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    The $2 Trillion Question: How to Preserve National Security?

    In the first presidential debate, President Obama criticized Mitt Romney’s proposed defense budget plan as “$2 trillion in additional military spending that the military hasn’t asked for.” Two parts of this statement require clarification and context. First, the President failed to mention that this $2 trillion increase would take place … More

    Big Bird vs. Budget Cuts That Matter

    America is headed toward a fiscal cliff, the U.S. military is being gutted by budget cuts, and the President has been focused on…Big Bird. After Governor Mitt Romney mentioned in the first presidential debate that he liked Big Bird, but might want to make cuts to taxpayer funding of PBS, … More

    Presidential Debate Schedule: Watch with Heritage

    One down, three more to go! Heritage has a page dedicated to Debate 2012, where you can watch video of the first presidential debate and follow all our blogs on topics that might come up in the debates. On debate nights, just as we did with the first debate, you … More

    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

    Will the Obama Administration Attack Libya Before the Foreign Policy Debate?

    Will the United States military strike targets in Libya before the October 22 presidential debate, which, coincidentally, will focus on foreign policy and national security? Probably. Would this attack fall into the “October Surprise” or “Wag the Dog” category? Probably not. The attack would certainly be no surprise. On September … More

    First Presidential Debate 2012: Top 10 True/False Quiz

    During last night’s presidential debate, claims were flying fast and furious. Some of these claims were true, others false. Here are the top 10—see which ones you can guess as either true or false. 1.      Governor Mitt Romney’s tax plan would burden the middle class. President Obama: “[I]ndependent studies looking … 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

    Debate 2012: Obama Once Again Misleads on Jobs Numbers

    During his first answer of tonight’s presidential debate, President Obama repeated a claim regarding employment numbers that, while true, makes his own record on jobs appear rosier than reality. Specifically, the president claimed, “over the last 30 months we’ve seen 5 million jobs created.” While that is true, the president’s … More

    Morning Bell: 10 Questions for the First Presidential Debate

    Tonight’s debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney is supposed to focus on domestic policy, with a major concentration on the economy. Health care, the role of government, and philosophy of governing are also on the agenda. The Heritage Foundation’s policy experts have submitted 10 questions they … More