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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Rep. Tom Price: Obama Needs to "Press the Reset Button"

    President Obama’s refusal to balance the budget will soon leave Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security bankrupt. That’s according to Representative Tom Price (R-GA), who spoke at The Bloggers Briefing yesterday and sat down for an interview with Heritage’s Jackie Anderson. Price and other congressional leaders have been advocating a strategy to … More

    State of the Union 2013: Heritage Experts' Analysis

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    New Capabilities for the Military? During his speech tonight, President Obama, in a brief passage, pledged to provide the military with new capabilities. This pledge was brief because it included no specifics about the kinds of new capabilities he has in mind. This is not surprising for two reasons. The … More

    No, Obamacare Does Not Lower Health Care Spending

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    Obamacare supporters tend to give credit to the law where credit is not due. In the latest attempt, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D–WA) tried to link lower projections for Medicare and Medicaid spending to the Affordable Care Act. During today’s hearing on the recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) … More

    Senator Cornyn: Urgent Action Needed to Bolster Taiwan Defense

    Senator John Cornyn (Photo credit: Jay Mallin/ZUMA Press/Newscom)

    Last Friday’s event at The Heritage Foundation, “Shoring Up the U.S.–Taiwan Partnership,” featured a statement by Senator John Cornyn (R–TX) advocating “the urgent need to bolster Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities.” Senator Cornyn has been pushing the Obama Administration to sell 66 F-16 C/D fighters to Taiwan to help the U.S. ally … More

    Will President Obama Call for More Nuclear Arms Reductions?

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    President Obama will propose large-scale nuclear arms reductions worldwide in tonight’s State of the Union address, according to The New York Times. The White House, however, has stated that a proposal of the sort described in the NYT article will not be made in the address. Perhaps the White House … More

    Hospices Reveal Obamacare’s Impact

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    Two hospice care centers are struggling to make ends meet, and Obamacare’s cuts to Medicare are to blame. Hospices—health care facilities for the terminally ill—along with other Medicare providers are facing Medicare pay cuts. Of the $716 billion in payment reductions, hospice care was hit by a $17 billion payment … More

    Revolutions, Terrorists, and Tweets: Social Media and the Arab Spring

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    The Heritage Foundation will be holding a public event on February 13 to discuss the role of social media in the Arab Spring with experts from Heritage, Freedom House, and the Department of State. Social media showed its political potential during the Arab Spring, allowing “crowdsourcing” and the coordination of … More

    WATCH: Rep. Tom Price Talks Balanced Budget at Bloggers Briefing

    Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) joins us for today’s Bloggers Briefing. He’ll share his thoughts on the State of the Union, balancing the budget, and anything else that’s on his mind. Price is a standout conservative leader on Capitol Hill, having served as chairman of both the House Republican Policy Committee … More

    Ballistic over Benghazi: Graham and Inhofe Take on the White House

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    Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Jim Inhofe (R-OK) issued blunt warnings to the White House on Sunday: Give us real answers on Benghazi, or the nominations for Secretary of Defense and director of the Central Intelligence Agency will be on hold. Committee Chairman Carl Levin (D-MI) has nonetheless scheduled the … More

    Cybersecurity Executive Order Is a Mistake Every Way You Look at It

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    President Obama plans to issue his cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, following his State of the Union address, according to The Hill. Based on drafts circulating several months ago, the executive order is likely to be highly flawed in its efforts to impose regulations on the dynamic cyber realm. In … More