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2 hrs ago

President Trump Praises Heritage in Speech at President's Club Meeting

"Your organization is named The Heritage Foundation because you understand our glorious heritage is the foundation of everything we hope to achieve," said President Donald Trump. Watch the White House highlight video on his remarks. 

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2 hrs ago

Heritage Mourns the Death of Richard Odermatt

"The Heritage Foundation has lost its longest serving employee and one of its dearest friends. Richard Odermatt, our Director of Research Editing, was one of the most erudite men in Washington, profoundly talented, and blessed with a gentle, loving soul," said Heritage Foundation President Ed Feulner. "Richard possessed an endless range of knowledge and the ability to give attention to the smallest detail—qualities that made him the most talented research editor I have ever known."

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5 hrs ago

SCOTUS 101: Will Trump Name 3 New SCOTUS Nominees?

This week, Elizabeth Slattery & Tiffany Bates are talking about recent speeches by Kagan and Sotomayor, a few cases the Court declined to hear, and a new book about the Notorious RBG's workout routine. They also interview Pratik Shah, and Elizabeth tries to stump Tiffany in a round of "Supreme Trivia."

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6 hrs ago

5 Ways Republicans Could Ruin Tax Reform

Policymakers want to unleash economic growth in America by fixing our broken tax system. Or so they say. Now that the conversation has moved beyond just lowering tax rates, pro-growth tax reform is in danger of losing the stuff that actually makes it pro-growth. That’s because policymakers are caving to big-government advocates and other special interests. Here are the top five worst ideas that would surely dampen pro-growth tax reform ...

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6 hrs ago

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Capability

In today’s rapidly changing world, the U.S. nuclear weapons enterprise must be flexible and resilient to underpin the U.S. nuclear deterrent. If the U.S. detects a game-changing nuclear weapons development in another country, the U.S. nuclear weapons complex must be able to provide a timely response. The U.S. maintains an inactive stockpile that includes ...

Keep reading our 2018 Index of U.S. Military Strength

18 hrs ago

Trump Hits on Tax Reform at Heritage's President's Club

Last night, President Trump continued to focus on the importance of getting tax reform passed at a speech hosted by the Heritage Foundation. With the goal of boosting economic growth and harboring a more business-friendly environment, Trump urged Congress to get a bill to his desk. 

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