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    Harry Reid Tried to Push Conservatives Into Accepting This Policy. Why He Didn't Succeed.

    After a two-week standoff with Republicans, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to drop controversial provisions in the aid package for Ukraine. The Senate was locked in a stalemate over the Obama administration’s proposed changes to the International Monetary Fund. The provisions had the support of Reid (D-Nev.) and … More

    The Chorus for LNG Exports Gets Bigger and Louder

    As Congress returns to work and focuses on a Ukraine aid package, exporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) is getting all sorts of attention these days, and deservedly so. Liberalizing America’s energy markets by lifting restrictions on export capabilities should be a key component of Congress’s response. Over the weekend, The … More

    Ted Cruz, Veteran of 9 Supreme Court Arguments, Says First Amendment on Trial Today

    Ted Cruz has argued nine cases before the U.S. Supreme Court in his lifetime, more than any other current member of Congress. Today, as a U.S. senator from Texas, Cruz is making a different kind of argument—one in the court of public opinion. On his Facebook page and in a … More

    Johnson–Crapo Housing Finance Reform Misguided

    Senators Tim Johnson (D–SD) and Mike Crapo (R–ID) recently released their new housing finance reform bill. As expected, the new bill makes the bad features of its Senate companion even worse. >>> Check Out: Johnson–Crapo Housing Finance Reform Misguided The core of both this bill and the one introduced by Senators … More

    Louie Gohmert on Climate Change: 'It’s Real'

    Three days after temperatures reached 70 degrees in Washington, D.C., weather forecasts are predicting snow for tomorrow. March’s unpredictable weather prompted conservative Rep. Louie Gohmert (R–Tex.) to claim (facetiously) that it’s a case of climate change. “By the way, on climate change, I applaud the Democrats spending all that time,” … More

    The Surprising Reason Making More Employees Get Overtime Pay Could Hurt Americans

    Millions of salaried workers may soon lose flexibility in how they work. President Obama plans to cover them under federal overtime regulations. This won’t raise their pay. It will, however, effectively convert them into hourly workers – putting the kibosh on the flexible work arrangements many employees value. Hourly employees … More

    South Korea Needs Trustpolitik…with Japan

    Just when relations between South Korea and Japan appeared unalterably on the road to perdition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proffered an off-ramp. Abe defied predictions by affirming rather than rejecting Japan’s previous apologies for its wartime atrocities. His stunning reversal provides an unforeseen opportunity to repair relations between America’s … More

    Giving the Internet Over to the U.N. -- or Worse

    How has the Internet worked so well—and stayed as free as it is—for so long? One big reason is U.S. oversight, and the Obama administration has now said it’s giving that up. Absent oversight of the Department of Commerce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will likely … More

    Herman Cain on GOP Tax Plan: Force Harry Reid to Act

    Herman Cain, who ran for president on the 9-9-9 tax plan, challenged Republican leaders in the House of Representatives to pass a tax reform bill this year—and thereby force a debate on the issue. Cain spoke to The Foundry after hosting his radio show from The Heritage Foundation today. A … More

    9 Things Janet Yellen Tried to Say Carefully as the Dow Plunged

    Janet Yellen appeared to emerge with her confidence intact this afternoon after her first press conference as chairman of the Federal Reserve. However, stock markets dropped sharply when, as head of the nation’s central bank, she said the Fed may begin to raise interest rates “six months” after the final … More