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March 23, 1991
As one familiar with the extremist Heritage Foundation, I can verify that Christopher Knight does not exaggerate in accusing Heritage of "distor(tion) for effect . . . intellectual fraud" in the way it attacks the National Endowment for the Arts ("The Heritage Foundation Takes the Fight Over the Arts to Ignorant New Levels," Opinion Section, Feb. 24). I was a local officer of the United Nations Assn. of the U.S.A. during the 1980s when the Heritage Foundation began a campaign--as against NEA--to get the United States out of the United Nations and wreck the world organization.
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OPINION
February 16, 2014 | Doyle McManus
Ever since a wave of conservative insurgents arrived in Washington after the congressional election of 2010, Congress has careened from one tea party-inspired fiscal crisis to another, from the debt-ceiling showdown of 2011 to last year's 16-day government shutdown. But last week, when the debt ceiling needed to be raised again, conservative Republicans decided not to fight. They still voted no, but they meekly stood aside to let the ceiling rise. "You've got to know when to hold them and when to fold them," Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)
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NEWS
July 14, 1987 | Associated Press
The conservative Heritage Foundation funneled $100,000 to an organization headed by two of Lt. Col. Oliver L. North's key contra aid operatives and never got any indication the money was spent on research as intended, a Heritage spokesman said Monday. The donation was disclosed after North's testimony at the Iran-contra hearings Monday about what appeared to be a private fund-raising channel not previously revealed.
OPINION
November 30, 2013
Re "Hail the panderer in chief," Opinion, Nov. 26 According to Jonah Goldberg, President Obama is rigidly ideological and shamelessly pandering at the same time. Neat trick. The president's Affordable Care Act may be many things, but the ideologically progressive position it is not. We progressives wanted a single-payer, Medicare-for-all program. Failing that, we wanted a "public option. " What we got instead was a market-based program first proposed by the Heritage Foundation and first put in place in Massachusetts by the last Republican presidential candidate.
NEWS
July 15, 1988 | Associated Press
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III announced Thursday that he will join the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University when he leaves the Justice Department next month. Meese, the subject of a just-completed 14-month criminal investigation into his involvement with scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. and other matters, said he looks forward "to a more reflective period, without the white heat and daily pressures that come with high-level 1919251312Cabinet agency."
NEWS
July 14, 1988 | Associated Press
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III today announced he will join the conservative Heritage Foundation and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University when he leaves the Justice Department next month. Meese, the subject of a just-completed 14-month criminal investigation into his involvement with scandal-plagued Wedtech Corp. and other matters, said he looks forward "to a more reflective period, without the white heat and daily pressures that come with high-level 1919251312Cabinet agency."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
Billed as a "Tribute to Joyce and Howard Rumsey," a concert was presented Sunday afternoon by the Jazz Heritage Foundation at the Musicians' Union on Vine Street, with proceeds going to the Paul Bullock Memorial Scholarship Fund for young music students. (Bullock was a key figure in the launching of the foundation.
NEWS
July 8, 1988 | DAN MORAIN and RONALD J. OSTROW, Times Staff Writers
Atty. Gen. Edwin Meese III is seriously considering agreements under which he would work full time at the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and hold a part-time post at the Hoover Institution when he leaves office in the next few weeks, officials at the two conservative think tanks said Thursday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 10, 1992 | ALAN MILLER
Buck McKeon, the Republican congressman-elect who will represent the Santa Clarita and Antelope valleys and parts of the San Fernando Valley, will attend a congressional orientation program this week sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation rather than the traditional program at Harvard University. McKeon has been participating in orientation and House organizational activities in Washington for the last week along with his 63 Democratic and 46 Republican colleagues.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 1991 | ALLAN PARACHINI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Endowment for the Arts faced new controversy Tuesday as a conservative Washington think tank released a political broadside directed against the agency, even as several in the arts community continued a protest over a rejected grant. In Washington, the Heritage Foundation called for specific restrictions on the kind of art the federal agency can support and leveled new accusations that the NEA has "censored" traditional art forms.
OPINION
October 27, 2013
Re "GOP: Grand old potshots," Opinion, Oct. 22 Jonah Goldberg makes two of the most wrongheaded statements in the history of column writing: He writes: "We've seen the influence of big business decline in the GOP as new populist PACs have declared war on … K Street. " The billionaire Koch brothers, the Heritage Foundation and the Scaife Foundations are populist? Goldberg writes: "The public has grown more conservative during the Obama presidency. " Did he forget who won the last election?
NEWS
October 14, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
“The Republican Party is at war with itself,” Doyle McManus wrote in his Sunday column about how former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is using his new post at the Heritage Foundation to push Republican members of Congress as far right as possible, fracturing the GOP. “DeMint has quickly turned Heritage -- especially its new lobbying arm, Heritage Action for America -- into a powerful engine of pressure on Republicans in Congress ...
NATIONAL
September 9, 2013 | By Michael A. Memoli
PITTSBURGH - In a hotel conference room overlooking this city's downtown, the leaders of one of the nation's largest conservative advocacy groups outlined a plan to cripple President Obama's healthcare law. With funding for government operations set to run out at the end of this month, Heritage Action, part of a coalition of conservative lawmakers and outside groups, wants Republicans to refuse to vote for a law that would authorize spending unless...
NATIONAL
May 23, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- More than 100 conservative economists will call on Congress to approve an immigration overhaul, highlighting the potential economic benefits. The letter by the American Action Forum, to be released Thursday, is the latest volley from conservative economic thinkers, who have been divided on the immigration overhaul legislation making its way through the Senate. “Immigration reform's positive impact on population growth, labor force growth, housing, and other markets will lead to more rapid economic growth,” wrote the economists, including Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the foundation's president, who is a former director of the Congressional Budget Office and a former advisor to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)
NATIONAL
May 6, 2013 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- A conservative think tank said Monday that immigration reform would be costly to taxpayers -- the latest in a growing, but contradictory, body of research on the costs and benefits of providing a path to citizenship for those living in this country without legal status. The Heritage Foundation study swiftly became ammunition for Republicans who are arguing against the sweeping immigration reform measure proposed by a bipartisan group of senators. Heritage said the immigrants would become a drain on taxpayers because they would receive $6.3 trillion more in government benefits over their lifetimes than they would pay in taxes.
NEWS
December 6, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro
WASHINGTON -- Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina, one of the most influential leaders of the tea party wing of the party, will retire in January to head a conservative think tank in Washington. DeMint has been a renegade on and off Capitol Hill, and earned a reputation for often rousing - and clashing - with his colleagues over his hard-line positions. The two-term senator carried those views to the campaign trail, where his political action committee endorsed right-flank candidates - often against the party's wishes.
OPINION
February 24, 1991 | Christopher Knight, Christopher Knight is an art critic for The Times. and
The politically motivated quarrels over artistic censorship during the past two years may have left the front pages, but they're far from over. At least one prominent Washington think-tank has decided to capitalize on the furor, apparently hoping to formalize the previously ad hoc brawl. The Heritage Foundation, which provided much of the ideological ammunition successfully deployed by the Reagan Administration, has added a "cultural policy studies office" to its operation.
NATIONAL
January 22, 2011 | By Kim Geiger, Washington Bureau
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas failed to report his wife's income from a conservative think tank on financial disclosure forms for at least five years, the watchdog group Common Cause said Friday. Between 2003 and 2007, Virginia Thomas, a longtime conservative activist, earned $686,589 from the Heritage Foundation, according to a Common Cause review of the foundation's IRS records. Thomas failed to note the income in his Supreme Court financial disclosure forms for those years, instead checking a box labeled "none" where "spousal noninvestment income" would be disclosed.
NATIONAL
January 8, 2011 | By Robin Abcarian, Los Angeles Times
Some prominent right-wing groups say they will not attend a major Republican gathering in Washington next month, objecting to the presence of gay groups and other organizations whose aims they say are incompatible with conservatism. An estimated 10,000 people are expected to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, to hear aspiring presidential candidates and vote in one of the first straw polls of the 2012 cycle. Among the missing will be the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian group and once a sponsor of CPAC; the Heritage Foundation; and the American Family Assn.
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