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 || Thursday, May 31, 2012

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:10 pm || Lunch with Mrs. Obama, George W. Bush and Laura Bush; Red Room 1:25 pm || Attends official unveiling of portraits of George W. Bush and Laura Bush; East Room 5:00 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:30 am

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Biden Returns to Washington for the Day

Vice President Biden, who had been scheduled to spend the week in Wilmington, Delaware preparing for his daughter’s wedding on Saturday, is popping back into Washington to spend the day at work Thursday. Biden’s public schedule has him receiving the Presidential Daily Briefing along with the president – as he usually does when he’s in town – and attending the unveiling of the official portraits

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Even Terrorists May Oppose Obamacare

Want a new reason to fear Obamacare? You may be aware that Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, the Libyan national convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, finally expired a few days ago, some three years after he was released from a Scottish prison on the grounds that he only had three months to live. Such vast incompetence, we all thought. Not so fast. Turns out his doctors may

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Barack Obama, Naked Political Animal

I want to point you to an article in New York magazine by John Heilemann, the man who literally wrote the book on the 2008 campaign, Game Change. Heillemann makes sure to tout the access he has, mentioning sit down interviews with Obama political adviser David Axelrod, campaign chief Jim Messina, and White House political boss David Plouffe. These three, to whom Heilemann is obviously

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Obama Concocts Polish Death Camps

It’s another one of those Obama flubs that the press will ignore or minimize, but if Bush has said it, well, look out! Speaking at Tuesday’s White House Medal of Freedom ceremony, President Obama honored Polish World War II hero Jan Karski with the following praise: Before one trip across enemy lines, resistance fighters told him that Jews were being murdered on a massive scale, and

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