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 || Tuesday, August 21, 2012

9:15 am || Departs White House 10:40 am || Arrives Columbus, Ohio 1:00 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Capital University, Columbus 2:50 pm || Departs Columbus 3:55 pm PDT || Arrives Reno, Nevada 5:00 pm PDT || Delivers remarks at a campaign event; Truckee Meadows Community College, Reno 6:40 pm PDT || Departs Reno 7:45 pm PDT || Arrives Las Vegas All

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Obama Distances from Romney-Killed-My-Wife Ad

President Obama sought to distance himself from an ad by the Pro-Obama PAC Priorities USA Action that suggests Gov. Mitt Romney’s actions at Bain Capital were responsible for the death of the wife of a man who had lost his insurance. “I don’t think that Gov. Romney is somehow responsible for the death of that woman,” Obama said. Obama, who spoke at an impromptu news

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Obama Takes Questions from His Own Press Corps

After months of stiffing White House press corps for the more comfortable climes of local reporters, sports broadcasters and entertainment outlets, President Obama this afternoon materialized in the White House briefing room to take questions from reporters. Obama called off names from a prepared list a journalists that included most of the top news networks and wire services – although not Fox News – spending

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Democrats Can’t Play the Dumb Card This Year

For only the second time in 40 years, the Republican presidential ticket is immune from attacks that one of its members is unintelligent, denying Democrats and their allied talk show hosts and comics a priceless political weapon and punchline. Both Gov. Mitt Romney and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan are undeniably smart. Romney earned millions running his own complex financial business, and Ryan is the leading

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Quote of the Day – August 20, 2012

“And worst of all, under Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan, seniors for the first time would be charged co-payments for trips to the Fountain of Youth.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama to Have Lunch with Biden – Again

President Obama and Vice President Biden will have lunch at the White House together for the second time in four days, an unusual – and perhaps unprecedented – circumstance that comes amid the backdrop of calls for Biden to be removed from the ticket. Lunches between Obama and Biden are a regular occurrence. Lunches every four days are not. There is no specific indication that

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