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    Why They Marched, in Their Own Words

    Despite temperatures in the teens and wind chills below zero, people from across the country marched in Washington, D.C., yesterday, to speak up for life. They had different backgrounds—from the 15-year-old who said he “would do anything to support this cause” to the man who was conceived when his mother … More

    Cantor Pledges House Vote to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Abortion

    The House of Representatives next week will vote on a bill “to end once and for all taxpayer funding for abortion,” Majority Leader Eric Cantor said today in remarks at a rally in Washington, D.C., as part of the 41st annual March for Life. The Virginia Republican, who decried what … More

    Cruz: "Every Human Life Is a Precious Gift from God"

    As Americans prepare to march to the Supreme Court in subfreezing temperatures in today’s March for Life, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) voiced his support. “Every human life is a precious gift from God, and our law should protect innocent human life,” Cruz said in a statement. “Yet 41 years ago, … More

    How to Get the Most from Your Dollar in a Slow Economy

    It’s an age-old problem in Washington, D.C.: Every few years or so there’s an economic slowdown, a recession, a bad jobs report, a slow recovery or something similar, and the hue and cry from editorial pages to the Oval Office is directed at Congress: “Don’t just stand there; do something!” … More

    The Video That Explains the Desperate Need for Agriculture Policy Reform

    As part of their Downsizing Government project, the Cato Institute recently released a video which handily sums up the sorry state of agriculture policy and the desperate need for reform. Agriculture is a state-of-the-art industry that has left the average farmer very well off. Far from evoking images of characters … More

    Congress Is Right to Keep the Housing Trust Funds Closed

    Affordable housing groups are hoping that new Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) director Mel Watt will reverse course and finally fill two national housing trust funds with money. But, in a preemptive move, Representative Ed Royce (R–CA) has introduced the Pay Back the Taxpayers Act of 2014 (H.R. 3901) that … More

    Meet the Man Who Got His Dead Mom's Social Security Benefits for 23 Years

    The 2014 omnibus bill contains an increase in funding for running the Social Security Administration (SSA). Maybe now they can stop paying Social Security benefits to dead people. According to a December Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, SSA systems do not accurately note and confirm the deaths of beneficiaries, resulting … More

    Tea Party Taps Mike Lee for Response to State of the Union

    In another sign of his rising national stature among small-government conservatives, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) will deliver the Tea Party movement’s response to President Obama’s State of the Union address next week. Lee, who recently has staked out his own turf on issues such as education, poverty and health care, … More

    Temporary Worker Programs Should Not Be Disguise for Amnesty

    Various new outlets are reporting increasing interest from leaders in the House of Representatives in advancing some form of amnesty, whether through some form of DREAM act or through a not-so-temporary worker program. Indeed Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the important House Judiciary Committee, has recently begun seeking “legal … More

    House Conservatives Reaffirm Push for Separate Food Stamp, Farm Bills

    As negotiations continue over the farm bill, conservative members of Congress voiced their commitment to keeping agriculture programs separate from food stamps. “This House made the biggest reform that we could’ve hoped for in this Congress, and that was when we separated out the food stamps from the farm bill,” … More