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    Obama’s "Backdoor Education Agenda"

    On August 8, the Obama Administration announced it would begin granting waivers to states to allow them to opt out of the requirements of No Child Left Behind. But there’s a catch: If a state desires to obtain a waiver, it must also agree to sign on to requirements the … More

    Are Green Jobs 'Gone with the Wind'?

    President Obama plans a big jobs announcement—right after he finishes his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard.  Expect him to say that green jobs are the key to recovery—that they will generate millions of jobs and a new era of prosperity. Oh, you’ve already heard that one?  So has everyone else.  Even … More

    Washington in a Flash: Packers invade White House

    After a night of fun in New York, President Obama will welcome the Super Bowl XLV Champion Green Bay Packers to the White House today, despite the bitter rivalry between the President’s beloved Bears and the Cheeseheads. The Packers will be honored for their victory and team efforts. They will also be … More

    Heritage Libertad Radio: Jobs, the Economy and Government Regulations

    In case you missed it, here is audio of Heritage Libertad Radio from August 7. Topics included the new jobs numbers, the economy, and a discussion with Heritage expert James Gattuso on the increasing number of government regulations. We also answered a number of member questions on air, including: When will … 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

    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

    Washington in a Flash: Recess!

    Now that President Obama has signed the Budget Control Act into law following weeks of grueling debate, lawmakers are packing their bags and heading home for August recess. Both houses of Congress return the first week of September, but neither passed a formal adjournment resolution, denying Obama the opportunity to make … 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

    Washington in a Flash: House to Vote on Boehner's Debt Plan

    Lawmakers are still scrambling to agree on a debt deal. The newly rewritten plan by Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is expected to be voted on by the House. The newly rewritten bill has more savings than what the Congressional Budget Office originally projected. Numerous conservatives have voiced concerns about Boehner’s bill. Rep. … More

    Obama's Plea to Flood Congress With Calls Backfires in One Member's Office

    Rep. James Lankford (R-OK) said his office is fielding significantly more phone calls today following President Obama’s prime-time plea last night. But many constituents are relaying the opposite message from what Obama asked them to deliver on the debt-limit debate. My phone started lighting up last night. Both Twitter, Facebook, … More