Conversations with Conservatives: Congressmen Weigh in on Debt Ceiling Deal (VIDEO)

In advance of Wednesday’s vote on suspending the debt ceiling, six Republican congressmen joined The Heritage Foundation’s Bloggers Briefing to discuss conservative viewpoints on the budget deal. Not all of the congressmen who spoke were persuaded of the debt extension. Representative Justin Amash (MI) was the first to state he planned to vote no. “I’m […]

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A Year Later, Keystone XL Still a Good Decision

After being sworn-in this weekend, President Obama will soon receive a second shot at approving the Keystone XL pipeline that will bring oil down from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries. Last year the President rejected the permit application at a time when America desperately needed jobs, and when his own State Department concluded that the […]

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A Housing Finance Market Without Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

What would the potential impact on the economy be if Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac—the housing finance government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)—were eliminated? Our research indicates that winding down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from the mortgage market would have a minimal and predictable effect on the economy. Since 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac reside under […]

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Expert: USA Should Declare Bankruptcy

This week started with President Obama Monday demanding lawmakers raise the U.S.’s $16.4 trillion debt ceiling, warning Republicans not to insist on spending cuts in return. The same day, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke advocated getting rid of the debt limit altogether. The Washington Post reports in a conversation at the University of Michigan Bernanke said the debt ceiling […]

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13 Banned Foods Still Allowed in the U.S.

You think the FDA has your back? Sure, they recently proposed two new regulations to up food safety measures, specifically how food processors and farmers can work better to keep their fresh products free of dangerous bacteria (remember that killer cantaloupe outbreak from 2011?). But while it may seem like the government is out to protect us […]

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VIDEO: Pork in the Hurricane Sandy Bill

Hurricane Sandy relief bill is loaded with pork that has nothing to do with relief. This is Washington politics at its worst. Politicians from both parties in Washington are filling the Hurricane Sandy Emergency Relief bills with billions of dollars of pork – spending that has nothing to do with hurricane relief. The bills before […]

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Obama on Congress: ‘They Order Me to Spend’

(CNSNews.com) – Explaining why he has no choice but to demand an increase in the legal limit on the national debt, President Barack Obama said at a Monday press conference that Congress orders him to spend money. “This is a matter of Congress authorizes spending,” Obama said. “They order me to spend,” he said. “They […]

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