Roger Severino (pictured), the new head of the agency's Office for Civil Rights, has opposed transgender patients’ rights, same-sex marriage and Planned Parenthood.
"Washington," said the late Art Hoppe, a San Francisco Chronicle humor columnist, "is several miles square and about as tall as, say, the Washington Monument. It is surrounded on all four sides by reality."
President Obama will veto the House effort to delay the individual mandate, weeks after volunteering to delay the employer mandate. Meanwhile, the Heritage Foundation cheers the demise of its own idea.
The conservative South Carolina senator announced Thursday that he would step down next month to run a conservative think tank.
While ruling on cases near and dear to the hearts of his wife's clients, for 13 years Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report spousal income from conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation because, he claims, he misunderstood the disclosure forms.
It's difficult to fully comprehend the total price tag of the Iraq war, but Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul has made some staggering calculations, coming up with a whopping $3.5 trillion -- including "hidden costs" such as interest on the money we're borrowing, and long-term health care for vets.
Conservative ideologues have apparently abandoned the ridiculous claim that the jury's still out on global warming. The new talking points, as outlined in this Heritage Foundation video, are as follows: Global warming has happened before, it won't be catastrophic and it's not worth endangering the global economy.