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    Argo Oscar Win Infuriates Iran, but the Iranian People Think Otherwise

    Sunday night, Argo—the Ben Affleck film portraying the rescue of U.S. Embassy staffers from Iran—won best picture at the Oscars. Iran may have boycotted this years’ Academy Awards by pulling its film submission, but it certainly didn’t ignore Argo’s Oscar win. The biggest winner may have been U.S. public diplomacy … More

    Sequestration: Much Larger Spending Cuts Needed to Balance the Budget

    Sequestration, the set of automatic spending reductions set to hit on March 1, barely makes a dent in federal spending over the next decade. Much larger spending cuts are needed to rein in growing spending and debt and avoid a debt crisis. Federal spending is projected to grow from $3.6 … More

    Conservatism in Culture: Watch Heritage’s Google+ Hangout at Noon ET Friday

    “The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan One major issue facing conservatives over the years has been the inability to integrate with and influence popular culture. Since the 2012 election, the subject has been argued … More

    DeMint on CNN: "The Problem Is That We're Spending Too Much" (VIDEO)

    President Obama is meeting with lawmakers Friday in a last-ditch effort to stop sequestration. Budget cuts representing just 2.4 percent out of total government spending are set to take effect at the stroke of midnight. Heritage Foundation President-Elect Jim DeMint appeared on CNN’s “The Situation Room” tonight alongside liberal pundit … More

    Environmental Protection Agency: No Room for Sequestration Cuts?

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced plans to furlough all of its employees and shut down for three days this year to absorb sequestration’s spending cuts. But the sequester cuts do not have to lead to shutdowns. The Heritage Foundation recently pointed out that prioritized cuts at the National Institutes … More

    Millennials: How the Debt Impacts Us (VIDEO)

    The growing national debt demands immediate attention and real solutions from America’s elected leadership. That was the message delivered yesterday by a group of young Americans at a press conference with House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). “The greatest dysfunction of all is … More

    Education Secretary Duncan’s Hyperbolic Sequester Rhetoric

    During an interview on “Face the Nation” this past Sunday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan employed the Obama Administration’s Chicken Little sequester rhetoric, this time about teacher jobs: It just means a lot more children will not get the kinds of services and opportunities they need, and as many as 40,000 … More

    Sequestration: Plenty of Room to Cut Ineffective Programs

    The Progressive Congressional Caucus (PCP) recently released a video hyping the forthcoming sequestration “cuts.” The video warns that sequestration will have the harmful effect of “cutting investments for working Americans,” “70,000 children will be kicked off Head Start,” “$35 million [will be] cut from support for firefighters,” and “830,000 fewer … More

    Organizing for Action Uses Discredited Information on Sequestration

    President Obama’s campaign organization is using discredited information and misleading numbers in its latest effort to lobby Congress to stop sequestration. An email sent today by Jim Messina, chairman of Organizing for Action, urges supporters to sign a petition in support of Obama’s tax hikes. The email includes the typical … More

    DeMint on CNBC: We Need a Balanced Budget in 10 Years (VIDEO)

    All this talk of “spending cuts” in sequestration is forgetting one important point: These aren’t true spending cuts. They are reductions in the rate at which government spending is continuing to grow, said Heritage President-elect Jim DeMint on “The Kudlow Report.” He told host Larry Kudlow, “You can see…there’s no … More