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    VIDEO: In The Green Room - Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) on the Debt Ceiling

    “We have an Administration that is saying, we want you to vote on the debt ceiling and continue business as usual. No reforms, no cuts in spending,” explains Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). With pragmatic perspective and common-sense suggestions, Toomey debunked the debt limit hysteria in a speech at The Heritage … More

    In The Green Room: Ohio Congressman Jim Jordan Championing Conservatism in the 112th

    An outspoken conservative leader in the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) appeared at The Heritage Foundation this morning to outline how to champion conservative values in the 112th Congress. Before today’s event, the Congressman sat down with us to talk about the repeal of Obamacare and the effort to wrangle … More

    In The Green Room: RedState.com's Erick Erickson on Tea Parties, Conservatives, and Government Waste

    RedState.com Editor Erick Erickson was recently at The Heritage Foundation to give a talk about his new book, “Red State Uprising: How To Take Back America.” [Watch the full lecture.] Before the lecture, he sat down with Heritage’s Robert Bluey to discuss the book, the Tea Party movement, and how … More

    In the Green Room: Scott Rasmussen on Tea Parties, Obamacare's Unpopularity

    Scott Rasmussen, President of Rasmussen Reports, a widely respected polling company. For years, Rasmussen polling has helped legislators, business leaders, and the general public gain a sense of the country’s opinions on any number of important issues. Recently, Scott teamed up with pollster Doug Schoen on a new book, entitled, … More

    In the Green Room: Senator John Thune on Spending, Kagan, and New START

    Yesterday, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) spoke at Heritage on the urgent need to rein in federal spending and reform the budget process. As Thune explained, there are 26 committees and subcommittees dedicated to spending, but not one to cutting spending. Afterward, he sat down with us for a short interview … More

    In The Green Room: Rep. Peter King (R-NY) on Counterterrorism Under the Obama Administration

    Earlier this week, Representative Peter King (R-NY), the ranking minority member on the House’s Committee on Counterterrorism, gave a public lecture at Heritage titled, “Keeping America Free, Safe And Prosperous: Counterterrorism in the Obama Administration“. In his speech, King highlighted our current problems with counterterrorism and the future of homeland … More

    In the Green Room: Former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams Discusses the New Black Panther Case

    Since the beginning, we have been following the New Black Panther Party voting intimidation case that began on Election Day 2008. Throughout the case, when the mainstream media has paid any attention, it has been to disparage the key actors and to dismiss the case as having been blown out … More

    In the Green Room: Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) on Tackling America's Problems

    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels stopped by the Heritage Foundation yesterday to meet with conservative bloggers. His visit came a few days after The Weekly Standard released a lengthy piece on him, written by TWS Senior Editor Andrew Ferguson. Afterwards, he sat down with us for an exclusive “In the Green Room” … More

    In The Green Room: Former National Security Advisor Stephen J. Hadley on Effective Counter-terrorism

    Each year, The Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center hosts the B.C. Lee lecture featuring a prominent guest speaker on international affairs. This year’s guest was Stephen J. Hadley, a former National Security Advisor for President George W. Bush from 2005–2009. Before his lecture, Hadley sat down to discuss whether the … More

    In The Green Room: Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) on Financial Reform

    Yesterday, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) sat down with us for a quick interview before sitting on a panel with Congressman Tom Price (R-GA) and our own Bill Beach for an event titled, “Is America Sinking into the Dependency Abyss?“. He talked with us about the growth of entitlements and the … More