Huckabee Won’t Run for President in 2012

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas announced on his Fox News radio show Saturday night he will not seek the Republican party nomination for presidential candidate in 2012. He left observers and even his closest aides in the dark until he said on air, “All the factors say go, but my heart says no. And […]

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First Steps to Remedy President Obama’s Flawed Missile Defense Policy Taken

Yesterday, members of the House Armed Service Committee, under the leadership of Representative Michael Turner (R–OH) increased the funding for the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) program in the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget. Members of the committee decided to increase the funding for this program by $100 million above the Obama Administration’s $1.2 billion request. […]

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A Congresswoman’s Mother’s Day in Afghanistan

America was victorious in killing Osama Bin Laden but the war against terrorism wages on. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice-Chair of the House Republican Conference, traveled to Afghanistan just days after Bin Laden was killed and came away strengthened by a novel idea: empowering women in Afghanistan is an important step to winning the […]

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Medicare’s Deteriorating Financial Condition

The just released 2011 Medicare trustees report does not contain any big surprises. Much of what the trustees say in this report they have said before: Medicare poses enormous challenges for patients and taxpayers alike, and its financial condition continues a downward slide. Some key findings: Medicare’s unfunded obligations increased by $2 trillion. A key […]

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Making Health Insurance More Accessible

On Tuesday, May 10, 2011, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a report on the uninsured population and their ability to pay their hospital bills.  One of the more interesting takeaways from the report is that if you add up all the savings of the uninsured with incomes over 400 percent of […]

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Assad’s Syria: A Sad State of Affairs

Syria’s embattled Bashar al-Assad regime has pulled no punches in its ruthless repression of Syria’s long-suffering people. With the exception of Muammar Qadhafi’s Libyan regime, no other Arab government has spilled so much blood to maintain itself in power against peaceful demonstrators that have flooded the streets in protest during this “Arab Spring.” Since the […]

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Cal Thomas on Bob Woodson: Look Who’s Winning the War on Poverty

Columnist Cal Thomas writes today about his site visits this week in the D.C. area with longtime advocate for grassroots community initiatives Bob Woodson: I spent last Tuesday riding around Washington and Waldorf, Md., visiting housing projects Woodson’s organization supports and studying his success. I met former drug addicts, dealers, prostitutes and pimps—all of whom […]

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Congress Takes a Stand Against the EU

Congress did something important yesterday: It took a stand on behalf of American security, and it did so at the risk of angering our European allies. That took some guts, but it was the right thing to do. The European Union is a critical partner for America in maintaining our national security. Europe serves as […]

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Wave of Protests Continues Across North Africa and the Middle East

In January, Heritage Senior Research Fellow Jim Phillips predicted that Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution would spark uprisings throughout the Arab world. Four months later, North Africa and the Middle East are experiencing substantial governmental transformations, and there is no end in sight. Tunisia As the first leadership casualty of the “Arab Spring,” Tunisia’s former president, Zine […]

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