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    Brewer Vetoes Legislation Designed to Protect Religious Liberty

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer announced tonight she had vetoed SB 1062, state legislation that was designed to protect the religious liberty of business owners. “Senate Bill 1062 does not address a specific and present concern related to religious liberty in Arizona,” Brewer, a Republican, said in a statement. “I have not … More

    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    Hagel’s Budget and the Real Threat to National Security

    It seems that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has become Washington’s newest whipping boy, drawing the ire of nearly everyone who might in any way have an interest in national security. No sooner did he complete his preview of the FY15 Defense Budget than critics pounced with an eye-watering zeal. … More

    Four Businesses Whose Owners Were Penalized for Their Religious Beliefs

    Editor’s note: Amid the heated debate over Arizona’s SB 1062 law, which aims to protect religious liberty, it’s worth looking back at some of the ways that religious beliefs have come under attack in the public square in recent years. The language in this post that is quoted originally appeared … More

    Debate: Does Every Bakery Have to Bake Cakes for Every Wedding? (VIDEO)

    Yesterday, Heritage’s William E. Simon Fellow Ryan T. Anderson appeared on The Blaze with host Andrew Wilkow to discuss Arizona law SB 1062, which is designed to protect religious liberty. Anderson debated the Log Cabin Republicans’ executive director Gregory T. Angelo on the matter. Watch their spirited exchange here: >>> … More

    First Big Gulp, Now Bottomless Bloody Marys: New York Bans Boozy Brunches

    For many, bottomless drinks are the cornerstone of any delicious (if not nutritious) urban brunch.  But the New York State Liquor Authority is determined to kill boozy brunchers’ buzz. Yes, the state of the soda ban is cracking down on more than calorie consumption. The NYC Hospitality Alliance sent out … More

    Conservative Coalition Forces Delay of Flood Insurance Bill

    House leaders scrubbed a vote today on a bill to continue taxpayer subsidies of flood insurance for private property owners, after criticism from a coalition of conservatives that the measure blocks reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program enacted in 2012. The Foundry reported Tuesday evening that 28 members of … More