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  • An Abuse of Power: President Obama's "Recess" Appointments

    President Obama’s stunning appointments of Richard Cordray to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and of three more bureaucrats to the National Labor Relations Board has been described by many observers as a serious blow to the Constitution and the separation of powers. In addition to the strong Constitutional argument against … More

    Flashback: Senator Outlines Objections to 'Unaccountable' Consumer Czar

    Last fall Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) visited Heritage to talk about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the “unaccountable” nominee to head the agency. At the time, there was speculation President Obama would attempt to bypass the U.S. Senate to install Richard Cordray as CFPB director. That’s exactly what happened … More

    Top 10 Most Read Foundry Posts of 2011

    This year saw the death of Osama bin Laden, the Arab Spring and the fall of regimes in Libya and Egypt, a conservative revolution in Wisconsin, continued joblessness in America, and a European economic crisis. Through it all, Heritage experts provided the best conservative analysis of the latest breaking news … More

    Top 10 Heritage Papers of 2011

    At The Heritage Foundation, our experts work tirelessly to produce relevant research on the big policy questions facing Congress. This year was no different, and Members of Congress, their staff, journalists, researchers, and Heritage members and readers turned to our experts for their analysis. Listed below are the top 10 … More

    Top 10 Charts of 2011

    Just how high is America’s tax burden? How bad is the entitlement crisis? Sure, the national debt is big, but just how big is it really? Numbers help tell the story, but as the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. This year, people turned to Heritage to … More

    The 10 Most Popular Heritage Videos of 2011

    For the rest of the week, we will be highlighting the top 10 videos, blog posts, papers, and charts of 2011. Listed below are the top 10 Heritage videos as determined by views on The Heritage Foundation’s YouTube channel. Have a YouTube account? Subscribe to our channel to be among … More

    VIDEO: As Obamacare Support Falls, Lawmaker Offers Patient-Focused Plan

    Support for Obamacare sunk to 29 percent in the latest Associated Press poll. The widespread dissatisfaction with President Obama’s signature achievement is one reason Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) has developed health care reform that puts patients first rather than government. Price, chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee, understands health … More

    Sen. McConnell: Americans Don't Approve of Anything Obama Has Done

    In an exclusive interview with The Heritage Foundation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) sharply criticized President Obama for engaging in class warfare and accused him of shifting the focus away from his own failed policies in advance of next year’s election. “My view is he’ll have a hard time … More

    Exclusive Interview: Sen. Pat Toomey on the Super Commitee's Failure

    As one of the 12 members of Congress on the Super Committee, Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) had a front row seat for all the negotiations. Since the committee’s announcement late last month that they had failed to reach a deal on at least $1.5 trillion in savings, Toomey has been very vocal … More

    Slideshow from the Presidential Debate

    The spirited CNN debate hosted by The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute provided a fantastic opportunity for Americans to hear from the presidential candidates about critical national security and foreign policy issues. We have put together a Flickr gallery of photos from before, during, and after the debate … More