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    The Chamber in Silicon Valley: Looking for the Next Bill Gates?

    The Chamber of Commerce announced this week it is opening a second office in Silicon Valley. The Chamber is no doubt in the hunt to expand its membership base, but will it lobby for policies that encourage the next generation of garage discoveries and creative destruction—or lock in the market … More

    Wood on Dobbs: Little Guy Loses When Big Business Gets 'Cozy' with Government (VIDEO)

    Big business players such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are “getting very close and cozy with big government,” The Foundry’s Genevieve Wood said last night in an interview with Lou Dobbs of Fox Business News. The loser, she said, is “the little guy.” “You’ve got more big government and … More

    Cruz: Obama Picks and Chooses Which Laws to Enforce (VIDEO)

    President Obama has “flouted the constitutional limits on the authority of the President” more than any other President before him, Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) said at a recent Heritage event. “Prior to this presidency, the way you had reasonable modifications of federal law is you went to Congress, you introduced … More

    Why Conservatives and the Business Lobby Can’t Just Get Along

    Even before Democrat Terry McAuliffe narrowly defeated Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia governor’s race, lobbyists representing the business community were rethinking their relationship with the GOP and planning to challenge conservative incumbents in next year’s primaries. Their goal: to replace principled conservatives with candidates who will be more protective … More

    Is the Supreme Court "Pro-Business"?

    Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Irvine, has penned an op-ed for The New York Times repeating the old saw that the U.S. Supreme Court is a “pro-business” court. Dean Chemerinsky’s fundamental misconception is on display right up front: A majority of the justices … More

    Morning Bell: The Ugly Facts About the Internet Sales Tax

    The Internet sales tax passed the Senate, but a growing chorus is pointing out that it would hurt many to help the tax man. The Senate passed the misleadingly named Marketplace Fairness Act last week by a vote of 69-27. But House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said that he is … More

    Congressmen: Internet Sales Tax Is Attack on Small Business, Consumers

    Conservative members of Congress are adding their voices to a rising chorus of bipartisan opposition to the Internet sales tax. At last week’s Conversations with Conservatives, a monthly event co-hosted by The Heritage Foundation, Representative Raul Labrador (R-ID) said the Marketplace Fairness Act allows large retail businesses to impose new taxes on … More

    9,646 Reasons to Dislike the Internet Sales Tax

    The U.S. Senate is debating the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act. It’s a bill that would result in the taxation of Internet sales, driving up costs for consumers. The legislation cleared a procedural hurdle Monday and could have a floor vote by Thursday. This is a classic case of where the … More

    Conservatives Must Woo Millennials

    A new brand of politically active millennials is emerging in Missoula, Montana—and the ideology that they espouse may be a troubling sign for the future of American politics. A recent New York Times article introduces us to “this different-minded generation of young voters” from the “funky” town of Missoula. This … More

    Morning Bell: Big Government, Big Business, Big Problem

    In what Politico is calling “the first whiff of the desperation inside the White House about the slowness of the economic recovery,” President Barack Obama spoke to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce yesterday, claiming: “I understand the challenges you face. I understand you are under incredible pressure to cut costs … More