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    In Wake of Contempt Vote for IRS's Lerner, House Democrats Lash GOP

    Democrats on a House committee probing improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service hit back at today’s 21-12 party-line vote that former IRS official Lois Lerner should be held in contempt of Congress. In twin releases, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) –ranking member of the Committee on Oversight … More

    Issa Immigration Proposal Misses the Mark

    Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) is reportedly preparing an immigration bill that he says is “halfway between full amnesty and simply rejecting people.” Although the bill text is not yet available, any approach that begins with amnesty will not solve our immigration challenges. As described in press reports, Issa’s proposal falls … More

    "Pure Hell": The Pain of Benghazi

    This week’s testimony by family members of the Benghazi victims in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s hearings was nothing short of gut-wrenching. After more than a year, the families still don’t known in any detail what happened to their sons during the night of the terrorist attack in … More

    How to Win the Internet: Sharing Stories -- and Maybe a Few Cats

    Cat pictures go viral because that is the language of the Internet, according to the four creative content producers who were panelists at this week’s Heritage Foundation Bloggers Briefing. But how do cat memes relate to policy research? “If you’re a reporter or if you’re a communication person or if … More

    Q&A on Benghazi Criminal Charges

    Heritage’s Charlotte Florance sat down with us to answer questions about the criminal charges filed in the terrorist attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Q. Who are the criminal charges filed against? A. We don’t know all the suspects’ names, but the one confirmed is Ahmed Abu Khattalah, founder of … More

    Green Jobs: Surely You're Joking, Mr. President

    In his speech at Knox College, President Obama laid out his plan for the Detroitification of America: higher taxes, higher spending, increased minimum wages, more mandates, and rerouting the path of upward mobility through tried-and-failed social programs. He blames unfettered markets for taking America away from the halcyon days of … More

    Benghazi Investigation Still Very Much Ongoing

    Benghazi is back in the headlines with a vengeance as investigations continue on several congressional fronts: Representative Darrell Issa (R–CA) subpoenaed the State Department to deliver more email threads on the Benghazi talking points; The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee threatened to subpoena Ambassador Thomas Pickering regarding the Accountability … More

    Benghazi: Searching for Truth, Exposing Failure, and Saluting Heroism

    Today’s Benghazi hearing of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee gave Americans the first public eyewitness account from anyone actually on the ground in Libya on September 11, 2012. Gregory Hicks, the former number two at the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, walked committee members through that fateful night. The testimony … More

    See Something, Say Nothing: Benghazi Accountability Report Under Scrutiny

    The State Department inspector general made news Thursday with the revelation that the office is looking into the report produced by the Benghazi Accountability Review Board (ARB) in December on the terrorist attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. Most shocking is the allegation that … More

    How a FOIA Request Brought Down EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

    Author Christopher Horner joined the Bloggers Briefing this week to discuss his new book, The Liberal War on Transparency, and how citizen journalists can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to hold the government accountable. “You’ve got Issa oversight, and you’ve got you oversight—FOIA and state open records laws,” … More