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  • Big Bird and PBS Cuts - Ernest Istook on The Gov. Paterson Show Audio Recorded on October 10, 2012 Big Bird and PBS Cuts - Ernest Istook on The Gov. Paterson Show

    Distinguished Fellow Ernest Istook discusses possible cuts to PBS on The Governor Paterson Show.…

  • Heritage in Focus: Obama's Attacks on Big Bird Don't Fly Audio Recorded on October 10, 2012 Heritage in Focus: Obama's Attacks on Big Bird Don't Fly

    Distinguished Fellow and former Congressman Ernest Istook discusses Gov. Romney's comments about cutting funding to PBS during the first Presidential debate and the Administration's empty attack on the 43-year old resident of Sesame Street. Jackie Anderson hosts. To get regular updates on Heritage in Focus podcasts, visit our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes.…

  • Play Movie Big Bird: Get A Video Recorded on October 4, 2012 Big Bird: Get A "Real Job" - Brian Darling on CNN

    Senior Fellow Brian Darling comments on Governor Romney's suggestion of cutting funding to PBS on CNN's Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.…

  • The Importance of the Veteran Vote - Mike Franc on Fox News Radio Audio Recorded on September 27, 2012 The Importance of the Veteran Vote - Mike Franc on Fox News Radio

    Mike Franc, Vice President of Government Studies, discusses the importance of the veteran vote in the upcoming 2012 election with Mark Carbonaro on Fox News Radio.…

  • Heritage in Focus: The RNC Rundown Audio Recorded on August 31, 2012 Heritage in Focus: The RNC Rundown

    Brian Darling, Senior Fellow for Government Studies, and Cameron Seward, Research Associate at The Heritage Foundation, discuss the Republican National Convention as the RNC wraps up in Tampa. Jackie Anderson hosts.…

  • The Political Party Family Reunions Audio Recorded on August 28, 2012 The Political Party Family Reunions

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. We're seeing the biggest family reunions that America has to offer, as the family Republican and the family Democrat gather for their party conventions. Like all families, they wondered if everyone would make it, what with weather problems and the…

  • Play Movie Heritage VPs From the RNC in Tampa - Fox's Power Play Panel Video Recorded on August 28, 2012 Heritage VPs From the RNC in Tampa - Fox's Power Play Panel

    Heritage Vice Presidents Mike Gonzalez (Communications), Genevieve Wood (Marketing) and Mike Franc (Government Studies) take on the RNC in Tampa on Fox's Power Play Panel.…

  • Immigration Agents Sue To Do Their Jobs Audio Recorded on August 27, 2012 Immigration Agents Sue To Do Their Jobs

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. Behind the scenes, the Obama Administration is welcoming about 1.7-million people here illegally to apply for permission to stay in the U.S. Immigration agents are being told not to do their jobs, because federal law charges them with arresting those…

  • Obamacare's Double-Counting of the Same Money Audio Recorded on August 21, 2012 Obamacare's Double-Counting of the Same Money

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. Suppose you have money in the bank and you write a check to buy a house. You cannot say the money is still an asset in the bank AND count the house as an asset as well. Yet that's being done with $716-billion under Obamacare. In essence, the check has…

  • Obama Knows He's Supposed to Enforce Immigration Laws But He Isn't Audio Recorded on August 20, 2012 Obama Knows He's Supposed to Enforce Immigration Laws But He Isn't

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. I just heard a speech President Obama gave last year. He said he is obligated to enforce laws even when he disagrees with them. He said it was tempting to do things on his own, bypassing Congress. But, the President said, that's not how our system…

  • Immigrants Aren't Supposed to Burden Taxpayers, But Audio Recorded on August 18, 2012 Immigrants Aren't Supposed to Burden Taxpayers, But

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. They say that ignorance of the law is no excuse. Yet those in charge of immigration laws are acting like they're ignorant of their duty. First the Obama Administration skirts the law by telling a million-plus…

  • It's Time to End Those Phony Audio Recorded on August 17, 2012 It's Time to End Those Phony "Hate Group" Labels

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. The label "hate group" is being hurled against those who support traditional values, like keeping marriage only between a man and a woman. Those reckless labels can be dangerous. This week an armed man--who volunteers on behalf of same-sex…

  • Group Complains That Security Leaks Could Cost Lives Audio Recorded on August 16, 2012 Group Complains That Security Leaks Could Cost Lives

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. Former intelligence operatives have issued a video and also plan TV ads, complaining about national security leaks in the Obama Administration. As one of them says, "Mr. President, you did not kill Osama bin Laden. America did. The work that the…

  • You Can't Have It Both Ways Audio Recorded on August 16, 2012 You Can't Have It Both Ways

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. Has Medicare been robbed to pay the huge costs of Obamacare? Absolutely yes, Obamacare takes hundreds of billions of dollars out of Medicare and spends it on Obamacare instead. That will hasten Medicare's bankruptcy by several years, perhaps happening…

  • Medicare in the Campaign Spotlight Audio Recorded on August 13, 2012 Medicare in the Campaign Spotlight

    From The Heritage Foundation, I'm Ernest Istook. Suddenly, Medicare is in the spotlight of the Presidential campaign. President Obama--and most politicians in Washington--try to avoid the issue because it's politically dangerous to propose any changes to Medicare. They tend to just throw rocks when…