In the history of mankind, many republics have risen, have flourished for a less or greater time, and then have fallen because their citizens lost the power of governing themselves and thereby of governing their state. TR


Goodbye Gibbs

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs confirmed speculation that he will be leaving the White House to work as an outside adviser President Obama and his reelection campaign. Gibbs will depart early next month. There is no replacement yet, though the betting is on either Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton or Jay Carney, a former reporter for Time magazine who heads up Vice President Biden’s

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White House Scraps End-of-Life Planning Rule

Their political antennae raised high and buzzing on alert, White House officials have moved to junk a health reform rule, written in the less politically savvy offices at HHS, that would have paid doctors to discuss end-of-life options with patients. The provision had been stripped out of the health care bill as it made its way through Congress amid an outcry that it could lead

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Gibbs Appears Likely to Leave White House

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs appears headed toward the White House door to begin life as an outside adviser to President Obama, according to various reports. Speculation had been that Gibbs would take a senior White House position. But that now appears less likely. In his new role on the outside, Gibbs would help steward the reelection campaign, appear on TV to defend and

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