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    WSJ: Obama 'Regulator Without Peer'

    In an editorial appearing today, The Wall Street Journal examined one of the few areas of the economy enjoying an unabated boom: federal regulation. Armed with numbers obtained from a forthcoming report by Wayne Crews of the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the Journal’s editors outline the disturbing growth of the Federal … More

    From Your Microwave to Your Car, Government Leaves Nothing Untouched

    How many government rules do we need? According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), federal regulators issued more than 2,000 new rules in 2013—doing such helpful things as restricting access to mortgage credit and imposing new limits on the amount of energy a microwave oven can consume when it is … More

    How Obama Is Strangling the Economy in Red Tape

    Regulation: It’s a mostly hidden drain on the economy—and a favorite of the Obama administration. It affects all of our lives—and wallets—yet rarely makes headlines. Why? It’s complex; it’s constant; and the sheer volume of regulations is stunning. Heritage experts James Gattuso and Diane Katz have just updated their one-of-a-kind … More

    Washington Bureaucrats Unconstitutionally Making Public Policy

    Washington, D.C., is the country’s last “company town,” and the big industry is the federal government. So it isn’t received well here when someone dares to question the size or scope of government. Recently, law professor Jonathan Turley took to the pages of The Washington Post to warn about the … More

    Top 5 Reports of the Week

    1. Benghazi: Searching for Truth, Exposing Failure, and Saluting Heroism 2. Ghosts of Benghazi 3. Red Tape Rising: Regulation in Obama’s First Term 4. The Real Secret Behind the Stealth Fighter 5. Who is Saeed Abedini? Policy Picture Share on Facebook | Retweet | Pinterest

    New Red Tape Rising Report: Regulation in Obama’s First Term

    Congress and the White House have been focused for much of this year on the federal budget—rightfully so, given perennial deficits and unsustainable levels of U.S. debt. However, federal spending accounts for only a portion of the burden placed on Americans by the government. Regulations impose huge additional costs, hindering … More

    INFOGRAPHIC: Obama's Red Tape Rising

    Regulatory costs skyrocketed in the first term of the Obama Administration, which added nearly $70 billion to the already excessive annual burden of government do’s and don’ts. Virtually every aspect of Americans’ lives is controlled to a varying extent by regulation, including how we light our homes, wash our clothes, … More

    Top 10 Heritage Research Papers of 2012

    As the year comes to a close, we reflect on 2012 by offering highlights of the top 10 most-read research papers by Heritage scholars. 1) The 2012 Index of Dependence on Government By William Beach and Patrick Tyrrell February 8, 2012 The great and calamitous fiscal trends of our time—dependence … More

    Debate Analysis: Did Regulation Quadruple Under Obama? The Numbers Say Yes

    Regulatory policy made a cameo appearance in last night’s presidential debate when Governor Mitt Romney took aim at the Obama Administration’s penchant for making rules. “Regulations have quadrupled,” Romney said. “The rate of regulations quadrupled under this President.” The assertion led to a mini-controversy this morning over the Obama regulatory … More

    FACT CHECK: Obama Misleads on Medicare, Taxes, and Regulations

    During a Sunday evening interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” President Obama made numerous factually inaccurate or misleading claims. Specifically, Obama claimed that he has not raised Americans’ taxes, that he has not raised costs for Medicare beneficiaries, and that he has imposed fewer regulations than his predecessor. The first two … More