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  • VIDEO: In The Green Room - Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on the Debt Ceiling

    “We have an Administration that is saying, we want you to vote on the debt ceiling and continue business as usual. No reforms, no cuts in spending,” explains Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). With pragmatic perspective and common-sense suggestions, Toomey debunked the debt limit hysteria in a speech at The Heritage … More

    Niall Ferguson Slams Obama's Handling of Egypt on 'Morning Joe'

    Harvard history professor Niall Ferguson was on Morning Joe yesterday morning to talk about the cover story he wrote for the latest edition of Newsweek on President Obama’s foreign policy failure in Egypt. During his appearance, Ferguson made it clear that he felt the President had mishandled the crisis in … More

    On Those "Draconian" Spending Cuts

    Last week, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) outlined $58 billion in non-security domestic spending cuts. Within hours, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) attacked the proposal calling it “unworkable” and “even more draconian than we originally anticipated.” But these outcries were hardly unexpected considering Washington’s spending addiction. As National Review’s … More

    Here's a Good Start, Mr. President: 20 Burdensome Regulations

    While there is much in today’s address by President Obama to the US Chamber of Commerce to unpack, one issue that deserves response were his remarks about addressing unnecessary regulation. The President again promoted his government-wide search for “outdated and unnecessary regulations,” stating that “if there are rules on the books that … More

    VIDEO: Celebrate Ronald Reagan's 100th Birthday

    This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth. A man of many talents and accomplishments, his sense of humor and contagious optimism are perhaps most missed today as our nation faces a host of difficult challenges. As we recall in our new video celebrating his birthday, when … More

    “The President Has Been Co-opted By the Tea Party!”

    The President has been co-opted by the tea party!” declared Senator Paul Rand (R-KY) to a boisterous crowd of tea party activists that braved the snow to attend the Senate’s public first meeting of the new Tea Party Caucus yesterday. Senator Paul kicked off the event on a humorous note, joking about … More

    Obamacare Forces More Layoffs at Daley's Old Firm

    Major Chicago pharmaceutical company Abbott Laboratories will be forced to cut 1,900 jobs (more than 2% of their entire workforce) it announced late yesterday afternoon. As Bloomberg notes, these cuts follow almost 9,000 jobs the company cut just last September. In a statement announcing the cuts, a spokesman explained that Obamacare had … More

    The Regulatory Tsunami Headed Your Way

    When the Dodd-Frank financial-overhaul bill was passed last summer, it was done so with much of the fanfare and self-congratulation that has come to typify Washington. Then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called it the “toughest set of Wall Street reform in generations.” But the bill’s hype was not … More

    In The Green Room: Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Championing Conservatism in the 112th

    An outspoken conservative leader in the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared at The Heritage Foundation this morning to outline how to champion conservative values in the 112th Congress. Before today’s event, the Congressman sat down with us to talk about the repeal of Obamacare and the effort to wrangle … More

    List of 27 States Suing Over Obamacare

    Last March, Virginia and Florida (joined by 12 other states) filed suit against Obamacare, challenging its constitutionality. Since that time, many other states have joined in, recognizing the threat posed by the legislation to both the Constitution and their own state budgets. As we reported on Friday, more than half … More