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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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, May 18, 2011

8:30 am || Departs White House 10:00 am || Arrives New London, Conn. 11:30 am || Delivers the commencement address at the United States Coast Guard Academy 4:10 pm || Departs New London 4:45 pm || Arrives Boston 6:15 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #1; Boston Center for the Arts 8:25 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #2; private residence 9:55 pm || Departs

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Is This Jewish Voter Week at the White House?

President Obama has been working the Hispanic vote as of late, staging a series of events designed to let Latinos know that he cares, with the unstated notion that if they care to vote for him that’s fine. So, gosh, it’s hard not to note the preponderance of Jewish themed events at the White House this week, so many that it might make you wonder

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Obama: My People, You Continue to Have My Blessing.

Updated May 18 at 10:43 am; 12:39 pm UPDATE: Some readers have misinterpreted the headline as an actual quote. The headline was only meant as an ironic paraphrase of the actual statements Obama made, which are highlighted below in blue. I did not think that anyone would perceive this ludicrous sounding phrase as something Obama might actually have said. It is satire only. I have

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Obama Strategy Aids Taliban Negotiators

The Obama administration has a unique new strategy for conducting negotiations: Back yourself into a corner, and then talk. The Washington Post reports today that President Obama wants to be able to announce progress in talks with the Taliban when he tells everyone in July how many troops he’ll be withdrawing from the country. Asked what Obama hoped to announce in July, an official said

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Pelosi’s District Gets Extra Obamacare Waivers

It’s good to be the queen. In an example of the type of reporting we don’t see enough of these days, the Daily Caller reveals that last month, nearly a fifth of the waivers from Obamacare requirements went directly to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s district. Of the 204 new Obamacare waivers President Barack Obama’s administration approved in April, 38 are for fancy eateries, hip nightclubs

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The Obama Morning News || May 17, 2010

President Obama will deliver a major address on the Middle East Thursday, but his overall strategy is unclear, the Washington Times reports. Obama met with flood victims in Memphis and then lauded a local high school Monday. Then he returned to Washington and saluted the UConn men’s basketball team. Obama offered another concession on the environment, delaying a regulation on industrial emissions. The U.S. hit

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Quote of the Day

“Just because I’m expensing my campaign doesn’t mean I did it for PR purposes.” – Donald Trump A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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Obama Schedule || May 17, 2011

11:15 am || Meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan 12:05 pm || Obama and Abdullah deliver statements 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Biden 2:50 pm || Hosts a White House reception in honor of Jewish American Heritage Month 4:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Gates All times Eastern Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm

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