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    It's Time To End Welfare for Big Business

    Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin will release his House Republican budget next week, and one of its themes will be the fight against corporate welfare. Mr. Ryan says, “We can’t make the case to the American people that we are the reform party if we won’t reform the giant corporate-welfare … More

    Housing Finance: Fannie–Freddie 2.0

    Josh Rosner, who in Reckless Endangerment (2011) exposed the cronyism of Fannie Mae and warned of a meltdown of the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs) as far back as 2001, recognizes that the Johnson–Crapo housing finance bill gives us Fannie–Freddie 2.0: Rather than fix these problems, legislators seek to demolish the current … More

    A Voice Vote Should Not Look or Feel Like an End Run

    Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4302, a bill preventing a 24 percent cut in what physicians are paid under Medicare for 12 months. It’s the annual “doc fix” dance. On the bill’s merits, Heritage health scholar Robert Moffit gave careful review of the legislation yesterday. Essentially, The Heritage … More

    Sen. Jeff Sessions Rips ‘Weakening’ Enforcement of Immigration Laws, Warns of ‘Open Invitation’ to Violators

    Sen. Jeff Sessions (R–Ala.) slams the Obama administration’s loosening of already lax enforcement of immigration laws in a report revealing that almost no illegal immigrant faced deportation last year in the absence of a criminal record. In fact,  “99.92 percent of illegal immigrants and visa overstays without serious crime convictions … More

    Obamacare Reconsidered: Senators Push Fixes for Law They Embraced

    Six U.S. senators stepped up their pressure for fixes to Obamacare in a joint op-ed in Politico detailing needed changes in President Obama’s signature health law. But they didn’t always feel so strongly, a cursory review by The Foundry shows. Taking a page from recently released findings of Democratic pollster Celinda Lake—who said … More

    How Conservatives Win

    It should come as no surprise The New York Times would bury news of a conservative victory over President Obama on page 8. The lead paragraph said it all: Senate Democrats, bowing to united House Republican opposition, dropped reforms of International Monetary Fund governance from a Ukraine aid package on … More

    Will Brooke: Ready to ‘Do Some Damage’ to Obamacare (VIDEO)

    After testing a wide range of firearms on a thick copy of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, candidate Will Brooke decided it’s time to stop messing around. Watch and see what he comes up with. In the video, Will Brooke tells potential constituents, “We had some fun … More

    A Temporary Medicare SGR “Patch” Is Better Than Permanent Deficits

    House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV) have just reached an agreement on a temporary, 12-month Medicare “doc fix” that would block a 24 percent cut in Medicare physician payment, which was scheduled to go into effect on April 1. It would also keep Medicare … More

    No Barrier to Holding IRS's Lerner in Contempt, House Counsel Says

    A House of Representatives committee has met all legal requirements to schedule a vote on holding former IRS official Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress for refusing to testify in the targeting scandal, a memo from legal counsel finds. Rep. Darrell Issa (R–Calif.), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform … More

    Congressional Skepticism of Aid to Afghanistan Grows as U.S. Troops Withdraw

    As the U.S. continues to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, possibly all of them by the end of the year, Members of Congress are increasingly doubtful about the efficacy of U.S. aid programs. “Afghanistan is the most corrupt country in the world,” Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R–UT), chairman of the House Oversight … More