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  • Harry Reid Tried to Push Conservatives Into Accepting This Policy. Why He Didn't Succeed.

    After a two-week standoff with Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to drop controversial provisions in the aid package for Ukraine. The Senate was locked in a stalemate over the Obama administration’s proposed changes to the International Monetary Fund. The provisions had the support of Reid (D-Nev.) and … More

    NYT Reporter: Obama Administration Is ‘Greatest Enemy of Press Freedom’

    New York Times reporter James Risen, a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, claims the Obama administration is “the greatest enemy of press freedom that we have encountered in at least a generation.” Risen won the Pulitzer Prize in 2002 and 2006 for his reporting on national security and terrorism. He has … More

    Ted Cruz, Veteran of 9 Supreme Court Arguments, Says First Amendment on Trial Today

    Ted Cruz has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in his lifetime, more than any other current member of Congress. Today, as a U.S. senator from Texas, Cruz is making a different kind of argument—one in the court of public opinion. On his Facebook page and in a … More

    Indiana Ends Common Core Education Standards

    Indiana’s experiment with Common Core is over. Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation today requiring the state to come up with its own academic standards, making Indiana the latest state to pull its support for the national education standards known as Common Core. “I believe our students are best served when … More

    Louie Gohmert on Climate Change: 'It’s Real'

    Three days after temperatures reached 70 degrees in Washington, D.C., weather forecasts are predicting snow for tomorrow. March’s unpredictable weather prompted conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R–Tex.) to claim (facetiously) that it’s a case of climate change. “By the way, on climate change, I applaud the Democrats spending all that time,” … More

    Globetrotter-in-Chief: Obama Outpaces Previous Presidents in World Travel

    A new report from the National Taxpayers Union Foundation reveals that President Obama outpaces his predecessors in world travel. Through the first five years of their presidencies, here’s how Obama compares to our previous six commanders-in-chief, according to the report: Presidents’ International Travel After Five Years President Trips Visits Days … More

    Ted Cruz Leads GOP's Fight Against IMF Expansion in Ukraine Aid Package

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–Nev.) is facing a revolt among Republicans for adding controversial language to an aid package for Ukraine. The Senate is expected to vote on the Ukraine measure next week. The controversial provisions, which have support of the Obama administration and liberals from both parties, would … More

    Herman Cain on GOP Tax Plan: Force Harry Reid to Act

    Herman Cain, who ran for president on the 9-9-9 tax plan, challenged Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to pass a tax reform bill this year—and thereby force a debate on the issue. Cain spoke to The Foundry after hosting his radio show from The Heritage Foundation today. A … More

    Q&A With Foundry Contributor Israel Ortega, NBC 'Meet the Press' Guest

    The Foundry’s Israel Ortega will make his debut on NBC’s “Meet the Press” this Sunday. Ortega will join the show’s roundtable to discuss and debate breaking news on Ukraine, the missing Malaysian plane, 2014 midterm elections, 2016 prospects and the Keystone XL pipeline. NBC’s David Gregory will host the show … More

    Senate Plan to Replace Fannie, Freddie Faces Skepticism from House Critic

    The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said he is skeptical of a forthcoming Senate proposal that would replace mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government regulator. In an exclusive interview with The Foundry today, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said the Senate plan, announced yesterday, … More