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 || Friday, September 14, 2012

9:25 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:05 am || Welcomes the 2012 U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams to the White House; South Lawn 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 7:00 pm || Attends a fundraiser All times Eastern except as noted Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:15 am

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I’m Mitt. Fly me.

I really wish both of these guys didn’t do this. Mitt is raffling off a chance to fly on Mitt’s plane. Suggested entry fee is $15. I assume a meal will be served. It’s worth it just for that. Wow. Looks like fun. The winner has to spend a whole day on the plane with Romney. Second prize is two days. Sorry, old joke. From the

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Romney Made an Important Point

Lost amid the political gaming of Gov. Mitt Romney’s criticism of the Egyptian Embassy statement is the significant foreign policy declaration he made: That the United States is projecting pusillanimity around the globe, and that he will have none of it. Once the Beltway crowd gets done agonizing over the Obama campaign-inspired question of whether Romney misstepped by wading into a crisis before a crisis was

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Michelle Campaigning in Virginia

First Lady Michelle Obama today has two campaign events in Virginia and a fundraiser tomorrow in Washington. Here’s her schedule for the rest of the week: Thursday, September 13, 2012 1:45 pm || Speaks to grassroots supporters; Richmond, Virginia 4:45 pm || Speaks to grassroots supporters; Fredericksburg, Virginia   Friday, September 14, 2012 10:00 am || Hosts Olympians and Paralympians at the White House 1:35

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Obama Backs the First Amendment Too

President Obama Wednesday belatedly, and a little sheepishly, joined Gov. Mitt Romney in asserting his support for free speech amidst attacks against American embassies in Egypt, Libya – a now Yemen – by mobs angered by an American film denigrating Mohammed. Neither Romney nor Obama initially addressed to core issue at hand, which is that the United States cannot be seen appeasing those who conduct

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