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  • Monthly Archives: October 2012

    SLIDESHOW: The Final Presidential Debate in Pictures

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    President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney met for the third and final time Monday night for a debate that covered a range of foreign policy issues and a few domestic issues as well. The following slideshow of images features photos from the debate at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. … More

    WORD CLOUD: Obama and Romney at the Final Presidential Debate

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    In what has been a season of memorable debates, President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney faced off one last time at Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. America’s role in the world, Israel and Iran, the war in Afghanistan, the changing Middle East and China’s rise were all topics … More

    VIDEO: Military Veterans Explain How Budget Cuts Threaten U.S. Troops

    Leaving aside the chatter about horses and bayonets, the final presidential debate offered President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney an opportunity to address critical issues facing America’s military. Budget cuts pose a serious threat to military readiness — aging aircraft, a shrinking Navy, and an Army that’s going to … More

    Heritage Experts' Roundup of the Final Presidential Debate

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    “Sequestration Will Not Happen!” Apparently the President thinks that sequestration is solved. The huge crippling cuts that will trigger on January 2, 2013, are still on the board, but during the final presidential debate, the President declared dismissively that “Sequestration will not happen.” Before anyone starts cheering, the President’s staff … More

    A Damning Indictment of State Department Security in Benghazi

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    Last Friday, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released 120 pages of documents on the situation in Benghazi, Libya, from March 2011 to September 2012. In light of these documents, the denial of additional U.S. security personnel in Libya is shocking. The documents provide plenty of new material for … More

    Defense Budget Competing with Entitlement Spending: A Crisis Point

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    Today, the threats to our national security are complex, fluid, and hard to fully comprehend. This requires a serious look at what the U.S. can do to affect events worldwide that would produce outcomes favorable to our interests, rather than allowing other nations to drive events, some of which are … More

    Fort Hood Victims Call It What It Was: Terrorism

    Three years after a man with ties to Islamic radical groups killed 12 people while screaming “Allah Akbar” over and over at Fort Hood Army base, the U.S. Department of Defense still refuses to call it an act of terrorism. Instead, the incident is classified as “workplace violence,” despite evidence … More

    WATCH LIVE: Debate Party and Forum With Heritage and the ACU

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    (Note: This post initially misidentified the start time of the event. It will begin at 7 PM.) Starting at 7 PM, the Heritage Foundation, the Libre Initiative, and the American Conservative Union, will host a pre-debate forum and panel featuring leaders in the Hispanic community and the conservative movement. The … More

    Cybersecurity Flaws at Department of Labor Continue the Trend of Government Cyber Failures

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    A recent investigation into the Department of Labor’s (DOL) secure information systems revealed “very serious” cybersecurity flaws. Together with many other cybersecurity breaches and failures in the federal government, it is clear the government should not be put in charge of cybersecurity regulation of the private sector. The DOL failures … More

    Ignoring the Terrorist Threat Doesn't Make It Go Away

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    Last week, President Obama joked to guests at the Alfred E. Smith Dinner in New York about the upcoming foreign policy debate: “Spoiler Alert: We got [Osama] bin Laden.” While this is indeed the highlight of the Administration’s foreign policy endeavors, President Obama’s failure to take a comprehensive approach to … More