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    The War on Coal: Collateral Damage Will Hit Non-Coal States, Too

    The combination of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules could likely end coal-fired power in the next 30 years. While the coal industry will be directly affected by the EPA’s proposal, many other industries will also feel the impact, and the economic pain will spread across the country. If the … More

    Time to Reconsider Mandatory Minimum Sentences

    “This woman doesn’t belong in prison for 10 years for what I understand she did. That’s just crazy.” So said federal district Judge Richard A. Gadbois Jr. before sentencing Tonya Drake to a mandatory minimum of 10 years behind bars. Tonya, a financially desperate single mother, mailed a package that, … More

    Chicago Grassroots Activists to Obama: You're Out of Touch (VIDEO)

    Some Chicago activists are voicing alarm at President Obama’s agenda, using real-life examples from their urban communities to claim he’s out of touch with his hometown. “If this is what you call helping us, then just stop helping us,” Mark Carter, a member of Voice of the Ex-Offender said. Carter … More

    Immigration Plan: Trust Obama?

    House Republicans say they are ready to move forward with an immigration reform plan—and it sounds remarkably like amnesty for illegal immigrants. While avoiding key phrases like “path to citizenship,” the ideas put forth by congressional leaders this week would give legal status to people who are here illegally. It … More

    House Immigration Reform Standards Take Amnesty-First Approach

    House Republican leaders this afternoon released principles for immigration reform, including allowing currently unlawful immigrants to live “legally … in the U.S.” This is amnesty. Although no legislative language has yet been drafted, the framework is essentially the same as the Senate bill they say they will not go to … More

    Read the House GOP's 6 Principles on Immigration Reform

    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Republican leaders released a set of immigration reform principles today, setting the stage for what could be a contentious fight in Washington. Earlier today, The Heritage Foundation’s Derrick Morgan urged lawmakers to proceed with caution. “Given the President’s disregard for enforcing the law and … More

    Uninsured Americans' Hardening View of Obamacare

    Two new public opinion polls show uninsured Americans—a group considered critical for Obamacare’s success—are hardening their views about the President’s health care law. The Kaiser Family Foundation’s latest monthly tracker out today reported that 47 percent of Americans who lack health insurance have an unfavorable opinion of Obamacare, outnumbering by … More

    School Choice Celebrated at D.C. Rally

    A rally held Wednesday at the Friendship Public Charter School in Washington, DC, celebrated the fourth annual School Choice Week. “School choice is about saying to all of you and your parents, if you don’t fit in the school you have, if that school is not meeting your needs, you … More

    MSNBC Apologizes for "Offensive" Tweet, Fires Employee Who Wrote It

    UPDATE: MSNBC President Phil Griffin apologized Thursday for the network’s “outrageous and unacceptable” language toward conservatives. In a statement to the Republican National Committee, Griffin said: “We immediately acknowledged that it was offensive and wrong, apologized, and deleted it. We have dismissed the person responsible for the tweet.” — An MSNBC … More