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 Schedule || Wednesday, August 15, 2012

12:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Alliant Energy Amphitheater, Dubuque, Iowa 5:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Village of East Davenport, Davenport, Iowa 6:50 pm || Departs Moline, Illinois 10:05 pm ET || Arrives White House The first lady will be traveling with the president All times Central except as noted

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Biden To Blacks: Romney Kept Your Chains for You

Well, my first thought was that this was nonsense, and that Vice President Biden was using a figure of speech by suggesting Romney want to put people in chains. But unfortunately, this is completely consistent with other Obama campaign efforts to inject race into the campaign – whether it’s Attorney General Eric Holder implying that voter ID laws are about suppressing the black vote, or

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Jon Stewart Pokes Fun at the Ryan Intro

What was with all those stairs, anyway? Honestly, the battleship looked great, but I’ve never seen a more poorly choreographed entrance. Maybe they could have shot the two of them out of the ship’s turrets instead. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook

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Christie, Rubio Given Prime Roles at Convention

Two of the Republicans’ hottest stars, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, will get prime slots at the Republican convention, with Christie giving the keynote address and Rubio offering a speech introducing Mitt Romney, according to reports. Both were supposedly considered by Romney to be his vice presidential running mate. The appearance of the two conservative heroes should help assuage the

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Paul Ryan, King of the Reagan Babies

I’ve written for Politico a piece that’s running this morning about Paul Ryan titled, “The King of the Reagan Babies.” My point? That Ryan is the best of the young conservative leaders who came of age during Reagan’s presidency and have inherited at least some of their political character from him. From the piece: Obama’s spin doctors are salivating at the chance to dissect Ryan’s

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Messina: Ryan Pick “Carries Real Danger” for Obama

Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina sent out an email list night warning supporters that Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan represents “real danger” to Obama’s reelection prospects, begging for donations of “$5 or more” to combat the peril. The note, sent to supporters who had not yet contributed to the campaign, was designed to leverage fear over Ryan’s ties to big ticket conservative donors into more cash

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