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    VIDEO: DeMint Calls McConnell-Reid Debt Plan a 'Cover-up'

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is no stranger to fights with party leadership. And he’s not holding back in his criticism of the so-called “Plan B” that’s being developed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “It seems to be a cover-up,” DeMint said … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 19, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Evict Fannie and Freddie – Ed Feulner Debt Debate: Are the Poor in Poverty? – Z. Byron Wolf How Will al Qaeda Mark the 10th Anniversary of 9/11? – Marc Thiessen … More

    Sen. Jim DeMint at The Bloggers Briefing

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) will be stopping by Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing. He will be discussing his new book, “The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me.” As noted in Heritage President Ed Feulner’s review, the book chronicles the rise of a movement that provided … More

    Washington in a Flash: Will Congress Cut, Cap and Balance?

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) visits Heritage today for The Bloggers Briefing. He will be discussing his new book, “The Great American Awakening: Two Years That Changed America, Washington, and Me,” which highlights the birth of the Tea Party. He will be joined by American Legislative Exchange Council Senior Director for … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 18, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. From the Tea Party and beyond – Ed Feulner Heritage Foundation comes out against McConnell plan – Amanda Carey New O’Keefe investigation undercovers Medicaid fraud – Matthew Boyle The ‘BBC Left’ … More

    Congressional Staffers to Hold Pay-for-Access Fundraiser on Tuesday

    From a March 16, 2006, DCCC press release: Today, it became clear that Republicans will never support meaningful lobbying reform because playing by the rules simply does not compute. Jessica Simpson’s rejection of an invitation to an NRCC fundraiser because she thought it was wrong to lobby for her Operation … More

    SEIU Tells Workers to 'Disobey Laws' In Effort to Undermine Employers

    A Service Employees International Union “contract campaign manual,” recently released as part of an ongoing lawsuit against the union, reveals a host of unseemly tactics the SEIU recommends using against employers who resist unionization efforts. Those include efforts to undermine a business financially, intimidate individual managers, and use political pressure … More

    Maine Gov. Paul LePage Speaks Today at Heritage on Health Care Reform

    The disheartening impact of Obamacare has solidified doubt and resistance surrounding federal health reform. It will burden small businesses and dump millions more into the failing Medicaid program. As a result, states are increasingly using their authority to implement health-care reforms tailored to their citizens. Gov. Paul LePage of Maine … More

    Washington in a Flash: Harry Potter Couldn't Solve America's Debt Crisis

    “Harry Potter” fans everywhere helped make the eighth and final movie the highest-grossing opening of all time at both U.S. and international box offices with a total of $475.5 million. That’s a lot of money, but still nowhere near trillions in debt crippling Washington. The White House and congressional leaders … More

    Chart of the Week: Each American's Share of National Debt is Growing

    Throughout the debate over the debt limit these past few weeks, Americans have become increasingly alarmed with our nation’s staggering $14.3 trillion debt. Many might wonder how the government is ever going to repay its mounting debt. Unfortunately, that responsibility will fall to the Debt-Paying Generation (ages 5-30). Currently, every … More