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    Does Obama Secretly Want Republicans Debating Immigration? This Conservative Thinks So

    Opponents of amnesty are turning up the pressure on House Republican leaders as they discuss potential next steps on immigration reform at their annual retreat today. “Every day we discuss immigration,” said Representative Steve King (R-IA), “that helps Barack Obama change the topic from Obamacare.” King and Representative Michele Bachmann … More

    Obama Silent on Reforming Medicare Payments

    In his optimistic State of the Union assessment of health care challenges, President Obama failed to mention one dire prospect: the 24-percent pay cut Medicare physicians will face March 31 if Congress doesn’t act.  The sharp decrease in reimbursement is set to be imposed by a complicated formula called the … More

    What Congress Did While You Were Talking About the State of the Union

    Congress is very fond of two things: throwing a bunch of stuff into one bill and rushing bills through while Americans are focused on other news. While people were talking about the State of the Union, they’ve done it again with the $1 trillion farm bill. The “farm bill” passed … More

    Cruz Blasts Obama's Use of Executive Orders

    During last night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama stated that he would try to work with Congress, but would go around lawmakers if he needed to. It was a constant theme of his speech, mentioning it several times throughout the night, such as when he said: We’ll … More

    Q&A: What Is This “myRA” Retirement Account Obama Announced?

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama announced a new type of retirement savings account he wanted the Treasury to create. He signed the executive order today. We asked Romina Boccia, Heritage’s Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, what this is all about. — Amy Payne … More

    The False Promise of Federal Job Training

    Last night, President Obama, in his State of the Union speech, called for “an across-the-board reform of America’s training programs to make sure they have one mission: train Americans with the skills employers need, and match them to good jobs that need to be filled right now. That means more … More

    The Four Things Mike Lee Blames for Creating 'Real Inequality'

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) responded to President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night, and gave the American people his definition of “real inequality.” According to Lee, the inequality crisis can be divided into three areas: immobility among the poor, who are trapped by big-government programs; insecurity in the … More

    Indiana Farmer-Turned-Congressman on Farm Bill: 'More Business as Usual'

    The U.S. House of Representatives voted 251-166 this morning to pass the nearly $1 trillion farm bill. Representative Marlin Stutzman, a fourth-generation farmer who represents the 3rd District of Indiana, shared his reaction to the news: This farm bill is just more business as usual in Washington. Last summer, the … More

    How Obamanomics Promotes Inequality

    The great Obama contradiction on the economy is this: he takes credit for the improved economy, but openly admits that in this recovery almost all of the gains have gone to the very rich. Here is the disturbing passage from Obama’s State of the Union speech that I refer to: … More

    The President Won't Be Needing You

    President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises … More