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    Top 1 Percent Pays Effective Tax Rate Nearly Three Times That of Middle Class

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    New data from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) show that President Obama’s much-discussed Buffett Rule, which would require families earning more than $1 million a year to pay an effective tax rate of 30 percent, is basically in effect. The data also show that President Obama’s premise for pushing the … More

    The "Sexiest Man Alive" Enlisted to Promote Obamacare

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    The “Sexiest Man Alive” is an official cheerleader for Obamacare. Pop singer Adam Levine, who was crowned People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” this year, will take part in launching a social media campaign to promote Obamacare in California today. Levine, the lead vocalist for Maroon 5 and judge on “The Voice,” … More

    Conservative Leaders Voice Outrage at Firing of RSC Executive Director

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    Tensions between the Republican establishment and conservative movement reached a fever pitch Wednesday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attacked conservative groups and a long-time Capitol Hill staffer lost his job as executive director of the Republican Study Committee. Those developments brought a swift response from the Conservative Action Project, … More

    The More You Buy, the More You Save

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    ‘Tis the season for sales. But beware of this enticing line: “The more you buy, the more you save!” Because, when the bill comes, the truth is: The more you buy, the more you spend. Some Members of Congress are using this logic in their latest budget proposal. They’re promising … More

    Budgets, Abortion, and Obamacare: 9 Things House Conservatives Said Today

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    The Murray-Ryan budget surfaced Tuesday night, and led the conversation between House conservatives this morning at The Foundry’s Conversations With Conservatives. Missed the event? We’ve compiled an exclusive list of some of their comments below. On the Murray-Ryan Budget Deal: Representative Mick Mulvaney (R-SC): Now we’ve raised the debt ceiling over … More

    Heritage Expert Analysis on the Ryan–Murray Budget Deal

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    Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D–WA) forged a budget deal without even trying to address the key drivers of spending and debt in a meaningful way. Instead, the deal increases spending immediately while delaying deficit reduction until later and trades some spending cuts for more revenue. Below … More

    Sequel to Obama's "Life of Julia": Julia Turns 26, Tries to Get Insurance on HealthCare.gov

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    If you’ve ever wondered what really would have happened to “Julia,” the fictitious woman created by President Obama’s campaign in 2012, today the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) published an update to her story. The sequel follows Julia’s adventures in getting insurance under the President’s current health care policies, a fresh … More

    Conservatives Express Disdain for Budget Deal That Kicks Spending Cuts Years Down the Road

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    House conservatives expressed disagreement and disappointment with the Senate-House budget deal at today’s “Conversations with Conservatives” hosted by The Foundry on Capitol Hill. The deal, brokered by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), was a bipartisan compromise. One of the most … More

    Iran Remains a Human Rights Abuser Despite an Interim Nuclear Deal

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    In the wake of the recent nuclear deal with the West, Iran’s repressive regime remains hard at work, trampling on individual liberty at every opportunity. Iranians are not likely to see any improvements in the country’s dismal human rights record and continue to live in a state of fear. Iran … More

    What Do Some Conservatives Think of the Ryan-Murray Budget? Top Tweets

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    Conservative Members of Congress gathered Wednesday to talk with national press and bloggers about the Ryan-Murray budget and Obamacare, amongst other issues. Missed out on the live event hosted by Heritage? Don’t worry. You can watch the conversation here and read some of the top tweets below. When the deal … More