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    Eight Out of Ten Americans Want President, Congress to Address National Debt

    A February poll conducted by the Peterson Foundation found that the nation’s fiscal confidence remains solidly negative, a result of “unaddressed long-term fiscal challenges [that] remain a serious concern for Americans.” Indeed, a whopping 82 percent of American voters believe that the President and Congress should devote more time to … More

    Only One of These Makes the Country Work

    The contrast could not be more stark. While President Obama releases his ideal budget for the year today—lauding government as the source of success in America—Heritage President Jim DeMint releases his new book about the individuals who are making this country work, one day at a time. “America’s greatness is … More

    Congress’ Real Problem: They’re Letting Regulators Become Legislators

      Washington D.C. won’t have John Dingell to push around much longer. The venerable Democrat, who’s been in the House of Representatives since 1955, is preparing to retire and hand his family’s seat (his father held it before him, having been elected in 1932) to his wife. But he’s not … More

    Casey to Oppose Obama’s Justice Nominee for Championing Cop Killer

      Senator Robert  Casey Jr. (D-PA) today announced that he will vote against President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post because of the lawyer’s much-publicized work to overturn the death sentence of the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Without specifying Debo Adegbile’s high-profile role as a … More

    Benghazi Outrage: Who Made the Erroneous Talking Points Rice Used?

    Senators took to the floor Thursday to express their continued outrage over Benghazi. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AR) blasted the administration for misleading the American people, and threatened to re-open the Benghazi investigation. The immediate cause was the appearance by National Security Advisor Susan Rice … More

    3 Ways to Make April 15 Less Painful

    Yesterday you told us what you think Washington should be doing—and more than a few of you said dealing with our horrendous taxes. Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) rolled out a plan for tax reform yesterday that we hope will shift the conversation to something that would benefit all Americans. As … More

    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    Heritage’s Macroeconomic Estimate of Camp’s Tax Reform Proposal

    The Heritage Foundation’s Center for Data Analysis recently completed a preliminary macroeconomic analysis of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Dave Camp’s (R–MI) Tax Reform Act of 2014. This draft proposal includes comprehensive tax reform to federal treatment on individual income, business income, and corporate income and is motivated by … More

    Conservative Coalition Forces Delay of Flood Insurance Bill

    House leaders scrubbed a vote today on a bill to continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners, after criticism from a coalition of conservatives that the measure blocks reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program enacted in 2012. The Foundry reported Tuesday evening that 28 members of … More

    Obama’s Retirement Caps Send a Message to Future Retirees: Save Less (VIDEO)

    Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com Even as many warn of an impending retirement crisis, the Obama Administration wants to impose limits on how much Americans are allowed to save for their own retirement. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com The President’s proposed budget, scheduled for release on March 4, … More