Charities Become Collateral Damage in the Debate Over Marriage

Children served by private adoption and foster care organizations are finding themselves among the victims of collateral damage of state decisions to legally recognize same-sex couples. From county courts to the U.S. Congress, the debate over protecting the conscience rights of religious institutions is heating up. Before Illinois passed a civil union law this spring, […]

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More Iranian Involvement in Iraq: Panetta Accuses Iran of Killing American Soldiers; What Next?

America’s new secretary of defense, Leon Panetta, has a reputation for candor. Panetta was characteristically outspoken about Iranian involvement in support of Shiite insurgents in Iraq. During his visit to Iraq and after missiles were fired from a Shiite neighborhood into the protected “Green Zone” of the city, Panetta blamed Iran for supporting the insurgents […]

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Obama Looks For Honorable Exit From Afghanistan: Qatar Mediating US-Taliban Talks

Qatar is mediating talks between the Taliban and the United States, the Pakistani weekly Nida-i-Millat has reported. The talks come as US President Barack Obama faces a self-imposed deadline to draw-down troop counts in Afghanistan and end the US military presence in Iraq. Both pull-back initiatives have become increasinly problematic as violence continues unabated in […]

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Paul Ryan Schools HHS Secretary on Patient-Centered Medicare Reform

This morning, the House Budget Committee invited Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to a hearing on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), the left’s weapon of choice for tackling Medicare’s $38 trillion in unfunded promises to America’s seniors. Both sides of the debate agree that extensive reductions to Medicare’s runaway spending are needed, […]

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US Congress Opposes Palestinian Authority Statehood Bid from the United Nations

The US House of Representatives voted 407-6 to pass a non-binding resolution backing the suspension of funds to the cash-strapped Palestinian Authority should it pursue its bid for a unilateral declaration of statehood by the United Nations in September. The resolution comes a week after the US Senate unanimously approved a similar resolution. The House […]

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Washington in a Flash: A Closer Look at India’s Terrorism Challenges

Heritage hosts a discussion this morning featuring Indian Brigadier General Amrit Pal Singh, James J. Carafano and Frank Cilluffo on how India is transforming its internal security architecture in a way that mirrors the U.S. response to 9/11. The event, Reforming India’s Homeland Security Architecture: Learning from U.S. Experience, starts at 10:00 a.m. ET. Watch the webcast. Meanwhile, […]

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