• The Heritage Network
    • Resize:
    • A
    • A
    • A
  • Donate
  • Heritage to Co-Host Debate with AEI, CNN

    The Heritage Foundation will co-host a Republican presidential debate on foreign policy and national security with the American Enterprise Institute and CNN, officials of the two Washington-based think tanks and the worldwide cable news organization announced late tonight.

    The Republican candidates’ debate, scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m. at a Washington location to be announced shortly, will air nationally on CNN and CNN en Español and worldwide on CNN International, CNN Radio and CNN.com.

    “Heritage is delighted to have this opportunity to increase public understanding of the candidates’ positions on critical foreign policy and national security questions requiring American leadership in the second decade of the 21st century,” Heritage President Edwin J. Feulner said.

    The debate will mark the first time that either Heritage or AEI has sponsored a presidential debate. Details such as format will be announced later, said spokesmen for CNN and the two nonprofit, nonpartisan research institutes.

    The Heritage Foundation is the nation’s most broadly supported public policy research institute, with more than 710,000 individual, foundation and corporate donors. Founded in 1973, it develops public policy solutions that advance free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional values and a strong national defense.

    The American Enterprise Institute focuses on policies to expand liberty, increase individual opportunity and strengthen free enterprise. Founded in 1943, AEI is dedicated to research and education on issues of government, politics, economics and social welfare.

    CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner Company, includes nine cable and satellite television networks; two radio networks; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news websites in the U.S. ; and CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service.

    Posted in Ongoing Priorities [slideshow_deploy]

    3 Responses to Heritage to Co-Host Debate with AEI, CNN

    1. Pat Norris says:

      Great!! Can Heritage members post questions? So far, in my opinion, Fox News held the best debate so far. I know with Heritage, it will be more than fair!! Thank you, Heritage!! As always, the BEST!!!

    2. Bobbie says:

      Totally agree with Pat! Looking forward to it! Republican debates are more mature then the usual "what was twilight about last night?" or "what do you think about the red socks?" questions we here in the democratic debates. democrats are more conversant with their personal livelihoods then addressing the damages caused within government control with no solutions but more money to avoid necessary correction.
      Thank you, Heritage!

    3. Andrew says:

      This is wonderful news and congratulations. But tell me…how does hosting a Republican and clearly political debate affect your 501(c)3 "non-partisan" status? Will you offer to host a debate with President Obama any time soon?

    Comments are subject to approval and moderation. We remind everyone that The Heritage Foundation promotes a civil society where ideas and debate flourish. Please be respectful of each other and the subjects of any criticism. While we may not always agree on policy, we should all agree that being appropriately informed is everyone's intention visiting this site. Profanity, lewdness, personal attacks, and other forms of incivility will not be tolerated. Please keep your thoughts brief and avoid ALL CAPS. While we respect your first amendment rights, we are obligated to our readers to maintain these standards. Thanks for joining the conversation.

    Big Government Is NOT the Answer

    Your tax dollars are being spent on programs that we really don't need.

    I Agree I Disagree ×

    Get Heritage In Your Inbox — FREE!

    Heritage Foundation e-mails keep you updated on the ongoing policy battles in Washington and around the country.

    ×