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 to Address the Nation Tonight

President Obama will address the nation on the deficit from the East Room this evening at 9:00 pm ET. I’ll live stream it tonight so you can comment as he makes his statement.

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Boehner and Reid Spit Out Competing Proposals

Just to keep you up to date, both House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have put their plans on the table. The White House has fully embraced the Reid plan. Here’s a short summary, courtesy of the Washington Post, of Boehner’s . . . Boehner’s plan includes an immediate increase in the debt ceiling of up to $1 trillion that is

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Bad Obama Arisin’ Once Again

President Obama, avatar of hope and change, is back in real nasty mode, suggesting not too subtly that conservative Republican lawmakers are un-American. Take a look at this excerpt of his remarks he made this afternoon to the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic group sympathetic to his message. The bolding of the last paragraph from this White House transcript is mine. But we

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Come on, Boehner. The $400 Billion was Just a Joke!

The White House put out word over the weekend that the extra $400 billion in taxes it suddenly demanded during the debt ceiling negotiations last week – a 50 percent increase over what had been agreed upon, which scuttled the emerging deal – was just a joke, and House Speaker Boehner has no sense of humor at all. After President Obama admitted Friday evening that

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The Obama Morning News || July 25, 2011

House and Senate leaders are threatening to pursue different approaches to avert a government default, leaving negotiations over the federal debt limit at a standstill and teeing up a dramatic legislative showdown. Senate Democrats were preparing a $2.7 trillion plan that would not raise taxes. House Speaker Boehner wants to raise the ceiling in two steps, but Democrats are cool to the idea. President Obama may be

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