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    Morning Bell: Harry Reid Opts for Political Theater on Judicial Nominees

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has rightfully earned the reputation of running a do-nothing Senate. More than 1,000 days have elapsed since the upper chamber approved a budget. He’s currently ignoring the House-passed JOBS Act and actively opposing steps to lower gas prices. Now, in a blatant political stunt, Reid is … More

    VIDEO: Obama 'Manifestly Wrong' on U.S. Constitution, Says Sen. Mike Lee

    Few lawmakers have expressed as much outrage over President Obama’s unconstitutional “recess” appointments as Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT). He was among the first to warn about the consequences of the president’s unilateral action on Jan. 4. More than a month later, a new director is running the Consumer Financial Protection … More

    The States to Speaker Pelosi: They’re Serious

    When Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) was asked by a reporter “where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate,” she responded, “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Today comes an answer from Florida, 19 other states, and the National Federation of Independent Businesses: … More

    Sen. Hatch Calls for Repeal of Obamacare Mandates

    “I’ve been working to dismantle Obamacare,” declared Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT). “We have to fight this terrible law that’s a threat to liberty itself.” These comments came during a June 21st blogger conference call held by Sen. Hatch in which he sought to rally support for two bills aimed at … More

    In the Green Room: Judge Andrew Napolitano on Tea Parties and Why Obamacare is Unconstitutional

    This week, Judge Andrew Napolitano, senior judicial analyst at the Fox News channel and author of the new book, Lies the Government Told You, stopped by the Heritage Foundation to talk about his thoughts about the tea party movement and why he feels Obamacare is unconstitutional. More

    Rep. Conyers Discovers New Clause In Constitution, More Than 200 Years Later

    One of the more controversial – and unconstitutional – components of health care reform President Barack Obama signed into law yesterday is Congress’ mandate that individuals purchase health insurance or face a fine. The Heritage Foundation has documented that there is no provision in the Constitution empowering Congress to force Americans … More

    Outside the Beltway: States Consider Prohibiting the Individual Mandate

    According to the Associated Press, an increasing number of state legislatures have begun considering legislation that would prohibit the imposition of the individual mandate — a feature of both the current House and Senate bills. The individual mandate, an attempt to keep the costs of the reform package in line by forcing all citizens to purchase health insurance, has concerned many Americans and has led to a public backlash against the proposal. More

    Video: Sen. Hatch Says Congress Is Boldly Going Where It Has Never Gone Before

    Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) addressed The Heritage Foundation yesterday on the unconstitutionality of congressional action that forces Americans to buy health insurance under Obamacare. In Sen. Hatch’s opinion, that mandate would not pass muster under the Constitution, and it would be an entirely unprecedented action that is beyond the scope … More

    The AIG (And Everyone Else) Bill: Counterproductive and Unconstitutional

    Whom It Really Targets The Hit List: H.R. 1586 retroactively taxes AIG employees who are due deferred compensation and would tax that compensation at a 90% rate. A Much Broader Sweep: Going forward, the bill also imposes a 90% federal tax rate on anyone employed by a company receiving $5 … More