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  • Monthly Archives: February 2010

    McConnell Takes Aim At White House Terror Spin

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) today swung hard against a public-relations campaign by the Obama Administration to clean up its tattered image over its handling of the war on terrorists, and especially Nigerian terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab. In a major address at The Heritage Foundation, McConnell gave a point-by-point … More

    NAFTA Should Not Take the Fall for Mexico’s Failure to Reform

    Participants at a recent conference in Washington blamed Mexico’s failure to achieve above-average economic growth in the past decade on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).  This criticism is unfair and unwise.  The NAFTA agreement is one of the best examples in recent history of a successful, mainstream, and … More

    In Their Own Words: Spending Our Way Out of the Recession

    House Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) was quoted in The Hill earlier this week discussing the country’s economic outlook. Despite the President’s recent efforts to talk about savings, Rep. Clyburn took a different tack, saying that “wouldn’t help alleviate the recession.” He added, “We’re not going to save our way out of this recession. We’ve got to spend our way out of this recession, and I think most economists know that.” More

    Innovation Missing from President's Educate to Innovate Program

    The Educate to Innovate campaign recently announced by President Obama may become the latest addition to the Department of Education’s hall of inefficient and costly federal programs. The President revealed a plan to increase taxpayer funding for teaching programs by $10 million and lauded a promise by 75 public universities … More

    Obama Continues Down Road to Greater Job Loss, Less Freedom

    President Barack Obama reiterated his “jobs will be our number one focus” State of the Union talking point in New Hampshire on Tuesday, but all indications are that he is continuing down the path that led America to less economic freedom – and fewer jobs – in 2009. Heritage’s Brian … More

    Budget 2011: Another Taxpayer-Funded Medicaid Bailout

    As President Obama’s recently-released budget for 2011 reveals, with or without a health care reform bill, Medicaid stands to receive a big, taxpayer-funded bailout.  Again.  The 2011 Budget includes $25 billion in additional funding for state Medicaid programs as an extension of the bailout that was included in the 2009 … More

    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Addresses the War on Terror

    UPDATE: Here is the video of Sen. Mitch McConnell. You can read his remarks below: “Thank you. It’s an honor to be here. For nearly four decades, Heritage has equipped lawmakers with the tools they need to advance a conservative agenda based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, … More

    The Truth about Abstinence Education: What Obama and Pelosi Don’t Want You to Know

    Yesterday, a new study was released showing that abstinence education programs were effective in reducing teen sexual activity while conventional safe sex programs had no positive effects. Ironically, this finding comes at a time when President Obama and the Pelosi/Reid Congress have abolished all federal funding for abstinence and created … More

    Iran Regime Charges U.S. Is Stoking "Iran Phobia"

    Yesterday, Iran’s hardline regime accused the United States of fueling “Iran phobia” by deploying missile defense systems in several Persian Gulf countries that increasingly feel threatened by Iran. Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehrmanparast complained that “We regard these (U.S.) measures as a conspiracy and a ploy by foreign countries to … More

    In the Green Room: Scott Brown Strategist Robert Willington

    In the wake of the historic election of Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown, observers have expressed interest in the strategy behind his online campaign. Three members of the Scott Brown team visited The Heritage Foundation yesterday to talk about the campaign’s incredible success. Afterwards, we sat down with Robert, one of the chief architects of their web strategy. More