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, January 20, 2012

10:15 am || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 2:45 pm || Attends a fundraiser; Washington, The Jefferson Hotel 5:05 pm || Meets with senior advisers All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at Noon

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Spike Lee Hosts Obama Fundraiser in NYC

President Obama raised up to $1.8 million at a fundraiser last night at Spike Lee’s home in New York City. The event was one of an incredible four Manhattan fundraisers attended in a single evening by president. Obama also held court twice at the swank Daniel restaurant in Midtown and appeared at the Apollo Theater before getting home to the White House after midnight. The

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Obama’s First Ad Flops

The Obama campaign has released its first commercial. It’s a disaster. Have a look. First of all what is this thing about exactly? It starts out as a defense of President Obama’s backing of Solyndra, the solar panel maker that the president celebrated as an emblem of the future but which inconveniently went belly up and which may have benefited from having friends in high

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The Republican Keystone Victory

The often inept Republican congressional leadership was badly outflanked by President Obama during the year-end game of chicken over whether to agree to a two month extension of the payroll tax holiday. But while Boehner & Bunch lost the battle, they did win a significant skirmish over to the side. As you are probably aware, included in the payroll tax bill was a provision forcing

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Rick Perry to Drop Out. Good Riddance.

He’ll announce his decision at 11 am, according to reports. He’s going to endorse Newt. It’s only one person he’ll be endorsing, so he shouldn’t have trouble remembering. What a disaster he was. Forget the forgetfulness and the lousy debate performances. Attacking Romney for “vulture capitalism.” What a disgrace. Maybe this lifelong politician should go and try doing a little capitalism himself. Of course he’ll

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Obama: Happy Birthday Zooey!

President Obama recently sent actress and singer/songwriter Zooey Deschanel a happy birthday letter. He loves his Hollywood connections, and personally I think he believes it’s just really cool that he can commune with hot actresses who admire him. Nothing salacious. Just a little arrested development issue. Remember that email penpal thing he had going a few years ago with Scarlett Johansson? And, really, why was Angelina Jolie over

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, January 19, 2012

9:15 am || Departs White House 11:40 am || Arrives Orlando, Fla. 12:35 pm || Announces new initiative to boost tourism 2:15 pm || Departs Orlando 4:30 pm || Arrives New York City 5:30 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #1; Daniel restaurant 6:30 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #2; Daniel restaurant 7:50 pm || Delivers remarks at fundraiser #3; private residence 9:25 pm

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Obama to Host Four Fundraisers in One Day

President Obama will hold an incredible four fundraisers today, spending five and a half hours on the ground in Manhattan rounding up cash from his well-heeled backers in the capital of liberaldom. Obama has been on a fundraising blitz since the start of the year – and the end of a disappointing final quarter of 2011, which concluded with campaign manager Jim Messina scolding donors

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Quote of the Day || January 19, 2012

“We don’t need Canada’s oil anyway. Iran will have lots of extra petroleum available to send us once its nuclear program is up and running.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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