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    Disputed Call: Obama Tries to Shrug Off House Leader's Public Rebuke

    President Obama today sought to make light of a stinging public rebuke from House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who took the president to task for disparaging GOP lawmakers while seeking to make a deal on immigration reform. Obama, the No. 2 House leader said yesterday after a phone conversation with the … More

    A Nation That Is 'Boston Strong'

    After the bombing shattered the Boston Marathon last year, hundreds of runners left their shoes behind in a spontaneous memorial. Many wrote messages on them. Those are now part of an exhibit at the Boston Public Library—but thousands of people added pairs of their own running shoes to an outdoor … More

    Hagel’s Visit to China Showcases Hardening Chinese Line

    As Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel returns from his visit to China, reporting on the visit has been mixed. Optimists have tended to focus on the visit to China’s new aircraft carrier as an example of a new openness on the part of Beijing. And it is important to recognize … More

    WATCH: Why Sharyl Attkisson Left CBS News Over Benghazi 'Pressure'

    Veteran correspondent Sharyl Attkisson, who quit CBS News citing lack of support for her investigative reporting on Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals, told Fox News Channel’s Howard Kurtz that network news producers need to stand up to pressure from the White House on pursuing certain stories. “There’s pressure coming … More

    Medal of Honor Recipient Rejoins Military

    U.S. Army captain and Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson returned to active duty recently. Captain Swenson will be joining I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington, as a plans officer after his request to return to the service was approved. Swenson received the Medal of Honor … More

    Is Congress Our Number One Threat to Homeland Security?

    Currently, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports to over 100 committees and subcommittees in Congress. Could you imagine reporting to over 100 bosses? The Heritage Foundation has long advocated for reform of DHS oversight. Because of DHS’s involvement in various sectors in immigration, agriculture, transportation, and disaster assistance, to … More

    National Guard Chief Accepts Army Aviation Restructuring Plan

    General Frank Grass, chief of the National Guard Bureau, expressed acceptance of the Army’s aviation restructuring plan recently. Though there had been resistance to this plan by some in the Guard and in Congress, General Grass’s comments indicate the Army should be able to move forward with this plan that … More

    Save Our Ships: DHS Should Renew Cargo Waiver

    A waiver implemented by former Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Janet Napolitano that has exempted DHS from scanning every piece of cargo that enters the U.S. from international seaports will expire in a few months. We can only hope that her successor, Jeh Johnson, renews this waiver. … More

    The Asia Pivot Comes Up Short—Again

    The U.S. Marine Corps is questioning whether it can implement the Obama Administration’s much-vaunted strategic shift to the Asia-Pacific. “We are on our way…to a less than a 300-hundred ship Navy,” said General John M. Paxton Jr., assistant commandant of the Marine Corps. “We are on our way to a … More

    Congress Should Support Army Aviation Restructure Initiative

    The U.S. Army and Army National Guard have squared off in a debate of the proper allocation of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters between the two components. The Army has decided to shift these helicopters from the Guard to the active component while transferring UH-60 Blackhawks from active units to their … More