Jim DeMint Joins The Convention of States Project

Jim DeMint Joins The Convention of States Project

By Fredreka Schouten Via USA Today - WASHINGTON – Former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, ousted last month as head of the Heritage Foundation think tank, is joining a fast-growing, conservative movement that is pushing states to seek a constitutional convention to rein in federal spending and power. DeMint, a prominent figure among the Tea Party activists who helped Republicans seize control of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, will serve as a senior adviser to the Convention of the States Project, providing a jolt to its efforts to marshal grassroots support for a state-led … [Read more...]

Rinos Versus Conservatives -The DeMint–McConnell Feud

Rinos Versus Conservatives -The DeMint–McConnell Feud

By Jonathan Strong Via National Review Online.- As he was ascending to the pinnacle of power in the Senate Republican conference almost exactly seven years ago, Mitch McConnell planted the seeds of a feud that could conceivably end his career this May. Democrats, capitalizing on the public’s weariness with the Iraq War and outrage at the GOP’s Abramoff-era corruption, had taken control of both houses of Congress. And McConnell had been unanimously elected minority leader. As they are today, Republicans were searching for a way to reconnect with the public. McConnell, for example, … [Read more...]

Conservatives have big shoes to fill

Conservatives have big shoes to fill

Remarks by Sen. Mike Lee delivered to the Heritage Foundation yesterday By Sen. Mike Lee - Thank you very much. It’s wonderful to be back at the Heritage Foundation. It has been quite a month in Washington. It began with our effort to stop Obamacare — a goal that all Republicans share even if we have not always agreed about just how to pursue it. And it is ending with powerful practical proof of just why stopping Obamacare is so essential. This law is unaffordable and unfair . . . and it’s getting worse all the time. As of today, President Obama’s policy is to fine any American … [Read more...]

Gang of 8 immigrant Reform Bill Would Cost $6.3 Trillion (0.o)

Gang of 8 immigrant Reform Bill Would Cost $6.3 Trillion (0.o)

Anmnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers. $6.3 trillion states the report by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D. of The Heritage Foundation Click here to read the Report from The Heritage Foundation VIA CNSNews.com – Granting amnesty to illegal immigrants would cost $6.3 trillion, according to a new report by the Heritage Foundation.“Unlawful immigration and amnesty for current unlawful immigrants can pose large fiscal costs for U.S. taxpayers,” states the report by Robert Rector and Jason Richwine, Ph.D. Not only would the … [Read more...]