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    Obama: Religious Freedom ‘Key Objective’ for Foreign Policy, National Security

    President Obama pledged to continue promoting freedom of religion worldwide and called for the release of prisoners of conscience at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. “History shows that nations that uphold the rights of their people, including the freedom of religion, are ultimately more just and more peaceful, and … More

    Krugman Changes His Tune

    Paul Krugman hates it when conservatives mention that welfare benefits and taxation induce some people to leave the labor force. Today, he wrote of “moochers not really seeking work because they’re cradled in Paul Ryan’s hammock” – mocking the idea that some people have stopped looking for work because of … More

    Tough Questions on Immigration Reform for Heritage's Derrick Morgan

    Until President Obama carries out his responsibility to enforce existing immigration laws, conservatives in the House have no reason to trust him with any changes, a top Heritage Foundation policy expert says in an on-camera interview with The Foundry about amnesty for illegal immigrants. “The Constitution invests him with the … More

    Leno's Goodbye: The Worst Part Is "I'll Have To Sign Up for Obamacare"

    After 22 years, Jay Leno hosted his last episode of “The Tonight Show” on Thursday evening with a monologue that included a jab at Obamacare. Leno said the worst part about leaving NBC was that he would no longer be covered under their health insurance plan and would now have … More

    Why Obama Should Start Using the M-Word

    In a widely publicized interview with President Obama, Bill O’Reilly led his questions with the topic of the nation’s rate of births outside marriage, which have reached an average of 40 percent and have soared to 70 percent among African Americans. Asked why he and the first lady have not … More

    January Jobs Report: Few Signs of a Thaw

    In January, the economy added 113,000 new jobs and the headline unemployment rate dipped to 6.6 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The survey of households shows very good news, namely a large increase in the number of people employed. The employment-population ratio reached 58.8 percent, matching its … More

    You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration

    President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock: Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And … More

    Billions Wasted on Flawed Obamacare Exchanges

    The federal taxpayers have spent over $5 billion to build Obamacare’s exchanges. Unfortunately for taxpayers, these investments have not delivered a good return and are ongoing. Despite the muddled launch of many exchanges, the federal government is still doling out grant money, giving out over $200 million to nine states … More