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 || Friday, December 16, 2011

10:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 1:00 pm || Meets with senior advisers 2:10 || Delivers remarks at the 71st General Assembly of the Union for Reform Judaism Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm All times Eastern

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My Ego Runneth Over and Maketh a Mess

I just wanted to make sure you were aware of this bit of hubris from President Obama during his chat with 60 Minutes, broadcast last Sunday. No, Obama didn’t compare himself to Jesus. But almost. Here’s what he said. I would put our legislative and foreign policy accomplishments in our first two years against any president — with the possible exceptions of Johnson, F.D.R., and

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Live Stream || Fox Republican Debate in Iowa

I will attempt to live stream tonight’s GOP debate if I can get the feed off of Fox. Otherwise, everyone will be welcome to comment here in real time as usual. The fun begins at 9 pm ET. Keith UPDATE: I can’t get the feed, so this post will just be for comments.

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Michelle’s Solo Hawaii Trip Likely to Exceed $100,000

First lady Michelle Obama’s separate voyage to Hawaii promises to cost taxpayers tens of thousand in extra dollars, as her separate entourage and hefty flying costs pile on the costs. The military jet flight alone is priced at more than $60,000, according to government estimates. But that’s only the beginning. The additional cargo flight that often accompanies the first lady on such a trip must

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The Obama Campaign: Eric Holder Division

Under the guise of a neutral-sounding “review,” Attorney General Eric Holder Tuesday launched a new federal campaign against state-based efforts to prevent voter fraud. Holder, who spoke at the Lyndon Johnson presidential library in Austin, Texas, professed to be conducting a “thorough and fair” review of new state laws beefing up voter identification requirements. But his remarks made clear that while the review will certainly

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Quote of the Day || December 15, 2011

“I would never, never attack a fellow Republican. It’s just that I’m concerned Newt hasn’t had his rabies shot this year.” – Mitt Romney A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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