Doctors Give the Practice of Medicine under Obamacare a Grim Prognosis

On Monday, The Heritage Foundation hosted a panel of current and future physicians to discuss the impact of Obamacare on their profession. Their remarks highlighted the importance of the doctor-patient relationship as the heart of the practice of medicine and detailed direct threats as a result of the new health law. Representative Michael Burgess, M.D., […]

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Putin and Medvedev Break Up over Libya

Russia originally abstained from vetoing the U.N. Security Council resolution allowing operation “Odyssey Dawn” in Libya. Now, however, Moscow is changing its tune: Russia has called for an immediate cease-fire because of the claims of “high civilian casualties.” In other words, as long as Libyan dictator Muammar Qadhafi was killing thousands of his own people, […]

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Heritage in Focus: Anniversary of Obamacare

This week marks the first anniversary of Obamacare, and already some of the less egregious aspects of the law have taken effect: minimum loss ratio regulations, the small-business health insurance tax credit, high-risk pools, and coverage mandates on insurance companies. However, the worst parts of Obamacare won’t kick in until 2014. You can learn more […]

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Uruguay Recognizes Palestinian Authority as Sovereign Nation, France Defers

Uruguay has joined the parade of Latin American nations choosing to officially recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent nation. Foreign Minister Luis Almagro said in a statement that Uruguay communicated its intent to the Palestinian Authority.  However, there was no indication as to whether Uruguay would recognize specific borders for the entity, the Associated […]

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In Chile, Obama Says Military Force in Libya Well Planned ‘Prior to My Departure’

(CNSNews.com) – President Obama on Monday defended his decision to launch a U.S. military campaign against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi while traveling outside the country. During a joint news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Obama fielded several questions on Libya, including one regarding whether he should have taken a Latin American trip […]

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Egypt’s New Rulers Friendly with Assad

Egypt’s temporary military rulers sent a delegation to Syria on Thursday to meet with President Bashar al-Assad. Egyptian General Murad Mohammed Muafi and Assad agreed to boost cooperation between the two countries, according to Syria’s SANA news agency. The meeting follows long-term tension between Egypt and Syria. Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refrained from developing […]

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Egyptians Vote for Reform

Egyptians took another step toward political change Sunday, voting overwhelmingly in favor of electoral reforms. More than 77% voted to limit presidents to two four-year terms. The reforms will also eliminate restrictions on the creation of new political parties, and would subject the continuation of the emergency law beyond six months to approval in a […]

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