Congress Shines Light on Chavez’s Iran Connections

On June 24, a Joint House Committee hearing on Venezuela’s Sanctionable Activities made a concerted effort to shed light on President Hugo Chavez’s dangerous ties to Iran. Representative Connie Mack (R–FL) and others expressed a deep-seated concern that the sanctions recently placed on the government-controlled oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), were insufficient. In May […]

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House and Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1

House Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1 The House will be in recess. Senate Cloakroom: June 27 – July 1 Analysis: The Senate will convene Monday at 2:00pm; however, there will be no votes that day. On Tuesday This week, the Senate will begin debate on 3 more judicial nominations, James Michael Cole of the District […]

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The European Debt Crisis: A Preview of U.S. Woes?

Similar issues are confronting both the U.S. and Europe today. As the Grecian debt tragedy unfolds, the underlying fear is that it may be a prequel to what will happen here. The nation’s spending and debt situation is dire and our course must change. Washington is coming closer to the debt ceiling deadline; terse negotiations […]

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Delta adopts Saudi ‘no-Jew’ fly policy

Challenge to discrimination building as Congress, lawyers warned of plan Delta Air Lines’ plan to add Saudi Arabian Airlines to its SkyTeam Alliance of partnering companies would require the American carrier to ban Jews and holders of Israeli passports from boarding flights from New York or Washington bound for Jeddah, prompting outraged accusations of illegal […]

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Doctors, Medical Students Abandon AMA in Search of Alternatives

The American Medical Association lost 5 percent of its membership last year as the physician group faced fallout from its endorsement of Obamacare and refusal to retreat from the law’s most controversial provisions. As physicians and medical school students back away from the well-known organization, they’re turning to upstarts like Docs4PatientCare and the Benjamin Rush […]

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PODCAST: Heritage 2011 Budget Chart Book

In a new Heritage in Focus, Heritage research assistant Emily Goff discusses our 2011 Budget Chart Book which shows in vivid detail the severity of America’s spending crisis. Listen to the full interview here. In this podcast, Goff offers solutions to prevent us from worsening our fiscal situation. In addition, she tackles other burning questions […]

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EU Should Get Its Own House in Order

After three years, British citizen Andrew Symeou has been found not guilty by a Greek jury of fatally attacking another British vacationer on the island of Zante. However, this is no ordinary judicial outcome, for Andrew Symeou has endured injustices far beyond being falsely accused of murder. Two years ago, Symeou was taken from his […]

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