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 || Wednesday, June 6, 2012

9:20 am ET || Departs the White House 11:45 am PT || Arrives San Francisco 12:20 pm PT || Attends a fundraiser; Landmark Tower, San Francisco 2:15 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser; Julia Morgan Ballroom, San Francisco, San Francisco 3:15 pm PT || Departs San Francisco 4:20 pm PT || Arrives Los Angeles 7:15 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser;

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Carney: Barrett Loses in Wisconsin? No Prob!

The White House today continued to distance President Obama from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall race as if the whole thing were a pile of steaming . . . cabbage, suggesting Republicans are buying a potential win for Republican Gov. Scott Walker and anyway Obama has better things to do. “A race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8

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Jill Biden: ‘Joe Would Make a Great President’

Vice President Biden’s wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spurred new talk today of a Biden 2016 presidential candidacy when she said her husband would be an excellent fit for the job. “Joe would make a great president,’’ she told TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie. “I don’t know whether this is his last campaign. We’re focusing on this campaign and winning this campaign. I take one campaign at a time.’’

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A Guy in the Neighborhood Whose Barbecue I Attended

President Obama’s fanciful efforts to distance himself from Bill Ayers took another blow Monday when Breitbart Big Government found a blog post by a Chicago law professor who wrote he had seen Obama chowing on barbecue at Ayers’ home. Ayers, you’ll remember, is the former Weather Underground terrorist who in recent years said his only regret was that he didn’t blow up enough stuff. According

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