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    This Legislation Would Let Government Take Over U.S. Mortgage Market

      In 2009, Congress used nearly $200 billion to bail out the housing finance companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. These companies are still operating under the direct control of the federal government, and taxpayers are underwriting an even larger share of mortgages now than in 2008. Even worse, the … More

    Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

    Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking place is a great way to push your policy agenda—and that’s where “Equal Pay Day” comes from. It’s the left’s claim that women in America are paid only … More

    Save Kessab: Kardashian, Others Tweet Plight of Christian Armenians in Syria

    The “Save Kessab” campaign on Twitter and other social media has drawn international attention to the news that rebels affiliated with al-Qaeda crossed the Turkish border and seized control of Kessab, a predominantly Christian Armenian town in northwestern Syria. More than 600 families have fled the country. On Twitter, the … More

    Arms Trade Treaty: Congress Warns White House on Backdoor Implementation

    On the first anniversary of the United Nations’ adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), Senator Jerry Moran (R–KS) and Representative Mike Kelly (R–PA) sent powerful messages rejecting the White House’s efforts to implement the treaty outside the ratification process. As we have explained, the ATT is a severely flawed … More

    Battle of the Budgets: Ryan Vs. Obama

    Yesterday, Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) released his budget plan for the next decade. As the Senate Budget Committee, chaired by Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.), is refusing to do a budget of its own, we’ve decided to use President Obama’s budget vision for a comparison instead. As … More

    'Here to Stay': Triumphant President Says 7 Million Enrolled in Obamacare

    President Obama today basked in the glow of  “7.1 million” – the number of Americans the White House said had signed up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, what the president embraced yet again as “Obamacare.” “Despite several lost weeks out of the gate because of the website, … More

    Report: U.S. Releases 1 in 3 Illegal Immigrants Convicted of Crimes

    Federal immigration officials last year charged only one of every four “deportable” illegal immigrants and released more than a third of those convicted of crimes, according to a new report based on data from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) itself. ICE agents last year “charged only 195,000 or 25 percent, … More

    The Pros and Cons of Ryan’s 2015 Path to Prosperity Budget

    Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the Fiscal Year 2015 Path to Prosperity Budget. Building on foundations established in 2011, this plan seeks to balance the budget within 10 years by cutting spending, reforming poverty programs, and importantly, reforming the health care entitlements—the largest drivers of deficit spending … More

    AFL-CIO Stages Protest Outside Heritage for Higher Minimum Wage

    About 30 protesters, chanting “You can’t survive on $7.25” and “Poverty wages have got to go,” marched today in support of a higher minimum wage outside The Heritage Foundation. AFL-CIO spokesmen at the lunchtime protest said the labor organization targeted Heritage’s Capitol Hill headquarters on Massachusetts Avenue NE because of the … More

    A Path to Balance in Five Steps: What to Look for in the Ryan Budget

    The House Budget Committee will deliver its budget resolution—which would eliminate the deficit within 10 years—ahead of Congress’s statutory deadline of April 15. The Senate, on the other hand, has already announced that it would not bother producing a budget this year, relying instead on the Ryan–Murray budget deal struck … More