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 Schedule || Friday, October 7, 2011

9:45 am || Receives Presidential Daily Briefing 10:25 am || Meets with Senate Democratic leadership 11:30 am || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 12:00 pm || Meets with senior advisers 3:05 pm || Welcomes the 1985 Super Bowl Champion Chicago Bears to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Super Bowl victory 3:45 pm || Holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi of

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Why Obama’s Flacks Bullied a CBS Reporter

President Obama’s press office bullies are in high gear, a sure sign that there are legs to the story about Attorney General Eric Holder’s potential perjury before the House Judiciary Committee. CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson is doggedly pursuing the case, reporting that Holder knew about the Fast and Furious operation well before he said he did under oath last May, when he testified to the

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Obama Now Trashing Republicans in the East Room

Having introduced a “jobs program” he knows full well Republicans will never accept, President Obama at a news conference today ramped up the political threats against the GOP, vowing to do his best to turn voters against them if they reject his plans. The president, who in recent weeks has been bashing Republicans during trips to political battlegrounds, to his message of contempt to the

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Is Obama Overusing Drones?

President Obama zapped another bad guy the other day, incinerating Yemen-based al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki in the latest successful drone attack. I give Obama credit for his persistent effort against al Qaeda. It’s one of the important things he said he was going to do – focus on fighting terrorism – and has carried through with. Obama has stepped up the use of drone attacks

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Obama to Hold a News Conference

It will be at 11:00 am, instead of the briefing by Jay Carney that had been scheduled for the same time. I will live stream it here. It will be his first news conference since July 15.

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