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  • Family-Run Retailer: Internet Sales Tax Would Put Me Out of Business

    Rick Smith’s 14-year-old, family-run gourmet kitchen utensil business has a lot to lose if the Internet sales tax becomes law. And he’s not alone. While a proposal to tax Internet sales is seemingly stalled in Congress at the moment, a number of online retailers remain fearful of the ill-conceived Marketplace … More

    Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

    Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare. Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going … More

    Rubio on Defunding Obamacare: "We Have to Do This" (VIDEO)

    Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” last night to urge conservatives to defund Obamacare. “This is the last, best chance,” he warned. “We have to do this.” Rubio said no issue is a bigger threat to the U.S. economy than the President’s unpopular and unworkable health-care law. The … More

    Exclusive Interview: Ted Cruz on How to Win the Defund Obamacare Debate

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the most important battle facing this Congress is defunding Obamacare. He visited Heritage this week to send a message to the grassroots: Conservatives cannot win this battle without the tremendous support from Americans who oppose President Obama’s health-care law. “The only way we win this … More

    Reckless Government Spending Isn't Funny, But This New Sitcom Is

    Do you think the federal government spends too much money? The answer is pretty obvious — and not a laughing matter. But the group Bankrupting America found a way to poke fun at the issue of “spend it or lose it” budgeting — the concept that agencies are rewarded for … More

    NSA, Immigration, and Obamacare: Here's What You Missed from Conversations with Conservatives

    Conservative members of Congress gathered Wednesday to talk with national press and bloggers about defunding Obamacare, the farm bill, immigration reform, and the National Security Agency leaks. Missed out on the live event? Don’t worry. You can watch the conversation here and read the top tweets below. Conservative forum turning … More

    What Everyone Ought to Know About Breadwinner Moms

    Watch live streaming video from heritagefoundation at livestream.com The Heritage Foundation and the Independent Women’s Forum hosted “Breadwinner Moms: Truth Behind the Trend” yesterday to discuss the issues surroudning the rise of high-earning never-married and family-supporting women. Speakers include The Heritage Foundation’s Jennifer Marshall, the Manhattan Institute’s Kay Hymowitz, IWF’s … More

    VIDEO: Rubio Gives 5 Reasons to Defund Obamacare

    “There are people in Washington that love to say, ‘We’re against Obamacare.’ How can you be against Obamacare but vote for a budget that funds its implementation when you know the harm that it’s going to do?” That was Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) last night on “The O’Reilly Factor” arguing … More

    The Farm Bill Failed. Now What? House Conservatives Weigh In

    The U.S. House’s rejection of the nearly trillion-dollar “farm” bill has prompted talk on Capitol Hill of separating the legislation into two parts: agriculture programs and food stamps. But will members of Congress support the split? It’s a decision Heritage policy experts Daren Bakst and Rachel Sheffield put at the … More

    Four Immigration Reform Quotes You Don’t Want to Miss (and a Cool Video)

    U.S. House conservatives came together this week to address key issues at the monthly Conversations with Conservatives briefing on Capitol Hill. With the Senate taking action on the Gang of Eight’s amnesty bill, House members faced questions about their take on immigration reform. We made a short video with the … More