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  • 9 Things Janet Yellen Tried to Say Carefully as the Dow Plunged

    Janet Yellen appeared to emerge with her confidence intact this afternoon after her first press conference as chairman of the Federal Reserve. However, stock markets dropped sharply when, as head of the nation’s central bank, she said the Fed may begin to raise interest rates “six months” after the final … More

    Missionary in Ukraine: 'Full-Scale Invasion Looks Imminent'

    A Christian missionary from America who has lived in Ukraine for two decades says in an email to The Foundry that he is preparing to evacuate his family from the Kiev area because Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to order troops to invade deeper into the nation within days. … More

    Heritage Panel: Personal Opinion No Excuse to Abandon Marriage Laws

    Virginia’s Democratic attorney general made history not only by declining to carry out his duty to defend state marriage law based on personal opinion but by “actually turning on his client” and “attacking” the law, his Republican predecessor told a Heritage Foundation audience. If Mark Herring had changed his mind … More

    12 Zingers Amid Heritage’s Policy Solutions

    When about 100 passionate attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference get four Heritage Foundation policy experts all to themselves, they’re not about to let such provocative eggheads get away without engaging in a little robust Q&A. So it was that moderator Genevieve Wood, senior contributor to The Foundry, wound … More

    Seven Democrats on Line After Backing Obama's Rejected Nominee

    Senate Democrats who joined with Republicans to deliver an unexpected defeat Wednesday to President Obama’s pick for a key Justice Department post got much of the initial attention. An equal number of Democrats who supported nominee Debo Adegbile, however, now face potentially withering scrutiny. “The 30-second [attack] ads write themselves,” … More

    Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks 'Explosive,' 'Surreal'

    The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo  Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says … More

    Senate Blocks Obama Nominee for Justice Post Over Ties to Cop Killer

    Senate Republicans today attracted enough Democrats to reject President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post, after an emotional debate over the lawyer’s role in championing the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Under new Senate rules, the Obama Administration needed 51 votes to secure the nomination of … More

    American Pastor, Family 'Watch with Disbelief' in Ukraine Crisis

    An e-mail late yesterday from a pastor doing mission work near Kiev provides a window into the fear and hope among those watching Russian troops advance as the crisis in Ukraine unfolds. “The situation is tense. We, as well as the nation of Ukraine, covet your prayers,” the Rev. Gerard … More

    Lamar Smith to DHS Chief: Obama ‘Inflates’ Deportation Numbers (VIDEO)

    A Texas congressman sharply disputed claims of record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Obama’s watch when the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, appeared for a House hearing. The administration is “inflating” deportation statistics, so they are “inaccurate,” Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) told Johnson … More

    VIDEO: Religious Liberty, Media 'Lies': Interview with Ryan Anderson

    Media distortions and “lies” clouded public understanding of an Arizona measure that would have clarified religious liberty protections for business owners, not allowed them to discriminate rampantly against gays and lesbians, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson told The Foundry in an interview yesterday. “For about two weeks you got … More