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    What the New Obama Labor Board Means for Workers and Employers

    PROTEST ON PENDING NLRB DECISIONS ON UNION MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

    The framers of the Constitution required the President to get the consent of the Senate before appointing senior government officials. They wanted to prevent the President from appointing those who would abuse the public trust. President Obama’s purported appointment of Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday … More

    Online Chat on SOPA

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    The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), along with the companion legislation in the Senate, IP Protect, is still in front of Congress. The bill has good intentions, but many more uninteded consequences Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are taking your questions about the … More

    Ethnic Violence in South Sudan Threatens Stability

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    Internal ethnic strife, a deep-rooted but often overlooked challenge facing newly independent South Sudan, has recently emerged as a threat to the country’s stability. Last month, the South Sudanese army and United Nations reinforcements were sent to the town of Pibor in Jonglei state to prevent attacks by members of … More

    Obama’s New Defense Strategy: Less of the Same

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    The President traveled across the river to the Pentagon today to preview a new defense strategy to chase down falling defense budgets. Obama was quick to declare that the “tide of war” is receding for the United States and our military. But what he left out is that it is … More

    GM Recalling Volts, White House Headed to Detroit to Celebrate?

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    There’s more bad news in the continuing saga of the Chevy Volt. The Associated Press is reporting today that General Motors will recall 8,000 Volts in order to make modifications to keep them safe during crashes, all on the eve of the North American International Auto Show kicking off in … More

    Even Obama Agrees that the Senate Was Not in Recess

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Richard Cordray (R) after announcing that he has appointed Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau during a trip to Cleveland, Ohio January 4, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

    Defenders of President Obama’s unprecedented “recess” appointments of Richard Cordray to the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and three members to the National Labor Relations Board argue that the Constitution is vague on when Congress is in session and that the President can therefore take a “functionalist” approach that considers … More

    Occupy D.C. Protesters Flee Camps Amid Cold Weather, Rat Sightings

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    The tents still occupy two parks in Washington, D.C., but there are fewer people living in them as protesters with the Occupy movement flee for warmer quarters. The desertion of the Occupy D.C. is fueling class divisions within the movement among “those who can’t go home again and those who … More

    Former Obama 'Car Czar': President Should Approve Keystone Pipeline

    “We need the energy, we need the jobs, and it can be done in a safe way.” That was former Obama administration official Steve Rattner’s take on the would-be windfalls of the Keystone XL pipeline. “My instinct is [Obama] should approve it,” Rattner told a panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe … More

    Iranian Threats Reflect Intensifying Confrontation over Its Nuclear Program

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    Iran’s Islamist dictatorship has escalated its bellicose rhetoric in recent days, boasting about its ability to disrupt oil exports from the Persian Gulf and warning that U.S. Navy warships (particularly the aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis, which recently exited the gulf) could be attacked in the future. Iran has … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Tyrannical Abuse of Power

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    Standing behind a podium on a stage just outside Cleveland, President Barack Obama delivered a speech yesterday that will reverberate throughout history. No, its lasting impact will not come because of its soaring rhetoric. Instead, it will make its mark because it was at that moment on a Wednesday afternoon … More