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    Morning Bell: A Stark Choice for America's Budget

    For the first time in four years, the U.S. Congress is engaged in a full-throated budget debate. Take a moment for at least a quiet “Hurrah!” The federal government has at last embarked on its most basic responsibility. This was the price exacted by House Republicans from Senate Democrats for … More

    Obama Middle East Trip: Leading from Behind Doesn’t Work

    This week, President Obama travels to the Middle East, including his first visit to Israel since becoming commander in chief. The trip comes at a challenging time of declining U.S. leadership abroad and waning economic freedom and prosperity at home, a regrettable combination that the President’s own policies have created. … More

    The No-Surprise Senate Budget: Higher Spending, Higher Taxes, No Real “Balance”

    After going nearly four years without producing a budget resolution, Senate Democrats today released a plan confirming their mantra about “balanced” approaches has nothing to do with actually balancing the budget. In their view, “balance” is a mix of higher taxes and higher spending, chronic deficits and debt, and a … More

    DeMint: Obama Has Been "Irresponsible As a Leader"

    Yesterday on “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” Heritage President-elect Jim DeMint applauded the House’s efforts to put forth a budget that balances in 10 years and challenged President Obama to engage in budget discussions. “The only budgets we’ve seen from this President have been budgets that nearly double our debt … More

    Morning Bell: 6 Things the Next U.S. Budget Should Do

    It’s time for Congress to make a real budget—and not just any budget. It’s been four years since the U.S. had a real budget. While the House of Representatives has passed budgets, the Senate has stopped each one. Instead, the Senate under Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has done short-term, … More

    Morning Bell: Busting 5 Myths About the Minimum Wage

    When someone says “minimum wage,” what comes to mind? Do you think of teenagers flipping burgers? Or a single parent trying to feed several kids? While President Obama and other proponents of a higher minimum wage want you to visualize that single parent, the truth is that a burger-flipping teenager … More

    Obama Fulfills DeMint's Prediction, Blaming Sequester for Future Economic Problems

    Senator Jim DeMint, the president-elect of The Heritage Foundation, apparently has a crystal ball. This morning he predicted that Obama would use the sequester as a smokescreen: So why is President Obama leading a scare campaign filled with untruths about how sequestration will necessitate firing firefighters, cops, and teachers? I’ll … More

    DeMint on CNN: "The Problem Is That We're Spending Too Much" (VIDEO)

    President Obama is meeting with lawmakers Friday in a last-ditch effort to stop sequestration. Budget cuts representing just 2.4 percent out of total government spending are set to take effect at the stroke of midnight. Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room” tonight alongside liberal pundit … More

    Organizing for Action Uses Discredited Information on Sequestration

    President Obama’s campaign organization is using discredited information and misleading numbers in its latest effort to lobby Congress to stop sequestration. An email sent today by Jim Messina, chairman of Organizing for Action, urges supporters to sign a petition in support of Obama’s tax hikes. The email includes the typical … More

    DeMint: Obama Tax Hikes Will Do More Harm Than Sequester (VIDEO)

    Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint says Americans shouldn’t be fooled by President Obama’s scare tactics on sequestration. Federal cuts won’t harm the U.S. economy, DeMint told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren tonight. It’s the massive Obama tax hikes that are the greatest threat. Most of the media is so sold … More