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


Crowley Won’t Follow Debate Contract

Presidential Debate moderator Candy Crowley today reiterated that she plans to ask the candidates follow up questions after audience members have put a topic on the table. Only, the contract between the two campaigns envisions her doing nothing of the sort: The moderator will not ask follow-up questions or comment on either the questions asked by the audience or the answers of the candidates during

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Clinton: Your Support “Won’t Amount to a Hill of Beans”

Bill Clinton today informed those who have not contributed to President Obama’s campaign that if they don’t pony up some cash, their support “won’t amount to a hill of beans.” It appears the email was sent exclusively to those who have failed so far to donate. Here’s the email: Keith — No matter how much you support President Obama, no matter how much you support

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Obama: “I Feel Fabulous”

President Obama today proclaimed himself in good spirits as he prepared to depart the Virginia resort where he has been prepping for his debate this evening with Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama bantered a bit with reporters has he strolled by for a photo op along with White House political adviser David Plouffe and former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn, who played moderator Candy Crowley

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Gas Prices Keep Inflation at Highest Level Since 2009

Soaring gasoline prices drove the consumer price index up 0.6 percent in September, matching the August gain which was the largest increase since June 2009, the Labor Department announced today. Gas prices remain stubbornly near their September highs, posing a peril to President Obama’s reelection. Consumers are particularly sensitive to paying more to fill up the car and are constantly reminded of the hardship as they

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Hillary Takes the Fall

My God, what happened to “The buck stops here?” Long ago tossed in the Oval Office trash basket and carted away by the West Wing housekeepers. The president is ultimately responsible for our foreign policy and whatever results from it. Obama has spent so much time professing sympathy for the anti-U.S. grievances of the world, coddling our enemies, dissing our allies, and retreating from our

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The Obama Morning News || October 16, 2012

Romney raises $170 million . . . Washington Post Romney, Ryan hone their debate messages . . . Wall Street Journal Five unmet Obama promises . . . Politico George McGovern near death . . . Associated Press Women’s groups object to “silencing” of Candy Crowley . . . Daily Caller Crowley could tilt debate toward Obama . . . Joe Curl Soledad O’Brien strikes

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