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  • Monthly Archives: October 2013

    Cloakroom: October 7 – October 11

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    House Cloakroom: Analysis: The schedule this week remains unsettled. The House is likely to continue sending targeted funding bills to the Senate. Since President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) shut down the government to protect Obamacare, the House has sent more than a dozen funding bills to … More

    Why Is This Leukemia Patient Losing His Insurance?

    An Arizona man with cancer is going to be dropped from his current insurance and will probably lose his doctor because of Obamacare. Michael Cerpok was diagnosed with an incurable form of leukemia in 2006 requiring treatment that would cost him hundreds of thousands of dollars a year without help … More

    SEAL Team Raid: Approaching Special Operations Over-Saturation

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    The Obama Administration has once again launched the most capable military forces we have against the forces of terror. Two raids occurred this weekend, one in Libya and one in Somalia. The one in Libya was successful in capturing one of the leaders of al-Qaeda who helped plan the 1998 … More

    How Obamacare Hurts Americans: The Story of Dr. Martha Boone

    Government-run health care is hurting doctors as well as patients, according to Dr. Martha Boone. “The frustrating part of my day is I have two employees that work nearly full-time fighting Medicare and other insurance carriers for work that I have done,” Dr. Boone said. “I absolutely detest that part … More

    Heritage’s Spring Internship Deadline Extended

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    The deadline for The Heritage Foundation’s Spring 2014 Internship Program has been extended to October 10. Get the word out to any young leaders you may know who want to get involved in formulating and promoting conservative public policy. Every year The Heritage Foundation offers internships for college students in … More

    Obama Keeps World War II Memorial Closed Despite Outcry from Veterans

    World War II Memorial (Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom)

    The government shutdown means the closure of all national parks and memorials, right? Not necessarily, according to the House Natural Resources Committee. The Obama administration is selectively choosing which monuments to keep open and which to block off (click to see the map). Despite the public outcry and pleas from … More

    Behind the Scenes with Margaret Thatcher

    It has been almost 23 years since Lady Margaret Thatcher left 10 Downing Street and more than 10 years since she retired from politics completely. What is it about this leader that keeps her in the headlines and sparks both debate and praise throughout the world? According to Robin Harris, … More

    World’s First “Trillionaire” Offers to Pay Down U.S. National Debt

    KLTV.com-Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville, Texas | ETX News A restaurant manager from Tyler, Texas, briefly became the world’s first trillionaire earlier this week—until his $4 trillion bank balance was found to be an online glitch. In an interview with KLTV, Reggie Theus said he would have used $3 trillion of his … More

    Without Reform, Entitlement Spending Poses a Default Risk

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    The Obama Administration argues that failure to raise the debt limit would lead to a default on federal debts, causing unacceptable harm to the economy. But the President has ample discretion to prioritize debt payments and avoid default. The President has failed to address the more fundamental risk of default: … More

    For Marines, Forces Shrink as Responsibilities Grow

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    The President recently directed Marines to be stationed at diplomatic locations in volatile regions of the world, as part of a response to the Benghazi attack last year. Meanwhile, Marines are also deploying across the world for myriad security concerns—even as they contemplate a significantly reduced force due to defense … More