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  • Morning Bell: The Fight for the Balanced Budget Amendment

    Washington remains embroiled in debt limit negotiations as Republicans and Democrats stand apart on how to best go about increasing the amount of money the government can borrow and spend. But on the sidelines, another debate simmers over one amendment to the U.S. Constitution that could have averted today’s spending … More

    VIDEO: Eat the Rich? Liberals Will Still Be Hungry.

    Want an interesting thought experiment? Take a trip in a liberal dream world of total wealth confiscation, where for one year, politicians confiscate profits from major corporations, professional athletes, Hollywood, and the like—all in the name of paying for their big spending ways. Would it be enough? Watch the above … More

    Morning Bell: Time to End Fannie and Freddie

    Four years after home values in America plummeted, fears over America’s housing market remain. In testimony before Congress yesterday, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cited “the continuing depressed condition of the housing sector” as one of the factors behind America’s sagging economy. In response to the poor market, the White … More

    Fed Chairman Bernanke Projects Continued Slow Growth in Economy

    It’s a continued slow pace of recovery for the U.S. economy, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said in testimony today before the House Financial Services Committee. MarketWatch reports: At the moment, Fed officials see a recovery that “will likely remain moderate,” Bernanke said, with the unemployment rate falling “only gradually.” Inflation is … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Aims for the Money You Don't "Need"

    Over the past several weeks, America has seen on grand display in Washington a singular mindset emanating from the White House: We must raise taxes so that we can keep on spending. This week, though, America was treated to something different—a glimpse inside President Barack Obama’s mind, a roadmap of … More

    IRS Could Foul-Up Yankee Fan's Good Deed with Big League Tax Bill

    Baseball is unforgiving for the generous. A pitcher serves up a meaty pitch, and the batter hits a home run, never giving credit to the man who threw the ball. A starry-eyed fan gives a trophy to a legend, and now he’s about to get hit with a tax burden. … More

    Morning Bell: Lights Out for the Light Bulb Ban?

    Some politicians in Washington don’t think you’re all that bright. They believe that you can’t make wise decisions in your day-to-day life, so they have taken it upon themselves to impose regulations to protect you from yourself. And there’s no better example than Congress’ ban on the incandescent light bulb, … More

    Chao: High Unemployment Doesn't Have to Be the New Norm

    In an interview Friday on Fox Business Network, former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao took head on the notion that persistent, high unemployment is the new way of life in America. Chao says it doesn’t have to be that way: This administration is trying to say that there’s a new … More

    Morning Bell: America, the Europe of the West?

    Last night, President Barack Obama and U.S. congressional leaders failed to reach agreement on a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit. Meanwhile, it has been more than 800 days since the U.S. Senate passed a budget, liberals in Washington are pushing for higher taxes, unemployment is soaring, the deficit … More

    Questions and Answers on America's Unemployment

    We asked The Heritage Foundation’s William Beach, Director of the Center for Data Analysis, to answer some questions about America’s economy and unemployment following the Department of Labor’s release of the June 2011 payroll report. Here are his responses: Question: How does this job market recovery compare to past recessions? Answer: … More