Government Unions Support California Tax Hike

Two well-connected government unions in California are teaming with Gov. Jerry Brown to support a multibillion-dollar tax increase. The California Teachers Association and Service Employees International Union were the top two spenders for lobbying in 2011 with combined efforts totaling more than $10 million, according to Sacramento Bee. Now they’re using their muscle to champion […]

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This Proves Why Trump Should Not Be President – Trump Endorses Romney in Las Vegas

Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president on Thursday, just hours after Newt Gingrich’s advisers were spreading the word that Trump would be supporting him. “Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp and he’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love,” The Associated Press quoted Trump […]

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Senator Hatch

Senator Hatch Gets It Right on Tax Extenders

On December 31, a set of approximately 50 tax-reducing provisions commonly referred to as the “tax extenders” expired. These provisions, which apply to both individuals and businesses, include popular measures such as the Research and Experimentation credit for businesses and the optional deduction for state and local sales taxes for individuals. Congress will need to […]

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NATO Report Indicates Taliban Plotting Power Grab

In a secret NATO report recently leaked to the British media, Taliban insurgents told their interrogators that they are increasingly confident that the Taliban will retake power once NATO forces depart Afghanistan, and that Pakistan is positioning itself for such an outcome. NATO officials have sought to downplay the report’s contents, emphasizing that it represents […]

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Federal Spending on Health Care Doubles in the Next Decade

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its Budget and Economic Outlook for years 2012 to 2022 yesterday, and as Heritage’s Patrick Knudsen shows, the numbers add up to a dismal fiscal future. As the government continues its fiscal irresponsibility, 2012 will be the fourth straight year of trillion-dollar deficits. This trend is on track to […]

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Viktor Orban

Hungary PM Orban Promises EU Commission To Modify Legislation

The dispute between the European Union and Hungary escalated temporarily when the European commission said it planned to bring suit against Hungary. The Commission generally sues member states on economic issues, such as a government restraining competition or subsidizing national champions. The Hungarian issue involves laws that go to the heart of governing party Fidesz’ political program. One […]

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Obama Administration Knifes Britain in the Back over Falklands

In yet another display of disdain for the Anglo-American Special Relationship, the Obama administration has weighed in on the mounting tensions between Great Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands. Just two days after Prime Minister David Cameron issued a robust statement in the House of Commons vowing to defend the sovereignty of the Falklands, […]

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Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird

Canadian Foreign Minister: Palestinian Authority Statehood Bid ‘Profoundly Wrong’ (VIDEO)

Canadian foreign minister John Baird, visitng Israel this week, stressed his country’s strong support of Israel. “Israel has no greater friend in the world than Canada,” Baird said at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial on Monday. Baird also said: “Canada does not stand behind Israel; Canada stands shoulder to shoulder with Israel,” which he repeated […]

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