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    WATCH: Google+ Hangout with Heritage Experts on State of the Union

    Join us for a discussion with Heritage Foundation experts about President Obama’s State of the Union address last night. Obama proposed at least 29 new government programs and a host of other policy prescriptions. Are they really the best way forward? Joining us for the Hangout will be: James Carafano, … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts Analyze the State of the Union

    President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious agenda last night. Here are some highlights of our experts’ analysis of his claims, his plans, and his promises. Responding to Newtown All Americans, no matter what our backgrounds or political perspectives, abhor the death of innocent human beings. We were shocked by … More

    State of the Union 2013: Heritage Experts' Analysis

    New Capabilities for the Military? During his speech tonight, President Obama, in a brief passage, pledged to provide the military with new capabilities. This pledge was brief because it included no specifics about the kinds of new capabilities he has in mind. This is not surprising for two reasons. The … More

    WATCH: Rep. Tom Price Talks Balanced Budget at Bloggers Briefing

    Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) joins us for today’s Bloggers Briefing. He’ll share his thoughts on the State of the Union, balancing the budget, and anything else that’s on his mind. Price is a standout conservative leader on Capitol Hill, having served as chairman of both the House Republican Policy Committee … More

    Cloakroom: February 11 – February 15

    House Cloakroom Analysis: The House has a light week planned. The only notable legislation on the floor will be a bill to prevent a planned pay increase for federal employees for this year. Major Floor Action: HR 273 – To eliminate the 2013 statutory pay adjustment for federal employees Major … More

    Why Federal Transit Hasn’t Lived Up to Its Promises

    Next City, the nonprofit organization that produced this recent Super Bowl commercial parody, and other transit advocates claim that trains, buses, and even trolleys provide practical ways for people to travel between home and work, and places like church and the store. They say transit is affordable and helps the … More

    VIDEO: Gov. Rick Snyder's Customer-Service Approach to Government

    Michigan has added 14,000 new small-business jobs to become the sixth fastest growing economy in the nation, and even automakers are starting to hire again. Heritage visited with Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) to find out how the former president and COO of Gateway Computers has contributed to the turnaround. Snyder … More

    Chart of the Week: The Health Benefits of Marriage

    What can you do to reduce your risk of heart attack? A new study released last week in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology found one important factor that could contribute to saving your life: marriage. The study found that “unmarried men were 58 percent to 66 percent more likely … More

    Cloakroom: February 4 – February 8

    House Cloakroom Analysis: This week, the House returns from a week of recess to take up a bill that would require the President to produce a date by which his proposed budget will balance. The Require a PLAN Act would be triggered when the President sends his budget to Congress … More

    Secretary Ray LaHood to Leave Department of Transportation

    Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Ray LaHood is moving on. In an e-mail to DOT employees announcing his plans to leave, LaHood highlighted what he considers to be “remarkable accomplishments” during his four years leading the agency: We helped jumpstart the economy and put our fellow Americans back to work … More