By Elaine Donnelly
Extending sexual misconduct to combat units
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Sen. Jim DeMint said Thursday he'll resign from the Senate to go run the Heritage Foundation, the powerhouse conservative think tank that dominates Republican policy circles.
GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's announcement Thursday that he will resign to run the conservative Heritage Foundation leaves the tea party without its leading voice in the Senate, but the movement has several advocates in the chamber ready to fill the void.
"I'll be darned if I'm going to set that aside now because a few teabaggers want to somehow muzzle my voice. We don't have to sit back and allow a minority in the Congress, known as the tea party, to dominate the discussion in our households," Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis recently told an enthusiastic audience at the Florida Democratic convention, citing federal assistance that once helped her family.
Hugh Newton, a longtime Washington promoter of conservative causes who helped open up the nation's liberal op-ed pages to ideas and thought from the right, died Monday night after a long illness. He was 76.
"From his early service in the Nixon administration, where he tried to undo the Great Society almost single-handedly, to his later quixotic runs for the presidency of the United States, Howie always marched tall and straight to his set of principles," said former Heritage Foundation President Edwin J. Feulner. "Most of these principles were conservative, some were a bit quirky, but Howie always believed and always led."