Amy Payne

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Happy Thanksgiving from The Heritage Foundation! As we celebrate and give thanks today, we invite you to read President Abraham Lincoln’s...

The Fiscal Cliff and Beyond

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION In Washington, there is one issue on everyone’s minds: the “fiscal cliff.” With time running out before a massive tax hike strikes...

Benghazi Hearings Begin on Capitol Hill

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Today, hearings begin in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House and Senate Intelligence Committees on the terrorist attack that...

Do You Trust the Government with Your Computer?

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Do you trust the federal government to keep your personal data safe? What about your business’s records and trade secrets? If you...

The Threats of a Lame Duck Congress

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The lame-duck session begins today, with retiring and defeated Members of Congress coming back to Washington to make their last legislative...

The President’s Top 5 Immediate Problems

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Now that President Obama will never face re-election again, it is time for the campaigning to end. Perpetual political rhetoric and...

Unemployment Rate Inches Back Up – Amy Payne

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The October jobs report essentially agrees with the rest of the current data on the economy—the economy is growing slowly, too...

The Specter of Taxmageddon Rises

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION On this Halloween, a truly frightening specter is looming. No amount of garlic, crosses, or exorcists can help us—only Congress and the...

Obama’s “New Economic Patriotism”

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama has a new booklet—a glossy, 20-page spread called “The New Economic Patriotism: A Plan for Jobs and Middle-Class Security.”...

Obama’s Imperial Presidency, Part II

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Sometimes the law just gets in the way. The Obama Administration hasn’t needed Congress to enact new regulations on the Internet, businesses,...

5 Crucial Questions for the Presidential Foreign Policy Debate

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Tonight’s final presidential debate will focus solely on foreign policy. Moderator Bob Schieffer announced that the topics will be: “America’s Role...

Nuclear War Averted, 50 Years Ago This Week

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Fifty years ago, the world came to the brink of nuclear war. On October 14, 1962, U.S. policymakers learned that the Soviet...

10 Questions for the Vice Presidential Debate

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Tonight’s debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan is supposed to cover both domestic and foreign policy. The...

There Was No Protest, Only a Terrorist Attack, in Libya

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The Obama Administration’s story on the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens has changed yet again. In advance of a hearing on...

How Obama’s Foreign Policy Is Failing

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Libya. Egypt. Syria. Iran. Russia. China. America’s relations with the world aren’t looking too good. President Obama said that in his Administration,...

10 Questions for the First Presidential Debate

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION Tonight’s debate between President Barack Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney is supposed to focus on domestic policy, with a major...

Hollywood Steps Up in “Won’t Back Down”

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION A new movie opens in theaters today that couldn’t be more timely. The school year is hitting its stride, and the...

5 Ways Obama Disappointed at the United Nations

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION President Obama spoke to the United Nations General Assembly in New York yesterday – and what a disappointing speech it was. He...

Obama Guts Welfare Reform, Turns It Upside Down

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The controversy over the Obama Administration’s gutting of welfare reform continues to grow. Two new government reports show the move’s illegality...

Government Dependency Rises / Taxpayers Declines

AMY PAYNE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION The leak of a video featuring former Governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) has sparked debate about government dependency and the number of...