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    Solyndra's Legal Team: Five Attorneys at $2,550 Per Hour

    Solyndra has hired a team of five high-powered attorneys to help get it through its bankruptcy proceedings, according to documentation the company has filed in court (embedded below). Their firm, McDermott Will & Emery, also represented the company before it filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this month. Some of the … More

    Top 10 Reads: Sept. 19, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue – Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press Google Preparing for Senate Hearing – Diane Bartz, Reuters Obama’s Urgent Jobs Plan: Right Now, ‘Right … More

    Chart of the Week: Total Tax Burden Is Rising to Highest Level in History

    President Obama unveiled the details of his jobs plan last week, including a proposal to offset the new government spending with tax hikes. It’s a bizarre strategy for a president who says he wants to create jobs. As the above chart from Heritage’s 2011 Budget Chart Book illustrates, Americans are … More

    Scribecast: John Yoo Talks Terrorism and the Future of National Security

    Earlier this week at Heritage, a Bush-era deputy assistant attorney general shared the stage with a former president of the American Civil Liberties Union. It’s not exactly the type of combination you might expect talking about terrorism 10 years after 9/11. But for John Yoo and Nadine Strossen, it was … More

    VIDEO: Sen. Mike Lee Says Obama’s Jobs Plan Will Make Problem Worse

    Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) came to Washington as the a tea-party conservative with the goal of fixing the economy, addressing the debt crisis and curbing the growth of the federal government. It’s an uphill battle for the youngest member of the U.S. Senate, but one he’s prepared to fight. Lee’s … More

    Sen. Mike Lee Outlines Objections to Law of the Sea Treaty

    Ratification of the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) would jeopardize American security, rule of law, and prosperity, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said yesterday at Heritage. The junior senator from Utah — who is a member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations — addressed a … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 16, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Senator Casey Breaks With President Over Jobs Bill – CBSPittsburgh.com GE Responds to Charges of Crony Capitalism – Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner EPA Delays Global Warming Rules Again – … More

    How Think Tanks Are Reshaping Journalism

    Doublethink, the official magazine of America’s Future Foundation, carries my report on the role of nonprofit journalism outfits, specifically those based at think tanks. It’s a concept we’ve embraced at Heritage’s Center for Media and Public Policy, working with our policy experts to report on stories that are often ignored … More

    Top 10 Reads: September 15, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Inmates collect unemployment – Part of growing fraud problem – M.D. Kittle, Watchdog.org UTT: Infrastructure ‘bank’ doomed to fail – Ronald D. Utt, The Washington Times Census Numbers: The Trend … More

    Emails Show Liberals Pushed CLASS Act Despite Experts' Warnings

    Liberals in Congress pushed forward with an unsustainable new entitlement program, internal emails show, and dismissed repeated warnings from federal health care experts that it would be an “insurance death spiral,” as one official put it. The emails, released by congressional investigators, reveal that proponents of the Community Living Assistance … More