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 Strikes the Right Notes on Irene

President Obama appears to be exercising leadership on Hurricane Irene, making sure the proper authorities have their butts in gear and cutting his vacation short, a decision that allows him both to oversee the response and appear presidential. According to White House spokesman Josh Earnest, Obama conducted conference calls today and yesterday with White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, Department of Homeland Security Secretary

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Obama Returning Early to DC; Michelle Opts to Join Him

updated at 2:40 pm ET President Obama is leaving Martha’s Vineyard today instead of Saturday, undoubtedly hoping to avoid reports that he is lounging on vacation while Hurricane Irene barrels into North Carolina. Mrs. Obama appears to have initially decided to finish out the vacation, according to reports, staying with the couple’s daughters until Saturday at a cost of thousands to taxpayers. But after saying

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The Obama Broadcasting Corporation

It’s fine that NBC made a strategic decision to move to the left, adding blatant bias to its overall coverage. It’s where most of the networks are anyway, only NBC is a little further over on the spectrum. Fox News is conservative – I’d say unabashedly so, except that it pretends to be fair and balanced, which it’s not – and being a conservative network

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Obama to Speak on Hurricane Irene

He’ll appear at 11:30 am Obama Standard Time, which is anywhere from five minutes to an hour later than the actual time zone where President Obama is at the moment. We’ll live stream it here. UPDATE:  Apologies, but I was unable to get video on the website of Obama’s statement, which actually started on time. Obama made a short statement, emphasizing the seriousness of the

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The Obama Morning News || August 26, 2011

The White House is turning its attention to blacks amid a growing concern that economic conditions might hamper black voter turnout. Labor leader Richard Trumka said the jury is still out on whether he’ll recommend the AFL-CIO’s participation in the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Democrats are hammering on Republicans who oppose the president’s proposed extension of the payroll tax cut. Obama 2012 launched Project Vote, a campaign-within-a-campaign aims

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