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    Flush with Federal Cash, Obamacare Supporters Spending Money on…Porta-Potties

    Even among the law’s supporters, Obamacare is in the toilet. Quite literally. As The Washington Post reports, states implementing Obamacare’s exchanges are considering all kinds of methods to promote Obamacare. Reporter Sarah Kliff spoke with Michael Marchand, the head of Washington State’s exchange: Marchand has been thinking up all sorts … More

    Part-Time America: Some Context, Please

    File this under “Department of Exaggerated Statistics.” In the wake of the news that a temporary help agency became America’s second-largest employer, stories have appeared claiming that enormous numbers of Americans work in temp help jobs. On Sunday, the Associated Press reported: Hiring is exploding in the one corner of … More

    Zimmerman Trial: The Holder Justice Department's Latest Abuse of Power

    Judicial Watch has released documents showing the latest abuse of power by the Department of Justice (DOJ): helping “organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.” Whatever one may think about the guilt or innocence of Zimmerman in his ongoing trial, we should all agree that the chief law … More

    Immigration: White House Report Ignores Unfair, Unworkable, and Costly Amnesty

    Today the White House released a report called “The Economic Benefits of Fixing Our Broken Immigration System,” detailing purported economic growth from immigration reform and drawing significantly on the Congressional Budget Office report on the Senate comprehensive immigration bill (S. 744). The White House’s report fails in several areas. Measures … More

    Farm Bill: The House May Be Back at It Again

    The House is expected to separate food stamps from the agriculture programs of the farm bill. This would be a major victory for those seeking reform, and the House should be commended for this action. However, the House has been considering taking the agriculture sections of the previously rejected House … More

    Heritage Live: A Conversation About Immigration Reform

    The immigration debate takes center stage in Washington today. President Obama is meeting with the 26-member Congressional Hispanic Caucus at the White House, and House Republicans are gathering for a critical meeting to plot their course. At Heritage, we’ll be hosting our own conversation. We invite you to join us … More

    'Tis the Season: Sequester Furloughs Start

    Yesterday marked the beginning of sequestration’s furlough period. Most of the Department of Defense’s roughly 800,000 civilian workers will go without pay for about one day a week every week until September 30. These furloughs do not address the Pentagon’s long-term fiscal challenge. The furloughs are a result of the … More

    A Fourth-Generation Farmer Makes His Case for Splitting the "Farm" Bill

    Nearly a year ago, Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham and Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) wrote in the Wall Street Journal that the unholy alliance between food stamps and agriculture policy — known in Washington as the farm bill — must come to an end. Congress failed to take that advice, … More

    Egypt: Fruits of the Obama Administration's Neglect

    For a leader, neglect almost always turns out for the worse. Problems fester. Opponents are emboldened, and supporters demoralized. Aimlessness begets powerlessness, as changing positions confuse and bewilder. Then, after all is said and done, the very thing you most earnestly wanted to avoid comes to pass anyway, only now … More

    Seven Reasons to Reform Food Stamps

    Food stamps were a popular topic of conversation last month as Congress debated the farm bill. This decades-old Great Society program is in much need of reform for at least seven reasons: Food stamp spending has surged. Costs have been climbing since the program began in the 1960s, recession or … More