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    White House Confirms It Will Likely Sign Any Debt Deal Congress Sends

    In an accidental moment of honesty, White House Deputy Press Secretary Dan Pfeiffer today admitted on Twitter that President Obama will likely sign any debt deal Congress sends his way. This revelation came in an exchange with Stephen Gutowski, the blogger known as The College Politico. Gutowski asked Pfeiffer: “Do … More

    'Gang of Six' Plan Could Gut Defense

    This week, Representative Buck McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released a memorandum to Republicans on the committee. He appropriately criticized the “Gang of Six” budget outline from the Senate for its possible negative consequences for national security. Since the Gang of Six proposal is nothing more … More

    Morning Bell: The Fight We're In

    Fellow conservatives, We find ourselves in the midst of an important battle, the outcome of which will be determined by decisions to be made in the immediate days ahead. We must win this fight. The debate over raising the debt limit seems complicated, but it is really very simple. Look … More

    Washington in a Flash: They're Back! Gang of Six Shakes Up Capitol Hill

    The recently rekindled Gang of Six presented its $3.7 trillion deficit-reduction plan to Senate colleagues yesterday. As the debt-limit deadline approaches, the six senators are hoping to gain support. “We told our colleagues this morning that we want to hear from them in the next 24 hours,” Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND) … More

    VIDEO: DeMint Calls McConnell-Reid Debt Plan a 'Cover-up'

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) is no stranger to fights with party leadership. And he’s not holding back in his criticism of the so-called “Plan B” that’s being developed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). “It seems to be a cover-up,” DeMint said … More

    House Can Lead the Way

    Liberals from Capitol Hill to the cable networks keep insisting that the nation will go into default unless Congress raises the nation’s debt ceiling by August 2. All along we have felt that such a claim is at least technically wrong, seeing that unquestionably we will be able to make … More

    Shame on the Politically Motivated McConnell Plan to Hike Borrowing With No Spending Cuts

    The McConnell Plan to hike the debt limit has only one thought behind it — fade the political heat.  The Plan purportedly makes the Democratic President bear the political burden for increases in the debt limit to the benefit of Republicans, but the Plan does nothing for the good of … More

    Washington in a Flash: Donkeys Beat Elephants in Congressional Baseball

    Democrats lost big in November, but scored an impressive victory at last night’s 50th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game. They beat the GOP squad, 8-2, at Nationals Park. Earlier in the day, the judge in Roger Clemens’ perjury case declared a mistrial. Lots of baseball in Washington, D.C., as … More

    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on the Debt Limit

    Click here to join our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are joined by former Congressmen Ernest Istook and he is taking your questions about the Debt Limit, the August 2nd deadline, the balanced budget amendment, and what will happen if the deadline is not met. Join us with your … More

    'Quit Lying': Conservatives Criticize Obama's Social Security Threat

    Congressional Republicans are outraged at President Obama’s suggestion that Social Security beneficiaries might not get their checks in the event that the federal debt ceiling is not raised by Aug. 2. “Have you no shame, sir?” asked Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) in a short video posted to his website on … More