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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Texas Pension Group Compiles List of 'Hostile Threats' - Including Heritage

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    A non-profit group that represents members of Texas’s public employee retirement system outlined a host of individuals and organizations that it considers “hostile threats” in a recent presentation. The presentation, which the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) posted online, goes on to describe methods of marginalizing those “threats” to … More

    Senate Conservatives Gather Enough Votes to Block Lame Duck Treaties

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    A group of Senate conservatives has gathered enough support to block any treaties that come up for a vote during the lame duck session. A total of 36 Senators pledged, in a letter drafted by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) to Majority and Minority leaders Harry Reid … More

    Morning Bell: 5 Ways Fast & Furious Tarnishes Eric Holder's Justice Department

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    The Department of Justice’s inspector general released a long-awaited report on the Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal this week. It marked the culmination of a 19-month investigation into the operation, which allowed as many as 2,000 firearms to “walk” into Mexico, where they were handed off to drug cartels. … More

    Socialist Austerity in France

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    Francois Hollande won election to the French presidency by promising that more government spending would lead to quick economic growth. He sharply criticized the “austerity”—i.e., sudden spending cuts—proposed by his opponent. A few months later, Hollande has come full circle. In addition to a tax increase that has wealthy French … More

    House Votes to Reverse Obama Administration's Gutting of Welfare's Work Requirements

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    This afternoon, the House voted to restore the work requirements that the Obama Administration has attempted to gut from the 1996 welfare reform law. The breakdown: 250 Republicans voted for restoration and 164 Democrats voted against the resolution. The 1996 reform inserted work requirements into the largest federal cash assistance … More

    Online Chat on Domestic Drones

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    Is someone spying on you? In recent months, domestic drones have caused a lot of controversy. However, there is a lot of confusion about them. Why are they using them? Are there good uses for them? The Heritage Foundation recently released a paper that outlines principles that should be followed … More

    Fact Checking the Fact Checkers on Welfare Reform (VIDEO)

    On July 12, the Obama Administration released a policy directive from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declaring that it would no longer require states to comply with the work requirements established under the 1996 welfare reform law. As Heritage experts Robert Rector and Kiki Bradley explained, the … More

    News Flash for the Pentagon: U.S.–Russian "Reset" Failed

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    On Wednesday, Under Secretary of Defense Jim Miller argued that the Obama Administration’s “reset” policy with Russia had succeeded. According to Miller, rapproachment with Russia has enabled the U.S. to diversify supply routes into Afghanistan and implement tough sanctions against Iran. Miller’s claim does not pass the reality test on … More

    Who Is Winning Asia's Game of Battleship?

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    Tensions between China and Japan over the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands have increased due to the recent presence of Chinese patrol boats near Japanese waters. Only a handful of Japanese Coast Guard ships currently patrol the Senkaku Island area, and rumors of a flotilla of 1,000 Chinese fishing vessels heading toward … More

    Sebelius Misleads the Public on Medicare Advantage

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    Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius has misled the American public again. HHS just announced that enrollment in Medicare Advantage (MA) is projected to increase by 11 percent next year. That’s good news. But the Secretary goes terribly wrong when she credits the increase to Obamacare, stating, … More