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    Q&A on Embassy Closings and Terrorist Threats

    James Carafano, Heritage’s vice president for foreign and defense policy and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about the recent terrorist threats, embassy closures, and National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Q. Is the threat against U.S. embassies credible? A. Yes. … More

    Obama: End Fannie and Freddie, but Keep Government in Housing Business

    President Obama lent his voice today to the growing consensus in Washington that federally sponsored housing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac must go. While this is a welcome stance, he also called for new government guarantees for the housing finance market, which would only perpetuate the dangerous taxpayer subsidy … More

    Obamacare: Taking Away Americans' Health Coverage

    In Indianapolis, married couple Rod Coons and Florence Peace are satisfied with their current health insurance coverage: I’d prefer to stay with our current plan because it meets our needs. Unfortunately, that’s not possible—because Obamacare’s government bureaucrats are forcing Coons and Peace off their health plan. As Kaiser Health News … More

    VIDEO: How to Stop Obamacare, According to Jim DeMint

    Heritage President Jim DeMint is “sounding the alarm” and encouraging Americans to get engaged. But why? Obamacare. It’s a message he echoed on this morning’s “The Daily Rundown” with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, and a message he’ll be talking about at Heritage Action’s town hall meetings this August. “This law is … More

    VIDEO: Jim DeMint Debates Obamacare on "Fox News Sunday"

    On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace”, Heritage President Jim DeMint  appeared on a panel discussion with The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol and Fox News’ Juan Williams and Howard Kurtz to discuss a wide range of issues including foreign policy, the debt, and defunding Obamacare. DeMint said of closing … More

    Conservative and Tea Party Leaders: Now Is the Time to Stop Obamacare

    Under a cloudy Washington sky on Thursday, members of Congress joined with conservative leaders and tea party groups to unite against Obamacare. Comparing Obamacare to the day’s weather, Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) said, “Obamacare hangs over our heads like a cloud of uncertainty because people don’t know what tomorrow’s going … More

    Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Politico reported: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under … More

    DeMint on Fox News: Here's How You Stop Obamacare (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint believes defunding Obamacare is the best hope for stopping the President’s unfair, unworkable, and unpopular health-care law. During two appearances on Fox News yesterday, DeMint shared details about Heritage Action’s upcoming “Defund Obamacare Tour” and debunked the myth that Republicans want a government shutdown over the … More

    Exclusive Interview: Ted Cruz on How to Win the Defund Obamacare Debate

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the most important battle facing this Congress is defunding Obamacare. He visited Heritage this week to send a message to the grassroots: Conservatives cannot win this battle without the tremendous support from Americans who oppose President Obama’s health-care law. “The only way we win this … More

    The Real IRS Scandal

    Contrary to President Obama’s claim last week in a speech at Knox College, the political targeting of conservative organizations by the IRS is not a “phony scandal.” It is a real scandal that brings into focus the danger of an all-powerful federal government, particularly an agency like the IRS, which … More