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    Heritage’s Salvatori Prize Goes to Families Fighting for Religious Freedom

    NEW ORLEANS — Two days after the Supreme Court heard arguments in defense of religious liberty against a controversial Obamacare mandate, The Heritage Foundation awarded its Salvatori Prize for American Citizenship to the two families who brought the suits—the Greens and the Hahns. The presentation was made during a luncheon at the Sheraton New … More

    WATCH: Religious Liberty Goes to the Supreme Court

    Passionate advocates on both sides of the issue showed up outside the Supreme Court this morning as the justices heard arguments in two cases in which businesses owned by Christian families are challenging a controversial Obamacare rule. Lawyers for Hobby Lobby, owned by the Greens, and Conestoga Wood Specialties, owned … More

    What Will Happen When (and If) HealthCare.gov Actually Works

    HealthCare.gov may or may not be working—for some people. That seems to be the clearest assessment after the Obama Administration has flubbed two deadlines to get the Obamacare website working. The disaster has spawned countless news stories and updates about the website’s progress. But here’s the most important story: HealthCare.gov … More

    Morning Bell: The 10 Worst Regulations of 2012

    It seems that no aspect of American life can escape government regulation. In the past year, regulators drafted rules that addressed everything from caloric intake to dishwasher efficiency. Most of these rules increase the cost of living, others hinder job creation, and many erode freedom. Not all regulations are unwarranted, … More

    Public Comments Overwhelmingly Oppose HHS Anti-Conscience Mandate

    The federal website Regulations.gov released the first round of public comments on the administration’s proposed anti-conscience mandate on Wednesday. The comments were overwhelmingly opposed to the measure: out of 211 comments submitted, only six, less than 3%, offered support for the mandate. The mandate would require all organizations that offer … More

    Hercules Takes on the Obamacare Hydra

    The contraception mandate has met yet another foe. On Monday, the Alliance Defense Fund (ADF) filed a complaint against Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius on behalf of Hercules Industries, Inc., a family-owned HVAC manufacturer based in Denver, Colorado. Hercules Industries is owned by five family members, … More

    Gimmicks Won't Resolve HHS Mandate's Religious Liberty Assault

    Friday afternoon announcements from the Obama Administration are the norm when the news is going to be controversial. In a late afternoon info dump yesterday, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) laid out further details on its so-called “accommodation” to the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate. HHS released … More

    Senate to Vote Thursday on Blunt's Conscience Protection Amendment

    The U.S. Senate will consider legislation on Thursday that would prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from forcing religious employers and insurers from being forced to violate their constitutionally-protected beliefs. The so-called “Blunt Amendment,” named for its sponsor, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), seeks to preserve the longstanding conscience … More

    Religious Leaders Testify for All Americans’ Liberty

    Since the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate was proposed in August, the Obama Administration has come under intense scrutiny for the rule’s violation of religious liberty. In the wake of the final rule’s publication in the Federal Register yesterday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a full committee hearing yesterday … More

    Liberals Scramble to Avoid Talking About the Constitution

    President Obama has been accused of violating the Constitution with two high-profile decisions over the last month. Polling and reactions from elected officials reveal an important truth: the Constitution is a winning political issue – Americans respect it and want their leaders to adhere to it. Most recently, the administration … More