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    Outside the Beltway: Who are We Bailing Out?

    A bill signed by President Barack Obama on August 10th was supposed to save teachers’ jobs. It was a $26 Billion dollar spending bill that allocated $10 billion for education spending so school districts could rehire laid off teachers or prevent districts from having to fire more teachers. Speaker Nancy … More

    A Bipartisan Vote on the Obamacare Road to Repeal

    Tucked away in the legislation that made Obamacare into law is a tax provision that will be a compliance nightmare for small businesses if it ever goes into effect. The provision calls for all businesses to file 1099 forms with the IRS for all transactions with other businesses over $600. … More

    Senate Report Criticizes Administration for Flawed Federal Response to Oil Spill

    A new report from the top Republican on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee details startling facts about the Obama administration’s failed leadership in response to the Gulf oil spill, the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), ranking member on the Environment and Public Works … More

    Morning Bell: 100 Days Later, Obama Still Failing the Gulf

    Over the last four weeks, The Heritage Foundation sent multiple teams of respected energy, environment, homeland security and response experts to the Gulf to study the federal response to the oil spill. These three delegations, with more to come, have traversed the areas hit hardest by the crisis, talking to response workers, … More

    Morning Bell: No Rush to Judgment on New START

    Last week, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) expressed concern over the U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) now before the Senate. The senator particularly questioned the treaty’s limits on America’s “ability to advance our missile defense” and its “failure to deter proliferation and future attacks on our nation and allies.” Given … More

    Rep. Bachmann Confused, Unimpressed by President's Oil Spill Response

    For more than 50 days — ever since the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded — Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) has been “shocked.” She’s been moved by “tragic” and “heartwarming” TV scenes of the disaster. And she’s been confused by President Obama’s “weird,” “bizarre,” “odd” and “infantile” response to the oil … More

    The New START Treaty: Under Fire

    The New START Treaty, which was signed on April 8th, 2010, in Prague, is being heralded by the Obama Administration as a major national security accomplishment. However, it is coming under close scrutiny and criticism by the leading US experts. This is not surprising as the document raises grave concerns … More

    Video: Police vs. Press at the White House

    Reporters covering a “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” protest at the White House today were forced out of Lafayette Square by police. The scene, captured on video, is remarkable given the historical importance of the park as a protest spot across the street from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. President Obama, who boasts … More

    Pew Poll: Government Is Not the Solution

    President Obama came to Washington to restore trust in government. A new Pew Research Center survey indicates he’s failed. Just 22% of the poll’s respondents said they trust the federal government almost always or most of the time. That’s one of the all-time low points in the survey and represents … More

    SEIU's White House Visits Are Paying Off

    While most Americans were enjoying a weekend away from work, President Obama kept busy Saturday afternoon, appointing one of Big Labor’s lawyers to a post at the National Labor Relations Board. The recess appointment of Craig Becker was expected—despite the Senate’s bipartisan rejection of him in February. The White House … More