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  • Sebelius to Continue Campaigning for Obama Despite Hatch Act Violation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will campaign for President Obama this week, days after federal officials ruled that she illegally did so in her official capacity earlier this year. Sebelius will appear “in per personal capacity” at a handful of New Hampshire events, according to a report in … More

    EPA Replacement for Al 'Crucify Them' Armendariz May Also Target Coal

    President Obama has picked New Mexico’s former top environmental enforcement official to head up the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region Six, which includes much of the American south. Ron Curry, a professor at the University of New Mexico and former secretary of the New Mexico Environment Department, will succeed Al Armedariz, … More

    FACT CHECK: Obama Misleads on Medicare, Taxes, and Regulations

    During a Sunday evening interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama made numerous factually inaccurate or misleading claims. Specifically, Obama claimed that he has not raised Americans’ taxes, that he has not raised costs for Medicare beneficiaries, and that he has imposed fewer regulations than his predecessor. The first two … More

    Texas Pension Group Compiles List of 'Hostile Threats' - Including Heritage

    A non-profit group that represents members of Texas’s public employee retirement system outlined a host of individuals and organizations that it considers “hostile threats” in a recent presentation. The presentation, which the Texas Association of Public Employee Retirement Systems (TEXPERS) posted online, goes on to describe methods of marginalizing those “threats” to … More

    Senate Conservatives Gather Enough Votes to Block Lame Duck Treaties

    A group of Senate conservatives has gathered enough support to block any treaties that come up for a vote during the lame duck session. A total of 36 Senators pledged, in a letter drafted by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) to Majority and Minority leaders Harry Reid … More

    Morning Bell: 5 Ways Fast & Furious Tarnishes Eric Holder's Justice Department

    The Department of Justice’s inspector general released a long-awaited report on the Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal this week. It marked the culmination of a 19-month investigation into the operation, which allowed as many as 2,000 firearms to “walk” into Mexico, where they were handed off to drug cartels. … More

    California to Use Popular TV Shows to Market Obamacare Exchanges

    Officials in California plan to use popular network television shows to market the state’s new health care exchange, established as part of Obamacare, according to a marketing plan drafted in June. “Individuals from California’s robust entertainment industry will be approached at the most senior levels to engage in California’s effort, … More

    VIDEO: Teachers' Unions in Their Own Words

    You may have heard: Chicago teachers are on strike. Some facts you may not have seen (unless, of course, you’ve been reading the Foundry): the average Chicago teacher makes $71,000 a year before benefits. That’s $24,000 more than the average Chicago resident, and second only to New York City in teachers’ … More

    Plagiarized EPA 'Hispanic Heritage Month' E-Mail Features Che Guevara

    The Environmental Protection Agency sent out an official email on Thursday recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month. The email included plagiarized work from an obscure website on Hispanic culture and featured a photo of notorious Cuban communist Ernesto “Che” Guevara. The email was sent by EPA management analyst Susie Goldring. The agency … More

    Investigators: Sebelius Illegally Campaigned on Taxpayer's Dime

    Independent federal legal officials have concluded that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius violated federal law by conducting political activity “in an official capacity,” according to a statement released on Wednesday. “Sebelius violated the Hatch Act when she made extemporaneous partisan remarks in a speech delivered in her official … More