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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Obama Runs Down Wrong Road on Immigration

Everything about the recent decision by the White House to just stop deporting illegal immigrants reinforces the conclusion that the Administration has adopted exactly the wrong policy. This will not help solve the problem of America’s deeply flawed immigration policies and broken borders. I received a form email today from Stephanie Valencia, deputy director of […]

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Podcast: Obamacare and the 11th Circuit Ruling

In this week’s Heritage in Focus, experts Nina Owcharenko and Todd Gaziano discuss the recent Obamacare ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, from both a legal and policy angle. Listen here. Though the decision did not uphold the entirety of Judge Vinson’s prior ruling in Florida, conservatives won a victory nonetheless, as the […]

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Beware of the Lone Wolf Terrorist

Tensions remain high as the United States moves closer to the 10-year anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The threat of an attack remains real, although the nature of that threat has changed over the course of a decade. President Obama recently remarked on this phenomenon. “The most likely scenario that we have […]

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VIDEO: Footage From Rep. Issa’s Office Reveals No Golf Course in Sight

First we showed you the photos, now there’s a video. Missing in both is the golf course that Rep. Darrell Issa’s district office supposedly overlooks. The New York Times described the California Republican’s office in the first sentence of Monday’s front-page article this way: “Here on the third floor of a gleaming office building overlooking […]

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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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