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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To the Victors: Lunch

The winners of one of President Obama’s donate-three-bucks-and-you-might-get-a-meal-with-me raffles got their prize today and had lunch with the president at a DC restaurant. From the pool reports: Motorcade rolled to restaurant on P St. called Scion, arriving at 12:26 p.m. The president is scheduled to have lunch today with four campaign supporters. The attendees are: Kathie Toigo, early-childhood special needs teacher; Yerington, Nevada Bill Blackwelder,

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One Politician of Principle

One of the little moments that stand out from my years of reporting at the White House and on Capitol Hill involved Rick Santorum. I remember it to this day, because it was so genuine and, given what eventually happened, poignant. It helps explain why the people of Iowa gave Santorum his shot. This is not an endorsement. It’s just something from my personal experience

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“Impeach Obama” Banner May Fly Over Super Bowl

A group of anti-Obama Facebook groups are planning to fly an “Impeach Obama” Banner over this year’s Super Bowl. The groups, Impeach Obama Tea Party, Stop Obama Now-San Diego, and Boycott Oprah, say they recently flew the banner over the Rose Bowl Parade Jan. 2. Here’s a video: Whether they can actually achieve their next goal is unclear to me. I assume, given the potential

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