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    5 Myths About Voting

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    Last night, the presidential candidates wrestled with questions from ordinary Americans. Next week, they will debate foreign policy. Alas, for some viewers, these exchanges come too late—they’ve already cast their ballots and can’t change their votes. If you think early voting is a healthy trend, just read on, as we … More

    In Case You Missed It: White House Disinformation Campaign on Libya

    At last night’s presidential debate, undecided voter Kerry Ladka questioned President Obama about the terrorist attack in Libya and security for Americans in Benghazi. The ensuing exchange resulted in one of the most memorable moments of the evening. With many Americans seeking answers about the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens … More

    Russia Draws a Veil over Its Weapons Program

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    On Wednesday, the Russian government said it will not seek to extend the Nunn–Lugar program after the program expires next year. The Nunn–Lugar program has been a useful tool for increasing transparency and reducing the likelihood of diversion of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons in the countries of the former … More

    The 5 Most Misleading Statements from the Second Presidential Debate

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    President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney sparred last night in the second of three presidential debates. Today’s Morning Bell features reaction from numerous Heritage experts. In addition, we’ve compiled a list of the five most factually-challenged statements made during the debate. Obama falsely claims he called Benghazi attacks “acts … More

    WATCH: Google+ Hangout on the Presidential Debate LIVE at 11 a.m. ET

    Join us at 11 a.m. ET for a Google+ Hangout where we will hear from state and national bloggers to get their perspective on last night’s debate. We will be joined by Heritage’s Brian Darling and Izzy Ortega, Neil McCabe from the Guns and Patriots blog, Melissa Clouthier who blogs … More

    Israeli Iron Dome Missile Defense Program: A Model to Be Followed

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    This week, The Heritage Foundation hosted “Iron Dome: An Examination of the Important Strategic Partnership on Missile Defense Between Israel and the United States.” The event focused on the future of the successful U.S.–Israeli missile defense cooperation—especially in the context of the Iron Dome missile defense system—following President Obama’s signature … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts Analyze Second Presidential Debate

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    During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s policy experts were live-blogging their analysis of the ideas discussed. Below are some of the highlights of our experts’ reactions to the major points made. Join us today at 11 a.m. ET for a Google hangout as … More

    SLIDESHOW: The Second Presidential Debate in Pictures

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    Words played an important role at the second presidential debate, but images mattered as well. Given the town-hall format, both President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney moved around, engaged each other and attempted to connect with the 82 undecided voters at Hofstra University as well as the millions watching … More

    WORD CLOUD: Obama and Romney at the Second Presidential Debate

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    Long Island’s Hofstra University was the scene of the second presidential debate this election cycle. This time the questions didn’t come from a moderator but from undecided voters of Nassau County, N.Y., whose questions were screened by CNN’s Candy Crowley. These uncommitted voters, selected by Gallup, did in fact, “drive … More

    Heritage Experts' Roundup of the Second Presidential Debate

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    Obama’s Questionable Embrace of Free Enterprise In his closing argument, President Obama presented himself as a champion of free enterprise. Then came the ominous “but”: “But I also believe that everybody should have a fair shot and everybody should do their fair share and everybody should play by the same … More