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  • Heritage Lowers Flag to Half-Staff in Honor of Buckley

    In honor of the late William F. Buckley Jr., Heritage has lowered the U.S. flag at our Massachusetts Avenue building to half-staff. Buckley has been mourned by Americans of all stripes since his death Wednesday. At Heritage, we’ve assembled some special tributes to the founder of the modern conservative movement. … More

    Boehner Won't Give Up Earmark Reform Website

    House Republicans aren’t giving in to order from the chief administrative officer to remove a website devoted to earmark reform. The site, earmarkreform.house.gov, remained active today despite an order from Dan Beard last week to shut it down. House Minority Leader John Boehner is defying Beard’s order until he gets … More

    'We Have Lost Intelligence Information This Past Week'

    As lawmakers in Congress wrap up their week-long vacation, America’s intelligence agencies are beginning to suffer the consequences of Congress’ inaction on the Protect America Act. Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell and Attorney General Michael Mukasey confirmed today that the failure to renew the terrorist surveillance law has caused … More

    Assessing the Terrorist Threat in London

    The Heritage Foundation’s James Jay Carafano returned from London today after spending much of the week assessing the city’s counterterrorism efforts. Carafano blogged about his trip on RedState. His dispatches are below. The Terrorist Threat in London London’s Lessons in Counterterrorism The Visa Wave The Wrath of Khan Container Security … More

    Government's Union Watchdog Notches 5,000th Indictment

    The Department of Labor’s union enforcement office marked the 5,000th indictment in its history last month, dating back to 1964 when recordkeeping began. The Office of Labor-Management Standards has recouped more than $103 million for taxpayers since the beginning of the Bush administration, but last year became a target of … More

    Congressional Earmark Reform Website Comes Under Fire

    A congressionally approved website devoted to earmark reform is on the verge of falling victim to a petty political fight on Capitol Hill. The House’s chief administrative officer, Dan Beard, today told Minority Leader John Boehner that the site, earmarkreform.house.gov, would have to come down because it doesn’t comply with … More

    A Conservative Agenda for the Senate

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has crafted a conservative agenda for the 2008 session consisting of 10 legislative ideas that he and his conservative allies in the Senate will force debate on this year. As chairman of the Senate Steering Committee, DeMint holds a unique role among Republicans. He will outline … More

    Lasting Love: Top 10 Ways to Have a Strong Marriage

    Valentine’s Day is a perfect time to explore what influences the quality and stability of marriage. The Heritage Foundation’s familyfacts.org catalogs social science findings on the family, society and religion. This month’s featured finding outlines the top 10 reasons that marriages remain strong. Heritage’s Christine Kim explains. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EVMNi6YByc[/youtube]

    A Good Day for the Merry Earmark Warriors

    House Republicans scored a significant victory in their war on earmarks today when influential Democrat Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, broke with party leaders to call for an immediate moratorium on earmarks in 2009 spending bills. I think our best approach would be to … More

    Earmark Moratorium Vote Fails in House

    House Republicans made a valiant stand on earmark reform today, falling just short in their effort to institute an immediate moratorium. By a vote of 204-196, the GOP’s procedural effort failed. Just seven Democrats voted with all Republicans: Reps. Joe Donnelley (Ind.), Tim Mahoney (Fla.), Baron Hill (Ind.), Brad Ellsworth … More