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  • Monthly Archives: September 2013

    Watch Out, 20-Somethings: How Obamacare Hits Young People

    Obamacare is going to be particularly rough for young adults in their 20s. “Insurance premiums are going to increase for a lot of consumers, but young adults are going to be hit the hardest,” explained Heritage expert Alyene Senger on “Fox and Friends.” She said that Obamacare will raise insurance … More

    Give the Marines a Kabar, Not a FUBAR

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    FUBAR is military jargon for “fouled up beyond all recognition.” Kabar is the knife Marines carry. As things stand with sequestration, servicemen and women who protect our nation’s security stand to receive far more of the former and fewer of the latter. The Syrian imbroglio has, for the moment, obscured … More

    Plan to Suspend Debt Limit Means Debt Would Rise to $17.8 Trillion

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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced a new debt ceiling deadline today, urging congressional lawmakers and the President to come to an agreement concerning the nation’s borrowing authority by October 17. Republicans are proposing a $1.1 trillion increase in the debt limit by suspending the cap through December 2014. The big … More

    Have You Taken Our #DefundObamacare Poll?

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    *Click HERE to take our poll now! As Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) continues into his second day of speaking on the Senate floor in favor of defunding Obamacare, we stand behind him with data that backs up his efforts. Our most recent poll of Heritage supporters shows that 98% of … More

    Morning Bell: Standing Against Obamacare

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    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) stood on the Senate floor yesterday to speak against Obamacare. He kept speaking all night and well into the morning. ***UPDATE: He is still going as of 10:30 a.m. ET! Why? Because Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) wants to use procedural tricks to strip the House-passed … More

    What the Administration Didn't Tell You About Obamacare Exchange Plans

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    Today the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a report regarding premiums and plan offerings in Obamacare’s exchanges for next year. Despite the Administration’s claims, premiums are going up due to Obamacare—and the quality of the “coverage” is, in many cases, going down. In both today’s report and … More

    Obama at United Nations: The World Is Safer—or It Isn’t

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      President Obama this morning laid out a foreign policy roadmap for the remainder of his presidency. However, his audience at the United Nations General Assembly might be excused for finding it confusing. In Obama’s speech, assertions were followed by contradictions, and top priorities were undermined by caveats. Under leadership … More

    D.C. Circuit Signals Doubts on IRS Tax Preparer Regulations

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    In oral argument today, the D.C. federal appeals court appeared ready to throw cold water on the IRS’s claim to have the authority to regulate income tax return preparers under a 130-year-old statute. The case is just the latest to arise following President Obama’s push for the executive branch to … More

    Pakistan Terrorist Attack Bears Hallmarks of al-Qaeda

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    The dual suicide bombing of a Sunday morning church service in Peshawar, Pakistan, over the weekend is not typical of the kinds of attacks the Pakistani minority Christian community has experienced over the past several years. Previous attacks on the Pakistani Christian community have been largely spontaneous and provoked by … More

    An Opportunity for Greater U.S.-Nigeria Ties

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    President Obama will meet with the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan tonight on the margins of the U.N General Assembly in New York. Counterterrorism and energy security should be at the top of the meeting’s discussion agenda, along with Nigeria’s greater economic integration within West Africa and the continent. The recent … More