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 Getting His Ground Game Running

The Obama campaign today sent this video out to its vast email list as part of its effort recruit volunteers. I thought you might want to see what’s going on. The campaign seems well organized and is trying to get a very early start getting its ground operation up and running. This is the first phase of the operation – in addition to raising money

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No Recess Appointment for Elizabeth Warren

President Obama won’t be making any recess appointments of Elizabeth Warren to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau when Congress is out of town next week, because Congress has arranged for itself to technically remain in session. It’s no secret that Obama wants the consumer advocate Warren to head the agency when it official stands up in July, but Republicans think she is too radical in her

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Obama Approves of Us Even More Than Before

Tell me, please, what kind of internal dialogue that you have to have with yourself, how highly you must esteem yourself, to come up  with this: My enthusiasm for the job is undiminished.  My faith in the American people, in their core decency, is where it was — in fact, I think it’s a little stronger than it was.  And so I’m confident that if

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Obama Morning News || May 27, 2011

President Obama and other world leaders opened the G-8 meetings, focusing on Libya and the Arab uprisings. The leaders agreed on $20 billion in financial assistance to Egypt and Tunisia. Obama proposed to bump up job creation by scaling back hundreds of regulations. Michele Bachmann plans an Iowa kickoff for her campaign. But will Sarah Palin, who has scheduled a nationwide speaking tour, also run?

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Quote of the Day

“You know, Paul, about this Medicare plan of yours, is there any way we can say something positive, like, for example, ‘It doesn’t apply to old people’ or ‘Have two surgeries, get the third one free?’” – House Speaker John Boehner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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