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 Officially Launches his Campaign Saturday

I say officially because of course he’s been campaigning for months. Here’s the schedule. Mrs. Obama will be with him. 10:35 am || Departs the White House Noon || Arrives Columbus, Ohio 1:20 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Value City Arena-Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio 2:55 pm || Departs Columbus 4:00 pm || Arrives Richmond, Virginia 4:55 pm || Delivers remarks at a

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The Party Continues at the White House

President Obama has held only one news conference this year, but he and First Lady Michelle Obama will get their second command performance of 2012, this one to hear the songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David sung by a variety of stars. Bacharach and David will be awarded the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Price for Popular Song. Singing their works in the East

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Obama Abolishes the Press Conference

President Obama has held just one full length, multi-topic, solo press conference in the last six months, effectively abolishing the most accessible venue for American citizens to observe the thinking and learn the views of their leader. It’s May, and the president has stood for only a single such news conference this year, a March 6 event in the briefing room. He’s had only three

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Obama Gets a Disastrous Jobs Report

The Labor Department just reported that payrolls rose by 115,000 workers in April, a shockingly low number that signals continued serious economic weakness. Economists had expected about 170,000 workers to be hired, an amount that itself would have done little more than kept the economy on pace for sluggish growth. With the number coming in at only 115,000 – the smallest amount in six months

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Quote of the Day || May 4, 2012

“Sure, Chen Guangcheng will be safe. Just because the Chinese beat, torture and kill dissidents and protestors doesn’t mean they won’t keep their word.” – U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke. A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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