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 || Friday, August 31, 2012

9:30 am ET || Departs the White House 12:15 pm MT || Participates in a roundtable discussion with service-members and military families; Fort Bliss 1:00 pm MT || Delivers remarks to the troops 2:10 pm MT || Departs El Paso, Texas 8:00 pm ET || Arrives White House

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Live Stream || Romney Republican Convention Speech

White House Dossier is live streaming tonight’s speech by Gov. Mitt Romney and his introduction by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. Hope you’ll follow along and comment in real time. UPDATE: The speeches have concluded. Let’s hear what you think!

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Romney Campaign Releases Speech Excerpts

The Romney campaign has just released excerpts from tonight’s speech by Gov. Romney. Here’s what we got: Four years ago, I know that many Americans felt a fresh excitement about the possibilities of a new president. That president was not the choice of our party but Americans always come together after elections. We are a good and generous people who are united by so much

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Carney: I Skipped Ryan and Watched Baseball Instead

The White House is displaying sly contempt for the Republican convention, suggesting the proceedings are too unimportant to take up much of anyone’s time. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during today’s briefing he hadn’t even bothered to check if President Obama had watched Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan’s acceptance speech Wednesday night – even though he had to have known the question about whether

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Martinez and Rice: The GOP’s Future is Now

Last night, the Republican Party used the convention to make serious appeals to women and minorities, with inspirational but also no-nonsense appearances by New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. It’s no secret that the GOP needs to attract more minorities and improve its standing with women in order to survive. But it also has to do so without compromising

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Paul Ryan’s Reaganesque Rise in Stature

As a reporter in Washington, one of the strange things that happens sometimes is that the guy you saw hanging around, taking the subway beneath the Capitol from his office to the floor to cast a vote – the guy you grabbed as he walked down a hall to ask him a few questions about some bill or other – suddenly becomes a major figure

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