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Jul 12

How Washington Wastes Your Money: Improper Payments

The U.S. government spent over $150 billion in improper payments last year alone, basically throwing that money out the window. Senator Rick Scott and Heritage expert Justin Bogie break down just how big of a problem wasteful spending is in Washington.

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Jul 11

Heritage Explains: How Strong is the United States Military?

Does the United States military have what it needs to protect our interest at home and abroad? This week, on the Heritage Explains podcast, Heritage expert Dakota Wood, walks us through some of the most important findings in Heritage's 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength.

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Jul 9

Minimum Wage Would Lead to Survival-of-the-Fittest Labor Market

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report finding that legislation to impose a federal $15 minimum wage would eliminate 1.3 million jobs. "Good intentions are no excuse for imposing bad policy," says Heritage expert Rachel Grezler. "The CBO report confirms what even liberal economists have warned against: a $15 minimum wage would lead to significant job losses and create a ‘survival-of-the-fittest’ labor market ...

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Jul 9

House Defense Bill Would Fail to Rebuild the Military

The House Armed Services Committee needs to do more if it’s serious about continuing to rebuild the military and meeting the challenges outlined in the president’s National Defense Strategy. ...

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Jul 9

Heritage Leaders to Attend White House Social Media Summit

Several leaders from The Heritage Foundation will attend this week’s White House Social Media Summit with President Donald Trump. The White House announced that the Thursday summit “will bring together digital leaders for a robust conversation on the opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment.”

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Jul 4

It’s Actually OK to Be Proud of the Military on Independence Day

"Some are hyperventilating over reports that this year’s annual Independence Day celebration in Washington will feature remarks by President Donald Trump, military flyovers, and stationary displays of Army equipment, including tanks. ..."

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