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    Senators Speak Out Against President’s Whispers

    “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this—this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” stated President Obama during his recent conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The President’s comments have caused quite a stir, since they imply his willingness to further give in … More

    Definition of a Mic Gaffe: Politician Telling the Truth

    On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan joked over a “hot” mic, “My fellows Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I have signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” It was a joke, but we all knew it masked a serious … More

    U.S. President Willing to Give in to Russia’s Missile Defense Demands

    The United States does not need to protect itself from a threat of ballistic missiles. At least that is what President Obama suggests in his recent exchange with Dmitry Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation, during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. “On all these issues, but particularly missile … More

    The Numbers Are in, and the Buffett Rule Comes Up Short

    President Obama’s infamous “Buffett Rule,” which would set a 30 percent minimum effective tax rate for families and businesses with incomes greater than $1 million, would raise a paltry $47 billion over 10 years according to a recent report by the Joint Committee on Taxation. During that same timeframe, President … More

    PODCAST: Red Tape Rising

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, expert James Gattuso discusses the punishing increase in government regulations in 2011. Click here to listen. How far above trend was last year’s increase in the regulatory burden? How can Congress put a stop to agencies that are effectively legislating regulatory rules? And where … More

    Obama's Non-Solution for High Gas Prices

    Gas prices and the approval of President Obama’s management of the issue are heading in opposite directions. As the price at the pump continues to climb, his approval rating for handling gas prices is a meager 26 percent—the lowest of any of the polled questions. Much of what’s led to … More

    Energy Secretary Chu Tries to Walk Back His Desire for Higher Gas Prices

    In a stunning round of questioning this afternoon, Energy Secretary Steven Chu said he no longer wishes for gas prices to rise to historic levels, as he has previously and repeatedly promoted. At a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Senator Mike Lee (R-Ut.) asked Secretary Chu: “So are … More

    Derrick A. Bell Visited the White House Twice in 2010

    UPDATE: In a story for ABC News, Jake Tapper asks the White House about Derrick A. Bell’s visits. “The answer from a White House official: this was not the same Derrick A. Bell,” Tapper reports. “He (sic) one had a different birthday than the late law professor, whose birthday was … More

    Will Electric Cars Make It Without Bailouts?

    Perhaps buyers are waiting for President Obama’s proposed $10,000 tax credit for the Chevy Volt. Despite government bailout money and incentives, GM temporarily halted Volt production and laid off 1,300 Detroit employees as lackluster demand resulted in low sales. Unfortunately, this is becoming a routine ordeal that inspires a glut … More

    Readiness Concerns Point to a Bleak Future for U.S. Military

    In a recent op-ed, defense expert Mackenzie Eaglen points to the USS Essex as an unfortunate example of concerns about military readiness. Equipment failures prevented the amphibious assault ship from setting sail on schedule—for the second time in seven months. Eaglen lists various other malfunctions across the armed services that … More