Rep. West to Media: ‘Stop Being Afraid of This President’ Who ‘Is Destroying This Country’

(CNSNews.com) – Congressman Allen West (R-Fla.) called on the media to “stop being afraid” of President Barack Obama who is “destroying this country.” West made his remarks on Tuesday at a press conference in support of the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. “It’s about time that I asked this from the media: Stop being afraid of […]

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VIDEO: Tom McClintock Speech on HR 822 Concealed Carry Gun Bill

Today the House will consider HR 822, a long-overdue measure to assure that states recognize the concealed weapons permits issued by other states. This very simple measure has unleashed a firestorm of protests from the political left. I noted one polemicist, who obviously has not read the Constitution, fumed that this is a Constitutional violation […]

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Supercommittee Dithers on Tax Hikes – But Where are the Spending Cuts?

What’s a supercommittee to do? Total national debt just hit a new record at $15 trillion, an increase of approximately $700 billion since the Supercommittee’s August inception.  Hard as its members try, they just do not seem to be able to deliver the required $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction measures.  The situation has deteriorated so […]

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America Hits $15 Trillion of Debt

Yesterday, the United States hit an unsavory milestone–$15 trillion in gross debt. Unfortunately, the number shouldn’t have come as a surprise. America’s debt has been growing at a rapid clip, and as the chart below shows, it’s set to skyrocket How bad is America’s spending problem? Heritage’s Alison Fraser, Patrick Knudsen and Mackenzie Eaglen put […]

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Arab League Finally Takes Action Against Assad Regime

Facing mounting pressure, the Arab League called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to immediately cease the brutal hostilities against his people. By a near-unanimous vote, the Arab League expressed its hard-line position against Damascus through the threat of economic and political sanctions if the ultimatum is not responded to by Wednesday. This decision demonstrates the […]

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Supercommittee: Maximize Nonsecurity Spending Cuts, Do Not Raise Taxes

The Heritage Foundation has consistently urged, and continues to urge, that the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, known as the Supercommittee, “go big” with its recommendations, to “drive federal spending down — including by fixing ever-expanding entitlement programs — toward a balanced budget, while preserving our capability to protect America, and without raising […]

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Making Policy Research Accessible to Us All

With our freedoms under assault on so many fronts—at the Supreme Court, in Congress, in the Executive Branch, and at the state level—how can Americans stay up-to-speed on current public policy concerns? To better provide the news and analysis you need, in the format you want, this week Heritage has given our website a major overhaul. Now all ten landing pages in Heritage’s […]

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