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    Bastiat Prize Honors Journalists Who Support Free Society

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Bastiat Prize for Journalism, an award that recognizes writers who promote and defend the principles and institutions of the free society. The competition is open to journalists from around the globe. First place is a prize of $50,000, followed by a second-place … More

    Top 10 Reads: June 24, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. House Spurns Obama on Libya, but Does Not Cut Funds How to Spend the ‘Peace Dividend’: Invest in Military Latest Obama ‘Transparency’ Shroud: Nuclear Regulatory Chief Jaczko Good Morning, President … More

    VIDEO: Wisconsin Senator Blasts Obama's 'Depressing Display of Economic Ignorance'

    Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) spent 31 years in manufacturing before his election to Congress last November. He’s not letting that experience go to waste. Johnson is out with a new video this morning to coincide with President Obama’s visit to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh to promote manufacturing. He criticizes … More

    Businessman-Turned-Lawmaker Has a Plan to Save U.S. Postal Service

    Rep. Darrell Issa knows a thing or two about running a successful business. Before winning his seat in Congress, the California Republican turned a troubled company into a profitable enterprise that manufactured car alarms for the world’s most well-known carmakers. Issa is now turning his attention to saving the long-troubled … More

    Washington in a Flash: Oil Politics

    President Obama’s decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will continue to reverberate on Capitol Hill today. Yesterday’s decision came as a surprise but was swiftly condemned. My colleague Rory Cooper writes for the Daily Caller that the SPR shouldn’t be used to “drive … More

    Top 10 Reads: June 23, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Walking Away from Biden-led Negotiations Was Right Call Put free trade to work: Congress spurns jobs that new pacts would create Cut, Cap and Balance: The Way Out of Debt … More

    Daily Notes

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill turn their attention to the budget as Douglas Elmendorf, director of the Congressional Budget Office, testifies before the House Budget Committee. He’ll be talking about the CBO’s Long-Term Budget Outlook. In the Senate, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will hear from the middle class … More

    Doctors, Medical Students Abandon AMA in Search of Alternatives

    The American Medical Association lost 5 percent of its membership last year as the physician group faced fallout from its endorsement of Obamacare and refusal to retreat from the law’s most controversial provisions. As physicians and medical school students back away from the well-known organization, they’re turning to upstarts like … More

    Nightly Notes

    Clips, commentary and news from the day. Send us your tips at scribe@heritage.org. Tax reform should adhere to moral principles Marriage is Detroit’s secret weapon against child poverty A twist in Obama’s health care law CBO: Stimulus almost doubled U.S. debt Energy and Commerce Chairman: Look for light bulb agreement … More

    VIDEO: Rep. Fred Upton Blames EPA for Obstructing Alaska Oil Drilling

    Shell spent five years and more than $3.5 billion while waiting for the Environmental Protection Agency to grant a permit for drilling in Alaska. Now lawmakers in Congress hope to force the hand of EPA bureaucrats by mandating a six-month deadline to review permit applications. The Jobs and Energy Permitting … More