Tim Scott will be the next U.S. Senator from South Carolina. The first-term Republican congressman from Charleston, who was just elected to a second term, was appointed to the seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley made the announcement in Columbia Monday afternoon, flanked by Scott, DeMint, and other members of South Carolina's congressional delegation, including Senator Lindsey Graham.Read more
South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will appoint a new senator to take the seat of GOP senator Jim DeMint, who was reelected in 2010 and will be resigning early next year to become president of the Heritage Foundation. Sources in South Carolina say Haley will pick Charleston-area congressman Tim Scott, and, if not him, state representative Ralph Norman is considered the next most likely candidate for the job.Read more
A new television ad from Mitt Romney and the Republican National Committee looks at Barack Obama's history of opposing the 1996 reforms to welfare and promises a Romney administration will restore "work back in welfare." The ad begins by asking the viewer, "Do you support work for welfare?" Watch the ad below:Read more
Heritage Action, the political arm of the Heritage Foundation, released the following statement on the House Republican budget:
Chairman Paul Ryan deserves credit for confronting the main drivers of our debt crisis – our runaway entitlement system. Of course, there is much to be done if we are to save the American dream, but this budget signals a seriousness of purpose that Americans expect from their lawmakers. Heritage Action looks forward to a spirited conversation over the future of our country.Read more
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) produced a highly misleading ad last week about the House GOP's Medicare reform plan. The ad portrayed seniors working tough jobs to pay for their health care under a plan the DCCC says would "end Medicare."
Heritage Action, a political arm of the Heritage Foundation, has released a response video, depicting children scrounging for money to pay for unfunded entitlement liabilities. Take a look:Read more
Ah, January of 2009. Hope was in the air, but more importantly, gas was under two dollars a gallon. Since then gas prices, have gone up 67 percent and it's an ominously upward trend. Interestingly enough, the Heritage Foundation also took a look at the first 26 months of Bush's presidency -- gas only rose 7 percent during that time frame.Read more
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