Senator DeMint

DeMint on Fox News: Gang of Eight Plan Won’t Fix Immigration System

On “Your World with Neil Cavuto” this afternoon, Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint talked about the Gang of Eight immigration bill and the cost of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants. DeMint called the plan a repeat of the failed 2007 comprehensive bill. “We shouldn’t do amnesty first because we cannot trust Congress to secure our […]

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ATT Could Stymie Arms Export Control Reform

Newscom Reform of the U.S. arms export control took a major step forward this week when the Departments of State and Commerce released final rules governing aircraft and gas turbine engines. However, the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which the Obama Administration voted to adopt at the United Nations earlier this month, threatens to scuttle this […]

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Conservatives Awaken: Nothing Is Conservative About State Tax Collection on Internet Sales

The Senate soon will take up ill-advised legislation (S. 743) misnamed the “Marketplace Fairness Act” to authorize every state to force out-of-state businesses to serve as the state’s sales tax collector, overruling the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1992 decision in Quill Corporation v. North Dakota. As Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) said on March 21, 2013, with […]

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Cloakroom: April 22-26

House Cloakroom: Analysis: This week, the House will bring a bill to the floor to fix one of the many failing parts of Obamacare. Obamacare created a deeply flawed temporary high-risk pool for those with pre-existing conditions to provide insurance coverage while the Obamacare exchanges and Medicaid expansion were set up. This high-risk pool had […]

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The Boston Bombings and Immigration

Jacob Belcher/UPI/Newscom As tempting as it might be for anyone in Washington to find some way to spin the tragic events of the Boston bombings to advance their legislative agenda on Capitol Hill—they ought to think twice. That particularly goes for all sides in the immigration debate. We’re chagrined, therefore, that some of the bill’s […]

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DeMint on Immigration: Incomprehensible, Comprehensive Bills” Not the Solution

The Heritage Foundation Immigration Reform Should Equal Opportunity, Not Debt – DeMint on Huckabee Both the process and the content of the current immigration bill violate America’s core principles and legacy of immigration, according to Heritage President Jim DeMint. “This whole process is not really American, to take a few people and go behind closed […]

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The Philippines, an American Ally, Requires Continued Support

DENNIS M. SABANGAN/EPA/Newscom The armed forces of the United States and the Philippines conducted the 29th annual Balikatan joint military exercises April 5 through April 17. These military exercises are the largest and most significant joint military operations between the U.S. and Filipino militaries. The exercises are “a signature element” of the “two nations’ robust […]

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Gallup: 52% Support Heavy Taxes on the Wealthy to Redistribute Wealth

(CNSNews.com) – A new Gallup poll finds almost 6 in ten Americans believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of Americans, while one third think the current distribution is “fair.” Slightly more than half of Americans (52 percent) want government to do the redistribution by taxing the wealthy. […]

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Keeping Judges Out of the Foreign Policy Arena

Newscom This week, the Supreme Court issued a historic decision that will help prevent U.S. courts (and activist judges) from interfering in foreign policy issues that are—and should be—the constitutional prerogative of the executive and legislative branches. Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum involved the Alien Tort Statute (ATS), which was passed by the First Congress […]

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