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  • Morning Bell: The Obamacare Scams Are Already Starting

    Heritage warned that the new Obamacare insurance exchanges could threaten your privacy—and it’s already happening, before the exchanges are even open. In a new report, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee presented these shocking findings: there are already numerous reports of scam artists posing as Navigators and Assisters to … More

    What You Need to Know About the Debt Limit

    The Congressional Budget Office just dropped a budget update on Washington, and it’s not good. The U.S. government is spending recklessly—and Obamacare is adding fuel to the fire. The new report comes at a crucial time, as negotiations over the debt limit are starting up again. Here are some basics … More

    DeMint Writes Letter to Vladimir Putin on American Exceptionalism

    This week in The New York Times—on September 11, no less—Russian President Vladimir Putin took issue with the idea of American exceptionalism. He wrote: It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with … More

    A Real Vote to Defund Obamacare

    One of the disillusioning facts about Washington is that Congress can vote on something and that vote won’t mean a thing. It would seem that a congressional vote should be a meaningful occasion, with Members weighing the costs and benefits of voting for the particular measure at hand. Unfortunately, political … More

    What Shoes Are You Wearing Today?

    Look down at your shoes. Could you break into a run in those if you needed to? Twelve years ago, the men and women getting ready to go to work at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon didn’t know they would be running that day. For many New Yorkers, … More

    Warning: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health

    We’ve talked a lot about Obamacare’s costs—how it will hurt the economy, kill jobs, and cost you and your family more when you pay for health care. But there’s an even more important cost: your health. Obamacare will affect the quality of care in this country. It will limit the … More

    Experts Answer: What Do You Want to Know About Syria?

    President Obama said last year that the use of chemical weapons in Syria was a “red line.” It wasn’t one that he rushed to enforce, but that’s what he called it. Yesterday, President Obama made headlines by saying that the red line wasn’t really his, but the whole world’s, and … More

    Morning Bell: Countdown to Obamacare Exchanges

    While America was resting from its labors, the countdown to Obamacare began. In just 27 days, the Obamacare exchanges are scheduled to open, and people who don’t get health insurance through their employers (or through the government already) will start buying coverage. Sixteen states are doing their own insurance exchanges, … More

    Morning Bell: What to Do in Syria

    Reports are rampant that the Obama Administration will call for U.S. missile strikes against the regime in Syria at any time now. That country is embroiled in a civil war, with opposition forces fighting dictator Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. has interests to protect in the region, but becoming directly involved … More

    Obamacare Quiz for Employers

    If you work somewhere, Obamacare is most likely affecting your employer—and you. In a new paper, Heritage’s Alyene Senger explains how “Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.” How will businesses respond to all these costs and regulations? What … More