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    Reporting and news analysis on policy issues from The Heritage Foundation.

    Scribecast: Meet the Montana Mother Who Hunted Terrorists After 9/11

    Shannen Rossmiller doesn’t look like your typical Islamic terrorist. But somehow the blonde mother of three from Montana figured out a way to fit in, posing a terrorist in jihadist chat rooms to help law enforcement hunt enemies of America. Ten years after 9/11 inspired her to study Islamic culture … More

    Congressmen Ask White House for Documents on Solyndra's Federal Loan

    One day after solar company Solyndra closed its doors, two U.S. congressman are asking the White House for all documents related to the federal government’s $535 million loan guarantee. The probe also seeks correspondence between administration officials and the company’s investors, seeking to uncover if the White House engaged in … More

    Gov. Haley: Obama Must Weigh in on NLRB's 'Un-American' Boeing Suit

    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley blasted the National Labor Relations Board’s “un-American” lawsuit against Boeing in a conference call Thursday. Haley maintained that President Obama’s reluctance to weigh in on the merits of the suit is “the most cowardly thing I think any leader could do.” The White House has … More

    Valero Hits Back at 'Misleading' Report on Keystone Pipeline

    The renewable energy advocacy group Oil Change International released a report on Wednesday claiming that oil from Canadian tar sands imported to the United States through the proposed Keystone XL pipeline “would primarily be exported rather than used domestically in the U.S,” Politico reported. The report specifically and repeatedly cited … More

    Politically Connected Solar Firm Goes Under Despite Federal Support

    Major donors to President Obama have received favorable treatment throughout his administration. Today’s news that solar company Solyndra is going bankrupt demonstrates the consequences of that apparent cronyism. The company’s demise is likely to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. Solyndra suspended operations Wednesday and will soon file for … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 31, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. How Washington pays Big Green to sue the government – Ron Arnold, Washington Examiner Solar company that received Obama administration backing closes its doors – Andrew Restuccia, The Hill Growing the … More

    Feds to Trucking Company: You Cannot Fire Alcoholic Drivers

    The federal government has sued a major trucking company for its firing of driver with an admitted alcohol abuse problem. Alcoholism is classified as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the suit maintains, and therefore employees cannot be prohibited even from driving 18 wheelers due to their histories … More

    Acting ATF Chief Who Presided Over 'Fast and Furious' Steps Down

    The official who presided over the botched Fast and Furious gunwalking operation has stepped down as acting head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (known as ATF). He will move to another post at ATF, in the bureau’s Office of Legal Policy. Kenneth Melson bucked his superiors … More

    Liberals Laud Alan Krueger's Fatally Flawed Minimum Wage Study

    Alan Krueger, President Obama’s nominee as chair of the White House Council on Economic Advisors, received accolades from liberals yesterday for his stances on a number of major economic issues, including his support for a cap and trade regime, and value added tax, and the Cash for Clunkers program. But … More

    Top HHS Official Likens Obamacare to Civil Rights Act

    A top advisor to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently compared opposition to the administration’s new health care law to opposition to the 1960s civil rights movement, Politico Pro reported: Jay Angoff, special adviser to HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, drew parallels between the two contentious efforts during a … More