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  • Morning Bell: Raising Arizona's Defense

    It isn’t easy being Arizona these days, especially when President Barack Obama puts politics before Americans’ interests, a foreign head of state before the United States, and an agenda of apology before much-needed, sensible reforms. But that’s just what happened this week when Mexican President Felipe Calderon visited Washington, DC. … More

    Morning Bell: Congress' Historic Decision to Ignore Its Basic Duty

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) once said that the “most basic responsibility of governing is to pass a budget.” Yesterday it became clear that Congress has decided to shirk that responsibility, as word broke that the House likely will not pass a budget resolution for the first time since the … More

    A $9 Million Villa for Al Gore, Sky-High Energy Costs for the Rest of Us

    From his sprawling new $9 million ocean-view villa in Montecito, California, with its high ceilings, wine cellar, terraces, six fireplaces, five bedrooms, nine bathrooms, pool and 6,500 square feet of living space, former Vice President Al Gore is asking a favor of the American people. He’d like you to tighten … More

    Outside the Beltway: Takin' What They're Givin' But Not Workin' for a Livin'

    With 14.9% unemployment and a massive 800,000 jobs lost in the last decade, times are tough in Michigan. But despite the desperate conditions, some Michiganders have decided to keep collecting government unemployment checks instead of accepting job offers and heading back to work, according to a Detroit News report: In … More

    A Snake Oil Sales Pitch for President Obama's Bank Tax

    It must not be easy being Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, these days. His latest task is to sell a skeptical Congress on the Obama Administration’s $90 billion bank tax with something of a convoluted snake oil sales pitch. He tried to make his argument to the Senate Finance Committee on … More

    Rep. Eric Cantor Speaks on National Security

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club meeting and delivered the following remarks on America’s national security policy: Thank you for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to participate and offer my contributions to Protect America month. I want … More

    Outside the Beltway: The Day the Happy Meal Died

    There might be 14,000 things to be happy about, but there is one less reason in Santa Clara County, California: the government there voted to ban toys in Happy Meals. Toys that come in those delightfully colored boxes filled cheeseburgers and fries that have brought joy to millions of children … More

    Video of the Week: Billie Tucker's Inspiring Tea Party Story

    Billie Tucker is a wife, a mom, a businesswoman, and now she’s a Tea Partier. At last weekend’s Heritage Resource Bank, she told an inspiring story about her frustrations with the direction our country is headed and why she became motivated to make her voice heard. “All of a sudden … More

    Gingrich: Conservatives Must Be A Movement of "Yes"

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich has a message for conservatives if they want to succeed in changing the debate in Washington: conservatives must be a movement of “yes,” and they must stand for what they will do. He delivered that message today at The Bloggers Briefing, a gathering … More

    Outside the Beltway: Missouri's Mission Impossible - Downsizing Government

    Economic realities are slapping states in the face as they come to terms with the fact that they can’t afford costly government programs amid declining revenues. Though many states are on a path toward economic ruin, some legislators in Missouri are taking heed and cutting spending. The Associated Press reports … More