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    Fueling Cronyism

    No one knows how much ethanol Americans would use if the fuel didn’t receive preferential treatment. Would we use any at all? We do know it has drawbacks as compared to gasoline. Ethanol has less energy, so it reduces fuel efficiency and increases costs. It can damage small engines such … More

    Obama Gives Congress Obamacare Relief -- Illegally

    “Heavens, I have staff who don’t make much money. This would be a really big bite for them.” That could be any employer talking about the costs of Obamacare. But it’s a Member of Congress—who’s happy the President will soften the blow for him and his employees. Ironically, when Members … More

    DeMint: Congressional Waivers Show Obamacare Is Bad for Everyone

    If some people need waivers from Obamacare, then everybody needs one, according to Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint. “Either we should all live under it or no one should,” DeMint told Fox Business Channel’s “Varney & Co.” on Tuesday. Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges open on October 1, but the Obama … More

    Morning Bell: The Imperial President Will Act on His Own

    In a recent email to supporters, President Obama lamented the frustrating inadequacy of his office. “There’s only so much I can do on my own” without Congress, he confessed. As a matter of constitutional interpretation, he’s right. But in practice, the President has shown a distinct contempt for the legal … More

    Parents, Not Government, Know How to Feed Their Children

    Some Members of Congress think they are better parents than you are. Under the tax code, companies are able to take deductions for business expenses, including marketing. Recently, however, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) introduced H.R. 2831, which would prohibit businesses from taking tax deductions for marketing “food of poor nutritional … More

    Administration Disregards the Law and Gives Special Obamacare Deal to Congress

    This morning, the Obama Administration released a proposed rule by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) that has the effect of allowing Members of Congress and their staffs to buy health insurance coverage in the new exchanges (as required by Obamacare) and use the large, tax-free subsidy that they receive … 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

    Is Congress Too Good for Obamacare?

    For the past few months, members of Congress and their staffs have been discussing behind closed doors the worrying proposition that they will be forced off their popular health insurance program and onto the federal insurance exchanges set up under Obamacare. Those concerns reached a fevered pitch this week as … More

    Exclusive Interview: Ted Cruz on How to Win the Defund Obamacare Debate

    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) believes the most important battle facing this Congress is defunding Obamacare. He visited Heritage this week to send a message to the grassroots: Conservatives cannot win this battle without the tremendous support from Americans who oppose President Obama’s health-care law. “The only way we win this … More

    Defunding Obamacare Explained in One Infographic

    The movement to defund Obamacare is gaining traction in Washington, even as polls show the law is becoming more and more unpopular with Americans. Share our infographic and spread the word—here are the basics of defunding Obamacare. Tweet this infographic Read the Morning Bell and more en español every day … More