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    Paul Ryan: Give Leaders 'Benefit of the Doubt'?

    Google the words “Republican Surrender.” I stopped counting the number of relevant articles after page 10. Google “Democrat Surrender” and by page 3, fewer than half the articles are about congressional Democrats surrendering on anything. When your party has a large majority in the House of Representatives (the body in … More

    What Do Some Conservatives Think of the Ryan-Murray Budget? Top Tweets

    Conservative Members of Congress gathered Wednesday to talk with national press and bloggers about the Ryan-Murray budget and Obamacare, amongst other issues. Missed out on the live event hosted by Heritage? Don’t worry. You can watch the conversation here and read some of the top tweets below. When the deal … More

    Debt Ceiling Raised Seven Times Under Obama, Costing $43,000 Per Household

    Did you know that since President Obama came into office, the debt limit has been raised seven times? With those increases, Congress has added $43,000 in debt for every American household in just the last four years. And now the debt limit deadline is looming again. Treasury will run out … More

    Morning Bell: Defiance

    “We’re losing the country,” a Maryland man said at a town hall meeting. “I want to see more defiance!” He wasn’t talking to local tea partiers; he was talking to his Republican Member of Congress. It is time to take a stand against Obamacare. Heritage President Jim DeMint and Heritage … More

    Medicaid Expansion May Be Forced into Law in Montana

    The states play an important role in protecting citizens against this flawed federal health care law–from challenging the health care law before the Supreme Court, to resisting efforts to establish Obamacare exchanges or expand a failing Medicaid program, to offering alternative proposals that will ensure citizens are not left abandoned … More

    Obama's Press Conference: Debt Ceiling Spin

    President Obama referred repeatedly to the debt ceiling debate in today’s press conference in a textbook example of Washington “spin,” or the art of selectively ignoring certain facts while portraying others in a particular light. “You don’t go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and … More

    Fiscal Cliff Solutions: Soar Over the Cliff or Kick the Can

    Kicking the can is the least repugnant remaining resolution to the fiscal cliff. The only alternatives appear to be the Republicans’ unconditional surrender on income tax rates (and conceding their principles) or simply going over the cliff. The story is now a familiar one. Congress and the President conspire to … More

    Huelskamp, Amash Say House Leadership "Punished" Dissent

    A pair of the House of Representatives’ most conservative members said Tuesday that they were blindsided by news that they would be removed from key committees during the upcoming Congress. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) said House leadership didn’t even inform him of the decision. “I had to read it in … More

    GUEST POST: "Filibuster Reform" Is Misleading

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has a new idea to make it easier to pass legislation: Cut Republicans out of the process. He’s calling it “filibuster reform,” but it would do away with the minority’s historic rights because they are an inconvenience to the Democrats’ liberal, uncompromising political agenda. … More

    VIDEO: Former Democrat Explains Why He Abandoned Obama

    A former Democratic congressman who recently switched political parties said millions of Americans are abandoning President Obama because of the liberal policies being pursued by the White House. In remarks at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing and during a sitdown interview, former Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama discussed his political transformation. “If … More