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Nov 8

On the Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

"I am grateful for his many years of public service and his unwavering fight to preserve liberty in this country," said Heritage President Kay Coles James. "During his time at the Department of Justice, he focused on priorities important to the American people, including strengthening our borders, protecting religious liberty and freedom of speech, and improving public safety." 

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Nov 7

Congress Should Pass Budget During Lame Duck Session

“The economy is doing great, but there are serious challenges that threaten the historic growth and will put pressure on the nation’s finances next year," said Heritage expert Paul Winfree. "The debt limit suspension will expire in March and Congress will likely move to repealing what is left of the Budget Control Act’s discretionary spending limits."

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Nov 6

Celebrating Womens Right to Vote

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission held its first meeting last week. The commission, created in 2017 through the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act, will lead national efforts to commemorate, educate, and celebrate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment. Heritage President Kay Coles James was sworn in as vice chair. James was appointed by President Donald Trump to serve on the commission.

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Nov 5

More Caravans Would Make the Border 'Completely Uncontrollable'

Heritage expert James Carafano joined Fox News on Sunday to talk about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. border and what the U.S. needs to do prevent these caravans from becoming regular occurrences. 

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Nov 2

SCOTUS 101: SCOTUSblog on SCOTUS101, vol. II

John-Michael Seibler joins Elizabeth Slattery to talk about a secret SCOTUS marriage proposal and recent arguments. Elizabeth also chats with SCOTUSblog founder and Supreme Court superstar lawyer Tom Goldstein. Stay tuned for Supreme Trivia - Halloween edition. Elizabeth's in the hot seat!

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Nov 1

Immigration Law in Dire Need a Major Overhaul


The immigration court system as of August 2018 took an average of 717 days to adjudicate cases and had 764,561 cases to complete, both the highest figures for any given year on record. While the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has not prepared asylum data for the most recent years, in fiscal year (FY) 2016, asylum claims continued to rise, with the DHS carrying out over 92,000 “credible fear” hearings in FY 2016, a dramatic rise from just over 5,000 in FY 2008.

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