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  • Marriage: Answering the Challenging Questions

    Government redefinition of marriage is not inevitable. Even though a few jurisdictions have redefined marriage, it will not be good for society. In the end, though, the truth about marriage will prevail, because the push behind same-sex marriage is based on a lie. So argues Heritage expert Ryan T. Anderson … More

    Welfare: Obama Wanted to Gut Work Requirements in 2009

    President Obama had been seeking ways to circumvent the 1996 welfare work requirements since coming to office, according to a 2009 memo released Tuesday by Representative David Camp (R–MI) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT). “From the first year the Obama Administration took power, it was trying to find any legal … More

    Congressmen: Internet Sales Tax Is Attack on Small Business, Consumers

    Conservative members of Congress are adding their voices to a rising chorus of bipartisan opposition to the Internet sales tax. At last week’s Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly event co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) said the Marketplace Fairness Act allows large retail businesses to impose new taxes on … More

    Senate Chaplain Barry Black: If There's One Place Prayer Is Needed, It's Capitol Hill (VIDEO)

    People of faith should serve an essential role in the secular world. The political sphere needs contact with the transcendent insights of religion. That’s according to Rev. Barry Black, Ph.D, a retired two-star admiral and 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, at an event hosted by Heritage President Jim … More

    Internet Sales Tax Hits Fastest-Growing Industries

    The Marketplace Fairness Act, also known as the Internet sales tax, would burden the fastest-growing industries in the United States with a tidal wave of new regulations, which is bad news for American consumers and entrepreneurs. It would slam these businesses with regulations because it would allow states to require … More

    Internet Sales Tax: Here Come the Auditors

    Internet sales tax legislation could subject small online businesses to up to 46 state audits. And since sales taxes vary among thousands of tax jurisdictions across the country, the chances that auditors will find mistakes—and slap the business owners with penalties—are very good. If truth-in-advertising requirements applied to legislation, says … More

    10 Reasons These Democrats Oppose the Internet Sales Tax

    The Senate is moving closer to passing an Internet sales tax law, known as the Marketplace Fairness Act, despite rising opposition that includes Democratic Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Max Baucus (D-MT). Here are 10 reasons for opposing an Internet sales tax, as the Senators state them in the video … More

    WATCH: Conservative Congressmen Talk Immigration, Budget

    Watch conservative congressmen field questions on immigration, the budget, and other topics from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. today. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of Representatives dedicated to the free market and liberty. It meets monthly with reporters and bloggers to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Viewers … More

    Internet Sales Tax Hits Consumers Online

    Opposition is rising against the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would allow states to impose sales taxes on online sales. Senator Max Baucus (D-MT), chairman of the Finance Committee, said it would violate the rights of citizens who choose to live in states without sales tax, like his home state of … More

    DeMint on Immigration: "Incomprehensible, Comprehensive Bills" Not the Solution

    Both the process and the content of the current immigration bill violate America’s core principles and legacy of immigration, according to Heritage President Jim DeMint. “This whole process is not really American, to take a few people and go behind closed doors and then come out and suddenly have it … More