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 || Tuesday, April 17, 2012

10:15 am || Receives the President Daily Briefing 11:30 am || Meets with senior advisers 2:00 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 4:50 pm || Honors Tony Stewart’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship; South Lawn All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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Obama Campaign Unveils New Class Warfare Calculator

The Obama campaign today introduced its shiny new Class Warfare Calculator, an online application that allows you to find out how Mitt Romney is a wealthy scoundrel who is cheating the tax system while you pay your fair share. So you can resent him and those like him who were handed their wealth by The Man. Or someone. In an email dispatched this afternoon, Obama

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Obama Stands His Ground at Latin Summit

President Obama at this weekend’s Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia defied Latin American leftists and the AFL-CIO, which means, all in all, he had a pretty good summit. The United States insisted that Fidel Castro be excluded from the proceedings, and Obama stuck to his guns. We have discussed in the OAS the pathway whereby Cuba can fully participate in some of these

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House Probes Holder Interference in Civil Rights Case

A senior member of the House Oversight Committee has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding to know whether the Justice Department exercised undo influence in getting the city of St. Paul, Minnesota to back off a case before the Supreme Court that could have invalidated a test for discrimination in housing. The case could have ruled unconstitutional the use of “disparate impact”

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Michelle to Hold Four Fundraisers in Two Days

First Lady Michelle Obama will host four fundraisers today and tomorrow along with an event with service members that could ensure taxpayers pick up a significant amount of her travel costs. Michelle’s first fundraiser is today in Washington. Tuesday she travels to Nashville for a single money event and then on to Pittsburgh for two more. But included in her excursion to collect cash is

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