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  • Morning Bell: Obama's Anti-Drilling Agenda Costs Jobs Across America

    President Obama’s hometown of Chicago is nearly 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. But like many other communities across the country, it is suffering the consequences of his Administration’s anti-drilling agenda. Illinois accounted for $376.2 million in shallow-water drilling expenditures over the past three years, according to an analysis … More

    Stalled Energy Projects Harm Economy

    Since the Gulf oil spill nearly a year ago, the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement has issued just one deepwater drilling permit — but oil rig owners aren’t alone when it comes to permitting problems. Renewable, coal, natural gas, nuclear and transmission energy projects across the … More

    NPR's Diversity Doublespeak

      Just yesterday NPR’s president and CEO stood before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., and declared that the taxpayer-funded news organization exhibited no bias against conservatives. Vivian Schiller even dared conservatives to show her the proof. Less than 24 hours later, filmmaker James O’Keefe delivered the goods. Caught … More

    Duplication in Government Programs Costs Taxpayers at Least $100 Billion

    House Republicans could fulfill their Pledge to America promise of cutting $100 billion simply by eliminating duplicative government programs. That’s the startling news from a new Government Accountability Office report today that exposes widespread waste in the federal government. GAO’s 345-page report (PDF) was initiated more than a year ago … More

    VIDEO: State Budget Battle Showdowns

    Wisconsin. Ohio. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Budget-battle showdowns are coming soon to a statehouse near you. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has provoked the ire of labor union leaders in Wisconsin, but he’s not alone. Governors across America are confronting budget shortfalls — and looking to public employees to help … More

    Permitorium: 103 Gulf of Mexico Drilling Plans Await Government Approval

    As oil prices continue to climb, a backlog of more than 100 offshore drilling plans for the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting approval from the Obama administration, according to federal data. The federal government has not approved a single new exploratory drilling plan in the Gulf of Mexico since lifting … More

    VIDEO: Doctor Faces Difficult Choices, New Challenges in Wake of Obamacare

      Earlier this week we shared the troubling circumstances facing Dr. Martha Boone in the wake of Obamacare. Last night the Atlanta urologist appeared on Fox Business with David Asman to talk about the latest challenge for her small practice — a 27 percent increase in health insurance for her … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Doctor Is Already Feeling the Fateful Effects of Obamacare

    Dr. Martha Boone is no ordinary urologist. For more than a year she has led a grassroots campaign against Obamacare — and for good reason. Boone’s livelihood depends on it. As the House prepares to vote on repeal today, Boone is struggling with the consequences of the law. Just this … More

    Countdown to Repeal: Father Fears Obamacare’s Impact on Family, Business

    As the House prepares to consider the repeal of Obamacare this week, Heritage is showcasing stories about the law’s impact on America. Last year we traveled to Dallas to speak with Larry Patterson. As a small business owner and father, he has much to fear about Obamacare’s consequences to his … More

    Anti-Drilling Policies Costing Federal Government Billions in Lost Revenue

    Billions of dollars in potential oil revenue that could help close the federal deficit is being lost as a result of President Obama’s anti-drilling agenda. Production in the Gulf of Mexico — which normally accounts for about 30 percent of all U.S. production — is expected to drop this year … More