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    Scribecast: Sen. James Inhofe Says Global Warming Is 'The Greatest Hoax'

    In a new book out this week, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) traces the history of global warming hysteria and concludes it’s a downright hoax. He also reveals how climate-change champions are benefiting financially by promoting the idea. Inhofe’s book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future,” … More

    Franklin Center Remembers 'Warrior' Andrew Breitbart

    The state-based journalism organization the Franklin Center on Thursday released its own tribute to the late conservative activist and new media pioneer Andrew Breitbart. The video, titled “Warrior,” gathers some of Breitbart’s more powerful moments, including a clip from an interview with our own Rob Bluey. Heritage President Ed Feulner … More

    The Inspiring Life of Andrew Breitbart

    I was in awe of Andrew Breitbart the first time I met him in the fall of 2005 at Restoration Weekend. Listening to his stories and watching him work was fascinating. His job, at the time working for the Drudge Report, was about the coolest gig a young reporter could … More

    Stimulus-Backed Solar Company Lays Off 70 Percent of Workforce

    President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, just announced that it will lay off 70 percent of its workforce. Abound would “creat[e] more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 … More

    Rep. Sandy Adams Takes on NLRB, Seeks to Safeguard Employees' Privacy

    U.S. Rep. Sandy Adams (R-FL) is taking aim at a possible rule from the National Labor Relations Board that she believes infringes on the constitutional freedoms of American workers. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing, Adams explained why she introduced the Keeping Employees Emails and Phones Secure Act. She said the … More

    Senate to Vote Thursday on Blunt's Conscience Protection Amendment

    The U.S. Senate will consider legislation on Thursday that would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from forcing religious employers and insurers from being forced to violate their constitutionally-protected beliefs. The so-called “Blunt Amendment,” named for its sponsor, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), seeks to preserve the longstanding conscience … More

    VIDEO: Britain's Liam Fox Warns America: Your Debt Is a Threat

    Britain’s Liam Fox has a warning for America: Fix the debt problem now or suffer the consequences of less power on the world stage. The former U.K. secretary of state for defense visited Heritage to explain why America’s debt is a national security issue. >> Watch the full 45-minute speech, … More

    Schumer, Who Opposed Keystone XL, Calls for More Saudi Oil Production

    Responding to record-high gas prices and a potential for further disruptions in supply, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday requested that the State Department pressure Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production. The senator’s concerns are twofold: “Schumer called on the State Department to press the Saudis to publicly commit … More

    VIDEO: Gov. Luis Fortuño Predicts Puerto Rico Will Become 51st State

    Puerto Rico has long flirted with the idea of becoming the 51st state. This year voters will once again have their choice at the ballot box. And for Gov. Luis Fortuño, the time is right. Fortuño visited the nation’s capital last week for a meeting at the White House on … More

    Chart of the Week: Winter Gas Prices Reach All-Time High

    The cost of gasoline today is at its highest point ever during winter, an ominous sign of what might be on the horizon in the months to come. According to government data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the average price of regular unleaded is $3.34 over the three-month period … More