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    HealthCare.gov's 'Maintenance' Woes on National Youth Enrollment Day

    Update:  This version clarifies that the entire HealthCare.gov site is not scheduled to be down on Saturday.  Parts of the HealthCare.gov website will be down from 3 p.m. Saturday – which coincides with Get Covered America’s National Youth Enrollment Day – until 5 a.m. Tuesday. “[T]he Social Security Administration will … More

    Obama Raises Federal Minimum Wage for Contract Workers

    President Obama signed an executive order Wednesday raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contract workers. “Nobody who works full time should have to live in poverty,” Obama said during his signing speech. “While Congress decides what it’s going to do . . . today I’m … More

    Cruz and Lee Act to Protect State Freedom in Marriage Debate

    Yesterday, Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Mike Lee (R-UT) took an important step in ensuring that the federal government respects the freedom of states to make marriage policy in the wake of last summer’s Supreme Court decision on marriage. The Senators introduced the State Marriage Defense Act of 2014 (S. … More

    VIDEO: Obama Slammed Bush Over Executive Power in 2008, Promised to "Reverse When I'm President"

    A newly surfaced video of Barack Obama as a presidential candidate is spreading like wildfire today, revealing a stark contrast between his promise in 2008 about executive power with his recent actions in the White House. Obama says this in the 2008 video: The biggest problems that we’re facing right … More

    HHS: Obamacare 'Enrollment' Up to 3.3 Million

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced yesterday that as of February 1 nearly 3.3 million Americans have signed up for health insurance plans through Obamacare’s state and federal-run exchanges. Of the new Obamacare enrollees—1.1 million of whom selected health plans in January—HHS reported that 55 percent are female … More

    WATCH: Jon Stewart Calls Out Obama for Corrupt Ambassador Choices

    President Obama’s most recent appointees to international ambassadorships were criticized last night on Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” At least three of Obama’s ambassador selections have never actually traveled to the countries they were chosen for. >>> Check Out: The Proliferation of Cronyism in Washington Stewart began the program by … More

    Till Debt Do We Part

    The GOP’s capitulation on the debt ceiling bill this week calls to mind the famous line from Macbeth about misdeeds: “If it were done when ’tis done, then ’twere well/It were done quickly.” Well, the House completed its dirty deed quickly – but that’s about all that was good about … More

    If Only a Snow Shovel Could Dig Us Out of This

    Thanks to Congress, the U.S. now doesn’t have a debt limit for the next year. Let two Heritage experts put this into perspective. “President Obama, after less than five years in office, has already increased the debt limit by more than any other president in U.S. history, including President George … More