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

    Opposition to Card Check Mounts

    USA Today, the country’s largest newspaper, came out firmly against the Employee Free Choice Act today, concluding the legislation known as “card check” would undermine democratic principles. Heritage has written extensively on the legislation, most recently criticizing the measure for eliminating the secret ballot for union organization. USA Today didn’t … More

    Want to Cut Government Waste? Here's a Place to Start

    John McCain made a point of mentioning Citizens Against Government Waste during all three presidential debate. He cited the National Taxpayers Union in the last two. Today both organizations responded with a list of government waste that’s just waiting to be cut. NTU’s research arm, the National Taxpayers Union Foundation, … More

    What You Need to Know About McCain, Obama Health Care Plans

    The presidential candidates take vastly different approaches to addressing American’s health care needs. Heritage’s Bob Moffit and Nina Owcharenko today offered detailed reports on the health care plans offered by John McCain and Barack Obama. It is important to understand their differences and their impact, so we sat down with … More

    How Would McCain and Obama Address the Financial Crisis?

    Bill Beach, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, talked about the economy and the presidential candidates’ proposals to fix it this morning on WTTG in Washington. Beach also addressed John McCain and Barack Obama’s tax plans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcI14dlpxMw[/youtube]

    Video: Gen. David Petraeus' Speech at Heritage

    Gen. David Petraeus, former commander of Multi-National Force-Iraq and soon-to-be commander of U.S. Central Command, spoke at Heritage this morning. The full video of his presentation is available below. Live Videos by Ustream UPDATE — Oct. 9, 2:25 p.m. For those of you who had a hard time reading the … More

    DeMint: 'There Seems to Be No Real Appreciation of the Constitutional Boundaries'

    During an interview this morning on Fox News Channel, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) outlined the troubling unconstitutional aspects of the financial rescue plan. Heritage’s legal scholars yesterday outlined the constitutional infirmities that remain.

    Text of the Bailout Legislation

    The following language was circulated on Capitol Hill this morning as Treasury’s plan to purchase residential or commercial mortgages. Heritage released eight goals and strategies that should guide lawmakers during the debate this coming week. LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS Section 1. Short Title. This Act … More

    Gang of 10 Energy Bill: Full of Bad Ideas

    Time is running out for Congress to act on energy exploration this year. With just two weeks left, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated a willingness to vote on a plan devised by five Republicans and five Democrats known as the “Gang of 10.” The legislation is hardly ideal, … More

    Oil Embargo Imposed by Liberals

    Our friends at the Institute for Energy Research have produced a video comparing the 1970s Arab oil embargo to the one liberals have imposed on America today. Each day Washington fails to act, American families and businesses continue to suffer. As this video demonstrates, it’s time to end the ban … More

    The Seventh Anniversary of 9/11

    Seven years ago on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, America was changed forever. The peace and calm in New York and Washington, D.C., was shattered by terrorist hijackers. With it came the realization we faced a long war to defeat terrorism and preserve freedom. Heritage’s James Jay Carafano says … More