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    Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks 'Explosive,' 'Surreal'

    The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo  Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says … More

    Politico Failed to Disclose Lobbying Work of Heritage Foundation Critics

    Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh toiled in the halls of Congress for years before cashing in for lucrative jobs in Washington’s burgeoning public affairs and lobbying industry. Today, the three Republicans are at the forefront of the GOP establishment’s clash with conservatives and the Tea Party. They are … More

    $170 Million Spent On Obamacare Exchange Site That Doesn’t Work

    After receiving multiple requests from federal and state lawmakers, the Government Accountability Office said in a letter today that it will investigate Oregon’s state exchange website that was created by Obamacare, according to KGW.com. The letter, which was addressed to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, said the … More

    Lerner Asserts the Fifth—Again

    In an exciting, if unsurprising, hearing this morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, former IRS official Lois Lerner once again asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. As part of her assertion, Lerner refused to answer any questions about the IRS targeting of Tea Party and … More

    5 Things to Know About Obama’s Budget

    The President’s Budget — 212 pages long — included a wide range of proposals and Heritage experts shed light on a number of these in a Live Analysis yesterday. Here are five things you should know about the President’s budget: Higher Spending and No Balanced Budget—Ever. President Obama’s budget would … More

    Invisible Gun Control: 10-Year Old Suspended for Making 'Level 2 Lookalike Firearm'--With Fingers

    It sounds like serious business. They called it a “level 2 lookalike firearm.” They said that he pointed it “execution style” at a fellow student. But Nathan Entingh is ten years old, the “lookalike firearm” was his finger, and the other student didn’t even see it—a teacher did. And it’s … More

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    6 Things the White House Can Do Immediately Regarding the Russia–Ukraine Conflict

    Despite issuing carefully worded statements—leaving a lot of room for interpretation—the White House has largely avoided mentioning specific consequences for Russia’s recent aggressions. Perhaps the White House will consider taking a look at our recent Heritage Foundation Issue Brief that includes a number of specific policy recommendations that, among other … More

    Senate Blocks Obama Nominee for Justice Post Over Ties to Cop Killer

    Senate Republicans today attracted enough Democrats to reject President Obama’s nominee for a top Justice Department post, after an emotional debate over the lawyer’s role in championing the notorious killer of a Philadelphia police officer. Under new Senate rules, the Obama Administration needed 51 votes to secure the nomination of … More

    Don’t Count on China to Help Ukraine

    As the situation deteriorates in Ukraine, the United States and its European allies are looking for means to pressure Moscow, while recognizing that options—military or otherwise—are limited. The question has been raised: Could China be counted upon to press Vladimir Putin to limit his incursion? After all, China has long … More