carter appointee John L. Kane granted a preliminary injunction Friday on behalf of Hercules Industries in Newland v. Sebelius. The injunction secured by Newland’s attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom is the first to be ordered by a federal court judge in litigation surrounding … More

    Senate Opposition May Block Judicial Nominees Close to Presidential Election

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    On July 30, the Senate is scheduled to vote on the nomination of Robert E. Bacharach to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. But under a more than 30-year-old Senate procedure known as the Thurmond/Leahy Rule, during a presidential election year, the opposition party may block the … More

    Cloakroom: Taxmageddon Edition

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    House Cloakroom: July 30 – August 3 Analysis: This week, the House will take up its bill to avoid Taxmageddon. HR 8 would extend the Bush-era rates for a year and provide for a fast track process to consider tax reform next year. The fiscal cliff represents a real threat … More

    Hercules Halts Obamacare in Round One of Anti-Conscience Mandate Fight

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    In Colorado on Friday, U.S. District Court Judge John Kane, a Carter appointee, granted a preliminary injunction on behalf of Hercules Industries, halting the government’s ability to enforce its anti-conscience mandate against the company while the lawsuit challenging the mandate continues in court. Hercules is a family-owned, for-profit company whose … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Hispanic Conservative Talk Radio

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    Be sure to check out the latest Heritage Libertad podcast. For the English version, click here. For the Spanish version, click here. In this month’s Heritage Libertad podcast, we are happy to welcome two of our colleagues to discuss the latest headlines including President Obama’s latest example of his imperial … More

    How Chick-fil-A Serves American Families

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    While big-city mayors crow like roosters to demonstrate who’s toughest on “Chick-fil-A values,” shredding constitutional free speech guarantees as they strut for the media, Heritage’s Jennifer Marshall helpfully shines some light on the chicken franchise’s impressive work to strengthen families. Of course, Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy wasn’t making a speech … More

    Abound Solar: Doomed to Fail Because of Election-Year Politics, Investor Says

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    One of Abound Solar’s venture capital investors blamed election-year political games for the collapse of the Colorado-based thin film solar panel manufacturer, according to a new interview. John Hill, discussing the demise of a company and technology he invested in both financially and emotionally, acknowledged that the company’s troubles could … More

    Keeping an Eye on the Other Leadership Race—in China

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    The impending convening of the 2012 Beidaihe conference in China is a meeting of global significance. China is now the world’s second-largest economy and has a military that has benefited from two decades of double-digit growth. The decisions made in Beidaihe will affect us for the next 10 years and … More