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 || February 22, 2012

10:00 am || Delivers remarks at the construction site of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture 4:10 pm || Hosts a reception in honor of the groundbreaking of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture; East Room All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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Obama Raffle Hits Rock-Bottom Entry Fee of $1

The price for a meal with President Obama has declined to $1. In an email to supporters today signed by “Barack” and sent by the Obama 2012 campaign in his name, the president says that for just a single buck, recipients of the message can be entered into a raffle to have dinner with Obama along with three other backers. Here’s an excerpt: Tomorrow night,

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Obama Forgets Biden’s Name

During an event on the payroll tax this morning at the White House, President Obama appeared to momentarily forget the name of his vice president. The lapse occurs right at the beginning of the video below. As you’ll see, he hesitates for just a moment between “vice president” and “Biden.” The vice president appears to recognize the slip and laughs it off. Now, imagine the

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Stop Rick Santorum! He’s Frightening the Pundits!

As the “values candidate,” many in the political class, even Republicans, believe Rick Santorum is way, wacky far out of the “mainstream,” relying too heavily on religion-based notions of right and wrong and threatening to incorporate such anachronisms into his conduct as president. Just take a look at a few of these quotes, offered up a couple of weeks ago during a speech the press

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The Obama Show, Starring the Obamas

Thought you might want to see this Saturday Night Live spoof. The Obamas do The Cosbys. I liked the opening sequence. Interesting that they decided to include Sasha and Malia and risk some kind of White House approbation. But the Obamas have repeatedly put their children before the public, in a way that neither the Bushes nor the Clintons did their children. It benefits the

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Korans Destroyed by U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. troops “improperly disposed” of Korans in Afghanistan, with a number having been burned, according to reports starting to come out of the country. Get ready for some problems. A few thousand Afghanis are already protesting outside Bagram Air Base. I think it’s possible President Obama will have to appear to make a statement. Here’s the commander of U.S. troops in Afganistan, who has already

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