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    Congress Needs More Selfless Sacrifice, Coburn Suggests

    Much of the ineffectiveness and unpopularity of Congress stems from the “laziness” and selfishness of career politicians, Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK)  said this morning during a CPAC discussion on what ails the legislative branch. Statesmanship and strong leadership require sacrifice, Coburn said. No wonder President Obama is emboldened to go … More

    The Ten Policy Changes Cruz Thinks Can Transform America

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)  today advocated “a straightforward and bold, positive agenda to inspire the young, to inspire women, to inspire Hispanics, to inspire everybody” during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Here are the ten items he called on Americans to do going forward: 1. “Defend the … More

    Record 20 Percent of Households on Food Stamps

    Recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that more than 23 million households—a record 20 percent—are now on food stamps. This is a dramatic increase from 15 million households in 2009. Part of the growth is no doubt due to the weak economy. But problematic policies have also … More

    Bolton on Benghazi: ‘You Can Murder [Obama’s] Personal Representative and Get Away Scot Free’

    “Our biggest national security crisis is Barack Obama,” John Bolton, Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Thursday. Bolton slammed “the resurgence of isolationism” and said that President Obama, “who considers our strength part … More

    How Many Jobs Are Threatened by the EPA in YOUR District?

    The Obama Administration is trying to regulate Americans’ livelihoods away. Will Congress do anything to stop it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pushing regulation of “greenhouse gases”—something even its own officials have admitted would have no noticeable impact on the climate. New Heritage research shows the devastating impact it … More

    Update from Missionary in Ukraine: Crisis Looks 'Explosive,' 'Surreal'

    The Rev. Gerard D.  ”George” de Vuyst, wife Sarah and  their children. /  Family Photo  Russia’s military incursion into Crimea remains “explosive,” but the immediate threat to his fellow residents of Kiev appears to have lessened, an American missionary — who has lived in Ukraine for two decades — says … More

    Politico Failed to Disclose Lobbying Work of Heritage Foundation Critics

    Steve LaTourette, John Feehery and Brian Walsh toiled in the halls of Congress for years before cashing in for lucrative jobs in Washington’s burgeoning public affairs and lobbying industry. Today, the three Republicans are at the forefront of the GOP establishment’s clash with conservatives and the Tea Party. They are … More

    $170 Million Spent On Obamacare Exchange Site That Doesn’t Work

    After receiving multiple requests from federal and state lawmakers, the Government Accountability Office said in a letter today that it will investigate Oregon’s state exchange website that was created by Obamacare, according to KGW.com. The letter, which was addressed to House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, said the … More

    Lerner Asserts the Fifth—Again

    In an exciting, if unsurprising, hearing this morning before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, former IRS official Lois Lerner once again asserted her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. As part of her assertion, Lerner refused to answer any questions about the IRS targeting of Tea Party and … More