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    Are Religious Institutions and Individuals Being Treated Like Second-Class Citizens?

    Religious freedom is one of the core principles on which the American system of government is based. The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” In a 1789 letter to the United Baptists … More

    Sebelius to Continue Campaigning for Obama Despite Hatch Act Violation

    Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will campaign for President Obama this week, days after federal officials ruled that she illegally did so in her official capacity earlier this year. Sebelius will appear “in per personal capacity” at a handful of New Hampshire events, according to a report in … More

    VIDEO: Checking the Facts on Obama Administration's Welfare Waivers

    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), a leading critic of the Obama Administration’s decision to gut welfare reform, visited Heritage to ”fact check the fact checkers” on the controversial directive from the Department of Health and Human Services. He detailed areas in which self-appointed arbiters have gotten their facts wrong. Following Hatch’s remarks, … More

    VIDEO: Heritage's Robert Rector Sets the Record Straight on Welfare Reform

    The so-called “fact checkers” are acting more like President Obama’s surrogates than independent analysts. On issue after issue, they’re simply ignoring the facts. And when it comes to the Obama administration’s changes to welfare reform, they’re getting it wrong over and over again. Ever since July 12, when the Department … More

    Obamacare Mandate Harms the Poor: A Case Study of Catholic Charities

    Ruby was unable to pay her rent and had been evicted from her apartment. Now she was drenched in the rain. “I was sitting out in the rain with all my stuff lying around,” Ruby said. “My daughter and I sat there all day.” That’s when Catholic Charities of Washington, D.C., … More

    Obama Supported Work Requirements Before He Was Against Them (VIDEO)

    During his run for the presidency in 2008, Barack Obama praised the work requirements that were the centerpiece of welfare reform — the very requirements his administration just gutted. During a discussion with pastor Rick Warren at Saddleback Church, Obama declared: “[O]ne of the things that I am absolutely convinced … More

    Catholic Charities of Chicago Joins Lawsuit Challenging HHS Mandate

    Lawrence Baker, a Vietnam veteran, thought he was going to die as a drug addict.  As an on-and-off user for the past 50 years, Baker had been incarcerated several times. It was only until his latest arrest in 2006 at Cook County Jail in the Chicago suburbs that he decided … More

    Federal Grants May Have Illegally Funded Lobbying Activities

    Federal funds may have illegally supported state and local lobbying efforts as part of a “prevention and wellness” program by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to HHS’s Inspector General. The IG noted that possibility in a letter to Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME), who first raised concerns about … More

    The Victims of Obamacare's Disregard for Freedom

    Amber McGrath was 9 years old and living with her drug-addicted mother at the Queen of Peace Center in St. Louis when police showed up to remove her and her brother. While her mother spent nights on the street doing drugs, Amber resorted to stealing food to feed her family. … More

    HHS Inks $20 Million Contract to Sell Obamacare to Skeptical Public

    The Department of Health and Human Services has inked a $20 million contract with a top public-relations firm to sell aspects of the Obamacare law to the American public. According to a report in PR Week, HHS’s Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has awarded the contract to PR firm Porter … More