4 Implications of Eric Cantor’s Primary Defeat

The defeat of Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the House’s No. 2 Republican, has major ramifications for policy and leadership in Washington. Cantor lost his primary election Tuesday to Randolph-Macon College economics professor Dave Brat in a startling upset in Virginia’s 7th District. Brat credited the tea party and grassroots activists for his victory. Many conservatives see the results […]

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Arizona Sends Supplies to Warehouse Holding 700 Foreign, Unaccompanied Children

NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) — Mattresses, portable toilets and showers were brought in Saturday for 700 unaccompanied migrant minors who spent the night sleeping on plastic cots inside an Arizona warehouse, a federal official said. The Homeland Security official told The Associated Press that about 2,000 mattresses have been ordered for the makeshift holding center — […]

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Obamacare Can’t Handle the Truth: Data Not Adding Up for Enrollees

Obamacare prompts one huge headache right off the bat for Sylvia Mathews Burwell, the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Vast discrepancies in data on Obamacare enrollees could put at least 2 million newly insured Americans at risk, according to a government report provided to Associated Press. Officials found data from application forms […]

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In Memoriam: Joseph Shattan

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Joseph Shattan, a Heritage Foundation writer and devoted member of the Heritage family. Joe was a member of the Heritage family for nearly 20 years—first as a Bradley Fellow from 1997 to 1999, during which time he wrote his book “Architects of Victory: Six […]

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IG: HHS Spent $120.6 Million on Medicare for Illegal Aliens

The Federal Government, through the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is spending hundreds of millions of dollars on illegal aliens and deceased persons, according to a newly published Inspector General report. Between the fiscal years 2009-2011, the Department of Health and Human Services spent $120.6 million to cover unlawfully present persons under Medicare Part […]

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Obama’s Secret Service Entourage in Africa Cost Taxpayers Over $2M

(CNSNews.com) – The cost for the lodging, entertainment, and security by the Secret Service for the June 2013 Africa trip by President Barack Obama and his family cost $2,189,727, according to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act by the government watchdog group  Judicial Watch. In addition, the flights costs to, around, and from […]

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Study: New EPA Reg to Cost Half-Trillion in Compliance, 224,000 Jobs Per Year

A new U.S. Chamber of Commerce report analyses how new EPA regulations will “threaten to suppress average annual U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by $51 billion [annually] and lead to an average of 224,000 fewer U.S. jobs every year through 2030.” The Chamber of Commerce concludes that the devastating effects of the regulations raise serious concerns, […]

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Obama Advisor: Rising Sea Levels Threaten Military Bases: ‘Where Will We Move Them?’

(CNSNews.com) – A top Obama advisor said at an American Association for the Advancement of Science conference on Thursday that climate change threatens our national security, including military bases that could be misplaced by rising sea levels. “It could, for example, affect our military mission,” Alice Hill, senior advisor for Preparedness and Resilience to the assistant to […]

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