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    House and Senate Cloakroom: December 5-11, 2010

    House Cloakroom: December 5-11, 2010 Analysis: With the administration in negotiations regarding the extension of tax relief measures from 01/03, a deal could be struck at some point this week and the measure brought to the floor in the House. That being said, there will also be further discussions of … More

    Senate Republicans Set to Bargain Away Our National Security

    One month ago today, millions of Americans voted to reject big-government and the backroom deals that defined the Obama presidency.  Now, some of the same Senate Republicans who rode that momentum to electoral victory appear to be on the verge of ignoring that message by striking a deal to trade … More

    Obama Gets Mixed Results at NATO Summit

    President Obama’s flying visit to Lisbon this weekend resulted in a mixed bag of results. On a practical level, NATO made big strides in fashioning the transatlantic alliance for the 21st century. On a personal level however, President Obama did not succeed in turning this weekend’s summits into ones that … More

    New START and Iran: A Non-Starter

    Congressional sources say that the Obama Administration has pulled out all the stops in its lobbying campaign to secure Senate approval of the New START Treaty by warning Israel’s supporters in Congress that failure to approve the treaty will undermine Israeli security by causing Russia to reduce its support for … More

    Lunch With Heritage Online Chat

    Join us Friday at Noon ET right here on The Foundry for a live chat on New START that is up for ratification in the Senate. Joining us will be Homeland Security expert James Carafano. Dr. Carafano is the Director of the Allison Center for Foreign Policy here at Heritage. … More

    Pledge to America is Step in Right Direction

    House Republicans should be commended for offering an alternative vision for America’s future, in their Pledge to America. It is an important element in moving America in the right direction. Conservatives must present ideas to America that are consistent with our nation’s founding principles and empower people, not government. The … More

    Pledge to Fully Fund Missile Defense

    The legislative agenda of the House Republicans for the next Congress has been unveiled this week. “Pledge to America” is a policy statement encompassing a wide range of issues from economy to health care to the plan to keep the nation secure at home and abroad. The pledge highlights the … More

    Ignoring Arms Control History Carries a Cost

    Those following the debate over the New START treaty inked by Presidents Obama and Medvedev in April know that both governments dispute what it means. Russia says it’ll impose real restrictions on U.S. missile defenses. U.S. officials brush off those claims. The dispute centers on language in the preamble linking … More

    In the Green Room: Senator John Thune on Spending, Kagan, and New START

    Yesterday, Sen. John Thune (R-SD) spoke at Heritage on the urgent need to rein in federal spending and reform the budget process. As Thune explained, there are 26 committees and subcommittees dedicated to spending, but not one to cutting spending. Afterward, he sat down with us for a short interview … More

    Can the U.S. Trust Russia to Abide by New START?

    Obama Administration officials have recently been going out of their way to describe Russia as a responsible, reliable, and cooperative treaty partner, despite the release of yet another U.S. State Deport report describing Russian non-compliance with the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) treaty and numerous expert opinions stating otherwise. … More