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  • Morning Bell: Obama's Jobless America

    The economic news keeps getting worse for America. Last month, the unemployment rate went up to 9.1 percent, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, and the average length of unemployment rose to more than nine months, the longest since the Labor Department started keeping track in 1948. But despite all … More

    Obama is AWOL, At Home and Abroad

    Consider it a pattern — President Obama speaking to a friendly crowd, papering over his failures of leadership while patting himself on the back for a job well done. He did that today in Toledo, Ohio, where he touted his auto industry bailout to United Auto Workers at a Chrysler … More

    Morning Bell: Unemployment Goes Up, Obama Declares Victory

    Unemployment in the United States increased again last month to 9.1 percent, with the Obama economy adding only 54,000 jobs—the fewest in eight months. Today’s terrible jobs report is much worse than expected. Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires had grimly predicted 160,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate of 8.9 … More

    VIDEO: Ryan Goes on Offense, from the White House to the U.S. House

    “We have a budget crisis. We’ve got a $1.5 trillion deficit. We’ve got a debt that is getting out of our control. And what do you do when you have a problem like that? You pass a budget,” said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) Wednesday from the House … More

    Recovery Still Sluggish with More Bad News on Jobs

    Though the official report on May’s job performance doesn’t come in until Friday, early signs aren’t looking good for the U.S. economy. The LA Times reports that “U.S. private-sector payroll growth slowed sharply in May, falling to the lowest level in eight months,” according to an ADP Employment Services report. … More

    Morning Bell: The Debt Is Not a Game, Mr. President

    Well, President Obama asked for it. And last night he got it in grand fashion—a “clean vote” on raising the nation’s debt limit, free of any of the desperately needed spending cuts that Americans are demanding, conservatives support, but liberals abhor. And by a 318–97 margin, the House of Representatives … More

    VIDEO: Protecting America Requires A Strong Defense

    “National defense receives unique and elevated emphasis under the Constitution,” writes Ernest Istook of The Heritage Foundation. “It is not ‘just’ another duty of the federal government.” But as Congress looks for much-need cuts in federal spending, some are wrongly looking to balance the budget by decimating defense. That’s a … More

    Stossel Awards Heritage An "Emmy" for Best Budget Plan

    It’s not every day that a think tank wins an Emmy. But last week on John Stossel’s Fox Business program, The Heritage Foundation brought home the award for its “Saving the American Dream” plan to fix the debt, cut spending and reward prosperity. Heritage, along with five other public policy … More

    Morning Bell: The Unstimulated Obama Economy

    Newsflash from The New York Times: President Barack Obama’s stimulus did not work. No, the Times doesn’t say that in so many words, but in an op-ed this morning, the paper laments the sputtering economy and the fact that Washington just isn’t doing enough to help the economy grow. The … More

    Memorial Day's True Meaning: Q&A with Dr. Matthew Spalding

    What does Memorial Day really mean? In a special Memorial Day podcast, The Heritage Foundation’s vice president of American Studies, Dr. Matthew Spalding, discusses the historical roots of this day. And below, we share with you a Q&A with Dr. Spalding in which he discusses that history, how Memorial Day … More