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    Obama Fiscal Cliff Plan Silent on Payroll Tax Cut

    This time last year President Obama said of the pending expiration of the payroll tax cut, “It may be that there’s [sic] some folks in the House who refuse to vote for this compromise because they don’t think that 40 bucks is a lot of money. But anyone who knows … More

    The Obama Tax Plan: Undercutting Economic Growth

    The President and his advocates in Congress argue that raising taxes on all taxpayers would damage the economy but that raising taxes on only “high-income” households is supposedly not economically destructive. This line of reasoning is simply mistaken. (House Speaker John Boehner (R–OH), perhaps still cognizant of the economic ramifications … More

    Iron Dome and U.S. Takeaways for Missile Defense

    In the past two weeks, the terrorist organization Hamas launched about a thousand ballistic missiles on Israel. Since then, the Iron Dome short-range missile defense system has occupied the front pages of the media. The system managed to intercept about 300 missiles and evaluated that about additional 700 missiles did … More

    232 Business Leaders Urge Obama, Congress to Reform Entitlements

    A letter from 232 multi-industry organizations, in conjunction with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is calling on President Obama and Congress to restructure the nation’s entitlement programs and put them on a path toward financial sustainability. These organizations recognize that the country’s rising debt poses grave economic risks. In the … More

    Presidential Debate Revisits President Obama’s Apology Tour

    During Monday night’s presidential debate, President Obama provided some tough rhetoric when highlighting his foreign policy credentials. However, Governor Romney was quick to point out that Obama not too long ago traveled the world apologizing for U.S. leadership. Upon entering office in 2009, Obama sought atonement for the supposed sins … More

    President Obama’s False Premises on U.S. Unilateral Nuclear Reductions

    A recent op-ed by Representative Michael Turner (R–OH) draws attention to President Obama’s lack of clarity regarding his Nuclear Posture Review implementation study. Indeed, the study is about 11 months overdue. Despite this lack of clarity, it is apparent that the study will recommend further unilateral reductions to United States … 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

    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

    Obama at U.N. in Defense of Free Speech—Sort Of

    Speaking at the United Nations this morning, for the first time since anti-American violence erupted in the Middle East on September 11, President Obama found his voice in defense of freedom of expression, American values, and the work of murdered U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Though two weeks too late, it … More

    Romney's "60 Minutes" Fix For Social Security and Medicare

    President Obama’s and Governor Romney’s appearances on “60 Minutes” Sunday revealed an interesting contrast. The President punted on a serious question about the nation’s concern over spending—blaming everything on President George W. Bush. Right. Obama’s been in office how many years now? At what point does he take responsibility for … More