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    CHAT: Friday Lunch with Heritage Chat on the Debate

    The first of three presidential debates was held on Wednesday night. The debate, focused on domestic policy, covered many issues, and some issues were missed. Click here to join us right now for our “Lunch with Heritage” chat. We are joined by Heritage’s Senior Fellow in Government Studies, Brian Darling, … More

    Nice Try, But Lincoln Wasn’t the Father of Big Government

    There you go again, Mr. President: invoking Abraham Lincoln as the father of big government. “[A]s Abraham Lincoln understood, there are also some things we do better together,” President Obama said last night, attempting to justify his expansion of the federal government. “So, in the middle of the Civil War, … More

    Morning Bell: Heritage Experts React to First Presidential Debate

    During last night’s debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney, Heritage’s domestic 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. We will be discussing the debate in a live Twitter chat … More

    WORD CLOUD: Obama and Romney at the First Presidential Debate

    President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney were in the spotlight Wednesday night as they challenged one another in their first debate at the University of Denver in Colorado. The debate format covered several different subjects, all of which focused on domestic matters: the economy, health care, the role of … More

    SLIDESHOW: Photos from the First Presidential Debate

    Words played an important role at the first presidential debate, but images mattered as well. Body language and eye contact were two factors that swayed opinion about the performances of President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. Here are some of the highlights. RELATED: Complete Analysis and Video of the … More

    First Presidential Debate: Heritage Experts' Reaction Roundup

    Heritage’s policy experts closely followed every word of the first presidential debate between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney. They reacted instantly to the wide range of policy issues being discussed. The following is a compilation of their analysis. Several policy experts will join us at 10 a.m. ET … More

    VIDEO: Pre-Presidential Debate Highlights Policy Differences

    DENVER — Conservatives and progressives duked it out over policy Wednesday morning ahead of the first presidential debate of 2012 at the University of Denver. The Heritage Foundation and The Independence Institute hosted a wide-ranging pre-presidential policy debate in Denver, featuring policy experts and commentators from both sides of the … More

    Debate Night: Watch With Us Here!

    Join The Heritage Foundation tonight as we live stream the first of four presidential debates between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney. The debate is slated to cover four areas of domestic policy: the economy, health care, governing, and the role of government. On Heritage’s exclusive debate page, we … More

    Debate Prep: Brush Up on Domestic Policy

    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

    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