National Marriage Week: It Pays to Get Married, Even in a Recession

The Washington Post reports today on a new study highlighting the effects of the “Great Recession” on marriage. The report from the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project suggests that while the recent economic downturn has placed financial stress on a majority of married couples, lifelong relationships continue to thrive. According to the report, more […]

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A Valentine’s Day Wish for Free Trade

Americans saved more than $16 million on roses last year thanks to U.S. trade policy toward Colombia. Under the Andean Trade Preference Act (ATPA), many products from Colombia are exempt from U.S. import tariffs. Colombia is the biggest supplier of cut flowers to U.S. consumers, and the ATPA exempts Colombian roses from the 6.8 percent […]

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South Carolina Bill Would Nullify Islamic Law in State Courts

Columbia, S.C. (AP) – A South Carolina proposal would prevent the state’s courts from enforcing foreign law, including Islamic Sharia law, though Muslim advocates say it could essentially ban religion from mundane matters such as weddings and even burials. The bill makes no reference to a specific religion or country, though its sponsors acknowledge they […]

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Parliament Takes on Judicial Activism

Next week the British House of Commons will be voting on the following motion: That this House notes the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights in Hirst v the United Kingdom in which it held that there had been no substantive debate by members of the legislature on the continued justification for maintaining […]

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National Marriage Week February 7–14: Promoting the Benefits of Marriage

National Marriage Week is underway! Beginning today and culminating on Valentine’s Day, hundreds of organizations, community groups, and religious institutions will spend a week celebrating the benefits of marriage and encouraging married couples across the country to remain committed to lifelong love. With national campaign ads outlining the social and economic benefits of marriage, counseling […]

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Honoring Ronald Reagan on His 100th Birthday

One hundred years ago today, in a small Illinois town, Ronald Wilson Reagan was born. From Illinois, he went to Hollywood to become an actor. From Hollywood, he went to Sacramento to become governor of California. And from Sacramento, he went to Washington to become President of the United States of America. Ronald Reagan led […]

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House and Senate Cloakroom Report: February 7th-11th

Analysis provided by Heritage Action for America House Cloakroom Report: February 7th – 11th Analysis: The House returns from their district work period week to discuss a variety of issues. Deliberations will begin on the Continuing Resolution package under the guidelines that the House Budget Committeeunveiled last week and what spending cuts will need to be made. […]

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VIDEO: ‘Huckabee is the Number One Candidate’

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican party presidential candidate, visited Israel for the 15th time this week. Among those who arranged the details of Huckabee’s visit were Zionist American figures Dr. Joseph Frager, Dr. Paul Brody and Mrs. Odeleya Jacobs. They spoke to Israel National News TV and explained the significance and importance […]

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Obamacare In Serious Condition

A large number of Senators went on record tonight opposing ObamaCare.  The House spoke on a bipartisan basis on a measure to fully repeal the President’s health care law by 56 votes last month.  Just yesterday, a Florida federal court issued a decision declaring the individual mandate, and the whole law, unconstitutional.  If one of […]

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