Heritage Foundation

  • U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), an advisor to U.S. President Elect Donald Trump, speaks to members of the Media in the lobby of Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York November 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2U9ZH
    November 18, 2016  

    For attorney general, President-elect Donald Trump selected an early supporter: the junior senator from Alabama, Jeff Sessions. Sessions has served as a U.S. attorney and Alabama’s attorney general, but he was denied a federal judgeship in 1986 based on controversial race-related remarks. John Yang reports and Judy Woodruff speaks with NPR’s Carrie Johnson for more on the polemical pick. Continue reading

  • April 23, 2012  

    Social Security will exhaust its trust fund in 2033 — three years earlier than previous projections, the program’s trustees announced Monday. Ray Suarez, Nancy Altman of Social Security Works and the Heritage Foundation’s David John discuss its long-term health amid a retiring baby boomer population and a weakened economy. Continue reading

  • September 20, 2011  

    A parole board in Georgia has rejected clemency for inmate Troy Davis, who is slated to be executed Wednesday. Uproar over the case has revived questions about how the death penalty is applied. Gwen Ifill talks to The Heritage Foundation’s Charles Stimson and Vincent Southerland of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund. Continue reading