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 || Friday, May 11, 2012

10:15 am PT || Departs Los Angeles 11:30 am PT || Arrives Reno, Nevada 11:50 am PT || Meets with a local family; private residence 12:10 pm PT || Delivers remarks pushing Congress to pass his “To Do List” of items; private residence 12:50 pm PT || Departs Reno 8:25 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern excerpt as noted

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Carney: Opposition to Gay Marriage is Discrimination

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today suggested opposition to same-sex marriage is discriminatory. “Governor Romney is for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would enshrine discrimination into our founding legal document,” Carney said. “The President thinks that’s wrong.” Carney was speaking in answer to a question about an Obama campaign video attacking Romney for his opposition to gay marriage. Romney has supported a

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Romney to be Fully Vetted by the Press

If you are wondering whether the press plans to fully vet Mitt Romney in a manner it failed to do four years ago with then-Sen. Barack Obama, have a look at this article from the Washington Post. It’s goes into extraordinary detail about Mitt Romney’s days as a prankster in prep school. The author seems to have dug up every kid who might have known

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Obama Breaks Biden’s Arm

President Obama broke Vice President Biden’s arm this morning for inadvertently forcing Obama to announce his position on gay marriage earlier than intended. During an appearance Sunday on Meet the Press, Biden got out ahead of Obama by saying that he backed gay marriage, resulting in a hastily arranged interview Wednesday in which Obama acknowledged that he does too. A photo released by the White

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Obama Has Negotiated Zero Free Trade Deals

President Obama has not negotiated a single free trade agreement during his term as president, ignoring one of the best engines of job growth even as he claims that jobs are his biggest priority. Instead, Obama has actually hindered free trade agreements with Colombia and South Korea negotiated by George W. Bush but not approved by Congress during Bush’s presidency, acceding to labor’s wishes that

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