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  • Supreme Court Protects Little Sisters from HHS Mandate

    The Supreme Court late this afternoon blocked federal officials from forcing some Roman Catholic charities to provide employee health insurance that provides “free” contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, despite objections on religious grounds. The entire high court extended temporary relief that Justice Sonia Sotomayor granted on New Year’s Eve to the … More

    Heritage Action’s Needham: Boehner Should Lead, Not Blame

    House Speaker John Boehner didn’t show leadership in his late-night chat with Jay Leno by blaming fellow Republicans for a government “shutdown” over Obamacare, the CEO of The Heritage Foundation’s political action arm said today. “By now, everyone should understand President Obama was the driving force behind the partial government … More

    Cuccinelli: Not ‘Appropriate’ for Virginia Attorney General to Challenge Marriage Law

    In an exclusive comment e-mailed to The Foundry, Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican whom Democrat Mark Herring succeeded as Virginia attorney general, said Herring acted inappropriately in going to federal court to oppose the state marriage amendment. “The only time it is appropriate for an attorney general not to defend a … More

    Days After Vowing to Uphold Virginia Constitution, Attorney General Challenges Marriage Amendment

    Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring today sided with two same-sex couples in asking a federal court to strike down the voter-approved state law defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman. That 2006 amendment to the state constitution, Herring declared, violates the U.S. Constitution. The newly … More

    Cantor Pledges House Vote to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

    The House of Representatives next week will vote on a bill “to end once and for all taxpayer funding for abortion,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor said today in remarks at a rally in Washington, D.C., as part of the 41st annual March for Life. The Virginia Republican, who decried what … More

    Christie Stresses the Virtues of Limited Government

    Actual winds as well as political winds – not to mention snow – made for a solemn mood as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was sworn in for a second term. But the Republican presidential contender sounded themes of hope, unity, decisiveness and Jersey resilience in his 18-minute inaugural address … More

    Tea Party Taps Mike Lee for Response to State of the Union

    In another sign of his rising national stature among small-government conservatives, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will deliver the Tea Party movement’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Lee, who recently has staked out his own turf on issues such as education, poverty and health care, … More

    House Select Committee Next Stop in Benghazi Probe?

    A Senate panel’s bipartisan conclusion that the terrorist attacks that killed four Americans in Benghazi, Libya, “were preventable” is bound to increase pressure on House Speaker John Boehner to convene a select committee with wide-ranging powers to get to the bottom of unanswered questions. That doesn’t mean a muscular probe … More

    Congress Passes Trillion-Dollar Spending Bill

    Rather than haggle into the weekend, Senate Democrats and Republicans tonight agreed 72-26 to cut off debate and adopt a $1 trillion spending bill to keep the federal government running for the next eight months. The House having voted to adopt the omnibus spending bill a day earlier, Congress has … More

    Genevieve Wood Joins The Foundry as Senior Contributor

    Genevieve Wood, whose work has advanced The Heritage Foundation’s policy priorities since 2006, this week takes on a key new role as senior contributor to The Foundry. The move harnesses Wood’s gifts in writing and speaking to Americans about practical solutions informed by conservative ideas, as Heritage begins to reposition … More