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  • Monthly Archives: August 2012

    Family Business Sticks to Principles, Challenges Obamacare Mandate

    Weingartz

    The Obama administration’s anti-conscience mandate went into effect at the beginning of this month, and private business owners are now required to cover contraceptive care in employee health plans thanks to Obamacare. Weingartz, a family owned lawn supply store in Michigan, is one of several businesses challenging that mandate in … More

    Rural Utilities Create Zero Jobs With $47 Million in Stimulus Funding

    Newscom

    A stimulus program designed to create jobs by funding rural utility projects has created only about 12% of the jobs projected at the outset of the program in a sample of towns recently examined by the Agriculture Department’s Inspector General. The IG examined 22 local utilities and government agencies to receive … More

    Heritage Intern Award Winners: A "Path to Prosperity" for Our Generation

    Rep. Paul Ryan - Path for Prosperity

    Each semester, we bring together more than 60 young leaders from across the country to participate in our internship program in D.C. They are given the opportunity of practical experience working on policy research, marketing, and business, and training in communication skills like blogging and public speaking. They learn about America’s … More

    VIDEO: The Bloggers Briefing with U.S. Civil Rights Commissioners

    The Bloggers Briefing

    The U.S. Supreme Court will wade into the contentious debate over racial discrimination when it hears Fisher v. University of Texas this October. Two members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will outline what’s at stake at today’s Bloggers Briefing. The briefing airs live at noon ET. Abigail Fisher … More

    Suffering Iranian People Need Humanitarian Help

    Iran earthquake

    The two earthquakes that hit the northern Iranian town of Tabriz on Saturday—6.4 and 6.3 on the Richter scale—should prompt strong American support for the Iranian people. The contentious relationship between the government of Iran and the United States does not include the Iranian people. With more than 300 dead … More

    Muslim Brotherhood Consolidates Control over Egypt

    Egypt's new president-elect, Muslim Brot

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi abruptly dismissed Egypt’s defense minister and other top generals over the weekend in an aggressive effort to remove a major brake on his own power. Field Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi was formerly the most powerful official in Egypt and a major pillar of the former Mubarak … More

    Morning Bell: Taxpayers' Auto Bailout Losses Mounting

    Detroit Auto Workers

    Taxpayers will lose even more on the auto bailout than previously thought, as the Treasury has just revised its estimate upward to $25 billion. This may still underestimate the losses to come—yet President Obama plans to tout the auto bailout as a key accomplishment of his Administration. Politico recently obtained … More

    Heritage Events Highlight Homeland Security Issues

    militaryfamily

    Come join The Heritage Foundation August 14 at 10 a.m. for a discussion on “Disaster Response and Defense Support to Civil Authorities” as part of the Homeland Security 2012 series—and on August 15 at 11 a.m. for a discussion on the National Guard and sequestration. As the election nears and … More

    1,788 Students Receive D.C. Opportunity Scholarships

    Joseph Kelley said his son Rashawn

    More school children in Washington, D.C., will benefit from school choice this fall, thanks to the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP). Nearly 1,800 low-income students in the nation’s capital have received scholarships to attend private schools of their choice, 299 of whom are new voucher recipients. As the Washington Times … More

    Ex-Im Bank Makes $2 Billion Loan for South Africa Green-Energy Projects

    Newscom

    The U.S. Export-Import Bank inked a $2 billion clean-energy loan offer with South Africa to help fund the country’s green-energy push and drum up sales for America’s renewable industry, according to an announcement made last week. The 18-year loans will target wind, solar and thermal power in particular, said Fred … More