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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the First Presidential Debate

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    Words played an important role at the first presidential debate, but images mattered as well. Body language and eye contact were two factors that swayed opinion about the performances of President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. Here are some of the highlights. RELATED: Complete Analysis and Video of the … More

    Debate 2012: Obama's Dubious Medicare "Voucher" Claim

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    President Obama made an oft-repeated claim on Medicare during Wednesday night’s presidential debate that distorts attempts to reform the program. The president accused Governor Mitt Romney of favoring a “voucher” program for Medicare, by citing, ironically, a plan previously supported by Romney’s running mate, Representative Paul Ryan. The voucher label … More

    First Presidential Debate: Heritage Experts' Reaction Roundup

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    Heritage’s policy experts closely followed every word of the first presidential debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. They reacted instantly to the wide range of policy issues being discussed. The following is a compilation of their analysis. Several policy experts will join us at 10 a.m. ET … More

    Debate 2012: Obama Cites Debunked Study on Romney's Tax Plan

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    During tonight’s debate, President Obama touted an analysis of Governor Mitt Romney’s tax plan that is fatally flawed and has been debunked by a policy expert at Heritage. The analysis, conducted by the Tax Policy Center — a joint venture of the urban institute and Brookings Institution – concluded that to … More

    Debate 2012: Obama Once Again Misleads on Jobs Numbers

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    During his first answer of tonight’s presidential debate, President Obama repeated a claim regarding employment numbers that, while true, makes his own record on jobs appear rosier than reality. Specifically, the president claimed, “over the last 30 months we’ve seen 5 million jobs created.” While that is true, the president’s … More

    VIDEO: Pre-Presidential Debate Highlights Policy Differences

    DENVER — Conservatives and progressives duked it out over policy Wednesday morning ahead of the first presidential debate of 2012 at the University of Denver. The Heritage Foundation and The Independence Institute hosted a wide-ranging pre-presidential policy debate in Denver, featuring policy experts and commentators from both sides of the … More

    Social Security: Runs Permanent Deficits, Benefit Cuts Loom

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    Social Security paid out more to retirees and other beneficiaries than it collected in tax revenue in 2011. This is the second straight year the program is running deficits, as highlighted in a recent Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report. Social Security’s finances will only get worse without reform, as the … More

    U.S. Foreign Aid Lacks Transparency, New Study Says

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    A new study by the international watchdog group Publish What You Fund finds U.S. foreign aid programs lagging seriously in transparency. According to the organization, transparency is critical for ensuring genuine accountability for results. Of the various U.S. aid organizations, the Millennium Challenge Corporation is the most transparent, with a … More

    Debate Night: Watch With Us Here!

    Join The Heritage Foundation tonight as we live stream the first of four presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. The debate is slated to cover four areas of domestic policy: the economy, health care, governing, and the role of government. On Heritage’s exclusive debate page, we … More

    Libyan Consulate Attack: More Disturbing Facts Emerge

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    As the Obama Administration’s account of the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate continues to evolve, disturbing new information has emerged about the consulate’s security environment. Two House Republicans say they have been informed by whistleblowers that the consulate was attacked or threatened 13 times before the September 11 attack … More