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 Fundraising Gridlocks Los Angeles

He’s hitting two fundraisers. The only “official” event in L.A. is his taped appearance tomorrow morning on the Jay Leno Show. From the Los Angeles Times: A portion of Wilshire Boulevard and adjacent 6th Street were closed Monday afternoon in the Hancock Park area because of a fundraising visit by President Obama. The closures of the major east-west thoroughfares helped snarl rush-hour traffic and affected public

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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, October 25, 2011

10:30 am || Tapes appearance on the Tonight Show 11:40 am || Departs Los Angeles 12:45 pm || Arrives San Francisco 2:10 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; W Hotel 3:10 pm || Departs San Francisco 6:15 pm MDT || Arrives Denver 7:35 pm MDT || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; Pepsi Center 8:35 pm MDT || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; Pepsi Center All times Pacific

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Obama’s Kill Bump Evaporating – Again

President Obama got a nice little boost in the polls after the death of Muammar Qaddafi, but as in the case of Osama Bin Laden, the reward Americans are giving Obama for offing a bigtime bad guy appears to be ephemeral. Obama’s approval rating soared in the days after Qaddafi’s death last week, rising from 39 percent to 44 percent by Sunday. The president had

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Obama Grabs for Political Gain from Iraq War’s End

Well that was fast. President Obama is already politicizing his withdrawal of troops from Iraq by year’s end, touting the move as a grand achievement and a campaign promise kept. The promptness with which Obama got down to politicizing his commander in chief role – he’s even already emailed his list of campaign supporters – begs the question of whether politics went into the decision and

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Petty Punishment for the Washington Post

The Washington Post this morning ran an excellent piece about how President Obama has come up way short on his promises to help the housing market. And so . . . Today, Obama will travel to Las Vegas where he will outline new steps to help borrowers refinance. The White House leaked the story to the Post’s chief competitors on the national newspaper scene, the New

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Quote of the Day || October 24, 2011

“I’m sorry, I misspoke. I didn’t mean to say I was pro-choice . . . until the primaries were over.” – Herman Cain A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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