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    Overtime Pay: Why More Government Meddling Isn't Good for Workers

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    Making more money is a good thing. But having a job you like is even better. Which is why President Obama’s announcement this week that he wants to increase the number of Americans eligible for overtime pay is not as good a deal as it sounds. Who qualifies for overtime … More

    How Harry Reid Is Trying to End Debate in the Senate

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    The latest salvo in the Senate’s procedural war was fired yesterday when Senator Chuck Grassley (R—Iowa) introduced a resolution to limit abuse of the cloture rule—a practice frequently employed by Sen. Harry Reid (D–Nev.). Grassley was joined by at least 25 other GOP senators in sponsoring the “Stop Cloture Abuse … More

    Delaying Obamacare's Individual Mandate Due to 'Hardship' -- Caused by Obamacare

    It’s getting difficult to take any part of Obamacare seriously. The Obama administration has altered or delayed it so many times—who can be sure what the law is at this point? The individual mandate stating that every American has to purchase government-approved health coverage or pay a fine is supposed … More

    Breaking the Revolving Door

    The chattering class loves to say Washington is broken. It’s not; this town is a well-oiled machine for special interests. Indeed, if you’re part of the corrupt nexus that encircles big government and special interests, Washington is your best friend. But there is some evidence that things are changing, and … More

    Heritage Agrees With Schumer on Housing Finance Reform

    The whole point of a free-enterprise system is to allow both private gains and losses so that markets don’t end up with shortages and surpluses. Subsidization leads to things like inflated home prices, and inflated markets eventually crash, wreaking havoc on the way down. More

    Rep. Marlin Stutzman: 'Common Core Not the Answer' on Education (VIDEO)

    The national standards known as Common Core are moving education in America in the opposite direction from solutions, Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R–Ind.) told The Foundry in an exclusive interview today. “We need to get the federal government out of the education business,” Stutzman said during Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly gathering … More

    Report: U.S. Is One of Seven Countries That Allows Late-Term Abortion

    The United States is one of only a handful of developed countries in which late-term abortions after 20 weeks—five months—are allowed, according to a new report from the Charlotte Lozier Institute. At that stage, the child is capable of feeling pain and women are at increased risk for the negative … More

    Jolly Victory Proves Democrats Backing Obamacare Vulnerable in Purple Areas

    House conservatives are taking away a simple lesson from Republican David Jolly’s win in Florida yesterday: Voters still don’t like Obamacare. When I asked the 12 Republican representatives at The Foundry’s Conversations with Conservatives event today if they believed Obamacare was the key issue in Jolly’s defeat of Democrat Alex … More

    Senate Plan to Replace Fannie, Freddie Faces Skepticism from House Critic

    The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee said he is skeptical of a forthcoming Senate proposal that would replace mortgage lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with a new government regulator. In an exclusive interview with The Foundry today, Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) said the Senate plan, announced yesterday, … More