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[url=http://heritage.org/]The Heritage Foundation[/url] is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 453,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Heritage, founded in February 1973, has a staff of 244 and an expense budget of $61 million.[b]Our Mission[/b] To formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.[[email protected][email protected]][email protected][/email]

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Sanctuary Cities Targeted by Trump Receive Billions in Federal Funds

Feb 6, 2017 — Heritage Foundation

More than 100 sanctuary cities across America received a total of $27 billion in federal funds in one year, according to a new study. President Donald Trump has promised to withhold at least some of that money if such jurisdictions don’t change their policies on illegal immigrants.

Nearly 300 jurisdictions—states, counties, or cities—have some form of sanctuary policy, meaning they limit their involvement in enforcing federal immigration law.—More…

Rogue Federal Bureaucrats Threaten Trump’s Agenda

Feb 6, 2017 — Heritage Foundation

Recent scandals in the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Internal Revenue Service demonstrated that it’s almost impossible to fire federal employees, many of whom reportedly intend to go rogue by not implementing President Donald Trump’s agenda.

Conservatives are hopeful the time has come for civil service reform that would rein in this permanent class of government workers who have voiced outright hostility to the new administration. Some have even called it the “fourth branch of government” or “alt-government.” —More…

How Donald Trump Can Put an End to Sanctuary Cities

Dec 12, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

David Vitter is the senior senator from Louisiana. He is the chairman of the Senate Border Security Caucus, vice-chairman of the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest, and a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Just a few weeks ago, President-elect Donald Trump said, “Cities that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities will not receive taxpayer dollars.”

Conservatives Warn GOP Not to Revive Earmarks in Wake of Trump’s Win

Nov 16, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

Conservative lawmakers and groups are speaking out in opposition to a House Republican proposal to revive the practice of earmarking in the next Congress.

Earmarks are congressionally directed spending to a special interest. They’ve been banned under House rules since 2010. But on Wednesday, three GOP lawmakers plan to offer an amendment to those rules allowing them once again.—More…

Federal Judge Asks Why Obama Administration Isn’t Admitting Christian Syrian Refugees

Oct 29, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

In an otherwise unremarkable opinion over the federal Freedom of Information Act, a federal appellate court judge has issued a sharp rejoinder to the Obama administration over an issue that has been discussed in the news—the almost complete lack of Syrian Christian refugees being brought over to the U.S.

The Heartland Alliance’s National Immigrant Justice Center, a progressive liberal advocacy organization “dedicated to ensuring human rights protections” for immigrants and asylum seekers—including apparently terrorists—filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security.—More…

17 Things on Clarence Thomas’ Mind During Rare Public Remarks

Oct 27, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

It is important for the Supreme Court not only to base its decisions on the Constitution but to issue opinions that address the questions of everyday Americans, a relaxed Clarence Thomas said Wednesday night as an honored guest speaker at The Heritage Foundation.

In a deep, resonant voice, Thomas talked early in the hourlong program about the wisdom of writing opinions in plain language, of making the Constitution “accessible.”

“I think we hide it from them when we write in language that is inaccessible,” Thomas said. “We owe it to people to present to them their Constitution in a way they can understand it, to enfranchise them.”—More…

9 Controversies Obama Didn’t Mention When He Denied Any ‘Major Scandals’

Oct 25, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

President Barack Obama discarded eight years of controversies surrounding his administration, including the targeting of conservative groups, veterans lacking health care, the administration’s response to a terrorist attack weeks before the 2012 election, and a botched gun sting.

During a Democratic fundraising event in San Diego Sunday, Obama attacked Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the former chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, for the various investigations into the administration.—More…

Here’s a list of nine controversies that Obama didn’t mention at the Democratic fundraise

• IRS Targeting Scandal
• VA Waiting List
• GSA Spending Spree
• Attack on the Benghazi Compound
• Clinton Emails
• Fast and Furious Gun Walking
• Solyndra Subsidies
• DOJ and the New Black Panther Party
• A Job for Sestak


A Conservative Take on Trump’s New Supreme Court Nominee List

Sep 26, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

On May 18, then-future Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump put out a list of 11 individuals, all sitting judges, who he would consider as a potential replacement for Antonin Scalia, who died unexpectedly last February, on the Supreme Court of the United States. Trump has now added 10 new names to that list.

As was the case with his original list, the men and women who have been added appear to be eminently qualified to sit on the high court. Nine of these individuals (Mike Lee, Thomas Lee, Allison Eid, Raymond Kethledge, Joan Larsen, David Stras, Margaret Ryan, Neil Gorsuch, and Steven Colloton) clerked for Supreme Court justices, and several others held distinguished clerkships as well.—More…

The Facts Show Louisiana’s Floods Not Caused by Man-Made Climate Change

Aug 18, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

Is man-made global warming to blame for the heavy rainfall and flooding in Louisiana? Former Vice President Al Gore sure thinks so.

And The New York Times ran a story with the title “Flooding in the South Looks a Lot Like Climate Change.” But the climate research suggests otherwise.—More…

What the Supreme Court’s Ruling Means for Transgender Bathrooms in Schools

Aug 5, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

The U.S. Supreme Court signaled an interest in taking on the transgender bathroom debate on Wednesday, granting a Virginia school system temporary permission to keep its bathrooms separated by biological sex.

In a 5-3 vote, the justices issued a stay in the case involving a transgender student in Gloucester County who is suing his school board to gain access to the boys’ restrooms. The stay halts a lower court’s order that said the school board must allow the transgender teen, Gavin Grimm, into the bathroom that corresponds with the student’s gender identity.—More…

Senate Liberals, Targeting Climate Change ‘Deniers,’ Demand to Know Donors to 22 Think T

Aug 4, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

Some of the Senate’s most liberal Democrats, demanding that 22 national and state-based think tanks disclose their donors, disparaged them as being part of a network of free-market policy organizations the senators accuse of “laundering” identities while denying climate change exists.

The existence of the conservative and libertarian policy research and education organizations, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and eight fellow senators wrote in a letter to some of the organizations’ leaders, suggests the extent of a “web of denial” about man’s contribution to global warming, or climate change.

“Because your organizations do not regularly disclose where your donations come from, we cannot know for sure how deep and wide the web of denial truly is,” the nine senators write.—More…

These States Added Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients: Here’s How It’s Working

Aug 2, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

Several states have grappled with welfare reform. A few states that have incorporated work requirements have seen encouraging outcomes that should provide a blueprint for greater welfare reform efforts nationwide.

Between March and April of this year, the number of food stamp recipients decreased by 773,134. This brings food stamp enrollment down to 2011 levels and represents the biggest drop in participation since 2005.—MORE…

Should the Postal Service Handle Your Loans as Well as Your Mail? Elizabeth Warren Thinks So.

Jul 21, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is inching closer to eliminating private payday lending with restrictive new rules and, some advocates hope, paving the way for the U.S. Postal Service to take over these banking services.

The agency’s liberal supporters, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., long have wanted to replace the payday lending industry with a government-run alternative. Now, they are pushing to include language in the Democratic Party platform to add banking to the line of services provided by the U.S. Postal Service. —MORE…

30% of Workers Need ‘the Government’s Permission to Work

Jul 21, 2016 — Heritage Foundation

With nearly one in three American workers needing to acquire an occupational license in order to work, two Republican senators are stepping in with an attempt to alleviate the overreach.

Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ben Sasse, R-Neb., introduced the the ALLOW Act earlier this month. This bill would specifically affect military members, District of Columbia workers, and tour guide services in “national military parks, national battlefields, national battlefield parks … and the National Mall and memorial parks.”—MORE…