Harry Reid Is At It Again

When Harry Reid gets frustrated, he threatens to change the Senate’s rules to get his way. The Senate Majority Leader, a Democrat from Nevada, has once again threatened to change the way the Senate works—this time, to push through President Obama’s nominees for several controversial appointments. Reid wants to change the rules so that it […]

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Cloakroom: July 15 – July 19

House Cloakroom: July 15 – July 19 Analysis: The House is set to have a busy week dealing with Obamacare, education reform, and defense funding. In the wake of the Obama Administration’s decision to delay implementation of the Obamacare employer mandate for a year, the House will take action on both of Obamacare’s mandates. It […]

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Woman’s Sexual Harassment of Male Co-Worker Spurs Justice Dept Discrimination Lawsuit

(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Justice Department is suing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for allegedly discriminating against a male cook who says a female co-worker harassed him for more than a year, despite his “numerous complaints to supervisors.” “Employees, regardless of their sex, have the right to work in an environment that is […]

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Egypt: U.S. Should Take a Stand for Democracy

The Obama Administration’s indecision in the face of current events in Egypt is backfiring. Freedom-aspiring Egyptians are angry with the U.S. for supporting now-deposed President Mohamed Morsi as he became more and more authoritarian, while Morsi’s backers are angry with the U.S. for supporting a military coup of a democratically elected president. As Heritage Distinguished […]

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Harry Reid’s Nuclear Option: Will the Filibuster Survive?

Credit: Lauren Victoria Burke/WDCPIX.COM The filibuster, Senator Rand Paul’s (R–KY) tool when he stood 13 hours on the Senate floor in opposition to John Brennan’s confirmation as CIA Director, is under attack. The Democrat-controlled Senate, led by Majority Leader Harry Reid (D–NV), is considering unprecedented changes to the filibuster—exercising the so-called “nuclear option”—in order to […]

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Shh! Obama Administration Puts Brakes on XpressWest High-Speed Rail Project

High Speed Rail Authority/ZUMApress/Newscom Let’s call it former Transportation Secretary Ray H. LaHood’s eleventh-hour pardon of federal and California taxpayers. Once positioned by the Obama Administration as its transportation pièce de résistance, the XpressWest high-speed rail (HSR) line from Victorville, California, to Las Vegas, Nevada, has been derailed. Today, Senator Jeff Sessions (R–AL) and Representative […]

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Late-Night Shenanigans in the House

The House leadership appears to be pulling a fast one on the American public and even fellow House members when it comes to the farm bill. The House has split up the farm-related programs and food stamps, which is great news. However, they didn’t make a single reform. That’s not the worst part, though. Every […]

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