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


Biden Aides Censoring the Press

Aides to Vice President Biden edited press pool reports during Vice President Biden’s two day trip to Virginia this week, an unheard-of practice that amounts to censorship of the press. The pool reports are entirely the property of the press. They are written by reporters who are on hand at presidential or vice presidential events where access for the press corps is limited. The reports

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Romney: I Paid at Least 13% in Taxes for the Last Ten Years

Deciding to respond directly to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s charge that he hadn’t paid taxes for a decade, Gov. Mitt Romney today said he had paid at least 13 percent of his income in taxes over the past ten years. “I did go back and look at my taxes, and over the past ten years I never paid less than 13 percent,” Romney told

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Carney: Biden Stays on the Ticket

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today said Vice President Joe Biden would not be asked to step down from the Democratic presidential ticket, dismissing as a mere distraction criticism of Biden’s statement Wednesday that Gov. Mitt Romney would put African Americans back in chains. Carney said the issue of Biden’s running “was settled a long long time ago,” noting he saw no sign of frustration

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Brewer: No Driver’s Licenses or Benefits for Illegals

In what is being seen in some quarters as a slap in the face to President Obama, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer late Wednesday issued an executive order affirming that Obama’s limited amnesty for illegal immigrants does not alter Arizona law, which bars them from receiving driver’s licenses or state benefits. The order doesn’t change Arizona law. But coming on the very day Obama’s new policy

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Obama to Have Lunch with Biden Today

President Barack Obama and his mistake-prone vice president, Joe Biden, are having lunch today, a weekly occurrence that takes on far more significance than usual in the wake of controversy surrounding several of Biden’s recent statements. While the lunch was probably already scheduled, it’s practically impossible that Biden’s campaign trail remarks will fail to come up given the clamor they have provoked. There is even

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