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  • Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint waves while addressing the Conservative Political Action Conference annual meeting in National Harbor, Md., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Saturday marks the third and final day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, which brings together prospective presidential candidates, conservative opinion leaders and tea party activists from coast to coast. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

    FEULNER: Civic involvement, not big government, empowers Americans

    Have you ever heard of Skip Pescosolido? I hadn't either until very recently, but I'm glad I did. Without Skip, we'd all be paying higher grocery bills.

  • Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint, a former South Carolina senator, told a conservative policy summit organized by Heritage Action for America in Washington on Monday that conservatives "must advance ideas and legislation that will build a stronger America." (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

    Inside the Beltway: DeMint's demand for clear leadership, bold ideas

    Frequent calls for unity in the nation come from many sectors, though most simply push emotional buttons while delivering little substance. Enter the Heritage Foundation, which is now setting forth this simple, but canny thought: "Uniting America through conservative reform."

  • EDITORIAL: The circular firing squad

    Conservatives are sometimes their own worst enemy. A group of Capitol Hill aides who worked for Jim DeMint when he was a senator from South Carolina have set up a political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, to cleanse Congress of whom they consider squishy Republicans. It's a worthwhile endeavor, except when the "squishes" turn out to be conservatives.

  • Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint is trying to wield conservative power outside the Senate. (Associated Press)

    Jim DeMint still able to pull some weight among Senate Republicans

    When he was in the Senate, Jim DeMint wasn't shy about trying to recruit conservatives he thought would buck the Republican Party establishment and gum up the collegial workings of the legislative process. Now on the outside, running the Heritage Foundation, the former senator from South Carolina may have even more levers to pull.

  • **FILE** Jim DeMint (Associated Press)

    Reported Israel-led missile attack in Syria is sign of growing regional tension

    Former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday that Israel's reported airstrike outside of Damascus early Sunday is "sending a signal" to Iran, Hezbollah and possibly the United States "that the situation right in the Syrian area is getting very, very tense."

  • **FILE** Jim DeMint (Associated Press)

    Jim DeMint: Immigration reform will cost Americans trillions

    Former South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint argued on Sunday that implementing immigration reform as proposed by the "Gang of Eight" would "cost Americans trillions of dollars."

  • The Washington Times

    PAUL: Rep. Tim Scott right pick for Senate

    I'm excited that I will have the opportunity to work with Rep. Tim Scott in the U.S. Senate. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley made a fine selection in choosing Mr. Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint, a conservative champion and my friend.

  • Inside the Beltway: Great Scott: The reviews are in

    Fiscally sensible, check. Limited government, check. Pro-life, check. Leadership qualities, check. Thrilled conservatives and contented Republicans have tweeted their delight over South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's decision to appoint Rep. Tim Scott to replace Sen. Jim DeMint next month.

  • **FILE** Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican (Associated Press)

    S.C. Gov. Haley names Scott to replace DeMint in Senate

    Rep. Tim Scott, who emerged from a modest upbringing to become an icon of the conservative tea party movement, on Monday was appointed by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to replace the resigning Sen. Jim DeMint, a fellow Republican.

  • Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican (AP Photo)

    DeMint: Obama will win fight over raising taxes

    A leading conservative who's resigning from the Senate is predicting that President Obama will win the battle over raising taxes.

  • Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican (AP Photo)

    DeMint resigns from Senate to run Heritage Foundation

    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.

  • Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, is leaving the Senate to head the conservative Heritage Foundation. Gov. Nikki R. Haley will name his replacement. (Associated Press)

    DeMint won’t leave tea party voiceless

    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.

  • Inside the Beltway: Anti-DeMint press strikes

    Thoughtful analysis, straight reporting, maybe an appreciation? Sen. Jim DeMint had no press honeymoon upon announcing his bold career switch from U.S. senator to incoming president of the Heritage Foundation.

  • ** FILE ** Jim DeMint resigned from his U.S. Senate seat representing South Carolina to take leadership at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington-based think tank. (Associated Press)

    MILLER: Conservatives' next step

    Washington was stunned Thursday to learn stalwart Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Congress in January to run the Heritage Foundation.

  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill walks off the stage with challengers Republican W. Todd Akin (left) and Libertarian Jonathan Dine after their debate in the Missouri Senate race in Columbia, Mo., on Friday. On Wednesday, Sen. Jim DeMint and former Sen. Rick Santorum offered their endorsements to Mr. Akin, and the NRSC is keeping a close eye on the race. (Associated Press)

    GOP 'stuck with' Akin in Missouri

    Rep. W. Todd Akin is now locked in as the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Missouri after the deadline to withdraw passed this week, and a growing number of Republicans have started lining up behind him as their only option for holding on to the seat.

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  • From the very beginning, he notes, America was built by an active citizenry — not by big government, but by hundreds of communities made up of individuals engaged in self-government.

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  • "Political consultants use negative campaigns to suppress the voter turnout, especially among people who don't follow politics closely and who want little from government," Mr. DeMint writes. "The strategy works. If they successfully discourage Americans who don't look to government to solve their problems from going to the polls, that leaves the outcome of elections primarily in the hands of those who want more from government."

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