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  • Exclusive Interview: Sen. Jon Kyl on the Need to Preserve Defense

    Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ) has been among the Senate’s strongest proponents of a robust national defense. In his role as Republican Whip, he is now leading the charge against efforts to shortchange our Defense budget, and warning of potential dire consequences for national security. Kyl spoke at the Heritage Foundation … More

    Congressman: Export-Import Bank Is a Case of Corporate Welfare

    House leaders have reportedly struck a deal to vote on reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank next week despite strident opposition from conservatives. Heritage’s Bryan Riley has called it the “Fannie Mae for exporters.” The Export-Import Bank provides taxpayer-subsidized loans to U.S. exporters. The bank’s charter will expire at the end … More

    EPA Official Resigns After 'Crucify' Comments Surface

    Regional EPA administrator Al Armednariz resigned on Monday, days after his comments comparing his enforcement philosophy to crucifixions surfaced in a since-deleted YouTube video. Armednariz apologized last week, calling his comments “an offensive and inaccurate way to portray our efforts to address potential violations of our nation’s environmental laws.” According to the Associated … More

    Chart of the Week: Entitlement Spending Will Nearly Double by 2050

    President Obama has called Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country,” but as this week’s chart illustrates, if something radical doesn’t happen, entitlement spending will nearly double by 2050. The amount of spending on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and Obamacare subsidies will soar … More

    Chart of the Week: Crony Capitalism Leads to Higher Sugar Prices

    Sugar producers contribute only a small percentage of value to overall U.S. crop production, yet the industry continues to reap the rewards from government thanks to a significant lobbying presence and sizable campaign donations. The result is government interference in the sugar market, which dates to the 1930s Depression. American … More

    Chart of the Week: The Tax Burden on American Households

    Americans who are scrambling to pay their taxes by Tuesday’s deadline are in store for more depressing news: The tax burden on American families has risen dramatically and will continue to climb into the future without action from Congress. This week’s chart outlines the growth of taxes over the past … More

    Chart of the Week: Obamacare's Bundle of Budget Gimmicks

    President Obama has touted reports from the Congressional Budget Office claiming his health care law would actually decrease the deficit. But due to a bundle of budget gimmicks and other legislation, calculations show that Obamacare actually adds $698 billion to the deficit. This week’s chart outlines each of those budget … More

    Chart of the Week: Estimated Loss of Health Coverage Under Obamacare

    President Obama has  reassured Americans that if they like their current health insurance, they can keep it. “If you’ve got health insurance through your employer, you can keep your health insurance, keep your choice of doctor, keep your plan,” Obama insisted on Oct. 15, 2008. But two years after signing the Patient … More

    Audio and Transcript: Obamacare at the Supreme Court, Day One

    Monday marked the first day of oral arguments being heard by the Supreme Court for and against Obamacare. The question today was whether or not the plaintiffs are precluded from challenging individual mandate due to the Anti-Injunction Act, and, tangentially, whether the individual mandate penalty is a tax, as the … More

    Chart of the Week: Obamacare's 17 New Taxes

    Americans who feel overtaxed already are in store for a shocker: Obamacare will add 17 new taxes or penalties for a whopping cost of $502 billion over its first 10 years. This week’s chart illustrates the new taxes and offers a year-by-year rundown of their annual costs. These taxes will … More