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  • School Choice, Chicago Style: Arne Duncan's List of the Rich and Powerful

    U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, while serving as Chicago Public Schools chief, maintained a list of special requests from politically connected individuals for children to attend the city’s best schools. The information, reported today by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, is the focus of a federal probe and investigation by … More

    New CNN Poll: 59% Oppose Obamacare

    A new CNN Opinion Research poll, conducted over the weekend as the House debated Obamacare, finds that 59 percent of Americans now stand opposed to the health care legislation in Congress. Just 39 percent of the poll’s 1,030 respondents said they favored the bill. These numbers shouldn’t come as a … More

    Karl Rove: Repealing Obamacare Will Be Easier If Congress Skirts Normal Process

    “Deeming” and “reconciliation” are hardly household words, but for the next week Americans will come to know them as key procedural maneuvers that could push Obamacare across the finish line. But while they might deliver a bill to President Obama’s desk, they will also make it easier to repeal the … More

    Trumka Talks Tough, But Will Obama Listen?

    Labor union leaders made a trip to the White House yesterday to hear President Obama’s latest pitch for health care legislation. But judging from remarks earlier in the day from AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, the meeting wasn’t a typical administration powwow with Big Labor. Speaking at the National Press Club … More

    For Obama, Some Unions Are More Equal Than Others

    The Service Employees International Union takes the top prize as President Obama’s favorite labor union. President Andy Stern and Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger have visited the White House nearly 60 times, including 11 meetings with Obama and another with Vice President Biden. The White House yesterday released more than 25,000 visitor … More

    Video: McCain on Afghanistan

    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke at Heritage today about President Obama’s decision to send an additional 30,000 troops to Afghanistan. McCain said he was supportive of the move, but criticized Obama for setting a timetable for withdrawal.

    Watch Live: Cantor's Jobs Plan

    House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) delivers a major address at 2 p.m. ET today at Heritage explaining why creating jobs doesn’t have to cost money. Cantor’s speech — which has already generated coverage from ABC News, National Journal, The Atlantic and The Hill — comes a day before President Barack Obama’s Jobs … More

    Rep. Eric Cantor's Jobs Plan: Watch Live and Chat on Facebook

    The Heritage Foundation kicks off its live webcast series on Facebook today at 2 p.m. with a major address from House Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) on a pro-growth jobs plan that doesn’t break the bank. We’re using our popular Facebook page (93,000+ fans) and a live video feed from … More

    Not Evil Just Wrong: The Film Al Gore Doesn't Want You to See

    Last night Heritage hosted the world premiere of “Not Evil Just Wrong,” a feature-length documentary that reveals the true cost of global warming hysteria. The film was broadcast live on Ustream.tv. Following last night’s screening at Heritage, Andrew Breitbart moderated a panel featuring Richard Lindzen, a professor of meteorology at … More

    Did Obama Not Understand His Own Stimulus?

    President Obama triumphantly declared on July 1: “The Recovery Act was designed to make sure local school districts didn’t lay off teachers and firefighters and police officers. And its done its job.” Whether the stimulus has actually “done its job” is up for debate. But the release of a Government … More