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    Conservatives to Super-Committee: Think Big, Really Big

    Congressional leaders led a national debate in July 2011 about the problems of federal overspending and overborrowing.  Unfortunately, at the end of the debate, Congress enacted a so-called Budget Control Act that did little to control overspending and vastly increased borrowing.  Congress then scooted out of town for the month of … More

    Heritage Radio - Sunday, August 7, 2011

    Tune in here at noon ET on Sunday to listen to Heritage Radio. Topics will include the new job numbers, the economy, and a discussion with Heritage expert James Gattuso on the increasing number of government regulations. We will also be answering a number of member questions on air including: When … More

    U.S. Debt Now Surpasses 2010 GDP

    The U.S. Treasury Department came out today with its Debt Position and Activity Report for July. The news is bleak. With the additional $238 billion the Treasury immediately borrowed when the debt ceiling was raised on August 2, total current debt now exceeds 2010 gross domestic product (GDP) for the … More

    Senators Want Joint Committee's Meetings Aired on TV, Open to Public

    A half-dozen Republicans are lobbying Senate leaders to make the newly created Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction transparent in its operations and accessible to the American public. Their proposal includes public attendance at meetings and live television broadcasts. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority … More

    Washington in a Flash: Birthday Bash

    President Obama jetted out of town to celebrate his 50th birthday in Chicago last night, an event that doubled as a fundraiser for his re-election campaign. With the debt deal behind him, expect to see Obama on the road to build his war chest for 2012. Tickets to the birthday bash … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 1, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Hold the Line! – Brian Darling Defense and the Debt Ceiling – John R. Bolton What Really is Poverty? – Ed Feulner Azerbaijan’s Afghan contribution – Ariel Cohen & Robert Nicholson … More

    Washington in a Flash: Politicians Agree to a Deal, Not a Solution

    Lawmakers in both houses of Congress are moving quickly to vote on the latest debt-limit deal — a plan agreed to Sunday night by President Obama and congressional leaders. Republicans and Democrats negotiating the agreement hailed it last night, but conservatives are less than impressed by the plan. Sen. Mike … More

    Social Media Benefits Outweigh Risks for Congress

    Since the launch of Facebook in 2004, social media use has skyrocketed. Facebook has more than 750 million active users, and sites like Google+, Twitter, LinkedIn and Flickr are quickly following Facebook and growing into cultural phenomenons. It is hard to imagine a day without sending a few tweets or writing … More

    Millennials, Citing National Debt, Fear for America's Future

    President Obama neglected to mention Millennials in his address to the nation Monday night. Ironic, since they are burdened with the responsibility of paying America’s debt. But that should come as no surprise. Young Americans are often overlooked in the political world. However, 18 to 29-year-olds have serious concerns about … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 28, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Praying for the Right (or Left) result – Cal Thomas Ideals vs. Realities – Thomas Sowell Rural US disappearing? Population share hits low – Hope Yen Government Soliciting Contracts for Dubious … More