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 Schedule || June 29, 2011

10:50 am || Delivers remarks on Fuel Efficiency Standards; Washington 3:30 pm || Meets with President Boni Yayi of Benin, President Alpha Condé of Guinea, President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger, and President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire; Cabinet Room All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:00 pm

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Video || One Pissed Off American

The state of the nation, brought to you by some guy. One of my readers, Tiffany Couch, passed this on to me. If this guy is being paid by the RNC, then he deserves an Academy Award. Anyway, he’s none to happy with the Republicans either. A poll released this week by the Pew Research Center says that only 17 percent of Americans are satisfied

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Carney: Obama Still Wants a Grand Bargain

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said the “Grand Bargain” between President Obama and House Speaker Boehner remains on the table, and that discussions between White House and congressional officials continue. “It’s never been off the table,” said Carney, who spoke during a morning briefing. “If there is the political will to make it happen, it could happen before August 2nd.” Carney seemed to

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Michelle Strikes Gold in Utah

Yes, there are Democrats in Utah, and Michelle Obama has found them and worked her way into their wallets. The first lady appeared at a fundraiser in Park City before about 250 donors. Some excerpts from the pool report. But she said that hearing stories on the campaign trail, the people she met reminded her of her own parents and her husband’s parents, who worked

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The Obama Morning News || July 28, 2011

House Speaker Boehner and other GOP leaders ordered the rank and file to get in line behind Boehners deficit reduction bill, casting today’s roll call as nothing less than a vote of confidence on their leadership. Boehner has gone from compromiser to arm twister. Few if any House Democrats are expected to support the bill. Senate Majority Leader Reid said no Senate Democrats will vote for the Boehner plan. Here is what

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Quote of the Day || July 28, 2011

“I’m not trying to scare seniors, but if we go through the debt ceiling, I will have to begin confiscating reading glasses and prune juice.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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