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  • Play Movie The Bipartisan Push-Back Against Obamacare: Needham on 'Cavuto' Video Recorded on July 25, 2013 The Bipartisan Push-Back Against Obamacare: Needham on 'Cavuto'

    Heritage Action CEO Mike Needham discusses the administration's plan to roll-out Obamacare and the bi-partisan push-back against it on Fox News' 'Cavuto'.…

  • Commentary posted July 23, 2011 by Edwin Meese III, Michael A. Needham Will Obama Ever Learn Economics from Reagan?

    The centennial of Ronald Reagan's birth earlier this year brought an unusual sight: a round of press reports noting President Obama's admiration for his predecessor, including one he penned for this newspaper. Despite their stark differences on policy, Obama praised Reagan for how he led the nation "through an extremely difficult period, with economic hardship at…

  • Commentary posted June 13, 2011 by Michael A. Needham Rejecting American Pessimism

    Well, that didn’t take long. Less than one month after Osama bin Laden's demise, President Obama's poll numbers dropped back below 50%. According to a Washington Post / ABC poll, the bin Laden bounce is gone, replaced by growing concern over the state of America's economy. This is not merely a political challenge, but a challenge for our nation. President Obama and his…

  • Commentary posted June 13, 2011 by Michael A. Needham Killing Jobs: Obama Holds FTAs Hostage

    Experts in the art of negotiation will tell you never to take a hostage you are not willing to shoot. And it appears President Obama has identified his latest legislative hostage — the pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. In a call with reporters, the White House’s top economist, Gene Sperling, explained that the administration would…

  • Commentary posted July 12, 2010 by Michael A. Needham Right Strikes Against START

    As the Senate Armed Services Committee readies classified hearings for Wednesday this week on the technical verifiability of the new START treaty , the right wing of the Republican Party has come out swinging. The Heritage Foundation has created an independent group with the purpose of pressing their views on the treaty, Heritage Action for America, They contacted…

  • Commentary posted April 12, 2010 by Edwin J. Feulner, Ph.D., Michael A. Needham New Fangs for the Conservative Beast

    The Heritage Foundation has been called "the beast" of all think tanks. Last week our beast added new fangs with the creation of a new advocacy organization. This institution—Heritage Action for America—will be able to spend money to push legislation we think the country needs without the obstacles faced by a nonprofit like the Heritage Foundation. Heritage Action,…

  • WebMemo posted December 5, 2006 by Michael A. Needham, Tim Kane, Ph.D., John J. Tkacik, Jr. Preparing for the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue

    In mid-December, American representatives led by Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson will travel to Beijing to kick off the U.S.-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. These talks will be an ongoing, high-level series of meetings which will take place each year, alternating between the U.S. and China. Within the context of these discussions, Paulson and his Chinese…

  • WebMemo posted November 3, 2006 by Michael A. Needham Keep the Pressure on Kim Jong-il

    North Korea has decided to rejoin the six-party nuclear-disarmament talks it walked out of last year. The world should welcome this decision but also recognize that it is only an initial step toward North Korea's denuclearization.   It is important to keep in mind that the six-party talks are a means to an end, which is the complete and verifiable removal of…

  • WebMemo posted October 31, 2006 by Michael A. Needham, John J. Tkacik, Jr. Grim Future for Taiwan's Defenses

    Last week Stephen Young, America's de facto ambassador in Taipei, Taiwan, held his first substantive press conference with Taiwan's media to deliver the most recent iteration of the Bush Administration's "Taiwan Policy." Ambassador Young made it clear that he was speaking authoritatively on behalf of the Administration, having just returned to Taipei from…

  • WebMemo posted October 9, 2006 by Michael A. Needham Nuclear Test Calls for Active Intolerance of North Korean Regime

    The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has once again raised the stakes in its showdown with the rest of the world by announcing it successfully conducted a test of a nuclear weapon on October 8. It is not a surprise that the DPRK has a nuclear weapon-United States intelligence estimates have shown for some time now that the DPRK possesses at least one or…

  • Commentary posted September 28, 2006 by Michael A. Needham, Tim Kane, Ph.D., Michael A. Needham & Tim Kane Political protectionism threatens U.S.-China dialogue

    You can always count on the forces of protectionism to emerge once election season starts. It's a cheap way for politicians to wrap themselves in the flag, even if the policies would harm the nation. One favorite whipping boy for those who believe America is on the decline: China's policy of aligning its currency with ours. Take the proposal of Sens. Chuck…

  • WebMemo posted July 14, 2006 by Michael A. Needham, John J. Tkacik, Jr. China's 'Time for Choosing'

    China's latest United Nations veto threat should convince even the most generous diplomat that Beijing is part of the problem in North Korea, not a "partner" in a solution. If it ever hopes to get a solution, Washington should now make Beijing's policy toward North Korea a vital test of China's ability and desire to be a "responsible stakeholder" in the…

  • WebMemo posted July 5, 2006 by Michael A. Needham Responding to North Korea's Missile Provocation

    Adding an international relations angle to America's Independence Day celebration, North Korea fired six missiles yesterday, and at least one more today, into the Sea of Japan. Among these missiles was the Taepodong 2 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), which failed approximately 40 seconds into its flight. These launches, while a provocation that will…

  • Commentary posted February 13, 2005 by Michael A. Needham Lesson in double standards

    Professor Ward Churchill stirred up the proverbial hornet's nest when he publicly insulted the victims of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now many of his students and colleagues at the University of Colorado have jumped to his defense - and, in the process, illustrated the double standards infecting our nation's universities. Suddenly, the same academic…

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