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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    Morning Bell: Obama's Dismal Jobs Record

    Obama-workers

    The unemployment rate is now 8.1 percent, marking 43 months straight that it has stayed at 8 percent or above. At least 12.5 million Americans are out of work. Yet President Obama has been trying to convince people that he’s a job-creating President. Have 4.5 million new jobs been created … More

    Online Chat on the $16,000,000,000,000 Debt

    Flushing money

    What is the $16,000,000,000,000 question? Earlier this week, the national debt hit the historic $16 Trillion mark. What does this mean for our, and future, generations? What will it mean for the economy? Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We are  joined … More

    New State Dept. "Fact Sheets" Push More Government, More Spending on Foreign Aid

    Newscom

    Recently, The Heritage Foundation reported that the State Department is making major changes to its venerable series of “Background Notes”—transforming them from useful reference materials into a new “fact sheet” format that, in reality, is more often than not just a puff sheet for the Obama Administration’s foreign policy accomplishments. … More

    "2016: Obama's America" Looks for Obama, the Man

    Obama-2-16-12

    If the film 2016: Obama’s America preaches to the choir—as critical reviews of the movie contend—then the choir of Americans curious about Barack Obama is a large one. In spite of the prediction by Variety that 2016 would vanish without a trace, the documentary about President Obama is by the … More

    Women: America's Largest Special Interest Group?

    Women at the DNC 2012

    “Women are not an interest group,” said President Obama in a video aired on television Tuesday. “Women shouldn’t be treated that way.” Fair enough. But in a campaign where “women’s rights” are supposedly front and center in the national debate, the left has been claiming there’s a “war on women” … More

    FACT CHECK: Have 4.5 Million New Jobs Been Created Under Obama?

    Photo credit: Newscom

    It’s no secret that employment is the top concern for Americans. It stands to reason, then, that politicians will be hyping their proposals for job creation, and touting their respective records on that front. This week in Charlotte, NC, a number of speakers — including the keynote, San Antonio Mayor … More

    Secretary Clinton Declares U.S. and China Equal as Cyber Victims

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    During her visit to China, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made an inexcusable public declaration. She stated that America and China were both “victims of cyber attacks” and needed to act in partnership. Suggesting moral equivalence between America and China in the cyber realm is as preposterous as Elliot Ness … More

    We All "Belong to" the Government?

    American flags and people

    The city of Charlotte’s convention motto this week is “We make it possible.” And who is this “we”? Here’s the host committee’s answer: “Government is the only thing that we all belong to. We have different churches, different clubs, but we’re together as a part of our city, or our … More

    George Washington Gives Model of Presidential Leadership

    Rotunda at the U.S. Capitol on July 1, 2011

    The old joke about baseball in the District of Columbia was that Washington is “first in war, first in peace, and last in the league.” This slyly played off the age-old description of George Washington himself: “First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen.” This … More

    FACT CHECK: Salazar Exaggerates Obama's Record on Energy Production

    President Obama and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar

    Interior Secretary Ken Salazar touted President Obama’s record on reducing oil dependence in a speech delivered in Charlotte, NC, this week. Salazar pointed to a decrease in oil imports and an increase in oil production — especially on federal lands — as evidence of the efficacy of Obama’s policies. But, contrary to … More