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  • Morning Bell: Health Care in the Balance as Ground Shifts Under Obama

    One year ago, President Barack Obama delivered his inaugural address at the foot of the Capitol, laid out an agenda of “big plans” for his administration, and chided “cynics” who “fail to understand that the ground has shifted beneath them.” One year later, as voters head to the ballot box … More

    Heritage President Dr. Edwin Feulner Makes "Top 100" Conservative List

    Telegraph.co.uk has named The Heritage Foundation’s President, Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D, to its list of America’s Most Influential conservatives for the second year in a row: 35. Edwin Feulner (41) President, Heritage Foundation Founded by Feulner, Heritage has grown in Washington from a nine-member staff working out of a rented … More

    Outside the Beltway: California Dreamin' Up Ways to Avoid Economic Disaster

    California, the land of sunshine, surfing, soaring unemployment and ballooning deficits, may be making moves to strip itself of one of its most costly and draconian environmental regulations: the cap-and-trade carbon tax. Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles is turning to private industry for help in digging out of a … More

    Tweet of the Week: Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)

    Our Tweet of the Week comes from Rep. Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Rep. Flake has his own “best of” feature. He highlights the “Egregious Earmark of the Week.” Last week, he put the spotlight on a $600,000 earmark for coastal tidal gauges in Alabama. From Rep. Flake, here’s the Tweet of … More

    Tweet of the Week: @galluppoll

    Our Tweet of the Week comes from the folks at Gallup. They’ve got good news for the conservative movement. According to a Gallup poll, 40% of Americans considered themselves “conservative” in 2009, higher than any other ideological group (liberals were 21%; moderates were 36%). From Gallup, here’s the Tweet of … More

    Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Obama's Door

    The pressure is building on President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to open their closed-door health care negotiations to cameras, the media, and more importantly, the American public. Most notably, Brian Lamb, the chief executive of C-SPAN, wrote a letter to congressional leaders asking … More

    Knock Knock! Who's There? It's C-SPAN, Mr. President.

    President Barack Obama, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) are planning plenty of health care action in closed-door meetings at the White House today, but there are no lights or cameras. Now, C-SPAN is calling for the latter. In a letter to congressional leadership dated December … More

    New Year, New Federally-Owned GMAC

    If President Barack Obama’s New Year’s resolution was for the federal government to stop taking majority ownership in private corporations, he’s off to a bad start (or he decided to get one more in before 2010). Yesterday, the government indicated it will provide $3.8 billion in additional aid to GMAC … More

    Young, Invincible, and Now Forced to Shell-Out for Health Care

    You’re 27 and employed, but you’re not raking in the dough. You’ve always been healthy, so the fact that you don’t have health insurance isn’t a big deal to you. Now, though, you’re hearing something about a “congressional mandate” to buy health insurance. The health insurance industry considers you a … More

    Heritage Video: Congress Maxes-Out Credit Card, Then Raises Its Limit

    With Congress looking to spend its way out of the recession, it’s running into a bit of a hiccup: the government’s credit card is about to be maxed-out. And big spenders in Congress aren’t planning on cutting spending in order to balance the budget. Instead, Congress will raise the debt … More