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    Maryland’s Attempts to Cut Off NSA Utilities Are Unconstitutional

    Since the Edward Snowden leaks to The Guardian began last year, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been a political hot potato. Yet, whatever you think of the NSA, it is clearly a federal agency authorized by federal statute. Some lawmakers in the state of Maryland—home to the NSA’s headquarters … More

    U.S. Allies Voice Alarm over Obama’s Middle East Policies

    Saudi Arabia and Israel, two key U.S. allies, have publicly challenged the Obama Administration’s Middle East policies this week and expressed alarm over the unraveling of America’s reputation as a dependable ally. Both are understandably concerned that the Administration is succumbing to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive and is … More

    The Beirut Bombing: 30th Anniversary of an Iranian Terrorist Plot

    Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of an event that should jog memories about why Iran cannot be trusted to abide by its weak and disingenuous promises on the nuclear issue: the 1983 bombing of the U.S. Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon. The Marines were deployed as part of a Western … More

    U.S.-Brazil Relations: Where Do We Go from Here?

    In an unusual move, Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, canceled a state visit to the U.S., citing her discontent with the Obama Administration’s response in the wake of National Security Agency (NSA) spying allegations. This embarrassing snub should force the White House to redress its foreign policy toward the region. … More

    Syria and Iran Could Retaliate with Cyber Attacks

    With the U.S. and allies actively considering military action against the Syrian regime for reportedly using chemical weapons, the U.S. cannot ignore the possibility that Syria, and its ally Iran, will strike back at the U.S. with cyber weapons. Reuters is reporting that if the U.S. does intervene in Syria, … More

    Q&A on Embassy Closings and Terrorist Threats

    James Carafano, Heritage’s vice president for foreign and defense policy and the E. W. Richardson Fellow, sat down with us to answer some frequently asked questions about the recent terrorist threats, embassy closures, and National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs. Q. Is the threat against U.S. embassies credible? A. Yes. … More

    Morning Bell: Where NOT to Travel This Month

    The State Department closed 21 U.S. embassies over the weekend and issued a travel alert for Americans regarding the Middle East and northern Africa, warning of possible terrorist threats in the region. Where did the intelligence come from that prompted the caution? As NBC’s Brian Williams said, “It all began … More

    Watch This Weekend: Jim DeMint on "Fox News Sunday"

    This weekend, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint will appear on “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace” to review the week’s top news stories. Appearing with DeMint on the panel will be Bill Kristol from the Weekly Standard, Howard Kurtz from “Fox News Watch,” and Juan Williams, a Fox News policy … More

    NSA, Immigration, and Obamacare: Here's What You Missed from Conversations with Conservatives

    Conservative members of Congress gathered Wednesday to talk with national press and bloggers about defunding Obamacare, the farm bill, immigration reform, and the National Security Agency leaks. Missed out on the live event? Don’t worry. You can watch the conversation here and read the top tweets below. Conservative forum turning … More

    WATCH: Conversations with Conservatives

    Video streaming by Ustream Conservative members of Congress will gather today at 11:30 a.m. ET for the monthly Conversations with Conservatives briefing. Conversations with Conservatives is a group of free-market and liberty-minded congressmen who take questions form press and bloggers about the most important issues of the day. Today’s topics include the continuing … More