New York Times Ombudsman Investigating Errors in Rep. Issa Story

The New York Times public editor is reviewing Rep. Darrell Issa’s request for a front-page retraction to a story with as many as 13 errors, according to Issa’s office. Meanwhile, the reporter and editor responsible for the story broke their silence after nearly a week of criticism from the California Republican. “Congressman Issa’s office forwarded […]

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Iran Turns American Hikers into Hostages

American hikers Shane Bauer (L) and Josh Fattal (C) and their translator attend the first session of their trial at the revolutionary court in Tehran, in this February 6, 2011 file picture. Bauer and Fattal, detained in Iran for more than two years, have been found guilty of spying and given sentences of eight years […]

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President Obama’s Regulatory Dust-Up

President Barack Obama gestures as he steps aboard Air Force One in Peoria August 17, 2011. Obama wrapped up a Midwest bus trip through Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois. REUTERS/Jason Reed Rock Katschnig, a corn and soybean farmer in Peoria, Illinois, spoke for millions of business owners this week when making a polite appeal to President […]

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Crocodile Tears for Texas from the Department of Education

“I feel very, very badly for the children there,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan this week. No, he wasn’t talking about underprivileged children in South America, malnourished kids in Africa, or children in war-ravished regions throughout the world. No, the Secretary was referring to children in Texas. According to Bloomberg News: Education Secretary Arne Duncan […]

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Secretaries of State, Defense Acknowledge Entitlement Spending Crisis

During a joint press event today in Washington, the Secretaries of Defense and State agreed that politicians must tackle the elephant in the room to reduce America’s crushing debt: mandatory spending on Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, which account for more than 60 percent of the entire federal budget. As the Secretaries correctly suggest, America […]

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Gingrich Outlines Objections to ‘Super Committee’ at Heritage Event

Former Speaker of the House and Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday outlined what he believes are the major problems with the congressional “Super Committee” that will devise a deal to cut the federal budget in the coming months. Gingrich, speaking at the Heritage Foundation, broke the problems down into three categories: constitutional, intellectual, […]

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Obama Donor Gets Plum Appointment on Federal Health IT Advisory Panel

A major donor to the Democratic Party has received favorable treatment from the Obama administration, including a choice appointment to a federal advisory committee, and lavish praise from the president himself. Yet health information technology vendor Epic Systems Corp. opposes a key administration position on health IT. Its founder, Judith Faulkner, has spoken out on […]

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A Stunning Victory for the Constitution over Obamacare

This afternoon, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled that the individual mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), more commonly known as Obamacare, is unconstitutional.  The carefully worded and thorough (over 300 page) set of opinions may be a bit mind-numbing for the uninitiated, […]

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Podcast: Mark Steyn on America’s Impending Collapse

For Americans, the best-case scenario is that Washington’s ruling kleptocracy sleepwalks its subjects into smaller homes, smaller cars, smaller lives, and soft despotism so beguilingly they don’t notice it’s over until late in the day. A more likely prospect is a catastrophically convulsed America that descends into Balkanized ruin and social collapse on a planet […]

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Chart of the Week: U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Is Uncompetitive

The U.S. is a worldwide business leader. However, high corporate taxes increase the difficulty for businesses to compete internationally in this age of globalization. Private investment in the U.S. can be increased if the federal statutory corporate income tax rate is reduced. According to Heritage analysts, the federal corporate rate matters for U.S. economic growth because […]

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