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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Plaintiffs Against the HHS Mandate Reach More Than 100 Strong

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    The number of plaintiffs that have joined legal challenges to Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate reached over 100 this week. On Tuesday, the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty filed suit on behalf of East Texas Baptist University and Houston Baptist University, adding two more Protestant institutions to the legal fray and helping … More

    LIVE BLOG: Biden, Ryan Square Off in Vice Presidential Debate

    Tonight at Centre College in Danville, KY, Vice President Joe Biden squares off against Representative Paul Ryan in their one and only encounter on the national stage. Both domestic and foreign policy topics are on the agenda for the vice presidential debate. Heritage is streaming it live and has a … More

    South Korea Missile Range Extension: A Good Step Toward Security

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    On Sunday, South Korean and U.S. representatives announced that they have come to an agreement that allows South Korea to extend the range of its ballistic missiles. This is a major positive step in the bilateral relationship and one that The Heritage Foundation’s expert Bruce Klingner called for on numerous … More

    Urban Institute Claims Wages and Other Benefits to Be Reduced Under Obamacare

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    Recent analysis by the Urban Institute says that Obamacare has “a negligible impact on total employer-sponsored coverage and its costs.” But a closer look at the results of the study uncovers some other important points: Two-thirds of employees observe decreases in wages while their employers deal with increasing costs. The … More

    SLIDESHOW: Obamacare's Impact—in Pictures

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    As health care becomes an increasingly debated topic, it is critically important for every American to understand the impact of Obamacare. The Heritage Foundation’s newly updated “Obamacare in Pictures: Visualizing the Effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” shows through charts and graphs Obamacare’s far-reaching negative effects on … More

    USDA Requires Little Documentation for $50,000 Discrimination Payouts

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    The U.S. Department of Agriculture will pay up to $50,000 each to female and Hispanic farmers and ranchers who claimed they were discouraged from applying for USDA loans due to perceived discrimination. But those farmers won’t be required to prove that they ever actually farmed. The payments are part of a … More

    House Committee Launches Document Probe Into DOE, Abound Solar

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    Bankrupt solar module manufacturer Abound Solar, recipient of a Department of Energy loan guarantee of $400 million, and the subject of an official investigation in its home state of Colorado, now faces additional scrutiny in the form of a document probe from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The letter … More

    Family Fact of the Week: Religious Practice Still Alive and Well in U.S.

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    A new report by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life shows an increase in religiously unaffiliated Americans. The survey shows that almost 20 percent of respondents claim they are “religiously unaffiliated”—a four-percentage-point increase from five years ago. This category of “nones” has been steadily increasing over the past four … More

    What’s Next for the U.S. Army?

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    This month, the Association of the United States Army will convene for its annual meeting and exposition. As it considers the end of the Iraqi conflict and the drawdown in Afghanistan, one question will be on everyone’s mind: Where do we go from here? For the last 11 years, the … More

    White House and Some in Congress Want to End the Cyber Debate

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    The White House and certain Members of Congress are frustrated with their inability to get their way with regard to cybersecurity. Recently, Congress tried unsuccessfully to pass a comprehensive cybersecurity bill. Proponents of the bill are furious. In response, the President threatened to simply dictate rules through an executive order. … More