Stimulus-Backed Solar Company Lays Off 70 Percent of Workforce

President Obama used a weekly address in July 2010 to tout his stimulus package’s support for the solar industry. One of the companies he mentioned specifically, Abound Solar, just announced that it will lay off 70 percent of its workforce. Abound would “creat[e] more than 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent jobs,” Obama claimed, and […]

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Syria: Arguing for U.S. Inaction

by Daniel Pipes February 25, 2012 updated Feb 26, 2012 Cross-posted from National Review Online: The Corner Some thoughts on U.S. policy toward Syria on the occasion of the just-ended “Friends of Syria” meeting in Tunisia: Since the end of the cold war, many Americans have a sense of being so strong, they don’t need […]

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Gingrich: ‘If Karzai…Doesn’t Feel Like Apologizing We Should Say Goodbye and Good Luck’

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Thursday a U.S. apology to Afghan authorities for burned Qurans on a military base was “astonishing” and undeserved. Gingrich lashed out at President Barack Obama for the formal apology after copies of the Muslim holy book were found burned in a garbage pit on a […]

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Russian President Medvedev Honors Syrian Who Praised 9/11

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev recently honored a Syrian writer who praised the 9/11 attacks and once wrote about “hated Jew Shylock.” The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) quickly condemned Medvedev for presenting writer Ali Ukla Ursan with the “Pushkin Medal” in Moscow last week. Ursan has praised the Al Qaeda-planned aerial attacks on the United States on […]

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Obamacare’s Top 5 Broken Promises

Talking about his health care law, President Obama has said, “If you misrepresent what’s in this plan, we will call you out.” In keeping with that spirit, below is a list of Obamacare’s top five biggest broken promises: 1.) “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.” […]

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Sen. Schumer, Who Opposed Keystone XL, Calls for More Saudi Oil Production

Responding to record-high gas prices and a potential for further disruptions in supply, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Monday requested that the State Department pressure Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production. The senator’s concerns are twofold: “Schumer called on the State Department to press the Saudis to publicly commit to meet their capacity potential […]

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Obama Doctrine Leaves World Less Safe

In his State of the Union address, President Obama declared that “America is back.” Examining Obama’s foreign policy efforts, however, this statement seems doubtful. To better understand Obama’s foreign policy, Heritage hosted a panel discussion with Kim Holmes, Mark Thiessen, and Clifford May. As Holmes has previously written, Obama defines America as just another nation […]

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