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  • Unmasking ACORN: Former Leaders Reorganize with New Groups

    ACORN might have disbanded, but the risk of vote fraud in the November 2010 elections is still real. “Desperate men and women will do desperate things to maintain power when the public threatens to take that power away from them,” said David Keene, chairman of the American Conservative Union. “That … More

    Drilling Moratorium Devastating to Gulf

    Gulf Coast residents were in Washington last week to explain the high cost of President Obama’s oil drilling moratorium. The president’s policy, they said, halts more than energy exploration: It also hurts the coastal economy and the day-to-day lives of workers. Their trip, which included briefings on Capitol Hill, was … More

    New Black Panther Case Takes Bipartisan Twist; Democrat Asks Holder to Review

    U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman last week became the first Democrat to ask Attorney General Eric Holder to reopen the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, according to the Washington Times. Sherman wrote a letter to Holder to request that he re-file “criminal” charges against the New Black Panthers involved in … More

    The New Black Panther Party Case: Cast of Characters

    Editor’s Note: The Heritage Foundation drew heavily from The Washington Times and other news reports to compile this cast of characters. From the New Black Panther Party Jerry Jackson—On Election Day 2008, Jackson was one of two New Black Panthers to visit a Philadelphia polling place wearing paramilitary garb. In … More

    The New Black Panther Party Case: A Timeline

    To clarify the issues at stake in the New Black Panther case, The Heritage Foundation has compiled two timelines from news reports — including The Washington Times’ timeline of events — and government documents, especially those from the United States Commission on Civil Rights. Both timelines are posted here. The first … More

    Exclusive: Virginia's Cuccinelli Confident in Legal Challenge to Obamacare

    A U.S. district court judge will decide within 30 days whether to dismiss Virginia’s lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Obamacare. From the perspective of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the stakes could not be higher. The fate of federalism, he believes, hangs in the balance. “This case really goes to … More

    Obamacare Hits Small Businesses Tomorrow With Arrival of Tanning Tax

    Thanks to a new tax that takes effect tomorrow, some small-business owners will get a first-hand look at Obamacare’s impact. “The first present we get under this new health care law takes effect this week — and that is the tanning tax,” lawyer and small-business advocate Karen Harned said yesterday … More

    What's in the Missing Kagan Documents?

    In the nearly 160,000 pages of recently released documents that relate to Elena Kagan, precious little appears about Paula Jones — even though Kagan was intimately involved in President Clinton’s sexual harassment lawsuit in her capacity in the White House Counsel’s office. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) today had something to … More

    America at a Crossroads: The Empowerment Project

    When Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-TX) came to the crossroads the entire country faces, he named the street signs. “About a year and a half ago, I was riding from my district back to Washington, DC, and thinking about what is actually going on in our country, what is dividing us, … More

    Rep. Bachmann Confused, Unimpressed by President's Oil Spill Response

    For more than 50 days — ever since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded — Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has been “shocked.” She’s been moved by “tragic” and “heartwarming” TV scenes of the disaster. And she’s been confused by President Obama’s “weird,” “bizarre,” “odd” and “infantile” response to the oil … More