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Its from huge tax cuts to the rich and subsidizing Corporations.

6 Key Exchanges From Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Testimony

In a much-anticipated hearing, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared Thursday before a panel of lawmakers tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attacks in… more

Texas Takes on Planned Parenthood, Investigates Clinics

South Carolina Obamacare Co-Op Flops

 Why These Conservative Senators Just dealt a Blow to Obamacare Repeal Plan

 

John Bolton on the Biggest National Security Crisis Facing the Next President

What’s Behind the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

 

House Approves Bill That Dismantles Parts of Obamacare, Defunds Planned Parenthood

The House approved a budget reconciliation bill Friday that would repeal portions of Obamacare and cut federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation,… more

Report: Gov. Tom Wolf Received ‘Talking Points’ From Planned Parenthood Lobbyist on Undercover Videos

Meet the Lawmakers Who Will Serve on the House’s Select Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood

Texas Takes on Planned Parenthood, Investigates Clinics

Ohio Might Be the Next State to Defund Planned Parenthood

 

 

 Export-Import Bank Once Again Takes Center Stage in Congress

Congress is gearing up for another battle over the Export-Import Bank nearly four months after the agency’s charter expired. The House of Representatives is preparing to…  more

House Approves Bill That Dismantles Parts of Obamacare, Defunds Planned Parenthood

The House approved a budget reconciliation bill Friday that would repeal portions of Obamacare and cut federal funds to Planned Parenthood for one year. The legislation,… more

This School District Is Standing Up to the Federal Government’s Bullying Over Transgender Students and Locker Rooms

When it comes to locker rooms, does a public school have the right to say it should be restricted to of the same students of… more

Poll Reveals What Americans Fear the Most: Corruption of Government Officials

Chapman University in Orange, Calif., recently conducted its second annual survey on fears possessed by Americans in order to pinpoint what Americans fear the most…. more

After Parents File Lawsuit, Clay County Reverses Decision to Close Schools Over Obamacare

Clay County Director of Schools Jerry Strong announced Thursday that all campuses will remain open, despite the school board voting to close all schools in… more

Report: Gov. Tom Wolf Received ‘Talking Points’ From Planned Parenthood Lobbyist on Undercover Videos

Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., received “talking points” from a Planned Parenthood lobbyist on the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover videos, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. Wolf administration… more

Meet the Lawmakers Who Will Serve on the House’s Select Panel Investigating Planned Parenthood

Outgoing House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Friday the Republican appointments to the House energy and Commerce Committee’s Select Investigative Panel on Planned Parenthood. Rep. Marsha… more

taxpayers-to-see-how-tax-dollars-are-spent/"> Some Colorado Local Governments Are Making It Difficult for Journalists, taxpayers to See How tax Dollars Are Spent

Some Colorado governments are modifying their data, making it difficult—or prohibitively expensive—for taxpayers and journalists to determine who is paid the highest salary or how… more

One Lawmaker Fights Wisconsin’s Practice of Letting Lawmakers Charge taxpayers For Unused Sick Days

It’s enough to make any Wisconsin taxpayer sick. For 40 years, state legislators have enjoyed a special benefit that not only grants them sick leave, but…  more

 Was Chattanooga’s taxpayer-Funded High-Speed Internet Worth the Cost? Looking at a New Study

Critics call “useless” and “highly speculative” recent findings that Chattanooga Electric Power Board officials claim prove that the municipal broadband network in that city is more than…  more

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Ditch Their Classrooms to Work For the union? Two Lawmakers Want to Stop Practice.

PHILADELPHIA—City schools are struggling to find teachers, but the district and local teachers union have an agreement that permits dozens of them to abandon their more

 Homeowners in This Ohio Town Had Their Front Yards seized By the Government

Fort Meigs Road in Perrysburg, Ohio, is too narrow and needs widening, as almost all would agree. But homeowners along the road don’t agree with how it…  more

How Congress Stopped a Massive Obamacare Bailout

Earlier this month, the Obama administration announced that insurers who lost money selling Obamacare would not get a $2.5-billion bailout. It was great news for taxpayers, but it didn’t… more

Tibet: The Forgotten Refugee Crisis

NEW DELHI, India— The Majnu Ka Tilla Tibetan refugee colony in New Delhi is a chaotic neighborhood of narrow alleys and shanty concrete structures packed… more

Debunking Myths About Banks and the 2008 Financial Crisis

Between now and the presidential election, we’ll be treated to all sorts of wonderful fables about what caused the 2008 financial crisis and the best… more

 How Obama Is Gearing Up to Ignore Lawmakers, Commit US to Significant carbon Emissions Reductions

Remember that part of the Constitution that gives the executive branch of government the authority to make a commitment with foreign powers to cap carbon more

Cartoon: Obama’s Politcally Motivated Veto

Justin Johnson wrote earlier this week on President Obama’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act: Instead of dealing with the bill on its merits,… more

 Climate Change True Believers Want to Silence Other Viewpoints

Debate. It’s the hallmark of an open society. We may hold different points of view on a certain topic, but we can express those views…  more

 When It Comes to Prosperity and poverty, the UN Still Doesn’t Get It

The announcement last week that Angus Deaton of Princeton University won the 2015 Nobel Prize in economics offers an opportunity to celebrate the gains the…  more

The Origins of American Think Tanks

“The Think Tank is Dead.” So predicted Michael Tanji a half-decade ago. Tanji argued that “virtual think tanks,” groups of experts tethered only by common interests and cyber-communications,… more

Why Violence Has Increased in Israel

JERUSALEM—Over the years, Israelis have had to defend themselves from foreign armies, suicide bombers, and missiles. Over recent weeks, they’ve been confronting a new threat: young Palestinians… more

Obama Celebrates a Drop in the Budget Deficit as the National Debt Balloons

The Obama administration is trumpeting a shrunken federal deficit as new justification for more spending and an end to mandatory budget cuts. The Congressional Budget… more

Obama Blocks Defense Bill in Consequential Veto

President Barack Obama used his veto pen Thursday in a rare rejection of an annual defense bill during a publicized photo-op event in the Oval… more

 How the Mets’ Daniel Murphy Has Made Sure to Put Family first

On Wednesday, Daniel Murphy continued his march through the postseason and made headlines by setting a record for hitting a home run in six consecutive…  more

 How This Proposed Regulatory Freeze Could Actually Keep Obama’s Regulations Around Longer

A proposal offered by Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, to increase the debt limit includes, among other reforms, two overlapping freezes on the writing of new…  more

Why an Ailing Senior Citizen Had to Prevent the Government From Seizing Her Home

One night in 2001, 77-year-old Margaret Davis became the victim of a home invasion. A suspected drug dealer, pursued on foot by Philadelphia police, broke… more

House Drops Problematic Provision in Bill That Aims to Scale Back Obamacare

The House Rules Committee removed a problematic provision in a budget reconciliation bill Wednesday night that the Senate parliamentarian warned would make the legislation dead… more

Seattle voted to Hike the Minimum Wage to $15 an Hour. Here’s What Happened to Seattle’s Job Market.

The $15 Minimum Wage increase in the Seattle area “is getting off to a pretty bad start,” according to a new report. Data shows that… more

How the House’s Partial Repeal of Obamacare Could Backfire

Public opposition to Obamacare has lasted far longer than its authors imagined. Unsubsidized consumers avoid Obamacare coverage. Twenty states have rejected its Medicaid expansion. Congress… more

Boehner’s D.C. School Choice Program Passed by House: ‘We Owe the Kids in This City a Chance’

Speaker John Boehner cinched victory Wednesday as House Republicans smoothly extended his linchpin private school voucher program for low-income students through 2021. The D.C. Opportunity… more

Ohio Might Be the Next State to Defund Planned Parenthood

Ohio could become the next state to defund Planned Parenthood. The Ohio Senate approved legislation on Wednesday that would prevent state and certain federal funds from… more

Why Obama Should Not Be Using Our Military for Political Leverage

President Obama will veto the defense authorization bill today with a photo-op, and by doing so will highlight Washington at its worst. Instead of dealing… more

Another Dud Highway Bill from the House

Today the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee will mark-up their “long-term” highway bill, the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform (STRR) Act, with only a week… more

6 Out of 10 Americans Oppose Partial Obamacare Repeal That Leaves taxes In Place

Republicans have voted to repeal Obamacare dozens of times. This week the House will try again using a budgetary tactic called reconciliation to repeal parts… more

Here Is Where Paul Ryan Stands on 13 Key Policy Issues

Rep. Paul Ryan came to Congress as a 28-year-old policy wonk who had already established his chops in Washington, D.C. Working as a speechwriter for… more

House Freedom Caucus Members Explain Why Most in Group Are Now Backing Paul Ryan

Conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus have cleared the way for Rep. Paul Ryan to become speaker—if he wants it. A supermajority of the roughly… more

 San Francisco Passes Resolution Upholding sanctuary Policies Despite Kate Steinle Murder

San Francisco officials declared Tuesday that the city’s sanctuary policies would remain intact, shutting down critics who blamed the protections for enabling the high profile…  more

Ben Sasse Calls for ‘Ceasefire’ Between Social and Economic Conservatives

A new report by the American Enterprise Institute documents the connection between stable families and economic growth. The authors of the report, titled “Strong Families,… more

Here Is How Mike Lee Thinks the GOP Can Force a Showdown on Obamacare

 The House and Senate have voted multiple times to repeal, partially repeal, or defund Obamacare.  But Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, says the best opportunity for… more

Saving Face While Capitulating: Congress and Its Debt Limit Plan

The debt limit is upon Congress, challenging lawmakers to address rising spending and debt with serious budget reforms. While the administration and its supporters demand a… more

 His Brother Was Killed by an Illegal immigrant in 2011. Now, He’s Angry the Senate Blocked the sanctuary Cities Bill.

Brian McCann is angry. Two days before his brother Denny McCann’s birthday, Democrats in the Senate blocked a bill that would have withheld federal funding…

Are High Phone Bills Cruel and Unusual Punishment? The FCC Thinks so, and Plans to Mandate Lower Rates for Convicts.

Are inmates in state and federal prisons charged too much to make a phone call? The Federal Communications Commission thinks they are. On Oct. 22,… more

Obama’s Guantanamo Bay Deception

The late Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the outsized liberal senator from New York, is credited with saying “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not… more

Defense Analysts Explain Real Cost of Nuclear Forces

The United States is facing an increasingly constrained fiscal environment, with the 2011 Budget Control Act (BCA) placing mandatory limits on spending. At the same… more

America’s Next President Must Reverse the Decline in US Power

When America’s 45th president enters the Oval Office in January 2017 he or she will inherit a superpower in decline, weakened militarily, floundering internationally, and… more

Former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly Was Right to Defend Police Tactics

Not too long ago cops were seen by most as heroes deserving our respect and gratitude (picture the moments after 9/11). But recent incidents, such… more

New Bill Could Bring Four-Legged Heroes Home

A proposed change to the National Defense Authorization Act would provide free flights home to military service dogs after they complete their tours of duty… more

Be Careful What You Wish For. Getting Rid of the Senate Filibuster Is a Bad Idea.

Republicans hold majorities in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. They got those majorities by making promises that, once elected, they announced they couldn’t… more

How Conservative Lawmakers Could Govern Better

What is missed by the mainstream pundits about the conservative movement in America and in Congress? first, let us acknowledge that during the post-New deal more

Solyndra Redux: Another Green Company May Lose taxpayers Millions

Two weeks ago, Watchdog.org reported that SunEdison, which bills itself as the world’s largest global renewable energy development company, had received at least $2.84 million in…  more

Several States Launch New Lawsuit Against Obamacare. Here’s Why It Will Likely Go to the Supreme Court.

Thought the litigation battle over Obamacare was over? Think again. Texas, Kansas, and Louisiana are about to file a new lawsuit against Obamacare, claiming that… more

Harry Reid Endorses Paul Ryan for House Speaker

Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid threw his support behind Rep. Paul Ryan for House speaker. The Nevada Democrat acknowledged policy differences with Ryan… more

Paul Ryan Will Run for Speaker … but Only If These Conditions Are Met

Rep. Paul Ryan says he’s ready to run for House speaker. But first, the Wisconsin Republican has some non-negotiables. According to a statement released by… more

Paul Ryan Gives Republicans an Ultimatum in Run for Speaker

Rep. Paul Ryan put conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus in a challenging position Tuesday when he announced that he will run for speaker only… more

21 Million Were Supposed to Be Enrolled in Obamacare in 2016. What the Actual Number Is Likely to Be.

Nearly two years into its implementation, the Obama administration is projecting 10 million fewer Obamacare enrollees in 2016 than were originally expected. Last week, the… more

Finally, Clinton Faces Panel on Benghazi: 5 Key Questions She Could Be Asked

On Thursday, Hillary Clinton will make her long-awaited appearance before the House Select Committee on Benghazi. This will be a crucial moment in the Benghazi… more

Liberal Party Wins Canadian Elections: Washington Should Pay More Attention to Canada

The Liberal Party of Canada won yesterday’s election, giving them an outright majority in the Canadian Parliament. Justin Trudeau, the prime minister designate and son… more

Texas Governor Defends Defunding Planned Parenthood: It’s ‘Money That They Do Not Deserve’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says that Planned Parenthood has “very serious legal issues” in Texas. A letter was sent to Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas… more

Babies/"> Meet the Yale Law Grad Who Abandoned Her Career to Help Save 200 Chinese Babies

The past month marked two important milestones for human rights activist and lawyer Reggie Littlejohn. As of Sept. 25, China’s so-called “one-child policy” has officially… Babies/"> more

 Ted Cruz Delivers Speech on sanctuary Cities: ‘Defiance of Our Laws Will No Longer Be Tolerated’

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, delivered a speech Tuesday on the Senate floor in support of the Stop sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act, legislation he co-sponsored…  more

 See How Your Senators voted on sanctuary Cities

Senate Democrats blocked legislation that would punish “sanctuary cities” in a 54-45 vote Tuesday afternoon. The bill, called the Stop sanctuary Policies and Protect Americans Act,…  more

Why a ‘No-Fly Zone’ Will Not Work in Syria

The civil war in Syria rages on, hundreds of thousands of refugees continue to make their way onto European shores, and complicating matters further, Russia’s… more

Senate Parliamentarian: House Partial Obamacare Repeal Dead-on-Arrival in Senate

The Senate parliamentarian warned Senate leadership Monday that a House reconciliation bill that rolls back provisions of Obamacare would be dead on arrival in the Senate… more

Why Jack Kemp’s Vision and Spirit Is Needed Again Today To Combat Liberal Class Warfare

Jack Kemp arrived on the national political scene at a time when America was sinking economically and its spirits were fading. Against that backdrop, Kemp’s… more

The Insane Amount the White House Is Spending on Standing Desks

The White House reportedly wants to shell out a whopping $700,000 for standing desks. While it’s true that sitting all day long can have adverse… more

The Key Fact the Media Missed When Reporting on Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

States that accepted Obamacare expansions have had Medicaid enrollment increase 18 percent, and total Medicaid spending grow 17.7 percent, a recent report from Kaiser Family… more

Cut, Cap, and Balance Makes a Comeback With Goal of Slicing Deficit in Half

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Rep. Mick Mulvaney, R-S.C., are joining forces to revive a plan to cut the deficit in half as the deadline… more

 Californians on Insane Water Policy: ‘Whatever’

SACRAMENTO—If California flew a state flag that truly represented its popular culture, it’s possible we’d have not the Bear Flag, but a guy shrugging his…  more

 ACLU Sues Missouri Colleges for Denying Illegal immigrants In-State Tuition

The American Civil Liberties union filed multiple lawsuits in Missouri last week on behalf of three college students who claim they were wrongfully barred from… more

Could Moderate Republicans Join With Democrats to Elect a Speaker? One Member Floats the Idea

If Republicans struggle in the coming weeks to unite around a candidate to become the next speaker of the House, some GOP lawmakers are warning… more

State Department Fumbles Response to Palestinian Violence

For a brief moment the State Department got its reaction right to the Palestinian knife attacks against Israeli citizens last week. A very brief moment…. more

Texas to End Planned Parenthood’s Participation in State’s Medicaid Program

Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas, announced Monday that Texas will end Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state’s Medicaid program. “Texas has stepped forward and shown its… more

 These gun Control Activists Showed Up at the White House With a Tough Message for Obama

A new activist group rallied in front of the White House Saturday morning, demanding executive and legislative action on gun control from the president and… more

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Preventing Louisiana From Defunding Planned Parenthood

A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order blocking Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal from defunding Planned Parenthood in the state. “Planned Parenthood is engaging… more

 Top Aide to John Boehner Calls Export-Import Bank Reauthorization Goal for October

House Speaker John Boehner’s chief of staff has made reauthorizing the Export-Import Bank one of his top priorities for October. Mike Sommers, Boehner’s chief of…  more

What Grade Sean Hannity Gives the GOP-Controlled Congress

Fox News host Sean Hannity has some advice for the Republican Party: If you want to keep conservatives engaged, start keeping the promises you made to… more

Does the Public’s Demand for Transparency Threaten America’s National Security? Gen. Michael Hayden Weighs In

Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of both the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, says Edward Snowden has caused a huge trust gap… more

Why Conservatives Might Not Demand a Conservative Speaker

For the conservatives who helped push out Speaker John Boehner, finding a replacement isn’t about picking someone who is as conservative as them. The Freedom… more

How a Pro-Choice Democrat Responded When Asked, ‘Were Your Children Human Beings’ Before Birth?

“Were your children human beings before they were born?” A yes-or-no question. Democratic National Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz would not give a straight answer when… more

 Indiana Man Says IRS Fined Him $2,344 for Violating Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

An Indiana man’s IRS bill went viral after he posted a photograph to his Facebook page of a $2,344 fine he claimed was from the…  more

 Pa. Legislator: State Should Not Collect ‘Political Money’ for Government unions

This story was updated Wednesday afternoon to reflect the final  Senate vote on paycheck protection. State Sen. John Eichelberger believes that the time has come… more

Court Strikes Down Sprinkler System Requirement in New Homes

A Minnesota court on Tuesday threw cold water on state Regulations requiring sprinkler systems in many new homes. The sprinkler requirements are expensive and unnecessary,… more

Should Some High School Teachers Have to Have a Masters? In Minnesota, That’s a Fight

Minnesota educators, legislators, and students took turns at an unusual October legislative hearing, schooling the Higher Learning Commission’s top official on the “crippling effect” of… more

 Obamacare ‘Cadillac tax’ Could Cost taxpayers in One City $700K a Year

A so-called Cadillac tax imposed by the Affordable Care Act could cost Lincoln taxpayers about $700,000 annually. Lincoln employs 1,978 people and insures 3,634 (including… more

Idaho Legislature Wants Stronger Protections for Parents. Idaho School Boards Say No.

A new Idaho School Board Association resolution reveals that the group wants the Idaho Legislature to “hold at bay any expansion of the parental rights in… more

 Texas Democratic Party Chairman Defends Man Charged With Criminal vote Fraud

The original headline incorrectly described the person facing criminal charges. A client of Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa is facing 16 criminal charges of…  more

Obama’s ‘Best’ Foreign Policy Achievement

The president now plans to continue a U.S. ground force presence in Afghanistan to help hold off the Taliban until he leaves office. This is… more

Washington Sets the Stage for Another Financial Crisis

My 13-year-old son told me at the dinner table the other day that Franklin Roosevelt was one of America’s “greatest presidents” because “he ended the Great… more

This Top Justice Offical Is Wrong. American Culture Isn’t Racist, Discriminatory.

Recently, the acting head of the U.S. Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, Principal Deputy Attorney General Vanita Gupta, gave a very long speech for the… more

Turkey’s Changing Role in the New Middle East

“We will manage the wave of change in the Middle East. Just as we have an ideal in our minds about Turkey, we have an… more

 Obama’s Middle East Strategy Continues to Fail as Cuban and Iranian Troops Join Russian-Backed Offensive in Syria

Russia is not the only country that feels free to intervene in Syria on behalf of the Assad regime and attack U.S.-supported Syrian rebels. Cuba  more

 Why Police Can (Legally) seize Your Cash

Not many people make a habit of carrying large amounts of cash around. After all, thieves could steal it. How ironic, then, that a growing…  more

Obama’s Accomplishments as Commander-in-Chief Are Pretty Meager

When serious military historians ponder Barack Obama’s record as commander-in-chief, there’s little likelihood of heated debate. Let’s just say they’re not likely to award him… more

Two More Government-Funded Co-Ops Created Under Obamacare To Close

Two more nonprofit insurance companies created under Obamacare announced Friday they would be closing their doors at the end of 2015, leaving more than 93,000… more

 Report Shows Michigan Police seized Over 23 Million In Property and Cash Last Year

Last month, as the Michigan Senate debated a host of reforms to the state’s civil asset forfeiture laws, the Michigan State Police released its Asset… more

 How the Indiana Pizza Shop Responded After Being Tricked Into ‘Catering’ a gay Wedding

Much of the media today roundly disparage any business-person who even voices his or her religious beliefs regarding same-sex marriage. This is the consistent narrative by…  more

 NRA Reacts to California Lieutenant Governor’s Proposed New gun Laws: ‘State Will Be Next Australia’

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a new ballot initiative Thursday that would tighten restrictions on ammunition purchases and gun ownership should voters turn out…  more

Cartoon: Resettling America

Earlier this week, Stephen Moore wrote on internal migration in America: The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s… more

The Fruit Police: Feds Should Stop Limiting Fruit and Veggie Sales

Sell too many cherries, and the federal fruit police might come knocking at your door. Washington’s fruit and vegetable marketing orders give cartels the green… more

Florida Family Policy Council Calls on Gov. Rick Scott to Defund Planned Parenthood

The Florida Family Policy Council has launched a campaign to defund Planned Parenthood in the state. In an interview with The Daily signal, John Stemberger, the… more

 After Principal Censors pro-life Posters, Student Seeks Legal Action

A Kentucky high school pro-life student organization has been denied the right to hang posters.   Patrick Edwards, president of the club “Students for Life,”… more

Old Budget System Makes Modernizing Nuclear Defense Difficult

The need to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal is inevitable, but modernization of Major Force Programs for budget projections needs to come first, said panelists… more

Why Social Security Benefits Aren’t Rising Next Year

The government announced on Thursday that nearly 65 million Americans will not receive an increase in Social Security benefits next year. The reasoning? Consumer prices… more

There Are Now 340 sanctuary Cities. Find Out If There’s One Near You.

sanctuary cities are growing in the United States, leading to a spike of 340 jurisdictions that shield undocumented immigrants from federal immigration law. The Center… more

John Bolton on the Biggest National Security Crisis Facing the Next President

John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, sat down with The Daily Signal Thursday to discuss national security, the Middle East, and what… more

House Freedom Caucus Promises to Keep Pressure on Boehner During Debt Ceiling Debate

As pressure builds for Congress to increase the government’s borrowing cap, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner is signaling he will do what it takes to… more

What’s Behind Maine’s 22% Decrease in Food Stamp Recipients Since 2012

The Maine Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the state has fewer than 200,000 recipients enrolled in its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for… more

Why VA Police Thought an Active Shooter Drill Was Real

Police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances converged at my office complex. As I stood in awe with my colleagues, someone said “There’s an active shooter… more

Why 6 Government-Funded Insurance Companies Created Under Obamacare Collapsed

A government watchdog overseeing the Department of Health and Human Services delivered the grim financial state of nearly all of the co-ops—that collectively received $2.4… more

Reagans-legacy/"> How the Media Misrepresented Reagan’s Legacy

In the hours after Reagan’s passing, the most praise many insiders could muster was he was a nice guy who told funny jokes. This was… Reagans-legacy/"> more

 How Social Security’s Current Way of Calculating Cost of Living Hurts taxpayers

Social Security beneficiaries will not see a cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) to their benefits this year. Social Security beneficiaries won’t see a boost in their benefits because…  more

Obama’s Decision to Keep U.S. Troops in Afghanistan Is Long Overdue

President Barack Obama’s decision to extend U.S. troop presence in Afghanistan is welcome news. It would have been preferable for him to drop all arbitrary… more

Amid Ongoing Legal Battle, Savannah to vote on Requirement That Tour Guides Pass Test

Under pressure from a federal lawsuit, Savannah, Ga., may bow out of an ongoing legal battle Thursday that would dismantle the city’s tour guide Regulations… more

Putin Begins Propaganda Blitz to Sell his Syrian Bombing Campaign

The Russian government has launched an all-out media campaign to sell its involvement in Syria to the Russian people. On all official television channels (which… more

 How the Left Has Sabotaged marriage and Family

On June 26, 2015, four of the Supreme Court’s liberals joined Justice Anthony Kennedy in discovering a new right to same-sex marriage in the U.S…more

The Daring Escape From a North Korean Prison That Took One Life but Saved Another

SEOUL, South Korea—North Korea will be at the top of the agenda when President Barack Obama meets with his South Korean counterpart Park Geun-hye at… more

What’s Behind the Latest Israeli-Palestinian Violence

A new surge in Palestinian-Israeli attacks is drawing international attention because of its uniqueness. Since the Jewish high holidays, young Palestinians unaffiliated with any formal… more

Paul Ryan Faces Sharp Criticism From Some Conservatives

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., describes Rep. Paul Ryan as “the one person” who can unify the Republican Party. And Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, calls him… more

 Group Challenges California Law Forcing pro-life Pregnancy Centers to Comply With ‘Pro-abortion Agenda’

Alliance Defending Freedom, a nonprofit legal organization that works to defend religious liberty, has filed a complaint in federal court against a California law that forces pro-life more

 sanctuary Cities on the Rise, Releasing More Than 9,000 Criminals in US Illegally

The number of sanctuary cities in the United States has risen to 340, resulting in the release of roughly 1,000 detained illegal immigrants each month more

 When Bank Regulation Becomes Absurd

Bank of America has announced that it will reduce 200 trading- and investment-related jobs. Even with the cuts, their bank compliance managers (those who make… more

City Made ‘Dangerous’ Admissions About Faith in the Workplace, Atlanta Fire Chief Lawyer Says

The city of Atlanta made “dangerous” admissions in a court hearing today, argued the lawyer for the former Atlanta fire chief who was terminated from… more

 How Should Drones Be Regulated? Balancing Privacy, Airspace Rules

The Federal Aviation Administration missed its Sept. 30 deadline to file national Regulations for drone use. Interest groups sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration… more

 Obama Is Planning to Circumvent Congress Yet Again on Climate Regulations

President Obama is determined to make a legacy for himself—so much so that he’s willing to go around America’s elected officials on Climate change. Not…> more

Another Obamacare Collapse: Kentucky Health Co-Op Goes Under

In a new blow to Obamacare, the Kentucky Health Cooperative has decided not to offer health insurance plans for 2016. The Kentucky co-op (Consumer Oriented and Operated… more

Law Firm for the Little Sisters Asks Supreme Court to Hear Its Obamacare Case

The Becket Fund for religious Liberty, a nonprofit law firm dedicated to preserving religious liberty for people of all faiths, filed a brief to the… more

Conservative Lawmakers Ask the National Portrait Gallery to Remove Margaret Sanger Bust

Lawmakers have requested that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from the National Portrait Gallery. Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep…. more

House Democrat Moves Bill That Would Shield States From Federal Marijuana Laws

A Democratic congresswoman is pushing legislation that would give states that have legalized marijuana the authority to bypass the federal government’s ban on the drug…. more

Twitter Debate Between Brit Hume and David Limbaugh Mirrors Battle Within the GOP

Brit Hume, the senior political analyst at Fox News, and David Limbaugh, an author and political commentator, had a lively Twitter discussion on Tuesday regarding… more

 abortion Survivor to Cecile Richards: ‘I Am So Thankful to Be Alive’

Gianna Jessen wasn’t supposed to live. But she did. Born alive after her biological mother’s botched late-term abortion at a California Planned Parenthood clinic, Jessen…  more

Report: Insurers ‘Lost a Lot of Money’ Selling Obamacare Plans

Insurers lost at least 12 percent on Affordable Care Act plans in 2014, according to a new report. The author of the report, Brian Blase, a… more

 Teacher unions Fight to Keep Their Clout in Right-to-Work States

Proposals to stop state and local governments from deducting union dues from their employees’ paychecks are likely to gain traction in coming months, those on…  more

 Why This Small Business Owner Is Concerned About a New Federal Regulation on Overtime

Terry Shea opened a small gift boutique in Hoover, Ala., 11 years ago. Four years later, at the height of the recession in 2009, Shea…

HBO/Vice Film ‘Fixing The System’ Shows Problems, Not Fixes

HBO and Vice released a documentary about criminal justice problems that largely ignores existing reform initiatives. It features commentary by former Attorney General Eric Holder… more

What the Tea Party Has Achieved

Remember the much maligned Tea Party movement? These were the patriotic Americans—millions of them—who took to the streets and the town halls across America and… more

Does the 14th Amendment Require Birthright Citizenship?

immigration is always a hot-button political issue, and no more so than in the months leading up to a presidential election. From sanctuary cities to… more

 Washington Post Reporter Convicted in Iran, Reigniting Republican Criticisms of Nuclear deal

Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian was convicted in Iran on espionage charges after being detained in Tehran for more than a year, Iranian media reported Sunday… more

Man Behind Undercover Videos: Planned Parenthood’s Change in Babies’ Tissue Donation Policy ‘Admission of Guilt’

Planned Parenthood Federation of America announced today it would no longer accept reimbursements for tissue donated to researchers from aborted Babies. The policy change comes… more

Why Only a House Member Could Be Elected House Speaker

Can the U.S. House of Representatives elect a non-member to the speakership? Disgusted by the dysfunction in Congress, some are suggesting that this is constitutionally… more

A CIA-Trained Tibetan Freedom Fighter’s Undying Hope for Freedom

PANGONG LAKE, India—At dawn, the old man stood outside his home on the Indian side of Pangong Lake, thumbing his prayer beads and chanting, “Om… more

US Navy Turns 240 Today. Here’s Why Obama Shouldn’t Reduce Its Capabilities Further.

On this day in 1775, the U.S. Navy was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Throughout its illustrious history, the U.S. Navy has… more

She Worked at Planned Parenthood For 17 Years. Now She Shares Her Story.

(Correction: This article originally stated Sue Thayer quit. However, she was let go from Planned Parenthood, and the headline and lede have been corrected to… more

7 House Republicans Debate Race for Speaker, Potential Paul Ryan Run

Rep. Jim Jordan, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, said Sunday that his group would consider supporting Paul Ryan for House speaker. House Republicans… more

Across America, People Protested Planned Parenthood

Protests outside Planned Parenthood clinics took place across the nation on Saturday.   Spurred by the recent release of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives, a… more

Another Foreign Policy Failure for Obama: Pentagon Training for Syrian Rebels Ends

After the grim announcement last month that only four or five Syrian rebels trained by U.S. military personnel remained inside Syria, the Obama administration has… more

 Obama Considering Executive Order to Ramp Up Background Checks on gun Customers

President Barack Obama is deliberating an executive order that would escalate background check requirements in a revived gun control push following the deadly shootings at…  more

 The Case of Former Atlanta Fire Chief Fired Over marriage Views Goes to Court

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran lived the American dream. That is, until he was fired from his childhood dream job for writing a book… more

 Philly Legislators Move to Force union Elections

PHILADELPHIA—A faction within the city’s largest teachers union is planning to challenge incumbent officers in next year’s elections because the faction’s members feel that their…  more

Franklin Graham Announces 2016 Prayer Rally Tour: ‘Our Country Is in Trouble’

Evangelist Franklin Graham has called Christians to look towards God during a pivotal time in American election history. Graham will lead a nationwide prayer-focused tour… more

Report: Common Core Has Not Created Consistent Testing Standards as Intended

The primary purpose of Common Core’s implementation throughout the U.S. was to create a standardized testing system across states to level education requirements, but The… more

 Disability Rights Advocates Fight Back After California Passes Assisted suicide

Disability rights advocates are fighting back after Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif., authorized assisted suicide in California. In a letter to lawmakers explaining his decision, Brown wrote…  more

To Avoid 19% Cut in Benefits, Lawmakers Must Overhaul Social Security Disability Program

The trust fund that helps pay for disability insurance under Social Security is on track to run out of money next year, a shortfall that… more

 Why Does Argentina Keep Shielding Iran?

When heads of state gather, as they did for the United Nations General Assembly last week, you have a choice: Tune out, or prepare to…  more

Could Conservatives Support Paul Ryan for Speaker?

After a band of conservatives undercut Kevin McCarthy’s assumed ascension to speaker of the House, Republicans turned to the only person they see as indestructible:… more

 Senate Democrats Scheme How to Force gun Control vote

In the week after the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., Senate Democrats gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demand stricter gun control… g more

Why Congress Must Work to Balance the Budget

Important budget questions were discussed this week at a widely attended event by the Institute to Reduce Spending that featured Chairman of the House Budget… more

Cartoon: Conservative Outfitters

Heritage Action for America’s Mike Needham wrote earlier this week on the speaker race: When Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he would resign as speaker,… more

Government: We Must Destroy Payday Lenders Because Americans Are Stupid

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is finishing up new Regulations that could ultimately shut down payday lenders, and there’s no indication they’ll change course…. more

As Obama’s Time in Office Lengthens, Number of Democrats Who Think Government Has Too Much Power Has Grown

A Gallup poll released Friday shows that 60 percent of Americans believe that the federal government has too much power. Where once distrust of government power was… more

 Skeptical Climate Change Is Real? These 20 Academics Think You Should Be Prosecuted.

Are you skeptical of human-caused global warming or Climate change like many respected scientists and Climate experts? Then you should be prosecuted like a Mafia… more

How Congress Can Mess Up the Highway Spending Bill

With the threat of a government shutdown largely averted (at least until December), Congress is turning to address other must-pass measures it has skirted this… more

Because of Defense Spending Cuts, Navy Won’t Have Aircraft Carrier in Middle East Anymore

Is the world becoming safer or more dangerous? Few people would select the first option. It doesn’t take Russia launching air strikes in Syria (to cite only… more

Putin Is Not a Child. Obama Should Stop Treating Him Like One.

In last Friday’s press conference, President Obama called Vladimir Putin’s incursion in Syria “an act of weakness.” It’s his pat answer when Putin misbehaves. The… more

No, Alabama Closing Part-Time DMVs Is Not ‘New Jim Crow’

Many on the left are in a ferment over Alabama’s closure of some part-time Department of Motor Vehicles offices. It’s being done for budgetary reasons,… more

Why Silicon Valley Is Now Watching the Speaker Race

The tech industry, now one of the largest private-sector lobbying forces in Washington, D.C., hasn’t had much to say as Republicans scramble to find a… more

 Second National Day of #ProtesTPP Being Held

#ProtesTPP, a coalition of pro-life groups, is holding its second national protest of Planned Parenthood on Saturday. The protests will be held at numerous locations…  

Nearly 1,000 People Move From Blue States to Red States Every Day. Here’s Why.

The so-called “progressives” love to talk about how their policies will create a worker’s paradise, but then why is it that day after day, month… more

How Obama Has Divided America for Political Gains

A politician being cynical is not exactly a “man bites dog” story, as seven years of President Barack Obama has taught us. But when the… more

 House Republicans Team Up With Democrats to Force vote on Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

House Republicans joined forces with more than 100 of their Democratic colleagues today in supporting a measure to force a vote on reauthorizing the Export-Import-more

 How Obama Is Planning to Bypass Congress on International Climate Change Regulations

It’s almost winter in Paris, and soon the City of Lights will be blanketed beneath a heavy layer of foreign bureaucrats and Climate change negotiators…. more

‘Building Up Skills’: How St. Coletta’s Shops Fill a Gap for Adults With Disabilities

It’s a warm Friday in September, and Devonte Barksdale is spending it inside, beading necklaces. “That’s what we gotta do,” he says. Barksdale, 23, is… more

Houston Mayor, Former Baseball Star Spar Over Ordinance About Bathrooms, Gender

Former Astros baseball player Lance Berkman and the mayor of Houston are in a tussle over an ordinance that would allow people of any gender… more

 NY Times Report: Number of Oregon Natives Want guns After Massacre

The tragedy at Umpqua Community College in Oregon has reignited the national gun debate. Unlike President Barack Obama, who called for stricter gun control, The… more

 Does Obama’s Iran deal Violate Federal Law?

Does the Iran deal violate a 2012 law related to sanctions relief? A Fox News report Thursday raised questions, and Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, thinks… more

 Meet the Single Mom Who Took On the IRS

Sabina Loving always knew she wanted to work for herself. So much so that, when an abandoned storefront was renovated and became available for rent…  more

Appeals Court Rules It’s Time for the NCAA to Pay Up

On Sept. 30, 2015, in O’Bannon v. NCAA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued an opinion holding that the National Collegiate… more

House Judiciary Rolls Out Bipartisan Criminal Justice Reform Bill

Lawmakers in the House Judiciary Committee stamped their mark on a criminal justice initiative to reform federal sentencing. With bipartisan signatures of support, Judiciary Committee… more

Is a Short-Term Speaker the Answer? House Republicans Consider Possibility

House Republicans are scrambling after Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s shock announcement that he was withdrawing from the speaker’s race. Some have floated the idea of… more

Former Planned Parenthood Patient Tells Congress It Should Be Defunded

A post-abortive woman testified before a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Planned Parenthood Thursday that she regrets her abortions, and that she believes that the… more

McCarthy Was Forced to Drop Out Because Conservatives Are Fed Up With Establishment Leadership

What difference can around 40 votes make? In the case of who will be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, it turns out,… more

‘You’re It': School District Bans Tag During Recess

Update: According to The Seattle Times, “[t]he Mercer Island School District reinstated the game of tag following an outcry from parents” on September 25, 2015…. more

 Audit: IRS Fails Transparency Test on Over 1 in 10 FOIA Requests

A new audit shows that the Internal Revenue Service improperly withheld information from requesters under the Freedom of Information Act 12.3 percent of the time…. more

 Food Truck Owners Are Fighting San Antonio in Court Over Regulations

Steaming mad at an ordinance targeting their business, four food truck vendors are hauling the city of San Antonio into court. Facing $2,000-a-day fines for… more

The Reality That Drove Kevin McCarthy’s Exit From the Speaker Race

When Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he would resign as speaker, conventional wisdom in Washington dictated Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., would be the next to… more

Can the Government Competently Regulate Fantasy Football?

Daily fantasy sports players want to know which employees have access to user data after a DraftKings employee accidentally leaked vital information online on the… more

Fair Pay Act Will Hurt Women in California

California’s attempt to reduce the so-called pay gap through its recently passed Fair Pay Act will hurt women. Women should be paid the same amount…  more

After McCarthy Drops Out, House Freedom Caucus Stands by Daniel Webster for Speaker

The House Freedom Caucus is standing by its man. After Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, once the leading man to become speaker of the House, abruptly… more

Boehner’s Final Push for Parental Choice in Education

Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, who will retire at the end of October, will not be leaving office without one final push for… more

Kevin McCarthy Explains Why He Quit House Speaker Race

Shortly after telling his Republican colleagues he was dropping his bid to be the next speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.,… more

Kevin McCarthy Drops Out of House Speaker Race: ‘It’s Best We Have a New Face’

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., has ended his bid to become the next speaker of the House of Representatives. McCarthy, the current House majority leader, was the… more

Why We Should Have a Debate on Birthright Citizenship

The recent national debate about the impact of illegal immigration on America is needed and welcomed. Each year, 10 percent of all births or almost… more

 Teachers union Significantly Ups Spending on Political Activities, Boosts Liberals

The 2015 American Federation of Teachers annual report shows a left-wing political machine humming on all cylinders—with teachers buying the gas. For the fiscal year ending June 30,…more

 New York Gov. Cuomo Rejects New Evidence, Continues to Forbid fracking

For officials in the economically depressed region of New York state known as the Southern Tier, two recent hydraulic fracturing studies gave them the slightest…  more

The Question Sierra Club’s President Didn’t Want to Answer

Sen. Ted Cruz’s questioning of Sierra Club President Aaron Mair turned contentious Tuesday, then went viral when the Texas Republican posted the nearly 10-minute exchange…. more

 Tony Perkins on religious Liberty: ‘We Have Just Begun to Fight’

Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, says the fight over religious liberty is just beginning, and he’s ready to fight. “To borrow… more

Late-Night Removal of 10 Commandments Monument in Oklahoma Reignites Controversy

The monument of the Ten Commandments that previously stood on the Oklahoma state capitol grounds was removed late Monday night. According to the Associated Press,… more

What Is the Link Between Culture and Economic Opportunity?

At a panel discussion on Tuesday at The Heritage Foundation, contributors to the 2015 Index of Culture and Opportunity discussed what they characterized as the… more

Liberal Comedian: I Want to ‘Make the Battle Against Planned Parenthood Funny’

Liberal comedian Kathy Griffin has decided to make the fight to defund Planned Parenthood funny. “I’m going to figure out a way to make the… more

Former Employee: Planned Parenthood ‘More Concerned About Its Bottom Line’ Than Women’s Health

Sue Thayer, a former facility director for Planned Parenthood of the Heartland, will testify against her former employer before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday…. more

 Ted Cruz: Obama ‘Regulation Epidemic’ Hurts Minorities

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz criticized the Obama administration’s “Regulation epidemic” for harming minorities in the U.S. through excessive costs and convoluted red tape. “OverRegulation harms… more

Senator Reveals Full Scope of Democrats’ ‘Manufactured’ Judicial Confirmation Crisis

Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa is pushing back on Democratic charges that the GOP-led Senate has dropped the ball on judicial confirmations under President… more

What 6 House Conservatives Want From Their New Speaker

The race for a new House speaker to replace John Boehner, who is stepping down from Congress effective Oct. 30, is far from over. On… more

How This Small Business Owner Thinks New Government Ruling on Franchises Could Hurt Her Company

Even when she was still young, Ciara Stockeland knew she wanted to open her own business. The granddaughter and daughter of entrepreneurs, Stockeland became a… more

 In Blow to Kevin McCarthy, Powerful Conservative Group Endorses Daniel Webster for Speaker

The conservative House Freedom Caucus threw a wrench into the race for House speaker late Wednesday when members vowed to unite as a powerful voting bloc…more

‘It’s OK to Feel the Despair’: Ann Romney’s New Memoir Is Raw Look at Her MS Experience

“If she can do it, I can do it.” To 27-year-old Grafton Pritchartt, Ann Romney is an inspiration. Like Romney, Pritchartt was diagnosed with multiple… more

 California Democrat Governor’s Conservative Move

Enough is enough when it comes to overcriminalization. That is the message expressed in California Gov. Jerry Brown’s recent letter to the California legislature. In…  more

Conservatives Insist Kevin McCarthy Not Certain to Become Speaker

Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, the front-runner for House speaker, is working to lock up support from colleagues before Republican lawmakers vote tomorrow, but a group of… more

 McCain Urges Lawsuit Against Obama Administration Over the Iran deal

Sen. John McCain says he wants to see a lawsuit against the Obama administration over the Iran nuclear deal. “I think he’s in defiance of…  more

 McCain on Iran deal: ‘All the Other Nations in the Region Are Going to Go Nuclear’

Sen. John McCain says the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran is so bad that it could turn the Middle East into a nuclear cauldron…. more

Judge Permits Center for Medical Progress to Provide Congress With Unedited Videos Despite Restraining Order

A federal judge has ruled that the Center for Medical Progress may comply with a congressional subpoena to provide lawmakers with its unedited footage despite… more

 People Magazine Urges Readers to Call for Action Against ‘gun Violence’

People Magazine issued its version of a “call to action” on gun control today, less than a week after a 26-year-old gunman killed nine and…  more

7 Issues the New GOP Leadership Must Address

The upcoming leadership races should not be driven by personality, quid pro quo committee assignments, and fundraising prowess. Instead, those races should be determined by… more

 Lankford Introduces Bill to Eliminate Wind tax Credits

The winds could soon be changing on Capitol Hill. Today Senator James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced legislation that would gradually eliminate federal energy tax credits for… more

 Early Boehner Opponent in House Gets vote of Confidence From Home

>>> Updates with Oct. 9 statement from North Carolina’s lieutenant governor amid wide-open race for speaker of the U.S. House. The congressman who stood up…  more

 Climate Change Is Not a National Security Issue

On Monday, Oct. 5, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change released its most recent draft of a global Climate change agreement ahead of the… > more

Media Research Center: Nancy Pelosi Owes Reporter ‘an Unqualified Apology’ and an Answer to His Question on Human Life

The Media Research Center has called for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to apologize for her refusal to respond to a reporter’s question about… more

Center for Medical Progress Founder Previews Previously Unseen Planned Parenthood Footage

David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, previewed previously unseen footage of a conversation with a Planned Parenthood abortionist during a recent… more

Recess Consultant Hired in Minnesota Schools, Kids Get Coached Through Play Time

What happens when an adult steps onto the recess playground with new rules and a game list in hand that reads “Animal Tag,” “Four Square… more

House Democrats Move to Investigate Creator of Planned Parenthood Videos

Democrats on the House Oversight Committee have accused David Daleiden, the founder of the Center for Medical Progress, of engaging in “potentially illegal activities” during… more

 ACLU Sues Catholic Health Organization for Refusing to Perform abortions

The American Civil Liberties union and the American Civil Liberties union of Michigan have announced that they have filed a federal lawsuit against Trinity Health…  more

Abby Johnson: Planned Parenthood Employees Need to Hear ‘I Love You’

Abby Johnson loves quitters. In fact, she is one. A former clinic director at Planned Parenthood, Johnson is now the founder and president of And Then… more

 Meet the Social Studies Teacher Who Ditched the School union and Created His Own

Like most teachers, Jim Perialas didn’t have a choice about joining a teachers union. But in 2012, after becoming fed up with rising membership dues…  more

These 3 House Committees Plan to Repeal Parts of Obamacare

Months after promising voters they would repeal Obamacare, House Republicans in three committees have introduced proposals to roll back specific parts of President Obama’s health… more

 Deportation Numbers Have Dramatically Fallen. Is This Related to Obama’s immigration Actions?

Deportations have fallen to the lowest point since 2006, according to unreleased government deportation data the Associated Press recently acquired. Furthermore, criminal immigrants being removed… i more

 How California’s New Assisted suicide Law Could Especially Hurt the Poor

“My concern is for people who don’t have resources, who don’t have a choice.” “You read about Oregon denying someone a lung transplant, but, ‘Here,…  more

How Noncitizens Can Swing Elections (Without Even Voting Illegally)

In an article in Politico, Mark Rozell, acting dean of the School of Policy, Government, and International AffaIRS at George Mason University, and Paul Goldman,… more

4 Reasons Congress Needs to Review the EPA’s Ozone Standard

A look at headlines about the EPA’s recently finalized ground level ozone standard quickly and clearly illustrates that Congress’ approach to setting air quality standards… more

Paul Ryan Questions Ex-Im Bank’s Role in Wisconsin GE Plant Closing

ELKHORN, Wis.—General Electric last week announced it was closing its Waukesha, Wis., plant and moving to Canada because Congress did not reauthorize the Export-Import Bank…. more

3 Reasons Why Social Security’s Shortfall Could Actually Be $2.6 Trillion Greater Than Expected

The Social Security Advisory Board’s Technical Panel concluded that the Social Security Trustees’ “assumptions and methodologies are basically sound.” But these “basically sound” assumptions understate… more

US Still Without Strategic Focus in the Long War on Terror

As incredible as it may sound, the U.S. government still lacks the capacity to coordinate its global counterterrorism strategy. This disturbing finding is reflected in… more

 San Francisco’s Firearms Regulations Force City’s Last gun Store to Close

San Francisco’s last gun shop is shutting down at the end of October as city legislators consider stricter gun control measures. High Bridge Arms manager…  more

vote/"> With No Nominee of Their Own, House Conservatives Struggle Over Speaker vote

The same House conservatives who not so quietly helped push out Speaker John Boehner have been tight-lipped about whom they want to replace him. Not… vote/"> more

 House Democrats Propose Illegal immigrants Gain Access to Obamacare

The pope’s reminder of the Golden Rule during his visit to Congress inspired a House Democrat to introduce legislation to expand the Affordable Care Act more

Meet Bill Main, a Tour Guide Who Fought D.C. to Be Able to Give Tours Without Government Permission

Many politicians want to know what holds workers back. Too often they don’t need to look any farther than the laws they pass. One in… more

The Debt Limit Is Back. Why That’s a Good Thing

Debt limit panic is about to hit Congress. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced last week that the U.S. government may not have enough cash on… more

Iran-deal/"> Why This Wounded Iraq Veteran Opposed the Iran deal

It was not difficult for retired Staff Sgt. Robert Bartlett and his wife to settle on a name for their newborn son two months ago…. Iran-deal/"> more

Judge Orders Arkansas to Pay Planned Parenthood for Treatment of Three Patients

A judge has ordered the state of Arkansas to continue payments to Planned Parenthood on behalf of three Medicaid patients who sued the state after… more

 New EPA Regulation Causes Concern Even Among Democrats

When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week it was toughening the country’s rules for ground-level ozone—what’s commonly known as smog, which comes from sources such… more

Cutting Off Funding to Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Violate the Constitution

Some critics of the attempt to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s number one abortion provider, are now making the erroneous claim that… more

‘Gosnell’ Movie Begins Filming

“Gosnell,” a film about late-term abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell, has begun filming, the film’s producers announced last month. In an interview with The Daily Signal,… more

 Why Michigan’s Attorney General Has Backed forfeiture Reform

Civil forfeiture reformers in Michigan just gained an unlikely but welcome ally: Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. To date, the forfeiture debate in virtually every…  more

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Don’t Judge It Before Reading It

On Oct. 5, the Obama administration announced completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement between the United States and 11 other countries. Although many politicians… more

Students Score Victory for Free Speech at Dixie State University

The right to free speech gained new ground last month—not in some distant land, as one might expect, but at Dixie State University, because of… more

How Do You Improve Worker Pay? Licensing Reforms, Not unions.

What do today’s workers need? The White House appears to believe the answer is “a union.” At a summit Wednesday, the administration plans to showcase…  more

Obama Is Willing to Put Our National Security at Risk With a Veto

The Russians are bombing CIA-backed rebels in Syria and continuing to hold parts of Ukraine. ISIS continues to spread in the Middle East and inspire… more

 21 Questions With Washington Florist Who Refused to Serve gay Wedding

Barronelle Stutzman, more commonly known as the “Washington florist,” came under fire this year for refusing to make flower arrangements for a gay couple’s wedding…. more

Meet the Underdog Republican Running for Speaker of the House

Update: The House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday it would endorse Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida for speaker of the House in the vote before the Republican… more

Chaffetz Announces Speaker Bid: Americans Don’t Want ‘Status Quo,’ But For ‘Us to Fight’

Rep. Jason Chaffetz announced his intention to run for House speaker during an interview Sunday on “Fox News Sunday.” “Today, here, I am announcing my… more

Palestinian President’s UN Speech Falls Flat

After weeks of hinting that he would “drop a bombshell” at the United Nations, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday threatened to stop abiding… more

 Time for the US to Rethink Its Support for the European union

Since the end of the Second World War, the U.S. has encouraged the free nations of Europe to abandon their independence in the name of… more

Jason Chaffetz Is Running for Speaker of the House. Here Are 20 Facts About Him.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, is planning to run for House speaker, Politico reported Friday. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced last week that he will resign as… more

 How Some Republicans Want to Employ a Rarely Used Tool to Revive the Export-Import Bank

In a show of dissatisfaction with Republican leaders, a group of House Republicans is attempting to reauthorize the controversial Export-Import Bank through a legislative procedure… more

US Needs a Foreign Policy That Marginalizes Russia’s Ability to Mess With Us

The Kremlin is not our friend. Nor is Moscow a 10-foot-tall threat to our national interests. What America needs is a middling foreign policy that… more

Border Tensions Are on the Rise Between Haiti and the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Joaquin may be getting all the attention, but another rough patch of stormy political weather has been lashing the Caribbean island of Hispaniola in… more

To Defeat ISIS, We Need a Leader Who’s Not Obama

When President Obama said at the United Nations on Tuesday that “defeating ISIL requires—I believe—a new leader,” I thought for a brief moment I’d finally… more

Yes, the Benghazi Committee Has Been Important

Critics of the House select panel probing the Benghazi attacks, and the news media in general, have had a field day as the committee concluded its… more

Disapproval Rating of Supreme Court Reaches New High

Disapproval rates of the high court are rising, according to a new Gallup poll. The poll, released Friday, shows a 50-percent disapproval rating of the… more

Hurricanes Highlight Why FEMA Should Be Reformed

With hurricane Joaquin intensifying to category 4, citizens all along the East Coast should be preparing for a substantial impact. In the coming days, it… more

Cartoon: Who Is Really Pushing the Buttons of US Foreign Policy?

James Phillips wrote recently on Russian involvement in Syria: Russia’s aggressive military intervention in Syria poses major problems for the United States, its allies, and the… more

Obama Has Followed Through on the Obama Doctrine. That’s the Problem.

If there was one strong signal in President Obama’s speech to the United Nations this week, it was this: Don’t expect the American ship of… more

What the Media Missed About Pope Francis’ Visit

To say that Pope Francis’ visit to the United States drew a lot of media attention would be an understatement. The coverage was ’round-the-clock. Yet as… more

5 Steps To Survive Any Hurricane (Including Joaquin)

The government isn’t very good at disaster response (it’s also slow). In all likelihood, in a major disaster, the feds won’t get there fast enough… more

Obama Settles for an Unbalanced Relationship Between US and China

Last week’s U.S.-China summit offers an object lesson in how President Obama conducts foreign policy. All the rhetoric, assumptions, and diplomatic tics of the Obama Doctrine… more

Defense Reform Is Far From Dead in Congress

Defense reform has gotten a lot of attention around Washington—from members of Congress and senior Pentagon leaders as well as the usual policy mavens and… more

Thanks to Obama’s Poor Choices, ISIS Has Sophisticated Arms, Weapons

The Islamic State continues to wreak havoc in Iraq and Syria. The extremist Islamic group, unmatched in its atrocities, has slaughtered hundreds of innocent Christians,… more

Jason Chaffetz Bids to Replace Boehner for House Speaker

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz is throwing his hat into the ring to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House, according… more

Why This Tea Party Group Returned a Congressman’s $1,000 Donation

A Texas Tea Party group has returned a donation from a congressman for refusing to commit to oppose any legislation that funds Planned Parenthood. In… more

Nancy Pelosi: When Human Life Begins Has ‘No Basis’ in Public Policy

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., refused to answer a reporter’s question about when human life begins during a press conference on Thursday. A reporter… more

Chicago Aldermen Seek to Stifle Growing Food Truck Industry

Two aldermen introduced ordinances to restrict food carts in Chicago, less than a day after they were legalized by the City Council. Alderman Brendan Reilly’s… more

 ‘We’ll Possibly Lose Everything': Florist in Court Battle Over gay Wedding Speaks Out

Barronelle Stutzman, the Washington state florist who refused to provide floral arrangement services for a gay couple’s wedding, says she stands to lose everything she…more

Combat Veteran Stands Up to Oregon Shooter, Survives Seven Bullets

North Carolina native Chris Mintz has emerged as a hero after yesterday’s tragic shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. Mintz, who spent ten years… more

Christian Organization Samaritan’s Purse ‘Ready To Deploy’ if Hurricane Joaquin Strikes

Whether or not Hurricane Joaquin, labeled a Category 4 hurricane on Thursday afternoon and classified as “extremely dangerous,” hits the Eastern seaboard of the United… more

September Jobs Report: Unexpected Weakness

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ September jobs report showed unexpected weakness in the labor market. The payroll survey showed that employers created only 142,000 jobs… more

 Obama’s Worrisome Interpretation of the Constitution Regarding religious Liberty

Speaking at a Democratic National Committee LGBT fundraiser on Sunday, President Obama observed that “religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow… more

 Dana Perino Dissects Obama’s ‘Unpersuasive’ Call for More gun Control

President Barack Obama ridiculed opponents of gun control Thursday, hours after a shooter in Oregon killed 10 people at a community college. Standing at a…  more

Sharyl Attkisson Takes on Sunday News Shows With ‘Full Measure’

When former CBS News investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson arrived at Washington’s Newseum on Wednesday night for a party celebrating the launch of her new Sunday show… more

As US Begins to Admit More Syrian Refugees, Senators Seek to Know It’s Safe

As the United States begins to wade into the refugee crisis straining Syria’s neighbors, national security concerns competing against a swift resettlement response are dividing… more

The Consequences of Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

Since the fall of the Soviet union, the United States has worked to isolate Russia from the Middle East. Now, in 2015 and five years… more

Russia Broke the INF Treaty (Again). What the US Should Do

On Sept. 2, Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile named SSC-X-8, in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, according to reporting by the Washington… more

Putin’s Syrian Gambit Exposes Flaws in Obama’s Naive Foreign Policy

Russia’s aggressive military intervention in Syria poses major problems for the United States, its allies, and the future of Syria. It is likely to make… more

What the EPA Isn’t Telling You About Its New Ozone Standards

Today, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) tightened up its ozone standard, from 75 parts per billion to 70 parts per billion. Ozone refers to ground-level… more

State Takes Legal Action to seize $135K From Bakers Who Refused to Make Cake for Lesbian Couple

The agency that ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein to pay $135,000 in damages for refusing to bake a cake for a same-sex couple began the…  more

How the Wars in Ukraine and Syria Are Connected

LONDON—For the last year, I’ve been reporting on the Ukraine war. I’ve been back and forth to the front lines, embedded with Ukrainian troops and… more

Wall Street Journal Praises Boehner, Revises History

As Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, enters the last month of his forcibly shortened tenure as speaker, his allies are desperate to make the case that… more

Bobby Jindal: Kim Davis Wouldn’t Go to Jail in My State

Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, who has found herself in the middle of a religious liberty firestorm for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay more

Poll: Republicans Dissatisfied With Boehner, McConnell

House Speaker John Boehner’s resignation announcement came as a shock to many, but recent polls show that it also provoked sighs of relief from GOP… more

Congressman Gets Emotional After Wolf Blitzer Defends Planned Parenthood

Rep. Jason Chaffetz was in no mood Wednesday to be lectured by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about Planned Parenthood. The Utah Republican, who lost both of his parents to cancer,… more

Watch Conservative Activist Tell Shouting Dr. Drew Planned Parenthood’s History of Covering Up Child Sex Abuse

Appearing on HLN’s “Dr. Drew On Call,” Alison Howard discussed Planned Parenthood’s history on child sex abuse with a skeptical Dr. Drew. “I’m talking about… more

Special Forces Are Great, but They Require a Strong Conventional Military to Operate

Reuters recently reported on a contingent of U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) personnel in southern Niger assisting the West African country in its battle against… more

Kim Davis Willing to Go Back to Jail for religious Beliefs

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Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports will never be mistaken for a Tom Clancy novel. The editorial style is intended to be subdued and analytical—lest the… more

Here’s Congress’s Latest Unbelievable Gimmick

Frustrated voters sometimes denounce their representatives as “good for nothing,” but are they being fair? Consider the budget gimmicks some politicians come up with. When… more

‘Not in My Backyard': Green energy Mogul Who Opposed Wind Farm Adopts a Different Approach Away From Home

A green energy mogul who protested an offshore wind farm near his summer home on Martha’s Vineyard is criticizing Vermonters who oppose his company’s four-megawatt combined…  more

 US Spends Far More on Social welfare Than Most European Nations

The U.S. Census Bureau has released its annual poverty report. Conventional wisdom holds that the U.S. has a small social welfare system and far more… more

 California Governor Vows to Override Democrat-Led Legislature on Climate Change Regulations

Jerry Brown isn’t used to losing in the California Legislature. And even though defections from a raft of fellow Democrats in Sacramento forced the second-term governor…  more

 How to Avoid Another Kim Davis Situation, Without Surrendering on religious Freedom

Editor’s note: This article was originally published Sept. 10. Kim Davis is out of jail and taking a few days off before going back to… more

Time for the White House to Develop a Serious Arctic Agenda

Washington is waking up to the fact that America is an Arctic nation. But, as in a doomed polar expedition, the administration seems to be… more

Can Uber End Traffic Jams? CEO Has Bold Plan to Overhaul Transportation Industry

Travis Kalanick gave a rare interview in San Francisco this week at the mega Dreamforce conference. Since Uber began getting regularly hammered in the press for… more

Over 70 pro-life Leaders Oppose Any Bill Funding Planned Parenthood

More than 70 pro-life leaders signed a memo by the Conservative Action Project to oppose any government spending bill that provides taxpayer funding to abortion provider… more

Happy Birthday to the U.S. Air Force

On this day in 1947, President Harry S. Truman signed into law the National Security Act of 1947, which officially established the U.S. Air Force… more

Activist: China’s One-Child Policy Responsible for More Violence Against Women Than Any Other Policy

NASHUA, N.H.—The pro-life movement should be an international effort, according to Reggie Littlejohn, the president of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers. Speaking at the Bringing America… more

San Francisco Jails Adopt New Policy for Transgender Inmates

The San Francisco County Jail will allow transgender inmates to be housed by their gender preference. Announced on Thursday by Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the first… more

Obamacare Enrollment Dropped in 29 States, Falling Below Administration Figures

Obamacare exchanges took a hit over the course of three months earlier this year as enrollment dropped in 29 states, plus Washington, D.C., resulting in… more

Fallen Cop’s Colleagues Step In to Take His Daughter to Father-Daughter Dance

On September 4, a group of six police officers in Memphis, Tennessee, responded to a different kind of call for help. Jewel Warren, an eight-year-old… more

 Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% “Cloud tax” on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

Streaming companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing how Americans consume media content. These wildly popular services enable ubiquitous and virtually instantaneous access…more

Report: Planned Parenthood’s Annual Excess Revenue in Millions

A report released on Sept. 15 by the Charlotte Lozier Institute, the research arm of the Susan B. Anthony list, indicates that Planned Parenthood has… more

Census Bureau Employees Charged taxpayers Over $1 Million in Time Never Worked

A report from the inspector general released Thursday found “pervasive misconduct” in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Hiring and Employment Check Office. The report found falsified… more

Margaret Thatcher’s Hidden Faith

Does religion play a role in British politics? Dr. Eliza Filby, academic, writer, and businesswoman, spoke at The Heritage Foundation Wednesday about her book “God… more

27 Facts About Pope Francis

Pope Francis is about to make his first visit to the United States. According to his schedule, Francis will arrive in the United States on… more

 Conservatives Dispute Civil Rights Commission Report Citing ‘Inhumane’ Conditions at immigrant Detention Centers

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights released an extensive report Thursday urging President Barack Obama to release undocumented immigrant women and children from detention facilities,… more

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Two Bills That Could Defund Planned Parenthood

The House energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on Thursday regarding legislation authored by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., vice chairman of the committee, and… more

Obama’s Tasteless Welcome of Pope Francis

Maybe we shouldn’t expect anything much from a president who gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod filled with his own speeches, and who gave former British… more

 In Obamacare Mandate Case, Appeals Court Rules in Favor of religious Freedom

Thursday, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of a challenge to the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers offer their employees health… more

77% of Americans Oppose Funding Organization That Sells Fetal Body Parts

Over 60 members of Congress and numerous other organizations are calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood of the over $500 million in taxpayer funding… more

Conservatives Face Uphill Battle to Use Government Funding Bill to Punish Planned Parenthood

House conservatives hoping to make what they believe is the strongest play to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding face an unsettling reality: Many… more

New Movie ‘Captive’ Breaks the Mold for Faith-Based Films

The new movie “Captive,” which opens this weekend, breaks the typical Hollywood mold. “Captive” tells the true story of drug addict Ashley Smith, who, while… more

Cartoon: Are 40 Million Americans Truly Poor?

  Senior research fellow Robert Rector wrote earlier this week on the Census Bureau’s poverty report: Today, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty report…. more

‘Everything Is Just Going Crazy': Washington Gears Up for Pope Francis’ Visit

According to Joshua Gonnerman, a doctoral student in historical theology at the Catholic University of America, it’s been anything but business as usual on campus… more

Inspector General Report Finds Agency’s Role in Choke Point ‘Limited’

An investigation into the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s role in Operation Choke Point, a program that critics say targeted gun sellers, found the agency’s involvement… more

Have You Read the Constitution Today?

Laura Leigh Hicks is a high school student with a simple message about the U.S. Constitution: Read it. She submitted this winning PSA to Constituting… more

Ahmed Mohamed Wasn’t the first: 9 Other Times Schools Treated Students Like Criminals

Ahmed Mohamed, a 14-year-old student in Irving, Texas, made headlines yesterday after local authorities arrested him for bringing a homemade clock to his high school…. more

23-Month-Old Model With Down Syndrome Melts Hearts With Adorable Photos

Connie-Rose Seabourne’s big blue eyes and happy smile are taking the Internet by storm. Born in Britain two months prematurely, Seabourne was diagnosed with Down… more

Why Democrats Are Wrong to Use the Crude Oil Export Ban as a Bargaining Tactic

The House energy and Commerce Committee has passed a bill to lift America’s decades-long ban on crude oil. Three Democrats joined all of the Republicans… more

New Government Mandate Could Cause Chaos Within Health Care

As Oct. 1 approaches my inbox fills more every day with junk mail from health IT vendors offering solutions to my presumed panic. What panic?… more

There Is Only One Way to End Federal Funding of Planned Parenthood. Here’s Why.

Why, oh why, is it so hard for Republicans to do the right thing and put up a good fight to end taxpayer funding of… more

As Conservatives Weigh Challenge, House Leaders Stand By Boehner

As conservatives weigh whether to challenge House Speaker John Boehner—waiting to see how he handles upcoming fights on Planned Parenthood and the debt ceiling—high-ranking Republicans… more

1 Out of 10 Americans Thinks Owning a Pet Is a Right Guaranteed by the Constitution

A recent survey by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that a majority of Americans are unaware of what is… more

Republican Who Attacked Senate Leadership on Planned Parenthood Draws a Line in Defunding Debate

The lead Republican sponsor of a House bill to temporarily halt federal funding to Planned Parenthood attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday for… more

Warren, Vitter Team Up to Take on Wall Street’s ‘Too Big to Fail’ Megabanks

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and David Vitter, R-La., have merged in an unlikely pairing to rein in the Federal Reserve’s emergency lending powers to Wall… more

Meet 3 Women Who Spent More Than 15 Years in Prison for Nonviolent Drug Crimes

Stephanie George has never used drugs, but she earned a prison sentence of life without parole for a drug-related crime. Today, by the luck of… more

Personal Trainers Next on Washington’s Over-Regulation List?

When Andrew Killion opened District Crossfit in 2010, he was training a few handfuls of people in a converted auto garage. Today, Killion oversees one…  more

 Oregon Judge Who Won’t Officiate gay Weddings Fights to Keep His Job

>>> Update adds judge’s comments in televised interview. An Oregon judge is fighting an investigative panel’s accusation that by declining to perform same-sex weddings on…  more

The Budget Battle: What You Need to Know

Federal funding for most government agencies and departments expires on Sept. 30. Lawmakers have just a few working days left to avert a government shutdown…. more

What Happens When Americans Stop Revering the Constitution?

National holidays are about gratitude. On Veterans Day we honor veterans by offering our gratitude for their service and sacrifice. On Thanksgiving we offer our… more

James Madison, Self-Government and the Importance of Self-Control

As we commemorate Constitution Day this Sep. 17th, we might recall the exceptional contributions of the shy, 5’6”, not much more than 100 lb. fellow… more

The Washington Post’s Questionable Claim About a Community Health Center

The Washington Post published a questionable claim about a community health center in a story about an Ohio Planned Parenthood clinic. In a story published Tuesday titled… more

 California Republican Resigns From Conservative Group Over Tactics

A California Republican has resigned from the conservative House Freedom Caucus, arguing that the group’s tactics have done more harm to conservative policy than good….more

Ahmed’s Clock and the Hysteria of American Schools

Social media are ablaze with the story of 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed, a student at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. On Monday morning, the amateur… more

Nonprofit Health System Executive Brings After-School Chess Program to Ferguson-Florissant Schools

An after-school chess program for 20 elementary and middle schools in the Ferguson-Florissant school district started with a simple conversation between a father and his… more

Why Conservatives Object to Leadership’s Latest Tactic for Ending Planned Parenthood’s Federal Funding

Conservatives are pushing back against a Republican leader’s plan to use a budget tool known as reconciliation to strip Planned Parenthood of its federal funding…. more

Why Reconciliation Can’t Be Used to Defund Planned Parenthood

Last May, Congress passed the first concurrent budget resolution in six years. The resolution produced a path to balance by fiscal year 2024 in large… more

3 Reasons to Focus on Something Other Than the Fed’s Interest Rate Target

Stocks tumbled in several major markets earlier this week because, supposedly, investors were nervous about this weeks Fed meeting. The Fed has flirted with raising… more

Census Confirms Health Care Coverage Expanded in 2014, but Misses That Most Expansion Was Through Medicaid

The limitations of survey data are reflected in the political adage that, “the only poll that counts is on Election Day.” In other words, real… more

Creator of Undercover Videos Says They Reveal ‘Three Basic Revelations’ About Planned Parenthood

During a webcast Tuesday evening called “Stop Baby Parts Trafficking,” David Daleiden, the director of the Center for Medical Progress, said that the organization’s videos have… more

 pro-life Groups Launch Website to Help Patients Find Alternatives to Planned Parenthood

A group of pro-life organizations have launched a website to help patients seeking health care find alternatives to Planned Parenthood. The Daily Signal previously reported… more

Report: Four-Day School Week Leads to Improved Academic Performance

As Labor Day abruptly marked the end of summer, arguments for a four-day workweek roiled across the Internet as a conduit to improved health and… more

Bobby Jindal Adopts New Strategy in Fight Against Planned Parenthood

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration announced that it will end its Medicaid contract with Planned Parenthood “for cause” instead of “at will.” The change marks… more

 13 Photos of the Devastating California Wildfires

More than 550 homes in flames, 62,000 acres scorched, and one death — the Valley Fire in Middletown, Calif. is only 30 percent contained, according to…  more

Eight Important Facts You Need to Know for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s Article 32 Hearing Prior to a Court-Martial

The Army will hold an Article 32 hearing for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl this week at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston. The hearing, which may… more

 Why Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Stance on marriage Led to His Ousting

Australian politicians have again treated the nation like a failed Pacific Island state, launching yet another coup to topple a serving prime minister. Prime Minister… more

What Happened When One Company Lowered Its Costs and Improved the Environment? Government Fines.

Here’s how the federal government rewards an energy company for upgrading its power plants to lower costs for families and businesses and improving the environment:… more

Is This ‘Compromise’ the Answer to the Planned Parenthood Fight?

A moderate Republican from Pennsylvania believes he devised a “reasonable” solution to the debate over Planned Parenthood—one that both sides can agree with. Rep. Charlie… more

 Office Depot CEO Apologizes for Store’s Refusal to Print pro-life Flier

The CEO of Office Depot has apologized for a store’s refusal to print a pro-life flier. The office supply store received complaints of religious discrimination…  more

 How the Supreme Court’s ‘One Person, One vote’ Case Could Boost Republican Clout

The Supreme Court will trek into a redistricting case this fall that will settle the contested meaning of the “one person, one vote” principle that… more

Connecticut Homeowners Fight to Prevent City From Taking Their Homes for Redevelopment

Every day, Janet Rodriguez sits at her home in West Haven, Conn., and she waits. She waits for a knock at her front door, a… more

poverty/"> How Do America’s Poor Really Live? Examining the Census poverty Report

Today, the Census Bureau will release its annual poverty report. It will almost certainly report that over 40 million Americans “live in poverty.” But what… poverty/"> more

North Korea Restarts Nuclear Weapons Facility, Hints at Nuclear Test

For the second day in a row, Pyongyang raised the ante on rhetoric suggesting it might conduct a prohibited nuclear or missile test in violation… more

religion-shaped-margaret-thatchers-politics/"> Here’s How religion Shaped Margaret Thatcher’s Politics

Few people are aware that former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, one of the foremost politicians of the 20th century, was a lay Methodist preacher… religion-shaped-margaret-thatchers-politics/"> more

Why ‘Sagging Pants’ Should Not Be a Criminal Offense

The war on bad fashion has a new battlefront: Dadeville, Ala. Members of the Dadeville City Council are considering an ordinance to punish people wearing… more

religious-liberty-and-government-accommodation/"> Lessons Learned From Kim Davis About religious Liberty and Government Accommodation

“I just want to serve my neighbors quietly without violating my conscience.” With those words, Kim Davis resumed her post as the clerk of Rowan… religious-liberty-and-government-accommodation/"> more

In New Video, Planned Parenthood Executives Worry About Public Relations: ‘This Could Destroy Your Organization and Us’

The Center for Medical Progress released the fourth installment of its “Human Capital” series on Tuesday. The video, titled “Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Criminal… more

Is Socialism on the Rise?

Heritage Foundation expert Nile Gardiner, director of the Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, spoke to Fox News’ Neil Cavuto about the victory of far-left politician… more

 What Comedy Can Teach Us About the Iran deal

David Zucker, the Hollywood filmmaker best known for his 1980s movies “Airplane!” and “The Naked gun,” is out with a new spoof on the Iran more

This Case Could Open Up School Choice Options for 37 States

On Sept. 2, the Douglas County School District Board of Education filed a request for extension to the Supreme Court of the United States asking… more

 How a Catholic Cardinal Is Responding to the Assault on marriage and Family

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio—Pope Francis’s visit to the United States next week will coincide with a meeting of Catholics from all over the world to discuss some of…  more

Pastors in John Boehner’s District Encourage Him to Be ‘Bold’ and Defund Planned Parenthood

A group of pastors in House Speaker John Boehner’s congressional district are encouraging him to defund Planned Parenthood. In a letter, the pastors asked Boehner,… more

What the Obama Administration Isn’t Telling You About Its College Rankings

The White House just released a controversial scorecard system for the nation’s colleges, leveraging aggregated tax income data to rank colleges by how much graduates… more

‘Safest School in America’ Has $400K Security System. Should Other Schools Catch Up?

Monday’s incident at Delta State University marks the ninth time that one or more persons have died during a school shooting event in 2015, according to… more

The Redistributive State: How Government Shifts Economic Resources from High- to Low-Income Households

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau will release its annual report on income and income inequality. Historically, the official Census figures on inequality are misleading… more

Medicare-yet-to-save-money-through-heralded-medical-payment-model/"> Medicare Yet to Save Money Through Heralded Medical Payment Model

A high-profile Medicare experiment pushing doctors and hospitals to join together to operate more efficiently has yet to save the government money, with nearly half… Medicare-yet-to-save-money-through-heralded-medical-payment-model/"> more

Congress Must Defund Planned Parenthood and Protect Life

Over the past several weeks, Americans were shocked to see undercover videos of Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, discussing harvesting… more

 Refugee Crisis Has European union Grappling With Its Destiny

As Europe has struggled to articulate a collective response to a flood of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, Germany has positioned itself as…  more

Boehner Says It Is ‘Very Possible’ He Will Sue Obama Over Iran deal

House Speaker John Boehner threatened to sue President Barack Obama last week over the Iran nuclear agreement. Boehner said the president did not disclose every…  more

What Miss Tennessee Got Wrong About Planned Parenthood and Women’s Health

Miss Georgia may have won the Miss America pageant, but it’s Miss Tennessee who probably won Planned Parenthood employees’ hearts Sunday night. That’s because Miss… more

What’s Missing From the Washington Debate on Criminal Justice Reform

There has been a lot of talk lately on Capitol Hill about criminal justice reform, and it is expected that both the House and the… more

Another Hack With Another 10 Million Compromised

While the biggest names in the intelligence community testified last week on Worldwide Cyber Threats, news continued to break over another health insurance company being… more

New York City’s Latest Attempt to Control Uber

Earlier this year, when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tried to cap the growth of Uber and other ridesharing companies, he was forced… more

3 Years After Benghazi Attack, Select Committee Hones in on Clinton Emails

Bryan Pagliano, a State Department employee hired by Hillary Clinton to work on her controversial private email server, appeared before the House Benghazi Select Committee… more

 2 of 3 abortion Clinics in South Carolina Suspended for Violations of State Laws and Regulations

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has suspended two of three abortion clinics in the state—including a Planned Parenthood facility—for violating state… more

‘It’s a War': A Look at How the US and Its Allies Are Fighting ISIS

U.S. ARMED FORCES, Southwest Asia—It’s dinnertime at the DFAC (the military acronym for chow hall) at this remote desert base somewhere in the Persian Gulf… more

 Does Allowing Noncitizens to Be Counted in Redistricting Violate One Person, One vote Standard?

When states, counties, and towns redraw political districts, is it constitutional for them to include individuals who are ineligible to vote, such as noncitizens? Or…  more

Jim DeMint: GOP Lawmakers Have ‘Not Stood Up to President Obama’

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint criticized Republican politicians in an interview Sunday, saying they hadn’t stood firm on conservative principles. “The things that were mainstay… more

At Home With Dave Brat: Conservative Who Ousted Eric Cantor Sees Little Change in Washington

GLEN ALLEN, VA.—Rep. Dave Brat is weaving his way through a crowd of businessmen and women at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, stopping to shake… more

In Washington State, Thousands of Kids Aren’t Returning to School

As charter school teachers in Seattle are showing up to work despite a court’s ruling their schools unconstitutional, public school teachers in the city are… more

Planned Failure

Over the last several months, video evidence has documented that the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, may have been selling baby parts for profit. … more

Five Years After the Recession, Only 21% of Small Businesses Say They’ve Recovered

More than five years after the end of the “Great Recession,” only 21 percent of small businesses* say they have fully recovered. During the recession,… more

America’s Suffering From a Crisis of Confidence

Syria’s raging civil war has transfixed the West’s collective consciousness two summers in a row: last summer with ISIS’s unspeakable barbarity and in 2015 by… more

Chris Pratt Asked People to #ThankaVeteran on 9/11. Here’s What Happened.

September 11th is a day to remember. Actor Chris Pratt also says it is a day to thank a veteran. Pratt posted a video to… more

Conservative Group Won’t Support a Spending Bill That Funds Planned Parenthood

The House Freedom Caucus, a group of conservative lawmakers, has announced that it will oppose any spending bill that grants taxpayer funds to Planned Parenthood…. more

Lawmakers Push to Declare ISIS’ Targeting of Christians ‘Genocide’

U.S. lawmakers introduced a bipartisan resolution Wednesday to formally declare the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria’s targeting of Christians “genocide.” “Christianity in the Middle… more

Heterosexuals Are to Blame For the Breakdown of marriage

In recent days, many Americans have reveled in the hypocrisy of a number of well-known people revealed as subscribers to the Ashley Madison pro-adultery website… more

The Double Standard on Smoking vs. Marijuana

A lot of things can date an old movie or TV show: clothes, furniture, cars. And another thing: cigarettes. They’re all over the place in… more

What the Failure of the Obamacare Co-ops Teaches Us

The Obama administration is perfecting the art of the “boondoggle”—a colorful term for a taxpayer-funded project characterized by wasteful spending, gross inefficiency, or political favoritism…. more

China Just Sent a Message to America: Don’t Mess With Us

Napoleon Bonaparte is credited with saying some 200 years ago that “China is a sleeping giant. Let him sleep, for when he wakes, he will… more

 The Fraud Factor of Obama’s New Climate Agenda

Recently, President Obama visited Alaska to scare up support for his Climate agenda. But it’s becoming clear that this agenda is not, in fact, about…  more

Remembering John Von Kannon, a Real Hero of the Conservative Movement

The modern conservative movement has lost one of its real heroes. John Von Kannon, “the Baron,” has passed to a better place after a long struggle… more

Remembering 9/11 During America’s War on ISIS

U.S. ARMED FORCES, Southwest Asia—For the 14th year in a row, a wartime U.S. military remembered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. But this was… more

Medicare-part-b-premium-hike-for-seniors/"> What’s Behind the Large Medicare Part B Premium Hike for Seniors?

Next year, millions of Medicare enrollees will see their premiums jump from $104.90 to $159.30, a stunning 52-percent increase. Today’s bureaucratic premium setting is inherently… Medicare-part-b-premium-hike-for-seniors/"> more

The Lessons From Solyndra Still Haven’t Been Learned

In a letter to Department of energy Secretary Ernie Moniz this week, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology expressed concern over the use… more

5 Worrisome Back to School Numbers

It’s back to school time again, but before you start helping your kids out with their math homework, let’s look at some numbers that may… more

 California Assembly Approves Legislation to Legalize Assisted suicide

The California State Assembly passed a bill to legalize physician-assisted suicide on Wednesday. According to a report by Reuters, the bill is likely to be…  more

Puerto Rico’s Warning to the Mainland: Stop Kicking the Can Down the Road

The findings of Puerto Rico’s Fiscal and Economic Recovery Working Group should serve as a warning sign to the U.S. Government that putting off economic… more

We Remember: 22 Photos of September 11 And the Days After

 How an Alabama Woman Used voter Fraud to Get Her Boyfriend Elected

In Dothan, Ala., the verdict is in: it was election fraud. Last week, a jury convicted 66-year-old Olivia Reynolds on 24 felony counts of absentee… more

Next Obamacare Issue: The Definition of ‘Small Employer’

Unsurprisingly there are more problems with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) that await members of Congress coming back from their August recess. Topping the list… more

 Cartoon: Americans Oppose Iran deal

Genevieve Wood wrote on why the Iran deal is dangerous for Americans: It has been said that liberty and freedom require eternal vigilance. There are…  more

This Document Established the Five Central Themes of Modern Conservatism

Most political rhetoric dies a quick and deserved death, but a statement adopted on this date 55 years ago remains the most widely accepted definition of… more

This Retired Navy SEAL’s Brother Was Killed by Hezbollah. Why He’s Against the Iran Nuclear deal.

For Ken Stethem, the Iran nuclear deal is personal. “I’m doing something out of what, for me, is a form of duty,” says Stethem, referring… more

 Palin, Cruz Criticize Iran deal at Rally

Protesters coalesced on Capitol Hill Wednesday to rail against the Iran nuclear agreement during a rally that drew a slew of conservative heavyweights, including Republican…  more

- Senate Democrats Block vote to Reject Iran Nuclear deal, Handing Obama Victory

Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked consideration of a Republican resolution to reject the Iran nuclear deal, effectively allowing the agreement to take effect without President… more

September 11, Flight 93, and the Power of Self-Governance

On September 11, 2001, the first successful counterattack of our long war against Islamic jihad was launched not by the United States military, but by… more

Babies-on-upswing/"> Study: Survival Rate Among Preemie Babies on Upswing

Babies born prematurely have a higher survival rate than 20 years ago, a study released on Tuesday found. The findings of the extensive research study,… Babies-on-upswing/"> more

Guantanamo Detainee Terror Recidivism Rate Increases

A few years back, Congress decided that they wanted to know how many Guantanamo detainees went back to the fight after their release or transfer…. more

An Interactive Timeline of 73 Islamist Terror Plots Since 9/11

  The Heritage Foundation tracks Islamist terror plots and attacks since 9/11 and as the 14th anniversary of that fateful day approaches, it is important for… more

Five Caveats to Obama’s ‘Free’ Community College Proposal

“[F]or every young person willing to work hard, I want two years of community college to be as free and universal as high school is… more

Study Finds Happiest Parents Have Four or More Kids

The happiest parents are—drumroll, please—parents with four or more kids. Parents of large families were found to have the most life satisfaction, according to a… more

 Mr. President, It’s Time to Reverse Course on Iran deal

It has been said that liberty and freedom require eternal vigilance. There are no permanent victories or defeats in Washington – only permanent battles. So despite…  more

 Five Questions Sen. James Lankford Wants Obama to Answer About His immigration Actions

Sen. James Lankford will send a letter to the White House on Thursday asking the president to clarify his remarks that there will be “consequences”…  more

What’s Next for Freed Kentucky Clerk? Her Lawyer Speaks Out

The lawyer for Kim Davis blames Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear for his client’s protracted religious liberty fight that has played out nationally over the last… more

9 Things You Need to Know From the first Planned Parenthood Hearing

The first in a series of hearings about Planned Parenthood kicked off Wednesday in Capitol Hill, with Republicans and Democrats running in circles over whether or… more

Crisis Pressures US to Provide Haven For More Syrian Refugees

As the world grapples with a migrant crisis flooding Europe, the United States is facing pressure to provide safe haven for Syrians fleeing their government… more

Conservative Lawmakers Criticize Leadership on Planned Parenthood Fight: What Would Be Different If ‘Reid Were in Charge’?

Conservatives in Congress are gearing up for battle this fall over the issue of Planned Parenthood’s federal funding—hoping to leave President Obama in a difficult… more

vote-on- House Won’t vote on Iran Pact Until Obama Reveals ‘Secret Side deals’

In a last ditch strategy to show its authority, House conservatives have pushed party leaders to delay a vote on the Iran nuclear deal because… vote-on- more

1,300 Students at Risk After State Court Invalidates Charter School Law

A ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court overturning a 2012 voter-approved charter school law could leave about 1,300 students without a school next year. The ruling came Friday,… more

The “Due Process Guarantee Act” Is a Solution for a Problem That Doesn’t Exist

Several years ago, after Congress passed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011, some states (at the urging of the Tenth Amendment Center), along with… more

Why Government Price Controls Would Reduce Access to Drugs

Americans are concerned about rising drug prices, and they want Congress to do something about it. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, one of the… more

Kim Davis to Return to Work After Being Released From Jail

Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis was released from jail Tuesday after being held in contempt of court for defying a judge’s order to issue marriage more

To Be Effective Against Terrorist Propaganda, US Broadcasting Needs Reform

The strategic importance of countering the aggressive recruitment and propaganda campaigns of the Islamic State (ISIS) is indisputable, but can the U.S. government get its… more

A Higher Minimum Wage Would Eliminate Opportunity for Success

Watching the news these days, it may seem as though a minimum-wage job is the equivalent of a life sentence of poverty. But nothing could be… more

Watch Ryan T. Anderson Talk About Release of Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over marriage Licenses

In an interview with CNN Tuesday night, The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson discussed the relationship between the religious liberty rights of Kim Davis, the… more

Atheist Group Says Football Team Chaplains at Public Universities Are Unconstitutional

The Freedom From religion Foundation, an atheist group, has sent a report to public universities claiming that providing chaplains to their football teams is unconstitutional…. more

Obama Issues Executive Order Requiring Paid Sick Leave for Federal Contractors

President Barack Obama took Labor Day to sign an executive order that will require federal contractors to provide employees with up to seven days of… more

How the Federal Government Is Deterring This State From Reforming Civil Asset forfeiture Laws

The federal government is trying to deter California from reforming its laws governing how police can seize cash and property. The reforms to the state’s… more

Judge Orders Kim Davis Released From Jail

A judge has ordered that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis be released from jail on the condition that she does not try to prevent her… more

Thanks to Federal Assistance, Low-Income Americans Live in Luxury Apartments in Chicago

The U.S. inspector general estimates that 25,226 households occupying public housing units exceed the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)’s 2014 eligibility income limits. In… more

 Democrats Secure Enough Support to Block vote Disapproving Iran deal

Democrats today cinched the 41 votes needed to filibuster the Republican-led effort to send a rejection of the Iran nuclear agreement to President Barack Obama’s… v more

Five Key Points on Europe’s Refugee Crisis

In the wake of civil war in Syria, the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS), an Islamist ascendancy in Libya, and a series of conflicts… more

 Government Regulations Have Created the Problem of Unaffordable Housing

Why is housing so expensive in some cities, and relatively cheap in others? Place the blame on land-use restrictions put in place by local governments…. more

Will Boehner’s Leadership Be Challenged? Conservative Lawmaker Says It Depends on Budget, Planned Parenthood

GLEN ALLEN, VA.—For one conservative lawmaker, Congress’s upcoming debate on funding the government and stripping Planned Parenthood of federal dollars could play a significant role… more

 In 12 Oklahoma Counties, Millions seized From Property Owners Who Were Never Charged With Crimes

In Oklahoma, law enforcement agencies across 12 counties took $6 million in cash over a five-year span. Less than half of the money came from…  more

Study: Kids Are Tossing Out the Government’s Healthy Lunch Program

The government’s push to mandate kids to eat healthier is finding its efforts at the bottom of a waste bin. A study published last week… more

Report: Planned Parenthood Has Failed to Report Sexual Abuse

Planned Parenthood clinics have displayed a pattern of failure to report sexual abuse, according to a report by Alliance Defending Freedom. Alliance Defending Freedom, a non-profit… more

Do Speed Cameras Actually Make Roads Safer? What a New Study Found.

A new study by the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is shedding light on the effectiveness of pesky speed cameras, suggesting they may… more

4 Ways to Fix Economies Around the World

Something’s amiss with the world’s economy. And it goes way beyond stock-market woes in China and elsewhere. Economists point to debt and low economic growth… more

Can Shakespeare Heal? One Director’s Quest to Help Treat PTSD

Before he met Jaclyn McLoughlin, combat veteran Androcles Scicluna passed most days focused on survival, picking abandoned bottles and milk cartons out of trash cans… more

The Idiocy of the ACLU’s Lawsuit Against a New School Choice Option

Another school year is underway, and more parents than ever are using school choice to ensure the best education for their children. Or should I… more

poverty-and-unwed-births/"> The Relationship Between poverty and Unwed Births

In 2014, 40.6 percent of all children in the United States were born to unmarried mothers. That includes close to 72 percent of black children,… poverty-and-unwed-births/"> more

Millennials Are Moving to New Orleans (and Not Just for Bourbon Street)

NEW ORLEANS—Millennials are moving to New Orleans by the thousands, and it’s not just for Bourbon Street. Since Hurricane Katrina, young entrepreneurs have flooded the… more

Lowest Gas Prices for Labor Day Weekend in 11 Years

Good news for those loading up the Tahoe to get out of town this Labor Day weekend: Gas prices are at a record low. The… more

Fight Over North Carolina Election Rules Shows Obama Will Stop at Nothing to Win Elections

The recently concluded federal trial over North Carolina’s election rules proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: The Obama administration and its partisan, big-money, racial-interest-group… more

Army Photographer Founds Music Non-Profit to Help Struggling Military Members

When you meet confident, Emmy-winning Michael Henneberger, it’s hard to believe that just seven years ago he was diagnosed with both panic disorder and major depressive… more

deals/"> The Consistent Weaknesses in Obama’s deals

In his first term, President Obama paid lip service to the value of diplomacy but did little negotiating. Now he’s stepped up the pace, with… deals/"> more

 Like No-Fault Divorce, gay marriage Will Change Our Relationships Culture

Advocates of same-sex marriage have often mocked those who assert that a legal alteration in the very structure of marriage will most certainly affect the… g more

The Chinese Economy Just Hit a Major Speed Bump. Why the Pentagon Cares.

The Pentagon cares as much about how money moves around the world as it does about the movement of arms. Small wonder the recent bobbling… more

 The Iran deal Onion: The More Layers You Peel, the More It Stinks

“This thing is like an onion,” George Costanza once said on an episode of “Seinfeld.” “The more layers you peel, the more it stinks.” Just… more

Why Two Brothers Sold Their Business to Pursue Their Passion for Fishing

In the middle of a cold Chicago night in November 2013, brothers Joe and Luke Simonds sat awake in their hotel room, talking animatedly and… more

 Mexico, Interested in US gun Control, Pushes International Arms Treaty

The first annual meeting of the nations that have ratified the 2014 Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) opened on Monday, August 24 at a spa in…  more

Over 1 in 10 With Student Loans Don’t Even Know They Have Them

A postsecondary credential is almost universally viewed as important. As student debt levels continue to rise, however, Americans are losing confidence in the quality and… more

The Connection Between China’s Stock Market Collapse and Its Past Spectacular Growth

In mid-June, China’s Shanghai Composite Index was up a dazzling 60 percent since the beginning of the year. It was the highest level in more… more

 Iran Could Outsource Its Nuclear Program to North Korea

Of the myriad of mind-blowing flaws contained in the Iran nuclear deal—a subject that has dominated the foreign policy debate across the country this summer—there’s…  more

E-Commerce Startup Co-Founder Talks Risk and Reward

Before 27-year-old Justin Chen was ever appointed CFO of an emerging startup, he was just a kid selling sneakers for fun. “There’s Nikes, and Jordans,… more

Study: taxpayers Are Leaving Democrat-Run States for States Controlled by Republicans

In an analysis of Internal Revenue Service income statistics and migration data, Americans for tax Reform—an advocacy group for lower and simpler taxes—concluded that in…  more

 5 Million People Left California Over the Past Decade. Many Went to Texas.

About 5 million California residents left the Golden State during the past decade, marking an “unprecedented” number according to a report released this week. The… more

Who’s More Environmentally Friendly? Looking at Cabs vs. Lyft

A brand new taxi design was unveiled this week to mixed fanfare in New York City, known as the taxi of Tomorrow Over the next… more

Ryan Anderson Talks Kentucky Clerk Case, Possible Compromises

Ryan Anderson, William E. Simon senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, appeared on CNN today to talk about the case of Kim Davis, the Kentucky… more

San Francisco Elementary School Creates ‘Gender-Neutral’ Bathrooms

A San Francisco elementary school has created gender-neutral bathrooms for its students in kindergarten and first grade, the “Today” show reported Friday. Miraloma Elementary School decided… more

New Study: Physician-Owned Hospitals Serve Poorer Patients At Average Rates

Physician-owned hospitals are often vilified  in America’s health care system, accused of siphoning the most profitable operations away from other hospitals while leaving them with… more

Jobs Report Shows Some Growth, But There Are Warning Signs About Economy’s Future

The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s August jobs report showed little change in the labor market. The payroll survey reported employers added a net 173,000 jobs… more

16 Photos of the Refugees Stranded in Hungary Amid Migrant Crisis

Thousands of migrants from Middle Eastern countries, including Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, have fled to Europe. As European countries grapple with the situation, Hungary has… more

NFL Player Evan Rodriguez’s Wife Will Carry Baby to Term Despite Rare Birth Defect Diagnosis

For Evan and Olivia Rodriguez, the birth of their daughter Layla Sky Rodriguez in December should be a time of joy and love. Instead, the… more

Cartoon: Obama’s Mountain Size Denial

Katie Tubb wrote earlier this week on President Obama’s trip to Alaska: President Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership… more

How Kim Davis Can Be Released From Jail Without Agreeing to Violate Her Conscience

Rowan County, Ky., is a lesson for America in how not to resolve social conflict. The local head clerk is sitting in jail, and a… more

g 10 Public Officials Who Defied the Law Over gay marriage Mostly Silent on Kim Davis Case

A Kentucky clerk at the center of a national controversy was held in contempt of court and sent to jail for refusing to comply with…more

 UK’s Former Defense Secretary: The West ‘Surrendered’ to Iran in Nuclear Talks

The nuclear agreement between Iran, the U.S. and five other world powers merely places Tehran’s nuclear ambitions “on hold” and undercuts the international community’s ability…  more

307,000 Veterans May Have Died While Waiting for VA benefits. The VA Status Quo Must Change.

Remember the Department of Veterans AffaIRS scandal in April, 2014 that exposed veterans had died as a result of waiting for healthcare? Veterans were placed… more

 23 Tweets on the Kentucky Clerk Jailed Over gay marriage Licenses

On Thursday, a Kentucky county clerk at the center of a national controversy was sent to jail. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that U.S. District Judge…  more

Puerto Rico’s Pathway Forward Without Bankruptcy

After Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced in June that the island cannot pay its $72 billion debt, there has been an effort to… more

What Happened When 2,000 Democratic Staffers Were Invited to Watch Planned Parenthood Videos

pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List invited more than 2,000 Democratic congressional staffers to a screening Thursday of the Center for Medical Progress’ undercover Planned Parenthood more

 5 Things John Kerry Got Wrong on the Iran deal

Wednesday, a 34th Senator came out in favor of the flawed Iran deal, which means the Senate will not veto President Obama’s agreement. A majority… more

first Congressional Planned Parenthood Hearing to Take Place Next Week

Congress will hold its first hearing on the Planned Parenthood scandal following the August recess, the House Judiciary Committee has announced. The first of a series… more

Maryland Police Officer’s Act of Kindness Goes Viral

Thanks to social media, one chivalrous act in Maryland has touched far more people than originally intended. Last Wednesday, Police Corporal Che Atkinson was notified… more

Europe Gives Trinidad the Charlie Brown Treatment

The nations that have ratified the controversial Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate the international sale of conventional arms, concluded their first meeting last… more

Why This Libertarian Supports gay marriage and religious Liberty

Many advocates of same-sex marriage are all for equal rights until it comes to the religious liberty rights of individuals and private business owners who…  more

Will Government Officials Be Held Accountable for Kate Steinle’s Death? Her Family Filed a Lawsuit.

In an attempt to hold government officials accountable for the shooting death of their 32-year-old daughter Kate, the Steinle family filed a lawsuit against three… more

SBA List to Screen Planned Parenthood Videos for Democrat Staffers

The Susan B. Anthony List has organized a screening of the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos for Democratic Capitol Hill staffers. The Susan B. Anthony… more

Protests at Missouri School Over Transgender Student Using Girls’ Bathroom

Protests erupted at a Missouri high school on Monday after a transgender student requested permission to use the girls’ restroom. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports… more

 Study: Half of immigrant Households Used at Least One welfare Program

The majority of immigrants in the U.S. receive some form of government welfare, significantly outpacing native-born Americans who use benefit programs, according to a study…  more

Why Women’s Health Care Will Thrive When Planned Parenthood Is Defunded

Planned Parenthood does not offer any women’s health services that are not offered by other health care centers. None. The same services it provides are… more

 Thousands Take to New York Streets to Protest Iran deal

Thousands of protesters poured into Manhattan Tuesday evening to demand, outside Sen. KIRSten Gillibrand’s New York office, that Congress vote against the Iran nuclear agreement. “Change…  more

Math Teacher Who Arrived Late to Work 111 Times Allowed to Keep His Job

In a decision that reinvigorated some of the frustrations between teacher unions and the public school system, a New Jersey elementary school teacher who blamed… more

South Korea Looks To China for Help With Aggressive North Korea

South Korean President Park Geun-hye traveled to Beijing this week to attend events commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. She… more

Haiti Struggles to Restore Democracy and Fight Corruption

Haiti finally held legislative elections last month. As Jacky Charles of the Miami Herald reported, they were “violent” and “chaotic.” But at least they happened…. more

5 Takeaways From the Planned Parenthood Videos

Over the last several weeks, the Center for Medical Progress has released nine shocking undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome practice of selling organs of… more

‘This Case Is About More Than Contraception:’ Women’s Group Files Brief in Support of Nuns

The Independent Women’s Forum has filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court in support of the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Little… more

The Truth About Wages in Right-to-Work States

Private sector wages are not reduced in right-to-work states as union advocates have argued, according to a new report released Tuesday by The Heritage Foundation…. more

Networks Still Aren’t Reporting on Planned Parenthood Videos

Three major broadcast networks have not reported on the Center for Medical Progress’s undercover videos in one month, according to an analysis conducted by the Media… more

What’s Next for the marriage Debate After Supreme Court Ruling

Far from settling the marriage debate, the Supreme Court’s ruling on Obergefell v. Hodges raised more questions, according to four participants in a panel discussion Tuesday…  more

 Obama Is Ignoring the Science on Climate Change

President Obama gave a doom and gloom speech yesterday at the Global Leadership in the Arctic (GLACIER) conference in Alaska to build momentum for the…  more

 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott: States, Not Federal Government, Traditionally Regulate marriage

AUSTIN, Texas—Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the federal government has no business regulating the issue of marriage. “In the United States Constitution and the amendments… more

The Ukraine War Is Supposed to End Today. But It Won’t.

KYIV, Ukraine—One year ago I was in Mariupol, Ukraine, when the first cease-fire was signed on Sept. 5, 2014. Late that afternoon I visited the… more

 In New Video, Planned Parenthood Business Partner Defends abortion, ‘That’s Where We Get Our Tissue’

The Center for Medical Progress released a new undercover video on Tuesday of an employee of Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc., a company that procures fetal more

Ukraine: Deadly Protests Outside Parliament Over Autonomy vote

KYIV, Ukraine—One Ukrainian National Guard soldier died and more than 100 law enforcement personnel and civilians were injured, several critically, after violent protests erupted outside…  more

Kentucky Clerk Not Issuing gay marriage Licenses Causes Uproar. North Carolina Shows Better Way.

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling redefining marriage throughout the country, there’s an open question as to what happens to people who believe… more

How the 3 Congressional Investigations of Planned Parenthood Will Work

A Planned Parenthood-commissioned report on the string of undercover Planned Parenthood videos does not appear to have any impact on Congress’s ongoing investigations into the… more

‘Two Key Admissions’ Made By Planned Parenthood, According to Center for Medical Progress

Planned Parenthood has made “two key admissions” about its fetal tissue program, according to the Center for Medical Progress, the organization behind a series of undercover… more

This Obamacare Co-Op Was Supposed to Make Money. Instead, It Lost Over $15 Million.

A Nevada health insurance provider that received more than $65 million in taxpayer-funded loans from the federal government announced last week that it is discontinuing… more

Wal-Mart Reduces Employee Hours Following Wage Increase

Wal-Mart has been reducing the number of hours employees work in some of its stores following a wage increase earlier this year, according to a report… more

North Dakota Legalizes Weaponized Drones. Is That a Good Idea?

North Dakota just legalized police drones to be outfitted with tasers, pepper spray, and other “non-lethal” weaponry. As the drone debate continues over right to… more

Should Mt. McKinley Be Renamed Denali? 35 Tweets on the Pros, Cons, and Obama’s Use of Executive Power

President Obama announced Sunday he is issuing an executive order to rename Mount McKinley, reinstating its original native Alaskan name, Denali. The White House said the… more

 A Year After Obama Visits, California Farmer Struggles to Keep His Farm, Fighting Drought, Regulations

Joe Del Bosque has been a farmer for most of his life. He believes that Regulations are one reason why he may be losing his…  more

 Bipartisan Group of Senators Set to Announce deal to Reduce Prison Population

When Congress returns from recess early next month, lawmakers will face a bevy of partisan-infused battles on issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, Planned… more

 4 Ways the Senate Could End taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

As the war on Planned Parenthood heats up, so does the Republican divide on how to best go about taking away the organization’s federal funding….  more

What the New York Times Didn’t Tell You About the Planned Parenthood Video Analysis

The company commissioned by Planned Parenthood to analyze a series of undercover videos played a key role in 2012 to undermine Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. Planned… more

In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do.

Good news: The number of Americans using food stamps in 2014 declined slightly from the previous year. So why does the 2015 Index of Culture… more

How Much Should the US Spend on Defense?

The debate about defense spending will likely reignite in September as Congress returns from recess and the end of the fiscal year draws near. Unfortunately,… more

 Obama’s New Climate Rules Will Hurt Poor, Minority Americans the Most

“We know that low-income, minority communities would be hardest hit.” That’s Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, speaking about the higher energy prices that would… more

 The Number of Victims Shows There’s No Excuse for sanctuary Cities

A litigation battle is raging between the states and President Barack Obama over his attempt to impose a nationwide “sanctuary” policy for illegal aliens. Yet…  more

What We Can Learn From California’s Failed Green Jobs Plan

In the eyes of the Obama administration, California is the gold standard for state energy policy. The feds lavishly laud the Golden State’s aggressive green…  more

 Obama’s Iran Policy: Trust, Don’t Verify

Initially, I thought the news was beyond parody. The Associated Press last week ran a story headlined “U.N. to let Iran inspect nuke work site.” I soon realized… more

The Navy Hasn’t Been This Small Since the 1930s. Can We Afford a Larger Navy?

The United States Navy has been shrinking for decades and is now at levels last seen in the 1930s. Politicians on both sides of the… more

The Fed Shouldn’t Pay Attention to Short-Term Changes in Stock Market

Back in grad school (not all that long ago), we pondered whether a central bank should target equity (or other asset) prices to conduct monetary… more

 4 Misleading Claims Obama Made About Iran deal In New Remarks

President Obama addressed the nation in a continued effort to reverse Americans’ declining support for the Iran deal. In the past few days alone, more… more

No More Double Standards for Women in the Military

Last week, two female Army officers and West Point graduates made history when they successfully passed Army Ranger School, known as one of the most… more

This Government Jobs Program Is Ineffective, Ridden With Crime

A job training program for disadvantaged youth—sounds like a good thing. Except maybe when it is plagued by violent crime and doesn’t boost participants’ wages or… more

Petition for White House to Watch Planned Parenthood Videos Needs Over 80,000 More Signatures

A recent “We the People” petition is pushing for the Obama administration to watch the Planned Parenthood videos released by the Center for Medical Progress…. more

The Link Between Political and Economic Freedom

More than 50 years ago, Milton Friedman’s seminal work “Capitalism and Freedom” reminded Americans of the founding principles that made us greatest nation on Earth… more

 More Than 200 Retired Military Leaders Push Congress to Reject Iran deal

More than 200 retired U.S. generals and admirals added their names to the Iran nuclear agreement’s opposition this week after they sent a letter to…> more

How This New Government Ruling Destroys the Franchise Business Model

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just issued a ruling likely to destroy the franchise business model. To understand how far-reaching this could be, it… more

Kansas Cut Planned Parenthood’s Funding. Then the Obama Administration Retaliated.

More people are paying attention to Planned Parenthood’s government funding following a series of undercover videos. But the fight over public funding for the abortion more

Cartoon: President Obama’s Guide to American ‘Crazies’

Nile Gardiner wrote earlier this week on the president’s comments: Just back from his annual summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, President Barack Obama has returned… more

If Hurricane Katrina Were to Strike Today, Would You Be Prepared?

Plagues, nuclear threats, an electromagnetic pulse attack. Each could knock the United States off the power grid. These potential disaster strikes can seem daunting. “The… more

Viral Note From Mom Thanks Boy for Showing Kindness to Disabled Son

Katie Myers and her 18-month-old son Kaden spend nearly every day at the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium in West Palm Beach. Recently, on… more

As War Escalates, Ukrainian Volunteer Battalion Remains Sidelined

URZUF, Ukraine—The vehicle yard at the Ukrainian National Guard Azov Battalion’s base here looks like the set of a Mad Max movie. There is a… more

Is the Fed Necessary?

The Federal Reserve opened its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Thursday. Its experts have assembled to discuss “inflation dynamics.” Concurrently, another group of economists… more

Planned Parenthood Is Flailing': Bobby Jindal Fights Back After Louisiana Sued for Terminating Medicaid Contract

Planned Parenthood announced it will sue Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal for terminating its Medicaid contract with the state. “Planned Parenthood is flailing,” said Mike Reed,… more

In Treaty Negotiations, Obama Administration Broke Own Red Line and Alienated China

CANCUN, Mexico – After China went Communist in the late 1940s, conservatives liked to ask “who lost China?” That same question occurred to me on… more

ACLU Files Lawsuit to Block School Choice for Nevada Children

The American Civil Liberties union (ACLU) has just filed a lawsuit intended to block students from participating in Nevada’s groundbreaking near-universal education savings account (ESA)… more

Black Pastors Demand Smithsonian Remove Planned Parenthood Founder’s Bust

Black pastors and conservative leaders drew a small crowd in front of the National Portrait Gallery Thursday demanding the removal of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s… more

What We Can Learn From 3 Americans Who Fought, Disarmed Attacker on Paris Train

The thwarted terrorist attack by three Americans on a Paris bound train last week exposed a flaw in terrorist tactics. Spreading fear with violence (the… more

Ohio Conservative Builds a Farm Team of Future Leaders

VALLEY VIEW, Ohio—It’s the morning after the first Republican presidential debate and Adam Josefczyk is full of energy. Following a late night in Cleveland, the… more

Center for Medical Progress Calls Planned Parenthood-Commissioned Analysis of Videos ‘Complete Failure’

The Center for Medical Progress has condemned a Planned Parenthood-commissioned analysis that claims the undercover videos released by the organization did not “present a complete or… more

Does This School’s Transgender Bathroom Policy Violate Student Privacy?

A Missouri school district is under fire for allowing students to use restrooms and locker rooms designated for the opposite sex. Alliance Defending Freedom has sent a letter… more

19 Stunning Pictures of Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath

Winds of 127 mph ripped across Louisiana 10 years ago, leaving in its wake devastation of property, destruction of lives, and a death toll of… more

Friends, Colleagues Remember Murdered Reporter: She Was ‘Going to Rise to the Top’

Alison Parker, 24, was a “go-getter” who was “going to make it big” in broadcast journalism. But her life was cut short after she and… more

How One Catholic School Found Faith in the Floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS—When Hurricane Katrina left Mount Carmel Academy under 10 feet of water, many thought the school would be gone forever. Located in the Lakeview… more

 Don’t Believe the Hype: Boeing Will Be Just Fine Without the Export-Import Bank

Airplane manufacturer Boeing is suggesting that it will lay off “several hundred” workers by the end of the year unless lawmakers resurrect the now-defunct Export-Import Bank….  more

Weaponized Drones Are Now Legal in This State

Drones can now legally fight criminals in the United States with non-lethal weapons thanks to a recently amended bill in North Dakota. The law’s author,… more

 pro-life Leaders Demand Removal of ‘Racist’ Margaret Sanger Bust From National Portrait Gallery

A group of pro-life leaders will hold a press conference Thursday in Washington, D.C., to demand that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned…  more

The Feminist War on Family Science

Few social science findings are as durable, consistent, and striking as the idea that children fare better when under the care of two biological parents… more

Is It True That Defunding Planned Parenthood Could ‘Curtail’ Medical Services? Fact-Checking Bob Casey’s Claim

Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., made some questionable claims in an op-ed defending his vote to continue granting federal funds to Planned Parenthood. “Planned Parenthood facilities… more

A Lost Generation: Where Have 4 Million Syrians Fled?

AMMAN, Jordan – According to United Nations figures, more than 4 million Syrians have fled their homeland, with another 7 million displaced internally within Syria…. more

 Why There Is Still Time to Demand a Better Iran deal

As Congress’ September deadline to approve or condemn the Iran deal approaches, the Obama administration has intensified its lobbying efforts, appealing to individual members of… more

No, the Federal Reserve Cannot Set Interest Rates

As the Federal Reserve summer symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo. begins, I thought I’d set the record straight. The Federal Reserve cannot just set interest rates…. more

Alaska Legislature to Sue Governor Over Unilateral Medicaid Expansion

The Alaska Legislature will sue Gov. Bill Walker in an effort to prevent him from unilaterally expanding Medicaid in the state. Christie Herrera, a senior… more

Why the Government Can’t Resist the ‘Affordable’ Housing Game

Next month will mark seven years of federal government conservatorship of the two government-sponsored mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. To cap off this… more

How a Higher Minimum Wage Could Lead to Automated Restaurants

Want to know what the future of the restaurant industry looks like? It could come in the form of a San Francisco fast food restaurant named… more

 Ann Coulter on Why immigration Is the Only Issue That Matters

Political commentator Ann Coulter believes that immigration is the most important issue facing America today. If we don’t get it right, she says, debates over…  more

 Rep. Diane Black Explains to Sarah Palin Why Planned Parenthood Should Stop Receiving tax Dollars

“There is no reason in this world” why federal money should be spent on Planned Parenthood, said Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., while on air Monday… more

Meet 5 Key Democrats Who Could Determine the Fate of Iran deal

Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington announced support for the Iran deal Tuesday, following on the heels of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., to further President… more

 Iran’s Support for Terrorism, and How It Relates to the Nuclear deal

The Obama administration and its negotiating partners have described their nuclear deal with Iran as the best way to prevent Tehran from getting a bomb…more

 Jim Inhofe on What the Left Gets Wrong About Climate Change

Sen. Jim Inhofe is no stranger to the Climate change debate. The Oklahoma Republican, who leads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, believes that…more

\\\ Why Reagan Would Have Opposed Iran deal

Proponents of President Obama’s Iran deal have invoked analogies to President Reagan’s arms control approach in effort to increase desirability for the unpopular agreement in…  more

Evaluation Shows Yet Another Government Program Fails to Produce Results

The Department of Labor has released the results of its two-year evaluation of the federal program Reintegration of Ex-Offenders (RExO), designed to help ex-offenders find… more

Can Ashley Madison ‘Victims’ Sue? Here Are Their Legal Options

On July 15, an online hacking group calling themselves “The Impact Team” gained unauthorized access to a website known as Ashley Madison, and on Aug…. more

 Obama Called Conservatives Hypocrites on solar energy and Free Markets. Here’s What He Got Wrong.

President Obama is having a hard time with the definition of free market. The most recent example came from his remarks at the National Clean…  more

 Memo to Obama: It’s Not Iran deal Critics Who Are the ‘Crazy’ Ones

Just back from his annual summer vacation at Martha’s Vineyard, President Barack Obama has returned to disparaging his political adversaries and anyone who happens to… more

Three Things Americans Should Know About the Stock Market Turmoil

It’s too early to know if the stock market drop is just one of the periodic corrections by which the market reallocates capital to more… more

 In New Video, StemExpress CEO Says She Wants ‘Intact Cases,’ ’50 Livers a Week’ From abortion Facilities

The Center for Medical Progress released a new undercover video of a meeting with Cate Dyer, chief executive of StemExpress. In the video, Dyer said… more

Here’s How Hurricane Katrina Changed Schools in New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS—For all its devastation, Hurricane Katrina swept into this city an opportunity to embark on one of the greatest education experiments in America. In… more

How US Should Respond to China’s Stock Market Collapse

To give perspective, China is the world’s second largest economy, as well as the second largest importer. It is the largest trading nation for 75… more

The Hypocrisy of Denver’s War on Chick-fil-A

In Denver, city council members are weighing whether Chick-fil-A will be allowed to open in the Denver International Airport. Denver council member Paul Lopez “called… more

Why China’s Economy Is Scaring the World, Explained in 90 Seconds

Stock markets in the United States plunged over the past week, and many are blaming a place far away from home: China. Investors around the… more

 The IRS Is Looking to tax Employer-Provided Meals

Free employee meals may be slapped with a price tag as the Internal Revenue Service inches closer to deciding whether to tax the complimentary perk….  more

North and South Korea Step Back From Precipice of War

SEOUL, South Korea – After marathon talks, North and South Korea have reached an agreement to defuse the rising tensions, which had created the potential… more

China’s Economic Woes Jolt Global Stock Markets

U.S. stock markets plummeted Monday, furthering a global market decline that has eliminated nearly $10 trillion from international shares as concerns grow over China’s economic… more

42 Photos From the Planned Parenthood Protests

On Saturday, tens of thousands of people gathered in hundreds of rallies around the country to protest Planned Parenthood. The protesters numbered more than 60,000, according to the… more

How Should Sexual Assault Be Managed on Campus? Two Bills’ Different Approaches

There is no doubt that American colleges should be safe for all students. A recent University of Virginia case is any example, however, of the… more

unionizing/"> Why a Federal Agency Stopped Northwestern Football Players From unionizing

Last week, in a unanimous decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) declined to assert jurisdiction in the Northwestern University college football player unionization case….More

 Secret Side deal Reveals Disturbing Flaw in Iran Nuclear Agreement

The Associated Press released a bombshell report on Wednesday that revealed that Iran will be allowed to use its own inspectors to investigate a military…  more

Babies/"> Mark Levin: Federal Government Is ‘Stealing From Unborn Babies

Popular radio show host Mark Levin says when it comes to out of control entitlement spending, the federal government is “stealing from unborn Babies.” “Future… Babies/"> more

religious-liberty-rally-victims-share-their-stories/"> At religious Liberty Rally, Victims Share Their Stories

DES MOINES, Iowa—Several Americans who have faced threats to their religious liberty united for a rally last week. “These threats are not imagined. They’re not… religious-liberty-rally-victims-share-their-stories/"> more

As Taliban Transitions, Pakistan Should Act

The Taliban is in transition. Its leadership council in Quetta—in Pakistan’s Balochistan province—announced recently that Mullah Akhtar Mansour would replace Mullah Mohammed Omar as the… more

What’s Wrong With the UN’s New 169 Goals

The United Nations is quite proud of its Millennium Development Goals—the criteria it uses to measure the success of economic development programs. In a 2013… more

 It’s Not Hypocritical to Let Infertile Couples Marry, But Oppose gay marriage. Here’s Why.

Why is the government in the marriage business? As I explain in “Truth Overruled: The Future of marriage and religious Freedom,” it’s to encourage a…  more

Majority of Food Stamp Recipients Are Now Working Age Adults, Not Children or Seniors

The nation’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) experienced mixed results in 2014. Participation and average benefit amounts fell slightly from the previous… more

The Nuclear Activity You Should Be Paying Attention To

The Iran deal is the biggest nuclear story of the decade. Yet most Americans are paying little attention. Even the 70th anniversary of dropping the… more

Iran-deal-force-administration-back-to-drawing-board/"> Congress Should Reject Iran deal, Force Administration Back to Drawing Board

You’ve heard the argument. If Congress turns down the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran will rush to get a nuclear bomb within two to three months….  more

Group Releases Previously Unseen Footage of StemExpress CEO After Judge Lifts Restraining Order

The Center for Medical Progress released a trailer Friday for its “Human Capital” series featuring previously unseen video after a judge lifted a temporary restraining… more

 Federal Prosecutors Fight Back After Judge Orders Motorist Be Returned $167K seized

After a federal judge ordered the government return $167,000 law enforcement seized from a motorist driving through Nevada, federal prosecutors are fighting the decision. The… more

Iran-sanctions-regardless-of-washingtons-actions-state-lawmaker-introduces-resolution/"> Michigan Could Keep Its Iran Sanctions Regardless of Washington’s Actions

As Congress spends its August recess deliberating the Iran deal, Michigan has introduced two resolutions this week urging U.S. legislators to oppose the accord. The… more

Cartoon: The Next Destination of America’s Favorite Cookie

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5 Policies Bobby Jindal Would Pursue as President

ATLANTA, Ga.—Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today outlined five policies he would pursue if elected president of the United States. Speaking at the RedState Gathering in… more

Rick Perry: ‘We Do Not Have to Settle for a World in Chaos’

ATLANTA, Ga.—Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that “over-taxation and over-Regulation” are stifling economic growth in the United States. Perry, who spoke at the… more

The June Jobs Report Shows the Recovery Remains Weak

On the surface, recent jobs numbers represent solid economic growth, yet polls show that Americans continue to worry about economic conditions. Further analysis helps explain… more

 Chris Christie: Conservatives Should Be ‘Unapologetic’ on pro-life Position

ATLANTA, Ga.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said today that conservatives should be “unapologetic” about their pro-life position. Christie, a Republican candidate for president, spoke at…  more

How to Combat Putin’s Propaganda War

The war is on. Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed a vast information network across Central and Eastern Europe, as well as within the European… more

Are Fannie and Freddie Here to Stay?

Nearly seven years into federal conservatorship, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, quintessential institutions of cronyism, look to remain a permanent fixture of the housing finance… more

Iran-deal/"> Leading Jewish Democrat Breaks With Obama to Oppose Iran deal

Sen. Chuck Schumer, one of the most influential Jewish Democrats in Congress, came out in opposition to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran last night…. more

One Year Later: Why Obama’s ISIS Strategy Has Failed

On August 8, 2014, the U.S. began an air campaign against the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. One year later, we have little to… more

The 3 Things This Conservative Leader Wants Congress to Do

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On Point: How Two College Friends Turned Needlepoint Into Big Business

In November 2004, Austin Branson and Peter Carter found themselves nervously standing in the lobby of a hotel in Hanoi, Vietnam, waiting. The 22-year-olds, who… more

Iran-deal/"> Cartoon: Time is Ticking on Iran deal

        Michaela Dodge wrote this week on what President Obama got wrong in his Iran deal speech: On Wednesday, President Obama continued his…  more

28 Tweets Responding to Netflix’s New Maternity and Paternity Leave Policy

New parents have a laundry list of things to worry about, but on Tuesday, streaming service Netflix decided to take one thing off that list… more

Here Are 21 Policy Highlights From the first 2016 Republican Debate

The 2016 primaries are in full momentum following months of build-up, officially kicking off on Thursday night in prime-time as the ten leading Republican candidates… more

Highlights of the Happy Hour Debate

The Republican presidential field gathered tonight for the first official debate of the 2016 presidential election, and there was no shortage of policy ideas offered… more

19 Photos From Behind the Scenes at the GOP Presidential Debate

CLEVELAND—Republicans squared off for their first debate Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena. The Daily Signal was there along with hundreds of other media outlets… more

What Democratic Presidential Candidates Said at Iowa Presidential Forum

ALTOONA, Iowa—While many 2016 presidential candidates are in Ohio tonight for the first Republican national debate, Democratic presidential candidates gathered in Iowa this afternoon at… more

At This Ohio County Fair, Contempt for Washington

LISBON, Ohio—Prize-winning cattle are more popular than politicians at the Columbiana County Fair. “Government is broken from the very bottom to the very top,” says… more

Why Western Women Are Volunteering for the Islamic State

They are forbidden to leave their homes without a male escort, or they will be beaten. Their eyes must never be seen. Without a double-veil,… more

Putin Expands Russian Navy As America’s Fleet Shrinks

President Vladimir Putin set a new course for the Russian navy recently. While presiding over “Navy Day” in Baltiysk, Russia, he formally approved changes to… more

Democratic Leader: War Against ISIS Is ‘Illegal’ Without Congressional Authorization

The U.S. began its latest war in the Middle East one year ago this week, launching a military campaign against ISIS, a long-term battle against… more

 Bipartisan Report Confirms IRS Mistreatment of Conservative Groups

The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance has released an extensive bipartisan report on the IRS targeting scandal that makes it clear, according to Sen. Chuck… more

Here’s What the GOP’s 2016ers Tweeted After Learning the Debate Lineup

What do you say on Twitter after you’ve either made the cut as one of the 10 Republican presidential candidates who will slug it out… more

 4 Reasons We Must Protect Freedom for Everyone After Supreme Court’s marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage has left many concerned about protecting freedom for everyone who believes that marriage is the union of a man… more

Domestic Sex Trafficking Survivors Find Hope in Small-Town Iowa Halfway Home

DES MOINES, Iowa–At the intersection of two of the nation’s largest highways, I-35 and I-80, sits the Des Moines, Iowa metro area, known for its… more

 Federal Court Strikes Down ‘Discriminatory’ Texas voter ID Law

A federal court has struck down Texas’ voter identification law due to what the judges call its “discriminatory effect.” The U.S. Court of Appeals for…  more

The Voting Rights Act Worked

There is no question that we can and should celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), which is one of the most… more

Congress Can (and Should) Defund Planned Parenthood During Appropriations Process

Recent undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees haggling over the price of body parts from aborted Babies have renewed calls to end all federal funding… more

Single Mom Goes From $13 in the Bank to CEO in Five Years

It all started with blueberries. More specifically, with blueberries that Melissa Kieling’s young son refused to take to school because they were always warm and… more

 How These Millennials Are Bypassing Federal Regulations to Help Children

A temporary home can become a child’s forever family. Together We Rise is a non-profit on a mission to help children in the foster care…  more

Puerto Rico’s Default Is Just the Beginning

The Puerto Rican government failed this week to make a $58 million payment of principal and interest on a specific outstanding debt that lacks strong… more

 unions Demand Special Treatment After Minimum Wage Hike They Backed Goes Into Effect

The Los Angeles city council will vote this week on exempting collectively bargained wages from its new $15 an hour Minimum Wage law. That’s correct…  more

Houston Churches Sue City for Trying to Take Their Private Property

The Houston Housing Authority found itself in the middle of a sticky lawsuit this week when the agency tried to use eminent domain to “steal”… more

Climate Scientists Question Significance of Obama’s New carbon Rule

Days after the Obama administration finalized plans to reduce carbon emissions, some Climate scientists have criticized the administration for failing to detail how the Regulations… more

11 Seasoned Conservatives in Search of a 2016 Nominee to Believe In

Doug Whaley, a 71-year-old retired salesman, says he is looking for a conservative candidate for president who is worthy of his trust. Going into Thursday… more

 22 Tweets Reacting to Obama Comparing GOP To Iranians Chanting ‘Death to America’

President Obama compared congressional Republicans who reject his nuclear deal to Iranian hardliners who chant “death to America” during a speech selling the agreement with…  more

The Poll Numbers on the Planned Parenthood Scandal CNN Left Out

Regardless of one’s point of view on an issue, you can usually find a poll that shows that a majority of people agree with you…. more

 8 Things Obama Got Wrong on the Iran deal

On Wednesday, President Obama continued his push to sell the Iran deal to an increasingly skeptical American public. Unfortunately for the White House, Obama’s charm…  more

 9 Lines You Need to Read From Obama’s Latest Iran Nuclear Pitch

President Obama took a quick trip across D.C. Wednesday to sell his Iran nuclear deal in a speech at American University regarding what he called…  more

Remembering the Man Who Exposed Communist Russia’s Murders of Millions

Conservative historian, poet and Presidential Medal of Freedom winner Robert Conquest passed away on Monday, leaving behind a legacy of vital support for freedom. Robert… more

Why This Mom Wants to See Disabled Children in Ad Campaigns

For Katie Driscoll, a young mother of six, back-to-school excitement is always dulled by one thing: advertising. That’s because Driscoll, whose daughter Grace has Down… more

 Ohio Lawmakers Push to Drug-Test welfare Recipients

Ohio lawmakers are expected to formally introduce legislation Wednesday that will require welfare recipients to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. Republican State Representatives…  more

 The Rapid Growth of Job-Related Regulations

It might seem absurd to suggest that allowing unlicensed florists to sell flower arrangements harms the public health and safety. But states make claims like…  more

 Obama Administration Claims Some Middle Eastern Countries Showing Support for Iran deal. Here’s the Real Story.

The Obama administration has made a big deal over Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent meeting with representatives of the Gulf Cooperation Council, a loose…  more

 Justice Department Should Enforce Rules Mandating voter Rolls Updates

Why isn’t the Justice Department enforcing the law and requiring state local election officials to keep voter rolls updated and current? Last week, the Public…  more

4 Charts That Prove DC Elites Are Ignoring Planned Parenthood Debate Raging in the Nation

A series of videos that show Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of aborted fetal organs has sparked a nationwide debate on Twitter about the… more

 Senate Republicans Allege Collusion Between EPA and Environmental Group Over Climate Regulations

A day after the Obama administration finalized a “historic” plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions, Republicans on a prominent Senate committee are alleging that an…  more

‘Orange Is the New Black’ Author Calls for Reforms to Help Female Prisoners

Piper Kerman, whose memoir about her year in a federal women’s prison—titled “Orange Is The New Black”—was adapted into a Netflix series, testified before the… more

Bobby Jindal Demands Planned Parenthood Be ‘Honest’ on Sale of Body Parts

Louisiana’s governor and top health officer this afternoon demanded that Planned Parenthood’s affiliate in their state explain discrepancies in what its officials say about harvesting… more

How Lawmakers Can Beat Planned Parenthood’s Stalling Tactics

On Monday, federal district court Judge William Orrick ordered the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) not to publish undercover video taken at the National abortion more

What Krauthammer Has Wrong About When Human Life Begins

I like Charles Krauthammer. But he made some disturbing statements Monday when talking about the Planned Parenthood scandal and reactions to it. “There is a… more

 Should unions Give to Planned Parenthood Without Members’ Permission? This Bill Would Ban That.

unions claim they’re for the little guy. They talk about big businesses putting corporate interests ahead of the average Joe. But unions have become quite… more

Free Health Exams Offered to Special Olympics Athletes at Summer Games

Last week, 6,500 athletes from 165 nations traveled to Los Angeles to compete in the 2015 Special Olympic World Summer Games. “These Games change the… more

 Why Young “Conservatives” for energy Reform Aren’t What They Seem

Earlier this year, the Young Conservatives for energy Reform (YCER) co-hosted a “National Security and energy Independence Reception” on Capitol Hill with the American Wind… more

Coast Guard Celebrates 225 Years of Protecting America

On this day in 1790, Congress passed an “Act to create the Revenue Cutter Service,” which authorized then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton to build… more

22 Moments From the 2015 Special Olympics

The first International Special Olympics was held in 1968 in Chicago, thanks to the work of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, in order to highlight the talents and… more

Why Alabama Lets More Convicted Felons Serve Their Time in the Community

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Lawrence Posey has been there, done that. No, he’s been there, done worse. “Believe it or not, all of us are wired up wrong,”… more

Planned Parenthood Official Suggests ‘We Alter Our Process’ to Harvest Tissue

A fifth undercover video released this morning shows Planned Parenthood officials allegedly discussing the harvesting of organs from aborted Babies, adding to growing allegations that… more

Is the Fed Worth It? House Republicans Want to Find Out

Two Texas Republicans are pushing to examine the effectiveness of the Federal Reserve’s monetary policies. The House Financial Services committee, led by Chairman Jeb Hensarling,… more

 Study Shows Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose Iran deal

According to a recently released poll from Quinnipiac University, Americans strongly oppose the Iran nuclear deal. The majority of Americans, 58 to 30 percent, believe…  more

Bad Iran deal Breeds Warranted Skepticism

On Wednesday, President Obama will make a personal push to sell the flawed Iran deal to the American public and Congress. The president’s efforts to…  more

religious-groups-from-providing-health-insurance-that-violates-beliefs/"> How This GOP Senator Plans to Protect religious Groups From Providing Health Insurance That Violates Beliefs

A Republican senator is rolling out a new bill that would protect religious organizations and other groups from having to provide health insurance coverage to… religious-groups-from-providing-health-insurance-that-violates-beliefs/"> more

Why Conservative Governors Are Embracing Criminal Justice Reform

It used to be that, like entitlement spending, criminal justice reform was a third rail in politics—touch it, and you could be sure that your… more

 Obama’s Plan to Combat Climate Change, Explained in Under 90 Seconds

In an effort to address Climate change, the Obama administration has finalized a new rule designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the nation’s largest…  more

What 14 Republican Presidential Candidates Said at New Hampshire Forum

Republican presidential candidates gathered at Saint Anselm’s college in Manchester, N.H., Monday night for the voters first Forum. The forum took place only days before… more

The Truth About Defunding Planned Parenthood and Women’s Access to Health Care

Supporters of Planned Parenthood claim that an end to federal funding of the organization will limit women’s access to family planning services and preventive care…. more

v Why the Defund Planned Parenthood vote Matters

Serious questions have been raised as to whether Planned Parenthood is selling tissue and body parts of unborn Babies for profit. So serious that Congress… more

 Did Your Senator vote to Defund Planned Parenthood? See Here

A Senate bill to strip Planned Parenthood of its $500 million in federal funding fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance, gaining the…  more

 Obama’s New energy Plan Could Cost $2.5 Trillion in Lost Economic Growth

The Obama administration unveiled its Climate change Regulations for new and existing power plants, calling the plan “the biggest, most important step we’ve ever taken…  more

Why Defunding Planned Parenthood Wouldn’t Violate Medicaid Statutes

Later today, the Senate is scheduled to vote on a bill that would remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood. This is a good and necessary… more

 Rand Paul: Congress Will Reject the Iran deal

Sen. Rand Paul believes that the United States Congress will reject the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Iran. “There’s a very good chance that Congress…  more

Forget Cecil. Legal Hunting Benefits Africa.

Lost in the outrage over the death of Cecil the Lion is the plight of the people of Zimbabwe and the fact that big game… more

‘National Anthem Girl’ Sings Anthem 24 Times in 24 Hours to Raise Funds for Wounded Vets

Performer Janine Stange has made history for a second time. Stange, also known as the “National Anthem Girl,” first made headlines in August 2014 when… more

religious-charities/"> Companies Giving to Planned Parenthood Sometimes Reject religious Charities

As The Daily Signal and 2nd vote have revealed, corporate America is a major source of revenue for Planned Parenthood. While less than the half-billion… religious-charities/"> more

Would Women Be OK Without Planned Parenthood?

Will women have access to the health services they need if the government defunds Planned Parenthood? That depends on whom you ask. “Absolutely,” said Jay… more

How to Make the Case to Liberals That Conservatives Have Hearts, Too

Being conservative in a politically correct culture has never been easy. Whether you’re a politician trying to explain a controversial sound-bite or a voter attempting… more

 How the Iran deal Complicates Israel’s Approach to Iran

The Vienna Agreement overseeing Iran’s nuclear program brought no joy to Tel Aviv. “Israel is not bound by this deal with Iran,” declared Prime Minister… more

What We Can Do to Boost Graduation Rates

High school graduation remains a crucial rite of passage. The National Center for Education Statistics estimates that in 2013, the median earning for workers with… more

Why Mark Levin Says the GOP Needs a Facelift

Mark Levin is fed up with the Republican leadership in Congress. A day before Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., filed a motion to remove House Speaker… more

Lindsey Graham and John McCain Team Up to Deride Obama’s ‘Feckless’ Foreign Policy

MANCHESTER, N.H.—At a campaign stop here, Sen. Lindsey Graham brought along a longtime friend and fellow foreign policy hawk to double up on deriding President… more

 Bernie Sanders: ‘Climate Change Is the Greatest Threat Facing the Planet’

CONCORD, N.H.—Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders was endorsed by Friends of the Earth, a progressive political action committee fighting Climate change, during a campaign stop… more

 Chris Christie Calls for sanctuary Cities to Lose Federal Funding: ‘The Law Is the Law’

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa— Speaking at a sports bar in a college town here, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie called for funding to be taken away… more

22 Quotes to Celebrate Milton Friedman Day

July 31 is known as a day to honor conservative economist Milton Friedman, as he would have been 103 years old if he were still… more

Obama Administration to Give Pell Grants to Prisoners

The Obama administration announced Friday that certain federal and state prisoners will be eligible for federal Pell grants to pay for college classes while they… more

D.C. Politicians Have Promised Seniors Trillions in Unpaid Benefits

Medicare is still in trouble. The Medicare Trustees just issued their 2015 report. Like last year’s report, it says that the Hospital Insurance trust fund… more

How welfare Spending Hurts the People It’s Supposed to Help

Federal and state governments spent $1.02 trillion on welfare in 2014—an increase of $274 billion, or 36 percent, since 2003 after adjusting for inflation. At…  more

Cultural Woes Affect Our Economy, Too

A thriving society needs a strong economy. The reverse is just as true: A healthy economy is built on a vibrant culture that promotes individual… more

Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton Take Different Paths to Solving Racial Inequality

Before a predominantly African-American audience, Jeb Bush on Friday lauded President Obama’s recent comments on racial injustice, while also brushing aside a fiery attack from Hillary… more

 Rand Paul: The tax Code Is ‘Chasing American Jobs Overseas’

WATERLOO, Iowa—Sen. Rand Paul said he would cut spending in a “dramatic fashion” while speaking at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center here Friday morning…. more

Miracle Preemie Released From Hospital After Nearly a Year in North Dakota NICU

For Becky and Bo Frolek, August 12th represents a milestone they hardly could have imagined this time last year. The couple, who live in Fargo,… more

 Yes, There Are Good Alternatives to the Iran deal (Besides War)

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei recently tweeted an image that represented President Obama with a gun to his own head with the caption, “If any… more

One College’s War Against Terms ‘Mothering’ and ‘Fathering’

The University of New Hampshire’s “Bias-Free Language Guide” considers the words “mothering” and “fathering” to be problematic, biased language. According to Campus Reform, the guide… more

religious-freedom/"> Why Little Sisters of the Poor Is Right to Be Concerned About religious Freedom

The Obama administration continues its persistent attack on the Little Sisters of the Poor following their challenge to the Obamacare abortion drug mandate. Earlier this… religious-freedom/"> more

Under ISIS Rule: A Regime That Victimizes Its Women

ISIS has identified a key demographic from which it can derive strength and power: women. From sexual violence to exploiting Western women as public relations… more

On the Trail in Iowa, Mike Huckabee Prioritizes Economy, National Security

ROCKWELL CITY, Iowa—Shaping his message around the economy and national security, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee spoke in small-town Iowa at the library and community… more

 Rand Paul: pro-life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul says pro-life Democrats hold the key to passing legislation in the Senate that would completely defund Planned Parenthood. “There are several Democrats…more

DNC Chair Won’t State Difference Between Democrats and Socialists

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz can’t tell the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist. WATCH! Posted by Fox & Friends on Friday, July 31, 2015 more

Cartoon: What The Mainstream Media Are Ignoring This Week

Genevieve Wood wrote about Planned Parenthood and the media in her column earlier this week: In the case of the unfolding scandal involving the nation’s… more

‘Real World’ Star Wants Millennial Women to Revitalize Conservative Movement

Right now, the conventional wisdom is that women—especially younger women—are natural allies of left-of-center candidates. But it doesn’t have to be that way, said Rachel… more

How Overcrowding Has Forced Alabama to Confront Its Prison Problem

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Inside a maximum-security prison hidden in a nowhere part of Alabama, nearly 1,300 inmates live for the past, most incarcerated for violent… more

Why Congress Could Face a Government Shutdown This Fall

The House and Senate are set to leave Washington, D.C., for a month-long summer break. But they are leaving behind unfinished business. When lawmakers return in September,… more

Health Care Law Experiment Failed to Show Savings

A $57-million experiment to deliver better, more efficient care at federally funded health centers struggled to meet its goals and is unlikely to save money,… more

 Illegal immigrant Charged With Murder Was Previously Detained

An illegal immigrant accused of attempted rape and murder during a violent crime spree Monday was released by Ohio sheriff’s deputies three weeks ago after… more

Court Bans Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos From Releasing Footage

A California court issued a temporary restraining order Wednesday prohibiting the group behind the covert Planned Parenthood videos from releasing any footage involving top officials… more

Rep. Diane Black Pushes to Defund Planned Parenthood: ‘We Have a Moral Obligation’

Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., criticized the House of Representatives for not passing legislation prior to the annual August district work period to defund Planned Parenthood…. more

FDA Delays Obamacare Menu Labeling Mandate

The Food and Drug Administration announced earlier this month that chain restaurants have an extra year to comply with the Affordable Health Care Act mandate…  more

How States Are Using the Courts to Fight Police Taking People’s Money and Property

From coast to coast, states are tackling legislation that would protect property owners from abuses of a system that has become known as policing for… more

 A California Judge Needs a Lesson in the first Amendment

Late Wednesday, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) banning the Center for Medical Progress from releasing video of a meeting…  more

 What’s Wrong With the Senate energy Bill

The Senate is attempting to move forward with allegedly non-controversial legislation, the energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, which, according to proponents, contains no “poison…  more

Lila Rose: Undercover Videos Prove ‘What Has Been Happening Now for Decades’

Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, a pro-life group, knows firsthand what it is like to film Planned Parenthood employees undercover. Live… more

How Congress Can Halt Government Control of the Internet

The Internet is an incredibly powerful force for commerce and free expression. The same reasons that so many people value the Internet, however, lead a… more

Ben Carson: ‘I Used to Be a Flaming Liberal’

I had the chance to speak with Dr. Ben Carson recently about the Planned Parenthood scandal, his views on America’s growing debt and something I’ve… more

 22 of 23 taxpayer-Backed Obamacare Co-Ops Lost Money In 2014, Audit Finds

A new report from a government watchdog examining the success of taxpayer-funded Obamacare co-ops found that the vast majority lost money last year and struggled…  more

In Fourth Video, Planned Parenthood Executive Says ‘We Don’t Want to Get Called on Selling Fetal Parts Across States’

Another undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive describing the sale of fetal organs has been released by the Center for Medical Progress. The video… more

 Your tax Dollars Are Funding a Program That Sells Information Available Online for Free

In yet another example of government waste, Washington maintains a $111 million program that sells information that is mostly available for free on the internet….  more

How to Decode Terrorists’ Tweets

With every new terrorist attack, the inevitable question we all end up asking is “why didn’t anyone see it coming?” Even with the increased experience… more

University Cop Who Killed Unarmed Motorist Charged With Murder

The University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot Samuel DuBose during a routine traffic stop on July 19 was indicted on murder charges Wednesday…. more

Chris Christie: Obama Has ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Foreign Policy

MANCHESTER, N.H.—During a forum today hosted by Americans for Peace, Prosperity, and Security, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that President Obama has “over-promised and… more

 McConnell Pledges to Hold vote Next Week on Ending taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

In light of a trio of undercover videos recently released depicting Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting of fetal body parts, Senate Majority Leader Mitch… - more

Speaking Out: The Voices of the Growing pro-life Movement at the #WomenBetrayed Rally

According to Planned Parenthood’s website, most women “ultimately feel relief” after having an abortion. In fact, the website asserts that sustained “emotional problems” after an… > more

Why the Media Should Ignore Planned Parenthood’s Advice and Report on Undercover Videos

In the case of the unfolding scandal involving the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, much of the mainstream media have fallen for the old… more

15 Beautiful Stories Behind the Trend #UnplannedParenthood

pro-life supporters took to Twitter on Wednesday to reveal their personal stories regarding adoption, pregnancy and choosing life. Playing off of the name “Planned Parenthood,”… more

 How Rich Corporate Elites Are Lobbying Lawmakers to Crush marriage Advocates

What do you do when you can’t persuade the American people to embrace your values? You use government coercion to impose those values on people….  more

Young Couple Creates Video Tribute for Baby Who Passed in Womb

When Billy Jack and Sara Brawner found out they were pregnant in November 2013, they were overjoyed. Having previously endured a miscarriage, they found every… more

Taliban Leader’s Death Could Strengthen ISIS

The Afghan government has reported that Taliban supreme leader Mullah Mohammed Omar died at a hospital in Pakistan two years ago. The Taliban has not… more

The Republican Congressman Applauded by Planned Parenthood

Rep. Richard Hanna was the only Republican candidate in 2014 to accept funds from Planned Parenthood. The third-term congressman from New York’s 22nd District—which runs… more

Tim Scott: $100-Million Body Camera Bill Will Make Police, Communities Safer

The viral cellphone video showing a police officer fatally shooting Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, in Sen. Tim Scott’s South Carolina hometown spurred the… more

13 Things You Should Know About the Man Who Wants to Oust John Boehner

Rep. Mark Meadows, the conservative congressman pushing a motion to oust John Boehner as speaker, has insisted he does not like “being in the limelight.”… more

7 Women and Men Share Why They Oppose Planned Parenthood

There is more to a movement than the slogan. Students for Life of America held a nationwide rally Tuesday that included 65 cities across the… more

Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World

We often boast about having attained some unimaginable redefinition of ourselves and our nation. How odd, then, that someone born 210 years ago today could… more

57 Years Later: A Look Back at NASA in 13 Pictures

President Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act exactly 57 years ago today, in 1958. This legislation created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration… more

Do Families in Red or Blue States Have Greater Stability? What a Study Found.

Contrary to what has been accepted as conventional wisdom, America’s red counties have a higher percentage of stable families than those in blue counties. According… more

Medicare-and-medicaid/"> Medicare and Medicaid – 50 Years Later – It’s Time for Change

Fifty years ago, on July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed legislation creating the nation’s two largest federal health entitlements, Medicare and Medicaid. MedicareMedicare-and-medicaid/"> more

Democratic Lawmaker: ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Should Be in Front of Planned Parenthoods

Democrat Bill Patmon, a state representative in Ohio, has introduced a bill to end Ohio state funding to Planned Parenthood. “Five thousand, four hundred and ninety-nine abortions… more

March of Dimes Admits 5 Local Chapters Donated to Planned Parenthood

March of Dimes, an organization that seeks to end premature birth, is facing criticism from its supporters for donations local chapters made to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s… more

 The Path to Repeal Obamacare With Just 51 votes

After vowing to repeal and replace Obamacare during the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans officially took control of Congress in January. Republicans have several procedural tools… more

Father Forced to Quit His Job Says School Voucher ‘Got Me My Son Back’

For years, Kirk and Tanya White thought New Orleans public schools didn’t work for their two sons. They got their eldest son, Geno, into a… more

 Hillary Clinton’s 2 ‘Big National Goals’ to Promote Clean energy

HOPKINTON, N.H. – During a campaign stop in New Hampshire Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she has set “two big national goals”… more

Senate Will Attempt to Defund Planned Parenthood Before Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate will vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood before lawmakers leave Capitol Hill next week… more

Anti-Planned Parenthood Protests Nationwide: ‘This Is Only the Beginning’

CONCORD, N.H. – Protests against Planned Parenthood took place nationwide today in light of three undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing… more

Conservative Congressman Seeks to Oust John Boehner as House Speaker

Days before the U.S. House is planning to adjourn for its month-long recess, Speaker John Boehner is facing yet another challenge from the right. Rep…. more

 What John Kerry Gets Wrong About the Senate, Treaties and the Iran deal

At a hearing before the House Foreign AffaIRS Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked why the administration did not submit the Iran nuclear…  more

Q&A: Turkey’s New Push to Fight ISIS And What It Means for US

Turkey, a NATO member, conducted multiple aIRStrikes over the weekend in both Syria and Northern Iraq. Here’s what you need to know from Luke Coffey,… more

 House Rejects Senate Highway Plan, Vows to Pass Short-Term Bill Without Saving Export-Import Bank

In a blunt rejection of the Senate’s attempt to enact a longer-term fix for the nation’s roads, rails and bridges, the House of Representatives plans… more

Planned Parenthood Faces Allegations From Former Clinic Worker in Graphic New Video

A new documentary-style video was released today about Planned Parenthood’s alleged “black market” in harvesting and selling fetal body parts. The 12-minute video, titled “Human Capital,” features… more

Mike Lee Secured a Commitment From GOP Leadership to Repeal Obamacare With a Simple Majority. Here’s How.

Conservative Sen. Mike Lee struck a deal Monday with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to repeal Obamacare through a budget tool known as reconciliation,… more

What Is Life Really Like in North Korea? One Woman’s Story

As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee believed that her country was the best on the planet. She believed that Americans were… more

How Planned Parenthood Gets Its Money, Explained in 90 Seconds

In light of recent undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of donated fetal organs, conservative lawmakers are aiming to strip the organization… more

Study Finds an Increased Rate of Teenage Girls Use Morning-After Pill

An increased number of teenage girls—more than 20 percent—have used the morning-after pill, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and… more

 How Supreme Court’s Understanding of ‘Liberty’ in gay marriage Case Could Have Repercussions

Justice Samuel Alito joined Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol for a 90-minute conversation about life, baseball and a few recent Supreme Court decisions. Alito expressed…  more

Meet the 103-Year-Old World War II Vet Still Working

The Fountain of Youth may just be sitting in a Winfield, Kansas Walmart. It’s there that Loren Wade, a Walmart employee since 1983, celebrated his… more

The Clinton Emails: Will DOJ Conduct a Real Investigation?

The debate over the revelation of the referral to the Justice Department of Hillary Clinton’s email activities as Secretary of State missed several important points,… more

 The taxpayer-Funded Louisiana Co-Op Created Under Obamacare Has Collapsed

Just two years after Obamacare’s implementation, a Louisiana nonprofit insurer that received nearly $66 million in taxpayer-funded loans is closing its doors. On Friday, the… more

 Can Government unions Demand Your Money? The Supreme Court Will Decide Next Term.

After multiple tries, the U.S. Supreme Court will have the opportunity next term to overturn an outdated ruling from a 1977 case, Abood v. Detroit… more

One Step Lawmakers Could Take to Boost Job Creation

For the last 30 years start-ups have been steadily declining as a share of total businesses in the U.S. This is especially worrisome given that… more

 GOP Leadership Prioritizes Corporate welfare Over Defunding Planned Parenthood

It’s hard to believe what happened in Washington this weekend. The U.S. Senate attached an amendment resurrecting a dead corporate welfare program to the highway…  more

 Study: 87% of Illegal immigrants Won’t Be Deported Under Obama’s Executive Actions

A new study has found that of the unauthorized immigrants in the U.S. already, most of them will be spared from deportation under Obama’s recent… more

What We Can Learn From Recent Trends in Teen Sexual Activity

More teens are choosing to remain abstinent, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 1991, the percentage of… more

Terror Gone Viral: Here’s How Much ISIS Is Plotting Against the US

Not content with wreaking havoc on the Middle East, ISIS is bringing its terrorism to the West in general, the U.S. specifically and the U.S…. more

Kids Don’t Need Two Parents. They Need a Mom and Dad.

Recently at Forbes, John Farrell published an odd critique of an essay of mine that ran at first Things. The essay is an excerpt from my… more

How Senate Conservatives Plan to Challenge GOP Leadership

Conservatives in the U.S. Senate are gearing up to challenge Republican leadership today, setting their sights on a plan to repeal Obamacare with 51 votes—a… more

US Support Quietly Increases for Ukraine as Peace Remains Elusive

KYIV, Ukraine—A Department of Defense plan to send Ukraine advanced, long-range counter-battery radars highlights both an evolution of the Ukraine war and a ratcheting up… more

The Big-Government Republican Plan to ‘Fix’ Highway Funding

Congress is once again debating a big-government, tax-and-spend bill that fails to fix a problem that’s plagued the federal government for a decade. It’s the… more

How Obama’s Poor Judgment Led to the Chinese Hack of OPM

The maxim that “personnel is policy” transcends partisan affiliations and political labels. Every president, including President Barack Obama, has the authority to staff federal agencies… more

The So-Called Republican Majority Is Advancing Only Washington’s Priorities

The American people elected a Republican majority to the U.S. Senate believing that a Republican majority would be somehow different from a Democratic majority. Unfortunately,… more

 Don’t Resurrect the Ex-Im Bank

There’s always that one moment in a horror film when everyone thinks the villain has been killed, then bam—up he jumps, to the surprise of…  more

Once Again, the Private Option Is Cheaper, More Effective Than Government Program

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program has many problems. For starters, it will run out of money next year, which could mean 20-percent benefit… more

Under Obama, Our Military’s Strength Has Significantly Decreased

Barack Obama is not likely to be mistaken for Teddy Roosevelt. Yes, his foreign policy has been quite soft-spoken—especially when addressing openly hostile states such… more

Feds: 7.5M Paid Average $200 Penalty for No Health Insurance

About 7.5 million Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014—the first year most Americans were required to have… more

 What’s Driving the Downturn in Number of abortions

The data on the abortion rate in the United States for 2014 has not been updated since 2011. And that is just the beginning of… more

The Connection Between Economic and Cultural Policies

As we publish the second Index of Culture and Opportunity, I am reminded of the differences between how Washington operates and how real life happens… more

Terrorists Use Social Media to Win War of Ideas

Used to be that, when a crime occurred, investigators would flood the crime scene. Now, they race to access the perpetrator’s footprint in digital space…. more

 What Pro-Nuclear Iranians Get Out of the Iran deal

It turns out the Iran nuke deal is a lot like the guy or gal you spy across the room at a dimly lit party…  more

 Why Does Obama Trust Iran?

President Obama has always said he was a man of faith. The nuclear deal with Iran proves it. The Vienna agreement is built solely on… more

Martin O’Malley at Iowa Caucus Forum Series: Wants an ‘Inclusive’ Economy

DES MOINES, Iowa—Former governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley spoke at the Iowa Caucus Consortium 2016 Candidate Series in Des Moines Friday afternoon. O’Malley said he… more

 What These pro-life Groups Have to Say to Companies Donating to Planned Parenthood

On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching…  more

Chamber of Commerce Ready to Unseat Conservatives Who Buck Its Agenda

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is paving the way to unseat “obstructionist” Republicans in the House who have successfully blocked much of the organization’s agenda…. more

 This Jewish Democrat Assemblyman Was Arrested Over Protesting Iran deal

New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind was arrested Thursday during a protest against the Iran nuclear deal outside Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer’s Manhattan office. The conservative… more

 5 Alternatives to the Iran deal

Over the past several days, the Obama administration has been working hard to persuade Congress and the American people that the recently negotiated deal with… I more

 Lindsey Graham: Iran deal ‘Worst Mistake’ Obama’s Made

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., slammed President Obama for being a clueless president when it comes to policy in the Middle East. “President Obama doesn’t know…  more

 Report Suggests Cuban Government May Be Responsible for Death of Famous Dissident

On the third anniversary of the death of famous Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá, the Human Rights Foundation released a report suggesting that the Cuban government… more

Lafayette Shooting Victim Mayci Breaux Remembered for pro-life Views, Family Aspirations

Mayci Breaux will be remembered as much more than a slain victim of Thursday evening’s tragic shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana. Breaux, 21, was an honor… more

Ted Cruz: Supreme Court Nominees Should Have ‘Paper Trail’ to Prove Conservatism

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who recently called for amending the Constitution to allow the public to vote on Supreme Court judges, says strict constructionist Supreme… more

Surprise! North Korea Will Keep Its Nukes

Not that there was any doubt, but North Korea publicly rejected any interest in following Iran into denuclearization negotiations with the U.S. The North Korean… more

Conservatives to Boehner: Don’t Delay Defunding Planned Parenthood

Republicans are divided on how to best address the recent Planned Parenthood scandal, with House Speaker John Boehner suggesting Congress get “facts first” before defunding… more

 Senate to vote on Obamacare Repeal, Export-Import Bank Revival

The Senate on Sunday will stay overtime to consider two controversial amendments to a highway funding bill, voting on measures to repeal Obamacare and revive… more

Iran/"> 1979 on Repeat? Opponents Accuse Obama of Mishandling Hostage Issue With Iran

1979 may be repeating itself. Opponents of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran have complained that it does not help the fate of four American… Iran/"> more

De Blasio’s Proposed Uber Restrictions Would Have Helped Cabs, Not New Yorkers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio backed away from his controversial plan to restrict the growth of ridesharing companies in the Big Apple. The… more

Why Are Russian Hackers Posing as ISIS Propagandists?

The multi-front cyberspace information war in which we recently have found ourselves just got a little more complicated. A group which calls itself Cyber Caliphate,… more

Carly Fiorina: Technology Can Help People Use ‘God-Given Gifts’ to Fulfill Their Potential

WEBSTER CITY, Iowa—Former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Carly Fiorina spoke at a local Maid-Rite here on Thursday; saying technology is a tool than can be used… more

How the Media Are Promoting Polyamory: The New ‘marriage Equality’?

ABC News is mainstreaming the practice of polyamory—that is, group marriage—with a story titled, “Two Moms, One Dad, Two Babies Make One Big Happy Polyamorous… more

Model Amanda Booth’s 11-Month-Old Son With Down Syndrome Lands Modeling Contract of His Own

Little Micah Quinones may be one of the most photogenic Babies in America. At just 11-months-old, his big, blue eyes and chestnut brown tuft of… more

Boehner Wants More ‘Facts’ Before Ending Planned Parenthood Funding. Here’s 8.

House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he wants to put “facts first” before using the appropriations process to end federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The… more

 Illegal immigrant Sex Offenders Are Escaping Deportation, Not Having to Join Sex Offender Registry

The murder of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by a seven-time felon and five-time deportee has sparked a nationwide debate about sanctuary cities and immigrationmore

New Court Decision Suggests Supreme Court Should Reconsider Roe v. Wade

This week, an Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled against North Dakota’s fetal heartbeat law. Though the state has been ordered to not enforce… more

Watch Ted Cruz’s Epic Rant About How GOP Leadership Keeps Failing Conservatives

On the Senate floor this morning, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, blasted Republican leadership. “We’ve had a Republican majority in both houses of Congress now for… more

Cartoon: Planned Parenthood and taxpayer Funding

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint wrote this week about why Planned Parenthood needs to stop receiving taxpayer dollars: A video released last week…> more

 Study Finds IRS Targeted Organizations in Biased Way

A report released on Thursday morning by the Government Accountability Office unveiled that the Internal Revenue Service specifically audited organizations in a biased manner. “The…more

Ir Meet the Four Americans Held Hostage By Iran

President Obama’s Iran deal has drawn criticism over one omission: It does not affect the four Americans being held hostage by the Iranian government. These Americans… more

Free Enterprise Returns to Mexican Oil

After 80 years of exclusive state control, Mexico is finally liberalizing its oil industry. On July 15, the Mexican government began auctioning several shallow water… more

How a Government Prosecutor Got Away With Seizing a Home to Live In

A recent report out of Oklahoma makes clear the startling consequences of a lack of transparency and oversight within law enforcement. Over a seven-year period,… more

Planned Parenthood’s History of Scandal

With more than $500 million in taxpayer funding annually, it’s time for the American people to know the truth about Planned Parenthood. >>> more:… more

Democratic Members of Congress Want the Group Behind Planned Parenthood Videos Investigated

Democratic members of Congress have requested an investigation into the Center for Medical Progress, the group behind two undercover videos of Planned Parenthood executives. The… more

 5 Takeaways from Obama Officials on the Iran deal

Today, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the (deeply flawed) Iran deal with Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of energy Ernest…  more

 Jim DeMint on Americans’ Views of sanctuary Cities: ‘Anger is Building’

Former Sen. Jim DeMint, president of The Heritage Foundation, spoke to Fox News today about sanctuary cities. “Millions of Americans are angry about this,” DeMint…  more

 Boeing CEO: We Won’t Be Hurt in Short-Term By Death of Ex-Im Bank

Boeing’s new chief executive officer says the company should be able to survive in the short term even without the services of the Export-Import Bank…. more

 Why 12,000 Rallied in Times Square Against Iran Nuke deal

I had the honor of representing The Heritage Foundation this week at a “Stop Iran Now” rally in New York City’s Times Square. Over 12,000…  more

Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object

Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization. The move… more

 John Kerry Calls Alternatives to Iran deal ‘Unicorn’ and ‘Fantasy’

Secretary of State John Kerry made a heated defense of the Iran nuclear deal Thursday, saying the U.S. will face international isolation and degraded security…  more

 Meet 7 Dangerous Iranians Who Will No Longer Be Sanctioned

Iran has a long history of supporting violence and terrorism within the Middle East, as well as around the world. The following list is a…  more

We Asked Companies About Their Donations to Planned Parenthood. Here’s How They Responded.

On Tuesday, The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching… more

Charlie Hebdo Will No Longer Publish Images of the Prophet Muhammad. Here’s Why.

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will no longer publish depictions of the Prophet Muhammad, according to editor Laurent Sourisseau. Sourisseau told German magazine Stern, as… more

 The Export-Import Bank Needs to Stay Dead

The Export-Import Bank is dead. Let’s keep it that way. This hoary relic of the Great Depression has been plagued with corruption and fraud. Its… more

Lawmakers Introduce Defund Planned Parenthood Legislation

Lawmakers in the House and Senate have introduced legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of two undercover videos sparking… more

religious-freedom/"> How So-Called ‘Equality Act’ Threatens religious Freedom

Politico is reporting that the so-called “Equality Act” will be introduced today in Congress. The bill is the brainchild of the Human Rights Campaign—an influential,… religious-freedom/"> more

 Export-Import Bank Supporters Spend Big on Lobbying

The Export-Import Bank’s most vocal supporters were among the biggest spenders on lobbying in the second quarter. Ex-Im supporter Boeing’s lobbying spending skyrocketed, nearly tripling… more

 In Her Own Words: Planned Parenthood’s Top abortion Doctor Keeps Low Profile Online

The top Planned Parenthood doctor whose face is all over the Internet because of an undercover video otherwise has left little mark on social media… more

MLK’s Niece Says Her Uncle Would Be ‘Disturbed’ by Planned Parenthood Videos

Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., told The Daily Signal that her uncle would have been “very disturbed” by the recent videos… more

The Different Social Visions of Liberals and Conservatives

The index before you is more than a book of sta­tistics—more even than a diagnosis of America’s economy and culture. It is first and foremost… more

Trooper Threatened Sandra Bland With Taser Before Her Death: ‘I Will Light You Up’

Texas law enforcement released a graphic dashcam video Tuesday showing a routine traffic stop escalate into a violent altercation between Sandra Bland and a state… more

 How a Transportation Bill Could Revive the Export-Import Bank and Tackle Planned Parenthood

As the Senate prepares to debate legislation addressing the financial future of the Highway Trust Fund, several senators are looking to the bill as a…

 Ted Cruz Questions ICE Official Over Illegal immigration: ‘There Is a Reason the American People Are Upset’

Sen. Ted Cruz questioned U.S. immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Sarah Saldaña during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about illegal immigration on Tuesday. Family members… more

Rand Paul: ‘We’ve Got to Fix the Overcriminalization Problem’

Sen. Rand Paul continued to drive momentum for criminal justice reform Wednesday, saying the greatest barrier to jobs and voting in the U.S. is a… more

 15 Questions on Iran That Should Be Asked in Senate Hearing

On Thursday morning the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), chaired by Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., will meet to hold its first hearing on the Iran more

Disability Payments in Jeopardy as Trust Fund Set to Run Dry Next Year

It’s not easy to live on $944 per month, especially if you are disabled. But $944—less than the federal poverty level—is what the average disabled… more

What the New York Times Got Wrong About the Planned Parenthood Videos

According to the folks at the New York Times, this whole Planned Parenthood story is not a story. And if anybody needs to be investigated,… more

 Ted Cruz Pushes to Rename Street Outside Cuban Embassy After Slain Dissident

On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz introduced a resolution to rename the street in front of Cuba’s embassy in Washington, D.C. after slain Cuban dissident Oswaldo…  more

 Five Years After Dodd-Frank, Worry of ‘Too Big to Fail’ Still Persists

Five years after Congress passed the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as a response to the 2008 financial crisis, Americans remain…  more

 Ted Cruz: Because of Iran deal, Jihadists ‘Will Use Our Money to Murder Americans’

GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz says if the nuclear weapons deal with Iran goes through, the White House will become directly responsible for supporting terrorism… more

‘Trainwreck’ Makes the Case for Monogamy

She’s no fan of monogamy, she is baffled when her boyfriend talks about marriage and she’s all about the one-night stand. You’d think she’d be… more

Inside Ukraine’s Grassroots Fight for Democracy

MARIUPOL, Ukraine—In a stuffy basement a block off Prospekt Lenina (Mariupol’s main street, which is named after Vladimir Lenin), about 30 Mariupol residents recently gathered… more

Why the Senate Plan to Save the Highway Trust Fund Falls Short

Last week, the House passed an $8-billion bailout of the Highway Trust Fund using gimmicky offsets and tax increases to finance new highway and transit… more

Undercover Videos Show Why We Must Defund Planned Parenthood

A video released last week by the Center for Medical Progress shocked the nation by showing an executive of Planned Parenthood sipping wine and casually… more

These Senators Want Planned Parenthood Investigated

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and 10 other senators sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell… more

The Relationship Between Planned Parenthood and Redefining marriage

Last week many of us were disgusted to learn Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling body parts from aborted children. As the largest provider of…more

religious-liberty-in-america/"> Conservative Action Project: ‘We Must Act Now to Protect religious Liberty in America’

The Conservative Action Project has released a “Memo to the Movement” on the state of religious liberty in the United States. The project was founded… religious-liberty-in-america/"> more

13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

Planned Parenthood, engulfed in a scandal following the release of two undercover videos, is the largest abortion provider in the United States. On its website,… more

From Sea to Shining Sea: 5 Examples of voter Fraud across America

Contrary to the assertions of many, voter fraud is not a myth. It is a stark reality that exists nationwide, from the rural counties of…  more

16 Tweets Reacting to Another Video Exposing Planned Parenthood

The Center for Medical Progress unveiled another covertly filmed video that exposes a Planned Parenthood executive negotiating the price of aborted fetal body parts. Social… more

 Amazon Pulls Negative Reviews of New marriage Book

A day after The Daily Signal reported on controversial reviews for Ryan T. Anderson’s new book on Amazon.com, the country’s largest Internet retailer said it has… more

 John Kasich: US Will Have ‘Buyer’s Remorse’ Over Iran deal

NASHUA, N.H.—During the first town hall of his presidential campaign, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said President Obama’s deal with Iran is “guaranteeing they’re going to…  more

Kate Steinle’s Father: ‘Self-Inflicted Wound’ of sanctuary Cities Caused My Daughter’s Death

The father of Kathryn Steinle, the 32-year-old woman fatally shot earlier this month by an illegal immigrant, made a powerful appeal before Congress Tuesday urging… more

Momentum Builds for Criminal Justice Reform

Bipartisan momentum for landmark reform to America’s criminal justice system continues to build both on and off Capitol Hill. Last week, a wide range of… more

 pro-life Leaders Say Planned Parenthood Openly ‘Targets’ Black Community

Following allegations that Planned Parenthood is selling aborted fetal body parts for profit, black pro-life leaders are calling to defund the organization and address what… more

Experts: States, Not Federal Government, Should Respond to Disasters

As states rely increasingly on the federal government and on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to come to their aid during disaster scenarios, citizens… more

 Florida Family Indicted for Defrauding Export-Import Bank, Costing Government $2 Million

A Florida family has been indicted by the Justice Department for defrauding the Export-Import Bank and other private lenders, which cost the U.S. government close…  more

13 Facts About John Kasich, the Newest 2016 Candidate

The count is up to 16. Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced his candidacy for president this morning, joining the already diverse GOP field. Here are… more

Scott Walker ‘Absolutely’ Supports first Amendment Defense Act

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—GOP presidential candidate Gov. Scott Walker says he supports the first Amendment Defense Act, a bill that would prevent the federal government from… more

Meet the 38 Companies That Donate to Planned Parenthood

In the wake of two videos allegedly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts, Republicans in Congress are working to… more

 Viral ‘Humans of New York’ Photo Stirs Emotional Response

“I was 16 when my girlfriend got pregnant,” begins the quote accompanying a picture of a young father and his daughter posted to the Humans…

Mike Needham Predicts Congress Will ‘Absolutely’ Defund Planned Parenthood

Appearing on Fox News today, Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham confidently predicted that lawmakers will defund Planned Parenthood. “You will absolutely see this September that… more

Rand Paul Vows to End taxpayer Funding of Planned Parenthood

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is vowing to do everything in his power to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the wake of another…  more

 ‘They Don’t Have to Bake a Cake for You': Baker to His ‘Fellow’ gays and Lesbians

A self-described gay baker named Jesse Bartholomew has come out in defense of Christian bakers who decline to bake cakes for same-sex weddings. In a… more

 How tax Reform Can Reward Those Who Save Rather Than Spend

After nearly 30 years of a virtually unchanged tax system, Americans are calling for a reform to the outdated system. As a result, a group…  more

One African Nation’s Crisis of Democracy

Citizens of the small East African country of Burundi are at the polls today to select a president, though the outcome is virtually guaranteed. Two-term… more

Planned Parenthood Spent $679,596 in 2014 to Help Elect These Candidates

Planned Parenthood donated $679,596 through its PACs and affiliates to pro-choice candidates in the 2014 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a… more

New Undercover Video Shows Planned Parenthood Executive Haggling Over Price of Aborted Baby Body Parts

An undercover video was released today allegedly showing a Planned Parenthood senior executive negotiating the price of aborted fetal body parts. The video, released by… more

How an Israeli Hospital Builds Bridges With Syria by Caring for the War’s Wounded

ZEFAT, Israel—An Israeli hospital near the border with Syria quietly has become a sanctuary for Syrians wounded in their country’s bloody civil war. For going… more

Surprise! That Urgent Care Center May Send You a Big Bill (Just Like the ER)

Sallyann Johnson considers herself a pretty savvy health care consumer. When she fell and injured her hands and wrists, she didn’t head for an expensive… more

 Arthur Laffer Resells His Reagan-Era tax Cuts to Create ‘Boom of All Centuries’

Arthur Laffer sat at dinner with Ford administration officials Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld 40 years ago, sketching his tax policy theory in sharpie on…  more

Texas Mother Arrested Because Her Children Sat ‘30 Feet’ Away From Her in a Food Court

A Texas mother has been charged with abandoning her children after they were found sitting about 30 feet away from her in a food court,… more

 Cuban Embassy in Washington Reopens to Fanfare, Anger

The Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., reopened Monday morning, marking the official end to 61 years of hostility between the Cuban and American governments. Cuban… more

Why Lindsey Graham Believes the Iran deal Supports Terrorism

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—Sen. Lindsey Graham says the deal the White House cut with the Iranian regime amounts to America cutting a check in the name… more

5 Reasons Lawmakers Should Ignore the UN vote and Reject Iran deal

The United Nations Security Council unanimously voted Monday morning to support the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. President Obama…> more

 Poll: 59% Believe Businesses Should Be Able to Decline gay Weddings

Four in ten Americans support and an equal percentage disagree with the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage in June. Asked about the Supreme Court’s decision…  more

Why Are Scientists Moving to Certain States?

What motivates top scientists to relocate? A recent National Bureau of Economic Research paper by Enrico Moretti and Daniel Wilson reports that the marginal tax more

What 10 Republican Presidential Candidates Said in Iowa This Weekend

AMES, Iowa—“How many of you by show of hands are better off today than your parents were when they were your age?” Frank Luntz, a… more

Why I Refuse to Acknowledge the US Embassy in Havana

Today a Cuban embassy will open in the United States, and an American embassy will open in Cuba. While the Obama administration fawns over its… more

 Two Business Owners Fight the IRS to Get Their seized Money Back

On the last day of Ramadan, which ended Friday, Khalid (Ken) Quran was headed to work. The owner of a convenience store in Greenville, N.C.,…  more

Kicking off Iowa Bus Tour, Scott Walker Declares Biggest Threat as ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa –  With a goal of hitting all 99 counties here traveling by Winnebago bus, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker introduced himself Sunday to… more

 Why Are ‘Customers’ So Angry About This New Book on marriage and religious Freedom?

Is the debate about marriage over after the Supreme Court’s June decision to redefine marriage in all fifty states? That’s what some Amazon.com reviewers are… more

The Key Similarities Between Greece and the US

In June, Greece defaulted on a €1.73 billion payment to the International Monetary Fund. In a national referendum shortly thereafter, the Greeks strongly rejected European… more

 The deal From Tehran’s Perspective

Want to judge the value of an international deal? Grade it not by measuring what it means to the United States, but what it means…  more

Reagan’s Understanding of a Fair tax System

President Reagan had a gift for proving his critics wrong. Almost none of the leading economists of the late 1970s thought that his supply-side, tax-cutting agenda, along…- more

 The deal’s Financial Lifeline: How Much Iran Will Pocket

One of the most troubling elements of the Iranian nuclear deal is the financial lifeline it throws to Tehran by lifting the punitive economic sanctions…  more

Entrepreneurs Are Better Than Government, Even When Building Infrastructure

Some in Washington appear to be convinced that government spending can fix all the world’s ills, from underemployment to human error. Last month’s fatal Amtrak… more

The Kitchen of Second Chances

For Marianne Ali, life started simply enough. Born to a big, “pretty normal” family in Glenarden, Md., Ali remembers helping her mother cook dinner for… more

How to Parent: A Department of Education Guide

A few years ago, the Obama administration caught backlash after the Department of Education released suggested lesson plans to schools in conjunction with a national… more

Even Obama Would Love This: Pat Boone Intros Car on ‘Shark Tank’

You can now add “entrepreneur” to entertainer Pat Boone’s repertoire. While most Americans know him as singer, actor and sometimes political activist, they may be… more

4 Big Red Flags in the Iran deal

Once a major diplomatic agreement is inked, the world typically reacts by holding its breath, waiting to see if it will all turn out alright…. more

If Obama Vetos Bill Increasing Defense Spending, Military Paychecks Would Be Affected

Last week, President Obama made a rare visit to the Pentagon to meet with his military advisers and discuss the strategy (or lack thereof) for… more

 Obama Is Striking deals With Some of the World’s Most Odious Regimes

first Cuba. Now Iran. It can be painful watching President Obama strike deals with some of the world’s most odious regimes. But as the spotlight… more

Is This the Real War on Women? Looking at Porn’s Effects

Pornography is the public health crisis of the digital age. This is what a panel of experts concluded at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation’s… more

The Glaring Contradictions in Obama’s Foreign Policy

Foreign affaIRS took a surrealistic turn last week. The Joint Chiefs of Staff released a report admitting that nation states like Russia and China pose a greater threat than… more

Oregon’s War on the Christian Bakers’ Free Speech

My parents immigrated to the United States in 1951, after surviving the tyranny of Nazi Germany and Soviet Communism. It never would have occurred to… more

 Will gay marriage Dissidents Be Treated Like Racists?

With its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court has brought the sexual revolution to its apex—a redefinition of our civilization’s primordial institution, cutting its…  more

Chattanooga Shooting Aftermath in Photos: A Community Comes Together

On Thursday, in an act of “domestic terrorism,” a man identified as Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire on two separate military centers in Chattanooga, Tenn…. more

Here’s What 5 Democratic Presidential Candidates Told Their Party Faithful in Iowa

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa—All five 2016 presidential candidates on the Democratic ticket spoke from the same stage Friday evening in the first-in-the-nation caucus state. Lincoln Chafee,… more

 Senator Fights Back Tears in Emotional Speech About Planned Parenthood’s abortion Methods

Sen. James Lankford was on the verge of tears Thursday as he addressed his colleagues about Planned Parenthood’s controversial abortion methods exposed in an undercover… more

The War on Free Speech

One of the rights we should celebrate (and cherish) during Liberty Month is freedom of speech. Another is our ability to freely choose our representatives… more

No, We Can’t Say It’s Only Up to the Arabs to Fight ISIS in Iraq

Some argue that ISIS in Iraq is an Arab problem. Ergo, it should be Arab boots on the ground that kick the land-grabbing insurgency from… more

Greek Economy Has Shrunk More Than U.S. Did in Great Depression

After 1945, the U.S. promoted economic freedom and growth in Europe to keep Communism at bay. Today, by backing the European union in Greece, the… more

Alaska Governor Expanding Medicaid Despite Objections From Legislature

Alaska’s governor said Thursday he was using his executive authority to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act after failing to get the state legislature… more

R How Reagan’s Five Little Words Helped Change a Nation

On July 17, 1980, 35 years ago, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination, Ronald Reagan—the great communicator—outlined what he intended to do as president with… more

Young Family Remains Positive Despite Incurable Cancer Diagnosis

For Jessica Herbert and her young family, this should be a very happy time. The mom of two is scheduled to deliver baby number three… more

Government Persecution of Wisconsin Conservatives Finally Comes to an End

In a lengthy decision issued on July 16, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has finally put an end to the secret, unconstitutional, “John Doe” investigation of… more

Group Waging War on Meter Maids Tests Free Speech Limits

Forgetful residents of the New Hampshire city of Keene have found an ally with a group of activists who call themselves Free Keene. These self-styled… more

 Obama Administration to Take Back Work Permits From Illegal immigrants

The Obama administration is rushing to comply with a federal court order, dispersing officials throughout the U.S. to personally seize more than 2,000 work permits… more

The Sneaky Way Lawmakers Get Around the Earmark Ban

In the midst of the horrifying allegations that Planned Parenthood has been selling organs of aborted Babies, there’s been at least a bit of good… more

The Fight to Defund Planned Parenthood: An Interview With Rep. Diane Black

The fight to defund Planned Parenthood is ramping up in Washington following the release of an undercover video showing a top official discussing prices for… more

 Iran deal Shows It’s Better to Be an American Adversary Than Friend

The Obama administration has just allowed a stated enemy of the United States to have the capability to enrich uranium. As part of the Iran more

What Chris Christie Thinks Obama’s ‘Big Lie of the Second Term’ Is

MILFORD, N.H.—New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie condemned President Obama’s diplomatic deal with Iran, calling it the biggest mistake of his presidency. “Everything he’s done before… more

Cartoon: Obama’s ‘Red Line’

The Heritage Foundation’s Jim Phillips wrote about the Iran deal earlier this week: The Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran has major flaws that could… more

Obama Doubles Down on Using UN to Undermine Congress

News reports confirmed this week that President Obama intends to submit the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, to the… more

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