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  • Americans Blame Economic Woes on Washington Before Wall Street

    Americans remain convinced of Washington’s culpability in the economic crisis from which the country is still struggling to recover, according to a pair of new polls. The ongoing “Occupy” protests notwithstanding, Americans are more likely to blame the federal government than the financial sector for the country’s economic woes. According … More

    Scribecast: J. Christian Adams on Obama's 'Lawless' Justice Department

    In June 2010, J. Christian Adams resigned his post as a career attorney in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. Adams cited DOJ’s decision to abandon prosecution of two members of the New Black Panther Party who had brandished weapons outside of a Philadelphia polling station in 2008, shouting racial … More

    Government Backing for Solar Firms Remains an Economic Drag

    The economic damage inherent in federal backing for solar power companies extends beyond Solyndra-style bankruptcies, in which taxpayers pour money into unprofitable but politically popular ventures. Even where government-backed companies stay afloat, federal intervention directs resources to less productive and profitable activities. Some solar power companies based in California are … More

    Elected Officials Back 'Occupy' Protests Despite Violence, Lawlessness

    The ongoing “Occupy Wall Street” protests have been characterized by shows of violence, lawlessness, and occasional anti-Semitism. But elected officials are reportedly backing the movement behind the scenes, most recently pressuring the owners of the New York City park that is the epicenter of the protests to postpone a much-needed … More

    Issa Subpoenas Holder for Fast and Furious Documents

    Citing recent revelations in the investigation into a failed sting operation against Mexican drug cartels, the House’s lead investigator served Attorney General Eric Holder with a subpoena on Wednesday, requesting a range of documents related to the cross-border law enforcement effort. “Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know … More

    NY Congressman Spurns Constituents' 'Occupy' Protest Concerns

    The “Occupy Wall Street” protests have been a thorn in the side of a number of lower-Manhattan businesses. But the U.S. congressman who represents the district where protestors have gathered has a blunt message for the area’s business owners: deal with it. “All of us have to live with expressions … More

    VIDEO: Continuing the Fight Against Obamacare on Capitol Hill

    On Wednesday, Ken Hoagland, chairman of Restore America’s Voice Foundation, delivered the petitions of 1.6 million Americans demanding the repeal of Obamacare to legislators on Capitol Hill. After the press conference, several members stayed to talk with Heritage about the problems with the current law, the progress of the repeal … More

    Green Energy Backers Unwittingly Undermine Case for Federal 'Investment'

    Democrats determined to shield the administration from accusations of political cronyism are unwittingly undermining the larger policy vision that they themselves have supported, and the president has championed: the so-called “green energy economy.” Reps. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Diana Degette (D-CO), ranking Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its investigative sub-panel, … More

    Reid Uses Procedural Maneuver to Block Vote on Obama's Jobs Bill

    Senate Republicans sought to answer President Obama’s demands for a vote on his jobs plan this afternoon, but were thwarted by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who used a parliamentary maneuver meant to block amendments on the Senate floor. Reid then proceeded to accuse Republicans of “obstruction” and engaging … More

    'Green Jobs' Woes Move to Labor Department

    While the Energy Department’s efforts to create “green jobs” have received significant attention – and criticism – since the collapse of solar company Solyndra, another federal agency may soon be in the spotlight for its lackluster performance in stimulating the economy through employment in the green technology sector. The Labor … More