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    Morning Bell: A Christmas Message from Jim DeMint

    From all of us at The Heritage Foundation, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season. This is a season for reflection, not only about the closing of the year but about higher callings: our principles, our families, our faiths. Heritage will be entering a new chapter … More

    12 Days of Obamacare Surprises: A 50/50 Split on Enrollment Estimates

    Not all surprises are good. When it comes to Obamacare, the original projections are turning into unfortunately different realities. For the next seven days, Heritage is going to highlight one of the various changes in Obamacare projections (e.g., cost, enrollment, etc.) from when the law first passed until now. Obamacare … More

    Obama’s “Lucy Move the Football” Fiscal Cliff Plan Still Not Balanced

    Volleys of negotiating counter-offers are coming in faster now that Christmas break and the looming fiscal cliff are just around the corner. While there is much unsatisfactory with Speaker of the House John Boehner’s (R–OH) Sunday night proposal, let us not forget that the reason we are watching this needless, … More

    Occupy L.A. Cost Taxpayers Millions, City Documents Show

    The Los Angeles offshoot of the “Occupy” protest movement cost the city of more than $4 million, according to records produced by the City Administrative Officer. Documents obtained by the site MuckRock, embedded below, provide a detailed breakdown of the financial toll of the protests, which took place for about … More

    USDA's Stimulus Jobs Data Plagued by Inaccuracies

    Federal requirements for monitoring jobs data associated with President Obama’s stimulus package are insufficient to ensure that that the information is accurate, according to a review of that data compiled by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The IG released a report this week documenting widespread inaccuracies in … More

    PODCAST: Heritage's Lee Edwards on Jim DeMint

    Politicos both in and outside the Beltway are still processing the news that Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is taking over for Ed Feulner, current president and founding board member of The Heritage Foundation, this spring. Heritage Distinguished Fellow Dr. Lee Edwards, one of the conservative movement’s most celebrated … More

    Cloakroom: 'Twas the Week Before Christmas…

    House Cloakroom: December 17 – December 21 Analysis: …when all through the House, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Their coats were all hung in the cloakroom with care, in hopes that a fiscal cliff deal soon would be there. Once again, the House has a noticeably … More

    Employee at DOE Lab Advocates 'Murderous Rampage' Against Reporters

    An employee of a government-funded laboratory in Colorado publicly advocated a “murderous rampage” against reporters at a local news organization, who, she said, “deserve to die.” The threats appeared on the public Twitter profile of Kerri Crosby, an employee of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, CO. The profile … More

    Fiscal Cliff: Is Heritage Inconsistent?

    Menzie Chinn took to the blog Econbrowser last Thursday to accuse conservative economists in general – and The Heritage Foundation in particular – of being inconsistent, since we did not share his optimism about the benefits of the 2009 stimulus, but we’ve warned of the danger of the fiscal cliff. … More

    VIDEO: How Harry Reid's Power Grab Would Harm the Senate

    Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) visited The Heritage Foundation Tuesday to underscore the importance and tradition of Senate rules and warn against the blatant power grab by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) to rewrite the rules using the “nuclear option.” “Really, this is a question about whether the Senate continues … More