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  • Monthly Archives: February 2013

    VIDEO: Obama's 13 Tax Hikes in 2013

    President Obama is crisscrossing the country to scare Americans about sequestration. But what’s really frightening are the 13 Obama tax hikes that took effect in 2013. These tax increases, which range from new Obamacare taxes to a payroll tax hike on workers, will slow the economy. Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim … More

    Morning Bell: Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today

    To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds of people gathered in Selma, Alabama, to march for black Americans’ right to vote. Some states, especially in the South, had set up obstacles to voting, such as … More

    DeMint: Obama Tax Hikes Will Do More Harm Than Sequester (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint says Americans shouldn’t be fooled by President Obama’s scare tactics on sequestration. Federal cuts won’t harm the U.S. economy, DeMint told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren tonight. It’s the massive Obama tax hikes that are the greatest threat. Most of the media is so sold … More

    Benghazi Snags the Brennan Nomination

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    The White House reportedly agreed on Friday to provide the Senate Intelligence Committee with documents on the terrorist attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, last September. Getting to the bottom of the Benghazi affair has been like pulling teeth ever since that fateful night that cost the … More

    Bankrupt Abound Solar to Bury Unused Solar Panels in Cement

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    Colorado-based Abound Solar has been ordered to remove and bury in cement thousands of leftover solar panels “deemed unsellable” by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The company must also clean up other hazardous waste at a number of facilities statewide, according to the Northern Colorado Business … More

    Italian Voters Reject the Ideal of “Ever Closer Union” in Europe

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    The recent Italian election results prove that Europeans are becoming fed up with the European Union. Stagnant growth, rising unemployment, and public dissatisfaction are threatening to undermine the cohesion of the EU and cast the future of the European Project into doubt. While the European political elites in Brussels are … More

    Obamacare Budget Bombshell

    Protesters oppose Obamacare at Supreme Court

    Then: In his September 9, 2009, speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama declared, “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.” Now: Over the next 75 years, the Affordable Care Act—Obamacare—will add an estimated $6.2 trillion to … More

    CHART: Obama 2013 Tax Increase Twice as Large as Looming Sequestration

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    While President Obama is traveling across the nation campaigning against sequestration at the very last minute, the economy is working through a tax increase nearly twice the size of the sequestration cuts for fiscal year (FY) 2013. The President knew for more than a year that sequestration was looming and … More

    Violence Against Women Act: Substitute Amendment Fails to Address the Underlying Problems

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    Fighting domestic violence is not, and never has been, a partisan issue. Everyone is against domestic violence. However, Members of Congress should be concerned that the House of Representatives is considering the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA) of 2013 (S. 47), which has several troubling components, such as engaging … More

    "Violence Against Women" Act: House Bill Better but Still Flawed

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    The House has proposed its own reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It is an improvement over the Senate bill, but it, too, suffers from constitutional problems. As discussed in a previous Heritage posting and in a recent law review article, if enacted into law, the Senate VAWA … More