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  • U.S. House Rejects Food Stamp and Farm Bill

    The House’s bipartisan rejection of the near trillion dollar “farm” bill demonstrates that Congress is beginning to listen to Americans. Voters and taxpayers have said they’ve seen enough wasteful, reckless spending come out of Washington. Today’s win should be considered a victory for taxpayers and a reaffirmation of fiscal responsibility. … More

    Harry Reid's Ploy to Plow Through the Farm Bill

    The U.S. Senate is expected to vote this morning on a measure that will effectively end debate on the misnamed “farm” bill, cutting off opportunities to fix the deeply flawed legislation. At a cost of a nearly $1 trillion — 80 percent of which goes to the food-stamp program — … More

    Green Energy Companies Fisker and SoloPower Struggle Despite Government-Backed Loans

    One foot on a banana peel, the other in the grave. That’s where Fisker Automotive and SoloPower find themselves, struggling for survival despite generous government handouts in the form of loan guarantees and tax breaks. Should either company take a turn for the worse, a tombstone in Heritage’s “Green Graveyard” … More

    The Outrageous Statements of Obama's EPA Nominee

    Today the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Gina McCarthy, President Obama’s nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Heritage has provided its own questions for nominee McCarthy. If confirmed, and if her past statements are indicative of future actions, McCarthy’s tenure at the EPA will continue to lead … More

    Wall Street Journal Profiles Heritage Scholar Hans von Spakovsky

    A stalwart advocate of election integrity and a formidable opponent of those seeking to subvert our nation’s electoral process, Hans von Spakovsky sat down with The Wall Street Journal’s James Taranto to share his experiences fighting to protect every citizen’s right to vote. In his capacity as a senior legal … More

    Taxpayers Sink Deeper in Solyndra Saga: Part Two

    As Part One of this series explained, bankrupt or not, Solyndra continues to dig deeper into taxpayers’ wallets. This entry examines two contracts the government awarded to the law firm Morrison & Foerster to assist in the cleanup of the failed Solyndra experiment. These examples reveal an alarming trend, one … More

    Taxpayers Sink Deeper in Solyndra Saga: Part One

    Bankrupt or not, Solyndra continues to dig deeper into taxpayers’ wallets. Over the past year, the Departments of Energy (DOE) and Justice (DOJ) have doled out approximately $2.5 million in taxpayer money to clean up the aftereffects of the failed Solyndra experiment. Apparently in the midst of all the paperwork, … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Cap-and-Trade Scheme for Cars

    Ever since the Senate rejected President Obama’s cap-and-trade scheme in 2009, his administration has been hard at work to find other ways to implement a radical, environmentalist agenda. Obama made these intentions clear at a press conference in 2010 when he explained, “Cap and trade was just one way of … More

    Heritage Mourns Loss of Judge Bork

    Former federal judge and Supreme Court nominee Robert H. Bork died this morning at the age of 85. Bork served as U.S. solicitor general and a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. He was nominated by President Ronald Reagan to serve on the Supreme … More

    Green Graveyard: ReVolt Technology Bites the Dust

    Bringing the number of tombstones in Heritage’s Green Graveyard to 20 is ReVolt Technology, a Portland-based company, which specialized in developing zinc-air flow battery systems. ReVolt earned its place in the Graveyard when it declared bankruptcy, despite the fact it had been offered a whopping $10 million in funds from … More