Ken McIntyre, a 25-year veteran of national and local newspapers, serves as news director at The Daily Signal and the Heritage Foundation’s Marilyn and Fred Guardabassi Fellow in Media and Public Policy Studies. Source material can be found at this site.
The deadly Ebola virus is “scary,” but “we can stop it,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden said today. The day after an American doctor who contracted the virulent disease while doing missionary work in Liberia was flown into the United States for treatment, the CDC chief talked about the task ahead […]
Last month’s Kaiser Health Tracking Poll found that more than half of Americans view the law unfavorably, an eight point increase from June. Only 37 percent view the law favorably while 53 percent disapprove. This increase in disapproval may be driven by Americans reporting they hear more negative than positive things about Obamacare in ads and personal […]
With three months to go before HealthCare.gov opens again for business to Americans seeking insurance through Obamacare, congressional investigators and government accountants are sounding the alarm that consumers could “encounter challenges.” “The agency needs to make an assessment of … whether they are, in fact, on schedule and whether there are risks to the open […]
As lawmakers prepared to head home from Washington for the long August recess, one ambitious organization sent them packing with a blueprint for delivering conservative policy reforms that emphasize opportunity for all Americans. Heritage Action for America, the lobbying arm of The Heritage Foundation, today delivered “Conservative Policy Agenda: Opportunity for All, Favoritism for None” […]
The House Ways and Means Committee today released emails from Lois Lerner, former head of the Internal Revenue Service’s tax-exempt organizations division, in which she uses a vulgar anatomical expletive to refer to conservatives and says “it’s our own crazies that will take us down.” Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp, R-Mich., details the Lerner […]
Robert Spencer: In his message to Muslims on their holiday Eid al-Fitr, issued Sunday, Barack Obama asserted that “Eid also reminds us of the many achievements and contributions of Muslim Americans to building the very fabric of our nation and strengthening the core of our democracy.” He did not, unfortunately, provide even a single example of these […]
An Export-Import Bank official who was fired on suspicion of taking cash in exchange for helping a Florida company obtain financing cited his Fifth Amendment right in declining to testify today during a House hearing examining corruption and fraud at the bank, a federal agency. Johnny Gutierrez opted not to answer questions after being subpoenaed […]
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The annual Medicare Trustees report was released today, detailing the dire financial status of the Medicare program. In large part, it reiterates what has been known for decades, the Medicare program faces an unsustainable financial future, which imposes a major burden on taxpayers and jeopardizes access to care for seniors. A few of the report’s […]