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    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    While we wait for Speaker Pelosi to take the podium, let us remind you what CIA Director Leon Panetta (former Clinton Chief of Staff) said earlier this week: “Let me be clear: It is not our policy or practice to mislead Congress. That is against our laws and our values…Our … More

    Live Blogging Nancy Pelosi's Press Conference

    Nancy Pelosi will soon be taking the podium again to answer press questions on her knowledge of CIA interrogation techiques. We will of course be bringing you live updates here on The Foundry. Stay tuned.

    Morning Bell: How Big Labor Hurts You

    Earlier this month, Service Employee International Union President Andy Stern told the Las Vegas Sun, “We spent a fortune to elect Barack Obama — $60.7 million to be exact — and we’re proud of it.” Stern should be proud of his $60.7 million investment. There is a good chance that … More

    Is Defense a Priority?

    Earlier today, in his delivered remarks on national security, the President forgot the name of Defense Secretary Robert Gates. He goes by Bob. The President called him William. He has been the Defense Secretary since 2006. If you watch the video, the President clearly realizes something is wrong with his … More

    Rule of Law: Good for Retirees or Only Terrorists?

    Today President Obama stood on the world stage and demanded that suspected terrorists be treated under the “rule of law.” In fact, he used the phrase “rule of law” eight times. It is now time for him to use the phrase “rule of law” when it comes to Americans. In … More

    Cheney's Detainee Speech: Obama Got His Answer

    Former Vice President Dick Cheney offered a straight-forward, no nonsense appraisal of what the Bush administration did in the wake of 9/11 and why. He detailed their strategic overview in plain language and without apology. He answered all of the indictments from President Barack Obama’s immediately preceding speech at the … More

    Morning Bell: California's High Tax, High Spending Disaster

    The progressive movement suffered a major defeat this Tuesday when California voters rejected all five tax raising measures on the ballot, four out of five of them by nearly 2-to-1 margins. The vote clearly shows that even in one of the most liberal states in the nation, there is an … More

    Meet GM's Bondholders: Jim Graves

    As the State of Indiana announces it will no longer invest in bonds issued by banks and automakers who receive federal bailout money, and waits for a court ruling on whether the the U.S. government acted legally in the Chrysler bankruptcy, we thought we would bring you another installment of … More

    New Progressive America or Tea Party Nation?

    The Center for American Progress recently released report titled New Progressive America claiming “20 Years of Demographic, Geographic, and Attitudinal Change Across the Country Herald a New Progressive Majority.” When analyzing different states, CAP specifically left out California explaining: This paper confines the state discussion to states that have been … More

    Morning Bell: The Waxman-Markey Pay to Play

    When Congress passed its last major energy legislation in 2005, a minor provision was added late in the legislative process that created a $1-per-gallon tax credit for “renewable diesel” fuel created through “thermal depolymerization.” The measure was included to benefit a single firm that produced boiler fuel from turkey waste, … More