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

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Today’s Obama Poll || Gallup: Approval Dips to 42 Percent

President Obama’s approval rating declined to 42 percent in a Gallup poll released today, compared to 50 percent who say they do not approve of the job he is doing. Obama’s Gallup rating is near its record low of 41 percent, where it stood last October. The polling was done April 11-13, soon after the budget deal he struck with Republicans last Friday and in

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Michelle Obama Bombards Military with Pastries

First Lady Michelle Obama has now turned to fattening up our soldiers and their children. At a Tuesday’s White House kickoff for the new “Joining Forces” campaign to support America’s military families – which she will lead along with Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden – Michelle decided to put out a big platter of saturated fat and calories. As reported by

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Obama’s Budget Speech Means the 2012 Campaign is ON

President Obama’s “fiscal policy” speech Wednesday was among the most cynical things I’ve seen in 16 years of covering Washington politics. It was not a fiscal policy speech. There was no fiscal policy in it. There were broad goals without any of the specific, difficult decisions he would have to make in order to get there. The speech was hollow. A mirage. A phantom. Except that

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Obama Morning News || Thursday, April 14, 2011

President Obama Wednesday laid out his budget plan – a general call for spending cuts and tax increases for the rich. The speech has a newly partisan tone and seemed to be looking toward the next election, observes the Washington Post. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is very disappointed. Many liberals seem assuaged, but Republicans are reacting poorly to the politics of the thing, according to

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Biden Falls Asleep during Obama Budget Speech

Sorry Joe. I know you were hoping for some specifics too. You’ve heard much of this before, and so have we. You figured you’d do a little dreaming in the audience while Obama was dreaming onstage. Good for you.

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Quote of the Day

“Specifics? Of course my new deficit reduction plan has specifics. It’s got lots of specifics. It’s got specifics here, it’s got specifics there, it’s got specifics ev-ry-where! Sing with me now. You put your left specific in, you pull your left specific out. You put your left specific in, and you shake it all about . . . ” – Barack Obama A note from our

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