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    Conservative Leaders Voice Outrage at Firing of RSC Executive Director

    Tensions between the Republican establishment and conservative movement reached a fever pitch Wednesday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) attacked conservative groups and a long-time Capitol Hill staffer lost his job as executive director of the Republican Study Committee. Those developments brought a swift response from the Conservative Action Project, … More

    Conversations with Conservatives on Budget Deal, Obamacare (Video)

    Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are wrapping up work on a range of issues before closing the books on 2013. Tomorrow, you can get the scoop at Conversations with Conservatives. It starts at 11 a.m. ET and will be broadcast live on The Foundry. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of … More

    Two Obama Voters Are Outraged Over Huge Insurance Hikes

    California residents Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are proud to say they voted for President Obama in 2008 and 2012. They’ve also been proud advocates for his prized health care law. But after opening their health insurance bills last month, they’re both “floored.” “I was laughing at Boehner—until the mail … More

    8 Things You Might Have Missed at Conversations with Conservatives

    As the Senate discussed a deal to end the government shutdown, House conservatives on the other side of Capitol Hill tackled the issues under debate at Conversations with Conservatives. Panelists included Representatives Raúl Labrador (R-ID), Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Thomas Massie (R-KY), … More

    Not So Fast: Congress Is Still in an Obamacare Trap

    News broke late last evening about the debate playing out over Obamacare and whether members of Congress and their staffs will get special treatment. Politico reported: Lawmakers and staff can breathe easy — their health care tab is not going to soar next year. The Office of Personnel Management, under … More

    For Congress, Obamacare Finally Hits Home

    The quotes are certainly ominous: Employees are so worried “thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting.” Workers fear being pushed “on to the government health exchanges, which could make their benefits exorbitantly expensive.” “The chatter about retiring now, to remain on the current health … More

    Heritage Briefing: Internet Sales Tax

    With talk heating up for Congress to create an Internet sales tax, Heritage pulled in leading telecommunication and tax experts yesterday for a Capitol Hill briefing on the potential fallout that the misnamed Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) could have on e-commerce. Katie McAuliffe, federal affairs manager for Americans for Tax … More

    Senate Chaplain Barry Black: If There's One Place Prayer Is Needed, It's Capitol Hill (VIDEO)

    People of faith should serve an essential role in the secular world. The political sphere needs contact with the transcendent insights of religion. That’s according to Rev. Barry Black, Ph.D, a retired two-star admiral and 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, at an event hosted by Heritage President Jim … More

    Now Congress Wants to Exempt Itself from Obamacare

    No argument for Obamacare’s repeal can top the simple fact that Members of Congress do not want it to apply to them. Today’s Politico reports that the House and Senate congressional leadership—both Democrats and Republicans working in cahoots with Obama Administration officials—have been secretly negotiating for months trying to find … More

    Morning Bell: What's at Stake in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    Hollywood actor Ben Affleck brings his star power to Congress today to testify on the security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its implications for the United States. Affleck will be joined at the hearing by Heritage’s James Jay Carafano, who will explain why the Obama … More