Rep. Frank Wolf

Rep. Frank Wolf Discusses Political and Religious Rights

With economic issues dominating the domestic political agenda and much of our foreign policy focused on combating terrorism, systematic violations of political and religious rights by some of the world’s most tyrannical regimes receive less attention than perhaps they should. Rep. Frank Wolf, a Republican representing Virginia’s 5th District, is out to rectify that shortcoming. […]

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Pakistan to Re-Open Border for NATO

Pakistan announced Thursday that it plans to reopen supply routes to NATO forces in Afghanistan, but will impose tariffs. Islamabad closed its borders to NATO after a cross-border air raid killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on November 26. US officials described the incident as “regrettable” and having resulted from “the fog of war.” The NATO attack […]

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Obama’s Math Hides True Unemployment

According to economist John Williams of Shadow Government Statistics, the unemployment rate for the month of December 2011 was closer to 22.4 percent–not the 8.5 percent reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Obama’s 8.5% is far removed from reality. To get closer to the real number, we must consult the (U6) figure that is […]

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Ambassador McFaul Runs into Putin’s TV Buzz Saw

Russian state television has launched an all-out assault on the new U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul—undeservedly so, although not unexpected. Russia’s Channel One, run by All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK), aired a hostile report this week aimed at the ambassador as he begins his tenure in Moscow. The report attacked McFaul personally and […]

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Online Chat on the Keystone XL Pipeline

On Wednesday, president Obama rejected the TransCanada’s permit application to construct a 1,700-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas refineries. Join us on Friday from 12-1 for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We will be joined by Heritage’s energy expert Jack Spencer. He will be taking your questions about why the decision was made, what the […]

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Iran Scoffs at Western Sanctions; Continues With Nuclear Weapons Program

Iranian Ambassador to South Korea Ahmad Masoumifar on Wednesday said there is a high demand for Iran’s crude oil supplies and Tehran has no problem maintaining exports. Masoumifar also shrugged off Iran’s shrinking pools of customers, saying “we (Iran) are producing about 80 million barrels [of oil] and there is demand for about 90 million.” […]

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