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    Morning Bell: New Heritage Study on the Cost of Amnesty

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    The immigration debate is about to get a lot more concrete. Lawmakers need to be honest about the cost of their proposed immigration plans—and a new study due out today from The Heritage Foundation calculates the cost to taxpayers of granting amnesty to unlawful immigrants. Yesterday on ABC’s “This Week … More

    Heritage to Detail Amnesty Costs at 11:30 News Conference

    WHEN: Today, May 6, at 11:30 a.m. ET (Camera setup: 10:30 a.m.) WHO: Jim DeMint, President, The Heritage Foundation Robert Rector, Senior Research Fellow, Domestic Policy Studies Derrick Morgan, Vice President, Domestic and Economic Policy WHERE: The Heritage Foundation’s Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C. Remote viewers may … More

    Cloakroom: Priorities Edition

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    House Cloakroom: May 6 – May 10 Analysis: This week, the House is taking up bills to prevent sovereign default and allow families more flexibility in their work schedules. The Full Faith and Credit Act would ensure that as we enter another debt ceiling fight, America will continue to fulfill … More

    Heritage's Ryan Anderson Addresses Regent University Graduation

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    Hold a sense of personal responsibility over a sense of entitlement, Heritage scholar Ryan T. Anderson urged graduates on May 4 during the commencement address at Regent University. In a speech titled “Truth, Responsibility and Love,” Anderson exhorted the class of 2013 to consider their responsibilities in a world preoccupied … More

    VIDEO: DeMint Talks Immigration on ABC News' "This Week"

    UPDATED: Read the new Heritage report Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint appeared on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday to unveil the first details of Heritage’s forthcoming report on the cost of amnesty. DeMint told host George Stephanopoulos: Our country faces very difficult economic and financial problems, but [President Obama] … More

    Immigration: Senate’s Amnesty Would Cost Trillions

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    In 2007, The Heritage Foundation estimated that amnesty would cost the U.S. taxpayer trillions of dollars over the lifetimes of the immigrants who are legalized. We will soon release an updated analysis. It is a resounding rebuttal to the claim from amnesty supporters that a long waiting period between the … More

    Amnesty Supporters Wrong about Poverty Exclusion

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    In 2007, The Heritage Foundation estimated that the fiscal cost of amnesty to the U.S. taxpayer would total trillions over the lifetimes of the immigrants who are legalized. We are updating that study and will release new numbers soon. The new analysis assumes that almost all unlawful immigrants living in … More

    VIDEO: Schumer Admits Obamacare Will Increase Health Care Costs

    It’s been a rough week for Obamacare. First came President Obama’s laughable defense of the health-care law, then news spread about an outcry from local leaders in Minnesota worried about the soaring costs of the “Affordable” Care Act. The New England Journal of Medicine released a study Wednesday undermining the left’s central … More

    How Do Nations Succeed? With Economic Freedom

    It’s often easy to forget where we’ve been on the journey to where we’re going. In America, the foundation of our society and the source of our wealth and prosperity are firmly rooted in the principles of economic freedom. Markets are the most powerful force in the world for defeating … More

    Europe Must Confront Hezbollah’s Growing Threat

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    Hezbollah, a Lebanon-based Shia terrorist organization, engages in numerous illicit activities around the world, particularly in the Middle East, Europe, South America, and the United States. A close observer of Hezbollah, the Washington Institute’s Matthew Levitt, discussed how Hezbollah’s criminal network is expanding: An extensive 2011 Drug Enforcement Agency investigation … More