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    D.C.'s Metro Boosts Fares at Time of Sagging Service

    Washingtonians who use Metro were greeted with the largest fare hikes in the subway system’s history as they headed to work Monday. The new fares were approved in December after months of debate, handing riders from the D.C. suburbs the biggest bill to make up for Metro’s budget deficit. Metro’s … More

    Fred Thompson Says Bush Should Ignore Earmarks

    Just days after releasing a plan to reduce government spending, Fred Thompson continued his assault on earmarks, promising today that if elected president he would sign an executive order canceling lawmakers’ pork-barrel projects. President Bush is considering the idea, which is strongly opposed by congressional appropriators but supported by fiscal … More

    McCain Supports Anti-Earmark Executive Order

    A day after his victory in the New Hampshire primary, Sen. John McCain spoke with bloggers about a variety of issues, including the option of a presidential executive order canceling earmarks in the omnibus spending bill. Erick Erickson of RedState posed the question to the Arizona senator, who has long … More

    Who Will Stand Up for Reagan's Principles?

    Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner kicked off our What Would Reagan Do? campaign yesterday with interviews on Laura Ingraham‘s and Sean Hannity‘s radio programs. Feulner discussed the first principles that President Reagan believed in and why candidates seeking the presidency today should follow in his footsteps.

    How to End Earmarks

    Heritage’s Mike Franc breaks down the debate over pork-barrel spending and makes the case for President Bush to end earmarks in our latest Heritage in Focus video. Franc highlights one of the nearly 10,000 earmarks in the omnibus bill: a gas station in the Ohio district of Rep. Dave Hobson.

    President Bush's Legacy Comes Down to Earmarks

    Picking up on the theme laid out by Heritage’s Mike Franc last week in Human Events, today John Fund writes in the Wall Street Journal about President Bush’s legacy on fiscal responsibility: This week President Bush will make one of the most important decisions of his remaining time in office. … More