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  • Why Is Washington Talking About a Government Shutdown?

    Is it that time again already?? It’s not even August, and Members of Congress are starting to buzz about the upcoming budget and debt ceiling fight—which likely won’t happen until later this fall. But the posturing has begun, and the media are happy to oblige. The thing is, a government … More

    How to Use Obamacare to Scam Taxpayers

    Looking for a little extra cash? If you’re interested in defrauding taxpayers, it might be as easy as writing down a number on a form. The number is your income. The form is the Obamacare application. If you do not have “affordable” employer-sponsored health insurance and your income is between … More

    Morning Bell: Can Obamacare Get the Young Blood It Needs to Live?

    What would it take to get you to enroll in Obamacare? A folksy song? A celebrity endorsement? An ad in a porta-potty? Taxpayer money may be used for all of those things and more as October 1—the date when the health insurance exchanges are supposed to open—approaches. But all the … More

    Morning Bell: 3 Whoppers from Obama's Big Economic Speech

    President Obama sure was excited about his speech yesterday. He talked for more than an hour in sweeping, grandiose terms about everything that’s happened since he became President, and everything that’s still going to happen. If only more of it were true. Here are three major whoppers Obama tried to … More

    3 "Kitchen Table" Topics for Obama's Speech Today

    President Obama says he’s ready to get back to the “kitchen table” issues we’re all talking about. After months of focusing on gun control, amnesty for illegal immigrants, and other tangents that do not top Americans’ list of concerns, that’s good to hear. Obama told supporters earlier this week that … More

    Morning Bell: The Administration's Obamacare Denial

    Obamacare was supposed to go so well, we were told. The mandates. The long-term care insurance. The Medicaid expansion. All going swimmingly, right? Only in the minds of Harry Reid and the bureaucrats at Health and Human Services (HHS). Despite a host of delays, legal challenges, and complete implementation failures, … More

    Morning Bell: Even Unions Are Turning on Obamacare

    It’s not every day that union bosses sound like policy experts at The Heritage Foundation. But the beginning of the Obamacare letter from the heads of three major unions—the Teamsters, the United Food and Commercial Workers, and UNITE-HERE—to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is … More

    Morning Bell: Harry Reid Is At It Again

    When Harry Reid gets frustrated, he threatens to change the Senate’s rules to get his way. The Senate Majority Leader, a Democrat from Nevada, has once again threatened to change the way the Senate works—this time, to push through President Obama’s nominees for several controversial appointments. Reid wants to change … More

    Morning Bell: Why Does Egypt's Turmoil Matter to Us?

    Egypt has been rocked by protests that some say are the largest in history and has unseated its second leader in three years. It’s a bit difficult for us to imagine ousting a president in such a way—so what do the events in Egypt mean to Americans? The Obama Administration … More

    Morning Bell: Late-Night Shenanigans in the House

    The House leadership appears to be pulling a fast one on the American public and even fellow House members when it comes to the farm bill. The House has split up the farm-related programs and food stamps, which is great news. However, they didn’t make a single reform. That’s not … More