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


Obama Today || Schedule – March 2, 2011

12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 1:45 pm || Awards the 2010 National Medal of Arts and National Humanities Medals 4:40 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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President Obama, Union Man

Given current events in Wisconsin and President Obama’s immediate move to back the unions, I thought you might be interested to take a look at this video, which shows Obama talking to members of the Service Employees International Union as a candidate on January 15, 2008. It looks like Obama is in Nevada speaking a few days before the caucus there. Just look at the

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Obama Finally Has a Trade Agenda

In this Dutch news clip which caught comments I had missed, he’s shown offering Hu Jintao ideas for increasing trade between our two nations. Hu visited in January.

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Clinton: Libyan Rebels Don’t Want to be Seen As U.S. Stooges

Secretary of State Clinton today said the halting U.S. response to the Libyan crisis is partially due to fears the revolution will look like a U.S.-run operation. From the New York Times: On Tuesday, Mrs. Clinton, just back in Washington after consultations in Geneva with foreign counterparts, warned that Libya could be facing the prospect of a protracted civil war. She also reiterated that a

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The Peril for Obama in a Government Shutdown

Many Democrats believe a government shutdown is their ticket to the reelection of President Obama and other gains in the 2012 election. Not so fast. A shutdown holds great peril for both sides, and Obama is not in the same position as Bill Clinton was going into the 1995-96 standoff, which helped propel Clinton to reelection. The dangers for both Republicans and Obama are why

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Obama Flies his Trainer Out From Chicago

President Obama is reducing wastelines around the White House but increasing his carbon footprint, choosing to fly a personal trainer to Washington from Chicago every week in order to train the Frist Couple and several White House staffers. “Buy local” apparently doesn’t extend to exercise gurus. And, I don’t know, seems like getting this trainer halfway across the United States every week must cost even

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