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    President Obama "Caterpillars" Health Care Industry

    On February 12th President Barack Obama flew to East Peoria, Illinois, headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment. At the press conference President Obama claimed, for the second day in a row, that thanks to his $787 billion stimulus package Caterpillar CEO James Owens … More

    Russia's Plan to Sideline NATO

    Standing next to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in November 2008, then-president of the European Union, Nicolas Sarkozy called for a temporary moratorium on the planned U.S. missile defense deployments in Poland and the Czech Republic as well as an EU-Russian summit to discuss European security arrangements. This summit will take … More

    This Is a Big Government Plan

    The New York Times story today Democrats to Develop Plan to Sell Health Care reports that many Democrats are feeling “unease” because of a Frank Luntz memo circulated last week that identifies “The Democrats want to put Washington politicians in charge of your health care” as a winning conservative message … More

    Obama Puts Israel at Risk

    Heritage fellow Ariel Cohen explains how in the Christian Science Monitor: The administration seems to be making three grave errors. The first is disregarding reality. The entrenched hostility of the Arab world and radical Muslims toward Israel is there for all to see. The core issue is that the Arab … More

    President Obama Still Running Auto Companies

    “I don’t want to run auto companies.” – President Barack Obama, April 29, 2009. “Obama Halves Chrysler’s Planned Marketing Budget” – Advertising Age, May 11, 2009. Congress should help President Obama stop running auto companies. We must repeal TARP now.

    Obama's Trillion Dollar Deficits in Pictures

    The Washington Post first published this graphic back on March 21st. Since that time the Obama administration’s projected deficit numbers have only become more far-fetched. IHS Global Insight chief U.S. financial economist Brian Bethune told McClatchy: “If they keep playing this game, they’re going to have real credibility problems.” And … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Trek: The Search for More Money

    Yesterday, in what President Barack Obama described as a “watershed event”, the health care industry promised to cut $2 trillion in costs over 10 years by implementing such measures as the use of health information technology, care coordination, disease management, and “evidence based” medicine. If you feel as though you’ve … More

    The Story of Lies: Greenpeace in Your Kid's School

    In case you weren’t reading the New York Times front page today, we wanted to point you to an especially disturbing story. The Times wrote about The Story of Stuff, “a 20-minute video about the effects of human consumption, [which] has become a sleeper hit in classrooms across the nation.” What … More

    The End of Federalism: Big Labor Edition

    Last week we noted that the Obama administration’s stimulus package had made the federal government, for the first time in our nation’s history, the main source of income for state and local governments. We warned at the time: [A]s states become more dependent on federal funding, they begin to lose … More

    Morning Bell: The Obama Jobs Deficit

    This past Friday the Department of Labor released the nation’s employment’s figures showing that employers shed 611,000 private sector jobs in the first three months of this year. This brought the unemployment rate to 8.9% and revealed that in President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, employment has dropped … More