Obamacare Waivers Mount, Still

Why does anybody need a waiver to a law that’s been ruled unconstitutional? We don’t know; ask the Department of Health and Human Services. On Wednesday, HHS updated its Web site to show that it has now granted 915 waivers to Obamacare’s requirements on benefit limits in health insurance plans. The waivers allow employers to […]

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Is Algeria Next? 400 Arrested in Riots

Protesters took to the streets in Algeria and Yemen on Saturday, just hours after Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation. In both countries, the demonstrations were shut down. In Algeria, riot police put a stop to a demonstration calling for the resignation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika. Local human rights groups reported that 400 people […]

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House and Senate Cloakroom Report: February 14th-18th, 2011

House Cloakroom Report: February 14th-18th Analysis: An interesting week in the House of Representatives will ensue with the Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government for the remaining part of the fiscal year coming to the floor to be debated under an open process. Additional cuts were pushed to the forefront throughout last week by House […]

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Hatch’s Bill Picks Up Administration’s Slack on Immigration Enforcement

Senator Orrin Hatch came to The Heritage Foundation on Friday to present his forthcoming immigration bill—“The Strengthening our Commitment to Legal Immigration and America’s Security Act.”  His remarks, and the content of his bill, are a step in the right direction on immigration and border security—given that President Obama used his State of the Union […]

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Samaria Jews Appeal to Israel PM, ‘Barak is Creating Security Chaos’

Samaria Regional Council head Gershon Mesika has appealed to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in an effort to maintain an IDF checkpoint near Shechem that has stopped dozens of terrorist attacks. Mesika warned the prime minister that his defense minister, Ehud Barak, is “irresponsible” and that his plans will lead to disaster. Barak’s decision to dismantle […]

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Egypt: It’s the Economy, Stupid

The last chapter of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule has come to a close. But, as Heritage Vice President Kim Holmes contends in yesterday’s Washington Times, change shouldn’t end with new elections or a restructured political system. Economic liberalization must be part and parcel of the greater reform process. The protesters in Tahrir Square […]

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The Times: Illustrating Israeli “Belligerency”

The Times: Illustrating Israeli “Belligerency” During an “emergency tour” of the Middle East following recent regional upheaval, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague gave an interview to The Times, expressing his fears for the future of the Middle East peace process. According to The Times (subscription only): Mr Hague responded to increasingly militaristic pronouncements by Mr […]

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