Amy Payne

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...

When the Government Fails Completely

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION What happens when a government program simply does not do what it is supposed to do? Head Start, the federal preschool program,...

Defying the Obama Administration on Religious Liberty

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Hobby Lobby gained national attention when its leadership announced they would not bow to the Obama Administration’s violation of their religious...

The Slow Dismantling of Obamacare

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Things aren’t going so well for Obamacare. Even Democrats in Congress aren’t huge fans any more. It seems after passing the law...

Will the Senate Minority Be Silenced?

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Life is good when you’re in the majority—and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) seems to believe he’ll be there forever. Reid...

Uproar Over Bloated Sandy Aid Package

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Leaders from New Jersey and New York blew up yesterday after House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) postponed a vote on an...

What Will the Fiscal Cliff Deal Look Like?

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION This week, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) have been trading secret offers on the fiscal cliff. Last night,...

North Korea Threatens with Successful Missile Launch

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION North Korea successfully launched a missile early Wednesday—a big step toward achieving the capability to hit targets in the United States. Under...

Stop Meeting with the U.N. on Climate Change

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Two days ago, the 18th United Nations conference on climate change wrapped up. As they did at the previous 17 conferences,...

Obama Wants Power to Raise Debt Limit By Himself, Anytime

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama wants to do away with Congress when it comes to raising the country’s legal debt limit. Instead of getting...

What IS the Fiscal Cliff?

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION With just a few weeks left in 2012, all eyes in Washington are on Capitol Hill and the “fiscal cliff” negotiations....

The Danger of International Internet Regulation

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Regulating the Internet is something Americans have resisted here at home. Now that fight is going global. The United Nations—of course—has an...

Disabilities Treaty Just Another U.N. Power Grab

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION International treaties sound like a good idea, especially when they claim to protect vulnerable people. The problem is, America already does...

Egypt’s President Moves Toward Dictatorship

JAMES PHILLIPS & AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Egypt remains in turmoil after its president decreed last Thursday that he was no longer subject to the...