Sen. DeMint to Become Heritage Foundation President

U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., will become president of the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank in Washington next year. DeMint will succeed Edwin Feulner, the man who first envisioned the think tank in 1973 and has led it as president for the past 36 years, Heritage said in a statement. From today’s press release: Heritage’s…

Sen. Coburn: Cuts Possible Because Pentagon Has Become ‘Department of Everything’

One member of Congress is raising eyebrows with a new — and detailed — report that, he says, shows a significant chunk of yearly Pentagon spending does not go toward things to actually defend the United States of America. We know what you’re likely thinking: Another liberal dove bashing the Pentagon. Nope. The report comes…

Rep. Allen West Trails After Partial Recount in Florida House Race

The 2012 election is not over.  And, fittingly, the never-boring Sunshine State is in the spotlight. There is mounting evidence the House Armed Services Committee soon will lose one of its top critics of President Obama. After a partial recount, West trails his Democratic challenger, Patrick Murphy, by 1,907 votes, according to Florida media reports.