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    Lunch with Heritage Online Chat on Regulations

    America is drowning in a torrent of red tape. According to our new report, there have been 15 new major regulations issued in just the first six months of the 2011 fiscal year and a total of $38 billion in new annual regulatory costs since the start of the Obama … More

    Tales of the Red Tape: Tackling Serious Matters in Washington, D.C.

    The nation’s capital is wracked by indecision these days. Raise the debt limit, or no? Don’t ask, don’t tell, or do? And, how will President Obama obfuscate this week on Syria, Libya, Pakistan, Egypt, or Iran? But take heart, dear citizens, all is not so murky. The National Marine Fisheries … More

    Senseless Big Government Law Robs Medicaid in Illinois

    States are desperate for ways to make their budgets more cost-effective. Illinois found a way—but the federal government won’t let the state implement a requirement that would help repair its faulty Medicaid system. Federal government health care laws are preventing a new Medicaid ID requirement—passed by bipartisan majorities in the … More

    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Opens Its Doors. America, Look Out.

    Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) officially opened its doors in Washington, making it the first major new federal agency in nearly 10 years. Americans should take notice, and they ought to be concerned. Heritage’s Diane Katz explains in The Daily Caller that the sheer scope of the agency’s … More

    Natural Gas: Boom or Bust? All Signs Point to Boom

    According to many experts, the United States stands to be the Saudi Arabia of natural gas production. Last month, the New York Times reported otherwise, questioning the economics of shale gas extraction and overstating the amount of gas available in the vast formation in the United States. The story included … More

    Business Leaders: Liberal Economic Policies Are Preventing Recovery

    News on Thursday that there were more new jobless claims last week than initially expected gives new weight to the words of a pair of business leaders who recently singled out President Obama and his big-government approach to economic policy as key impediments to economic recovery. Stephen Wynn, CEO of … More

    One Year After Oil Spill Was Stopped, Drilling Permits Down Sharply

    The Obama administration is approving deepwater drilling permits at a pace of just 1.7 per month — a dramatic drop that is jeopardizing thousands of jobs for struggling families in Louisiana and neighboring states. The latest figures from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement also reveal a … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 14, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. FOX and the Sharks – Mike Gonzalez Are the Rich Undertaxed? – Michael G. Franc In wake of Mumbai attacks, Pak could help save dialogue with India – Lisa Curtis A … More

    EPA Set to Implement Economically Ruinous Regulations on Power Plants

    The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it has finalized a pair of new regulations on power plants expected to produce massive economic damage and unemployment in coming years. The regulations aim to reduce pollution in down-wind states, and replace similar regulations created by George Bush’s EPA in 2005 and … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 7, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Addicted to subsidies – Derek Scissors Health-care legislation will take millions off the tax rolls – Brian Blase & Paul Winfree Tax hikes not needed to balance budget – Curtis Dubay … More