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These Guys Use 'Small Business' to Get Their Way in Washington

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not...

These Guys Use ‘Small Business’ to Get Their Way in Washington

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Saying that something helps small businesses is a great way to gain public support for your cause. Except when it’s not...

60 Percent of Voters Say Obamacare Debate Is Not Over

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Obamacare is a huge factor for voters this fall, a new Politico poll shows, with 89 percent of respondents saying it...

No Speech Can Fix This

HERITAGE FOUNDATION, AMY PAYNE President Obama has been on a foreign tour. How’s it going on the world stage? Probably not so well when New York...

Two Ways to Hurt Women in the Workplace

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is “Equal Pay Day” for those who believe that The Man is keeping women down. Convincing people that injustice is taking...

Where You Can Buy Health Insurance After Today

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today is kinda-sorta the deadline to sign up for Obamacare, though if you want to say you’re “in line” for coverage,...

Taking a Stand Against Obamacare

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Obamacare has caused seemingly endless problems, and one of the big—and very personal—ones will be on display at the Supreme Court...

Moms: This Is What Your Government Expects of You

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If you’re a mom of grown children, this is for you. Did you know that the Obama administration and the state of...

Questions You're Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding...

Questions You’re Asking About Cakes, Gays, and Religious Freedom

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Cases have been popping up across the country where individuals have declined to bake cakes or take photos for same-sex wedding...

"I Don't Know How President Obama Thinks That He's Helping Us"

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Super Bowl Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked President Obama what many Americans are probably wondering. “Was it the biggest mistake of your...

“I Don’t Know How President Obama Thinks That He’s Helping Us”

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On Super Bowl Sunday, Bill O’Reilly asked President Obama what many Americans are probably wondering. “Was it the biggest mistake of your...

What Reagan Knew About Missile Defense

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It would take only 33 minutes for a missile to reach the U.S. from anywhere in the world. That’s a sobering...

Why We Don’t Need Universal Preschool

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In his State of the Union address, President Obama said he wanted to “make high-quality preschool available to every child in...

What We Still Don’t Know About Benghazi

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Yesterday, President Obama nominated a new ambassador to Libya to succeed Christopher Stevens, who was killed in the terrorist attack in...

6 Things the Next U.S. Budget Should Do

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION It’s time for Congress to make a real budget—and not just any budget. It’s been four years since the U.S. had a...

Voting Rights at the Supreme Court Today

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION To understand what’s going on in the Supreme Court today, we have to go back in time. The year was 1965. Hundreds...

Where Could We POSSIBLY Cut the Federal Budget?

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION If you had to cut your family’s budget, where would you cut? Would you immediately start starving your children and stop wearing...

Obama Administration vs. the Law on Same-Sex Marriage

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama has so many flip-flops in his policy positions that it’s hard to keep track. After running for President supporting...

Top 3 Reasons Chuck Hagel Is Wrong for Secretary of Defense

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama’s pick as the next Secretary of Defense is the wrong one. Heritage’s defense and foreign policy experts have examined...

Spending Cuts Are Happening, One Way or Another

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Federal budget cuts called “sequestration” are scheduled to hit in just 10 days. The sequestration cuts are not perfect—they’re a blunt...

Heritage Experts Analyze the State of the Union

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Barack Obama laid out an ambitious agenda last night. Here are some highlights of our experts’ analysis of his claims,...

Heritage Statement on Immigration

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Heritage Foundation has released the following statement: America’s heritage of immigration has fueled our nation’s strength and diversity, yet our immigration...

John Kerry, President Obama’s Ideological Twin

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Senator John Kerry (D-MA) is likely to be confirmed today as the next Secretary of State after sailing through a Senate...

The Urgent Danger in the Senate

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION (Reid Vs Reid Video) Think your state has equal representation in the Senate? Well, that could be eliminated soon. Senate Majority Leader Harry...

It’s Time to Balance the Budget

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today, the House will vote on a proposal that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, buying a bit more...

Obama’s Second Inaugural Address, Translated

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Members of Congress—who are about to debate raising the debt ceiling tomorrow—should have paid attention yesterday. The President was very clear...

Responding to Newtown

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION When confronted with the murder of children, the only reaction is anger, shock, and grief. Since the massacre at Sandy Hook...

Obama’s Religious Freedom Proclamation

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Did you know that yesterday was Religious Freedom Day in America? It didn’t get a lot of attention, since President Obama...

“Default” Is a Red Herring in Debt Ceiling Debate

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Yesterday, President Obama accused his opposition in Congress of threatening to “default” on America’s loans in order to make a political...