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 || Wednesday, August 31, 2011

9:30 am || Receives Presidential Daily Briefing 10:00 am || Meets with senior advisers 10:35 am || Holds an event to call on Congress to pass a “clean” extension of the Surface Transportation Bill All times Eastern

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Gungate: ATF Director Kenneth Melson Ousted

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Director Kenneth Melson, who has been in hot water with the Justice Department for trying to talk to Congress about the disastrous Fast and Furious operation, has been transferred to another post within DOJ, according to reports. Melson’s transfer – ATF is part of DOJ – and other similar actions taken toward those who participated in Fast

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