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  • Monthly Archives: April 2013

    Margaret Thatcher’s Funeral: America Says Goodbye to a Friend

    UPPA/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    During an eloquent and poignant funeral service earlier today in London’s St. Paul’s cathedral, the world said its final goodbye to one of the most inspirational leaders of the 20th century. In the United States, Margaret Thatcher will always be remembered for her close friendship with President Ronald Reagan. She … More

    World Recoils from Boston Marathon Bombing

    Keiko Hiromi/Polaris/Newscom

    The world has reacted to the Boston marathon bombings with horror and compassion, much as it did to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. This reaction reflects normal human emotions when confronted with acts of such evil, and Bostonians will appreciate the common humanity expressed by so many the … More

    Chinese Defense White Paper Challenges American Leadership, Military Readiness

    Newscom

    On the eve of Secretary of State John Kerry’s testimony to Congress on securing American interests abroad, the release of the Chinese defense white paper is a reminder of the significant challenges confronting the U.S. in the Asia–Pacific region. Sequestration may have Washington in knots, but there is no comparable … More

    Health Care Report from the States: Florida Medicaid Expansion

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    As action to stop Obamacare languishes in Washington, the debate continues at the state level. Heritage is hosting a series of health care reports from our allies in the states to provide an up-close view of state-level action regarding Obamacare. The states play an important role in protecting citizens against … More

    Penalizing Religious Belief: No Bed of Roses

    Lannis Waters/ZUMA Press/Newscom

    A Washington state florist is facing a lawsuit by the state’s attorney general because she desires to conduct her business in accord with the principles of her faith. Barronelle Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers and Gifts, is being sued by the state of Washington for refusing to provide flowers for … More

    Read the Bill: Senate Gang of Eight Releases Immigration Legislation

    Michael Reynolds/EPA/Newscom

    Early this morning a group of eight U.S. senators filed comprehensive immigration reform legislation that totals 844 pages and addresses a range of policy issues. Heritage scholars are already at work reviewing the details of the bill. We hope you’ll do the same, which is why we’re posting the full … More

    Morning Bell: Senate Gun Control Bill Erodes Your Rights and Privacy

    Jeff Malet /Newscom

    Since the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama and many in Congress have pushed a “do something” mentality on gun control. Heritage experts urged lawmakers to consider the host of complex factors that contribute to violent outbreaks and to steer away from untested ideas that would restrict the rights … More

    TIMELINE: Margaret Thatcher's Remarkable Life in Pictures

    Newscom

    Today we remember former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, a bold leader who committed her life to defending individual liberty and freedom. She used her conservative principles to face every challenge with confidence and strength. As a result, she achieved real and lasting success. Lady Thatcher impacted the conservative movement … More

    John Kerry Faces Tough Questions on U.S. Security Abroad

    Patsy Lynch/Polaris/Newscom

    Secretary of State John Kerry will be under scrutiny by the House Foreign Affairs Committee (HFAC) Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m., testifying at a hearing entitled “Securing U.S. Interests Abroad: The FY 2014 Foreign Affairs Budget.” It could be a rough morning for the former Senator. HFAC Chairman Representative Ed … More

    Air Force to Ground 1 in 3 Aircraft Over Budget Concerns

    MAI / Splash News/Newscom

    Just days before President Obama released his fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request, the Air Force reported that it will have to ground one-third of its aircraft due to budget constraints. Operations and maintenance accounts will be hit particularly hard, causing the Air Force to severely restrict which of its … More