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  • Former White House Adviser Presses Obama for 75-Day Jones Act Waiver

    The Bush administration’s point man for the Jones Act waivers during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita says President Obama should exert his executive authority and suspend the law for 75 days to help with the Gulf oil spill cleanup. Keith Hennessey, who served as the deputy at the White House National … More

    Elena Kagan's War on the Military

    Elena Kagan’s treatment of military recruiters while dean of Harvard Law School was supposed to be an insignificant blip during her Supreme Court confirmation. Vice President Joe Biden, for instance, brushed aside the suggestion that she did anything wrong in a recent TV interview. But a closer look at the timeline … More

    Cuccinelli on Obamacare Lawsuit: 'We Are Doing What the Founders Expected'

    RICHMOND — Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli said he will file a formal response as early as next week to the federal government’s attempt to dismiss Virginia’s legal challenge to Obamacare. In an exclusive interview with Heritage, Cuccinelli said the federal government’s motion to dismiss, released on Monday, was mostly … More

    House Democrats Schedule Floor Vote on DISCLOSE Act

    House Democrats have tentatively scheduled a floor vote this week on the DISCLOSE Act, a campaign finance measure they hope will counter the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision. A source on Capitol Hill confirmed the Democrats’ plans, but noted that Speaker Nancy Pelosi has a lot to get done before … More

    GAO Investigation Finds Head Start Engaged in Fraudulent Behavior

    The federal government’s Head Start program comes under scrutiny today by the House Education and Labor Committee, which will examine a Government Accountability Office investigation that discovered fraudulent behavior and unlawful actions in the program’s enrollment and eligibility processes. Chairman George Miller (D-CA) called today’s 1:30 p.m. committee hearing after … More

    Small Businesses v. Obamacare

    The National Federation of Independent Business, representing the interests of small businesses across America, today joined more 20 states on the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. The move is the latest blow to President Obama’s post-passage public relations effort. NFIB’s involvement was prompted by the individual and employer mandates, … More

    Stimulus Waste: Taxpayers Foot Bill for Shoddy Weatherization Work in Texas

    Sheltering Arms Senior Services won a contract worth $22.3 million in stimulus funds to weatherize homes of low-income families in Houston, but a new report from Texas Watchdog reveals the work performed was so shoddy that 33 of 53 homes will need to be fixed. The contract, awarded under the … More

    Labor Secretary Rewards Former Staff With Big Raises

    Labor Secretary Hilda Solis rewarded six former staffers from her congressional office with political appointments and huge raises upon taking over at the Department of Labor. The appointees had significant pay increases averaging 50 percent upon changing jobs; one employee’s salary nearly doubled. Solis, a former member of the U.S. … More

    PBS: Conservatives Embrace New Media

    Four years ago this week The Heritage Foundation co-founded a weekly policy discussion for bloggers, online journalists and digital strategists. It started as an off-the-record discussion among a dozen conservatives in a conference room at Human Events in 2006. At the time, the conventional wisdom in Washington was that conservatives … More

    Public Employees Strike It Rich in Ohio

    Ohio is struggling with double-digit unmployment, but not all workers are facing tough times. State government employees in Ohio are doing quite well. In fact, nearly 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year. The contrast couldn’t be more stark between bloated government bureaucrats and struggling private-section workers in … More