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  • Sen. Ron Johnson: Debt Ceiling Debate Should Net Spending Cap

    While some members of Congress still attempt to unscramble all the details of the six-month spending deal struck by leadership last week, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he’s already steeling himself for the next big debate. “This whole CR skirmish — and that’s about all it is — is just … More

    Race to the Top Receives More Funding in Six-Month Spending Deal

    Race to the Top, President Obama’s signature education program, has been spared in the race to cut spending. As part of the new six-month spending deal, the program will receive $700 million in new funding, according to details released by House Republicans early this morning. That’s just shy of the … More

    White House Backs Big Labor in Fight Over FAA Reauthorization Bill

    A year ago, a board of three unelected bureaucrats reversed 75 years of precedent when it decided airlines and railroads can unionize with the support of just a majority of voting workers rather than a majority of all workers. Today, the House of Representatives takes up a bill that would … More

    Charlie Sheen Gives Washington a Lesson in Fiscal Responsibility

    Maybe the lawmakers in Congress can pick up tips from the Rockstar from Mars. Charlie Sheen doesn’t exactly epitomize responsibility, but even he knows how to live within his means. Sheen earned about $30 million last year and spent just around half that sum, according to a new video by … More

    Race to the Top Anniversary Is No Cause for Celebration

    Vice President Joe Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan were on the road at a high school in Wilmington, Del., this week to celebrate the anniversary of the first Race to the Top awards. “We were able to help jump-start some of the farthest reaching education reforms in history,” Biden … More

    VIDEO: IHOP Owner Fears Obamacare's Impact on Jobs and Economy

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — In 2006, when Indiana small-business owner Scott Womack purchased a development agreement to expand his IHOP franchise into Ohio, he had no idea Congress would pass a massive overhaul of the health care system four years later. Today, one year after that legislative overhaul became law, … More

    Why the Unions Are Really Protesting

    In the name of balancing his state’s budget, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has taken a strong stand against union bargaining privileges, braving weeks of protest and relying on the Republican majority in the state legislature to eventually override the 14 Democratic state senators who retreated to Illinois to dodge … More

    Highly Paid Federal Workers Rally to Support Union Allies in Wisconsin

    Today at noon, the National Treasury Employees Union plans to rally at the U.S. Capitol in support of public-sector employees. The rally follows ongoing protests in Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio — demonstrations that are part of broader budget battles playing out across America. The entrance of federal workers into the … More

    Morning Bell: Gov. Scott Walker Sits Down With Heritage and Answers the Tough Questions

    MADISON, Wis. — Teachers’ unions and representatives of every liberal interest group in the country may have taken over the streets of Madison for demonstrations, marches and speeches, but inside the Wisconsin governor’s mansion its chief tenant remains calm and resolute. The Badger State’s budget will be balanced, Gov. Scott … More

    VIDEO: Myths vs. Facts of the Wisconsin Union Protest

    MADISON, Wis. — The fight in Wisconsin’s capital is marked by a fundamental disagreement over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal. Protesters claim it’s a blatant assault on labor unions, while the governor’s supporters say it’s about government spending, plain and simple. The Heritage Foundation sent a team to Wisconsin to … More