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  • Why did Heritage fire Jim DeMint?

    05/03/2017 12:12:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/03/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Eventually we’ll find out what really happened at the Heritage Foundation Conservative champion Jim DeMint was ousted as president of the Heritage Foundation yesterday, a post the former Republican senator from South Carolina assumed in April 2013. Newsweek reports DeMint wasn’t fired as such. It nonsensically reports that Heritage’s “board of trustees had unanimously voted for DeMint to resign from his role as president” — whatever that means — and that DeMint obediently tendered his resignation after the vote.
  • Coup Against Heritage Foundation Delivers Major Blow to Conservatism

    05/02/2017 10:36:08 PM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    Glenn Beck.com ^ | Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | Glenn Beck
    #IStandWithJimDeMint I am told that there is a coup underway by the GOP coupled with the Bannon/Brietbart alliance to take control of the Heritage Foundation. Is it the Mercer family that is behind this? The GOP didn’t like the conservative principles that Jim DeMint stood for. They claim that Jim focused on the action side and the white paper side suffered. We don’t need any more “think tanks.” The constitutional advocates need more DO Tanks!!!!! The word is that Bannon will replace DeMint at Heritage. All of that money and power in the hands of Steve Bannon is enough to...
  • Top staffers leave Heritage Foundation following DeMint resignation: report

    05/02/2017 7:48:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/02/2017 | BY PAULINA FIROZI
    Top staffers loyal to ousted Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint have stepped down from organization, according to a new report. The Daily Beast reported Tuesday evening that top staffers -- including Executive Vice President Bret Bernhardt, Vice President of Communications Wesley Denton, Vice President of Policy Promotion Ed Corrigan and DeMint’s chief of staff, Camera Seward, have resigned. The Heritage Foundation announced DeMint’s resignation earlier Tuesday, blaming the former leader for "significant and worsening management issues that led to a breakdown of internal communications and cooperation.” DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, took the helm of Heritage in 2013. "Jim...
  • Coup Against Jim DeMint Threatens To Tear Apart Heritage Foundation

    05/02/2017 2:15:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/02/2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    The power struggle at the Heritage Foundation could upend Republican politics and put millions of dollars at DC's most influential think tank on the line. By Mollie Hemingway There are two narratives being spun about the current turmoil at the Heritage Foundation. Last week, Politico reported that the non-profit conservative foundation’s board planned to permanently oust former Sen. Jim DeMint, who was appointed president of the organization in 2013.The narrative Politico offers, supported by quotes from a single anonymous board member, is that Heritage is in disarray as a result of DeMint’s decisions since taking over several years ago. DeMint...
  • Statement From the Chairman of Heritage’s Board of Trustees (Jim DeMint Has Resigned)

    05/02/2017 2:02:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    MAY 2, 2017—Thomas A. Saunders III, chairman of The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, released the following statement to the Heritage staff about a leadership change at the organization. ___________________________________________ The Heritage Foundation’s Board of Trustees, by a unanimous vote, has asked for and received the resignation of Jim DeMint as president and CEO of the organization. The Board elected Heritage Founder Ed Feulner as president and CEO while we conduct a thorough search for his successor. After a comprehensive and independent review of the entire Heritage organization, the Board determined there were significant and worsening management issues that led...
  • DeMint out as leader of conservative Heritage Foundation

    05/01/2017 1:59:22 PM PDT · by aspasia · 36 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 5/1/17 | Joseph Weber
    Jim DeMint is being forced out as the leader of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank amid internal tensions at the organization over its direction, several sources have confirmed to Fox News. The former South Carolina Republican senator's imminent departure was first reported late last week and has since sparked widespread speculation about what led to the separation.
  • Will Steve Bannon take over Heritage after Jim DeMint leaves? Mike Needham won't say

    04/30/2017 4:52:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 16 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | Philip Wegmann |
    Will blistering populist Steve Bannon replace fiery conservative Sen. Jim DeMint as the next president of the Heritage Foundation? Heritage Action CEO Michael Needham won't say. Asked by Chris Wallace whether Heritage would be Bannon's "safety net as he's forced out of the White House," Needham demurred on "Fox News Sunday." "I can tell you," Needham replied, "there's a lot of speculation in the room and in the media that never misses a chance to divide and attack conservatives." With that non-answer, speculation over the fate of Heritage Foundation will no doubt reach a new fever pitch. News of DeMint's...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Trump to stick with conservative list for next Supreme Court pick

    04/30/2017 7:19:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Steven Dinan
    President Trump will stick with the same list of potential nominees for the next Supreme Court vacancy, he told The Washington Times in an exclusive interview in which he also waved aside the lack of a honeymoon from Capitol Hill, saying Republicans are “going to get there” and Democrats are still smarting over losing an election they thought they couldn’t lose. .. He also said he expects the near-universal opposition to his agenda from congressional Democrats to wane. “I notice it calming down,” he said. Reflecting on his first weeks, the businessman turned statesman took pride in having upended traditional...
  • Heritage President DeMint being pushed out? (Read "why"!)

    04/29/2017 8:16:56 AM PDT · by onyx · 82 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 29, 2017 | Rick Moran
    Politico is reporting that several sources on the board of the Heritage Foundation are saying there is an organized effort to dump the organization's president, Jim DeMint.  DeMint, who has a close relationship with the Trump White House, is accused of being "too political" and corrupting the foundation's historic mission of research and policy formulation. There's also a sense that he's made the institution too much about himself. "He has been a congressman and senator. They are solo performers. When you are in the Senate, life is all about the senators," said one board member, who asked for anonymity to...
  • Liberal protest mob storms Heritage Foundation

    04/25/2017 6:11:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Apr 25, 2017 | Philip Wegmann
    Instead of trying to help reach consensus with traditional protest, they tried intimidating the opposition ... The mob that just muscled their way into the lobby of the Heritage Foundation must have missed Obama's lecture. When those partisans pushed past security onto private property, they signaled that the liberal resistance has given up on unity. Quite simply, division is the new goal. More than a tantrum, this is a significant shift in the direction of the reiterating protests that have continued non-stop since Trump took office ... Around 200 protestors flooded into Heritage's Capitol Hill headquarters an hour before noon...
  • Late Walsh O'Beirne RIP

    04/23/2017 1:12:05 PM PDT · by John W · 17 replies
    national review.com ^ | April 23, 2017 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kate O’Beirne was part of National Review’s world before she joined the staff. When she became the magazine’s Washington editor in 1995 her resume already included stints at Senator Jim Buckley’s office, the Reagan administration, and the Heritage Foundation. She served NR in that position for eleven years and then became president of National Review Institute for six more.
  • Who Is the ‘Forgotten Man’? A Historical Look

    02/15/2017 7:54:20 AM PST · by HokieMom · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | February 14, 2017 | Salim Furth, Ph.D.
    The Forgotten Man is back with a vengeance. Since Amity Shlaes revived the phrase in the title of her best-selling history of the Great Depression, “the Forgotten Man” has come to stand in for the losers in the left’s identity politics. Thus, the 21st-century Forgotten Man has a conventional-sounding name, is heterosexual, never went to graduate school, and does not know where the 202 area code is. (It’s Washington, D.C.) The Forgotten Man has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The New Yorker. President Donald Trump name-checked this retro superhero in his Nov. 9 victory speech and his...
  • Trump Tax Reforms Could Depend On Little-Known ‘Scoring’ Panel

    12/29/2016 10:10:03 AM PST · by Lorianne · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 December 2016 | David Morgan
    President-elect Donald Trump’s goal of overhauling the U.S. tax code in 2017 will depend partly on the work of an obscure congressional committee tasked with estimating how much future economic growth will result from tax cuts. Known as the Joint Committee on Taxation, or JCT, the nonpartisan panel assigns “dynamic scores” to major tax bills in Congress, based on economic models, to forecast a bill’s ultimate impact on the federal budget. The higher a tax bill’s dynamic score, the more likely it is seen as spurring growth, raising tax revenues and keeping the federal deficit in check. As Trump and...
  • At Least Six Swing States Face Double-Digit Premium Hikes under Obamacare

    08/16/2016 9:47:25 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 August 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Double-digit Obamacare premium hikes projected in 2017 may bode in Donald Trump’s favor, as several swing states are being impacted by double-digit increases under the law and consumers are expected to see the hikes around Nov. 1 — one week before heading to the polls. Trump has promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, but Hillary Clinton has vowed to make the Obamacare exchanges work. Some say the way she would do that is through raising taxes.
  • Donald Trump Is Proposing The Biggest Tax Cuts Since Ronald Reagan's Presidency

    08/06/2016 1:39:45 PM PDT · by Innovative · 100 replies
    Fortune Mag. ^ | Aug. 6, 2016 | Madeline Farber
    In a new economic blueprint that is set to unveil next week, Donald Trump will propose one of the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan’s presidency, an advisor to the Republican Presidential nominee told Bloomberg. The proposal will reiterate Trump’s plan to cut the corporate tax rate to 15%, Stephen Moore, who is the chief economist for the Heritage Foundation, and of one of the men on Trump’s 13-member economic advisory team that the Republican presidential candidate announced Friday, said.
  • 20,642 New Regulations Added in the Obama Presidency

    05/23/2016 9:55:43 AM PDT · by milton23 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/23/16 | James Gattuso & Diane Katz
    The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.
  • Oakland’s Minimum Wage Is Up, Wal-Mart Is Out

    01/30/2016 8:44:31 AM PST · by upchuck · 64 replies
    daily signal ^ | Jan 22, 2016 | Leah Jessen
    A minimum wage of $12.55 an hour in Oakland, Calif., may be the culprit for a Wal-Mart store's closure. Wal-Mart announced Jan. 15 it will close 269 stores globally, including 154 locations in the United States-affecting about 10,000 associates across the nation... snip Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, a Democrat, has been leading statewide efforts to raise the minimum wage to $15. "This higher city minimum wage eliminated the jobs of the very workers advocates wanted to help," said James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation... snip The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday that most...
  • Ted Cruz Warns Against Military Adventurism

    12/10/2015 6:32:42 PM PST · by Isara · 12 replies
    U.S. News ^ | Dec. 10, 2015 | David Catanese
    The Texas senator is seeking an implicit contrast with the more hawkish Marco Rubio.Sen. Ted Cruz on Thursday warned against the deployment of U.S. forces in the Middle East in hopes of creating democracy, nodding to a portion of the Republican Party exhausted with military escapades abroad. Even as he emphasized the need to defeat the Islamic State group in a speech coming just a week after the San Bernardino, California, shooting rampage that's since been linked to radicalization, Cruz, a 2016 presidential candidate, chastised those rushing to place American troops on the ground to fight the enemy. "Some in...
  • Live: Senator Ted Cruz on National Security (Dec 10 10:00am EST)

    12/10/2015 6:53:54 AM PST · by Isara · 48 replies
    C-Span ^ | Dec 10, 2015
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) delivers remarks and responds to questions at the Heritage Foundation about his national security priorities following the Paris terrorist attacks and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Watch live.
  • Ted Cruz gets Heritage Foundation ‘endorsement’

    11/10/2015 11:37:15 AM PST · by Isara · 41 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Steve Deace
    According to a new a report from the Heritage Foundation, Sen. Ted Cruz is just about the ideal presidential candidate.Heritage Action, the political arm of perhaps the most respected think tank in the conservative movement, which is now run by former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, had almost nothing but praise for Mr. Cruz in its first ever presidential policy scorecard.One of the report’s most stirring salutes involves Mr. Cruz’s regular campaign promise to actually do what he says, instead of getting distracted by the many trappings and sellouts of Washington, D.C.Put another way, he won’t lie to you and...