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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    Debate Prep: Brush Up on Domestic Policy

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    ECONOMY A Non-Recovery Recovery The August report shows that the labor market is continuing its non-recovery. Average job growth for 2012 is worse than average job growth in 2011. Fiscal policies from Washington have made the situation worse. While President Obama has promised to reduce regulations, which would help job … More

    Post-Debate Twitter Chat with @Heritage: Thursday at 10 a.m. ET

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    Join Heritage’s policy experts on Thursday morning for a Twitter chat discussing the issues in the presidential debate. We’ll be discussing the economy, health care, the role of government, and whatever comes up in the first of four Obama/Romney debates. Bring your questions for @Heritage policy experts and your comments … More

    Morning Bell: 10 Questions for the First Presidential Debate

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    Tonight’s debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney is supposed to focus on domestic policy, with a major concentration on the economy. Health care, the role of government, and philosophy of governing are also on the agenda. The Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they … More

    Heritage Expert Confounds the "Fact Checkers" on Welfare Reform

    Heritage's Robert Rector, who helped write the 1996 welfare reform law.

    “Obama’s Palace Guard,” Mark Hemingway’s Weekly Standard cover story exposing fact-checkers for willful complicity in the gutting of welfare reform, is a must read for anyone who cares about the state of the news media—and for those who plan to watch, cover, or participate in the presidential debates. Hemingway meticulously … More

    "U.N. Me" Documentary Exposes the United Nations

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    Most people are familiar with the U.N.’s notorious ineffectiveness, but viewers of the documentary U.N. Me will reach an inevitable conclusion: It’s even worse than we thought. Managing to fit as many U.N. scandals into the short documentary as possible, filmmakers Ami Horowitz and Matthew Groff rely on interviews with … More

    Georgian Elections: The Nation's Ultimate Test

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    BAKU, Azerbaijan — Georgia’s governing United National Movement (UNM), led by President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the opposition Georgian Dream coalition, led by the billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, both claimed victory in the country’s parliamentary elections. Violence—somewhat of a political tradition—is so far absent. Saakashvili already admitted that the opposition had won … More

    Oversight Committee Seeks Answers About Libya Security Lapse

    Rep. Darrell Issa at Oversight and Government Reform Committee

    In a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is seeking answers from the State Department about its refusal to increase security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya, following months of repeated attacks in Benghazi. The letter details a list of 13 security … More

    Global Verdict on Obama's Crumbling Foreign Policy

    Obama at the U.N., 9/25/12

    Recent survey results show that the Obama Administration’s foreign policy has been unsuccessful in the promotion of America and in improving hostile relationships, especially in the Middle East. What’s more, polls taken by Transatlantic Trends 2012 show that the disapproval of the current Administration continues to grow. Directly linked to … More

    CHART: Banking on the Private Sector

    Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank. (Photo: EPA)

    In his October 1 speech to the 45th Annual Meeting of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim made his pitch to (re)assure private business leaders that he is serious about private-sector-driven economic growth and development. In a rather confessional tone, … More

    Voter ID: Court Upholds Pennsylvania Law

    93-year-old Viviette Applewhite holds up the free voter ID she obtained in Philadelphia. Photo: Michael Bryant/Philadelphia Inquirer/MCT

    A Pennsylvania trial court upheld the state’s new voter ID law today but ordered that voters without ID would still be able to vote in the upcoming election, because it does not appear that the new requirement can be fully implemented before the election. The court questioned “whether sufficient time … More