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  • Rand Paul Speaks on U.S. Decline in Economic Freedom

    This year, the United States continued to lose ground to its competitors in the global race to advance economic freedom and prosperity. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) visits Heritage today at 11 a.m. ET to address the decline, which has occurred mostly on President Obama’s watch. The U.S. score has declined … More

    Conversations with Conservatives: Watch Live Today at 11 a.m. ET

    Members of Congress face a deadline this week to keep the government funded — a decision that will once again put the spotlight on House conservatives who may balk at the $1.012 trillion “omnibus” spending bill. This Wednesday, you’ll have an opportunity to hear directly about the most important debates … More

    Congress Spent Your Money on Some Crazy Things Last Year. Will 2014 Be Any Different?

    Can you guess which project was funded with your tax dollars? A) $98,000 outhouse on an Alaskan trail B) $1 million bus stop with heated pavement C) Caribbean vacation for bureaucrats staying at a swanky resort D) All of the above If you answered “all of the above,” you’ve either … More

    Obama's Former Defense Secretary Unleashes Critique of President

    President Obama’s former defense secretary takes aim at the commander in chief with a sharp critique of Obama’s leadership and commitment to the war in Afghanistan, according to excerpts of “Duty,” a memoir written by Robert Gates. Gates’ comments were published in The Washington Post and other media outlets before … More

    This Duck Dynasty Picture Is Going Viral. Have You Seen It Yet?

    Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson managed to spark a debate about the culture of intolerance in America when he expressed his religious views on homosexuality. It led some political leaders like Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) to speak out. Heritage shared this image on our Facebook page Friday night. Millions of … More

    After Budget Deal, Will John Boehner Turn to Immigration Reform?

    The House of Representatives wrapped up its work for the year without tackling the thorny issue of immigration reform, prompting both Republican and Democrat members of Congress to suggest it will be a priority in 2014. And that’s exactly why House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) has vocally criticized conservative organizations in … More

    The Budget Deal's Sneaky Tax Increases

    The congressional budget deal includes some “user fees.” For the Washington establishment, that’s apparently the politically correct way of telling Americans they’ll be paying more to the federal government. For the rest of us, it’s a tax increase. The Ryan-Murray budget deal, which passed the House on a 332-94 vote, … More

    Conservative Leaders Voice Outrage at Firing of RSC Executive Director

    Tensions between the Republican establishment and conservative movement reached a fever pitch Wednesday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attacked conservative groups and a long-time Capitol Hill staffer lost his job as executive director of the Republican Study Committee. Those developments brought a swift response from the Conservative Action Project, … More

    This Liberal and This Conservative Think the Ryan-Murray Budget Plan Is a Raw Deal for Americans

    Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle expressed skepticism about the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 as details emerged Tuesday night. Watch the clip to 0:45 to see what the liberal says and then stick around until 1:34 to hear from the conservative. Appearing on CNN’s “Crossfire,” Representatives … More

    Ryan, Murray Announce Budget Deal as Conservatives Voice Disappointment

    The chairmen of the House and Senate budget conference committee reached a deal Tuesday night on a plan that would avert a government shutdown but leaves many conservatives disappointed with additional spending and revenue increases. “The budget conferees failed to make substantive reforms to the real drivers of spending and … More