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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Looks Like ANOTHER Obama Middle Class Tax Increase

President Obama vowed to protect the middle class from new taxes. One way to do this – slippery, these politicians – is to instead tax stuff the middle class is going to buy. As everyone knows, companies react in two ways to this: they fire people, or they pass the taxes on to buyers in the form of higher prices. That is, unless we’re talking

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White House Gets Specific on Guns

President Obama supports the full boat of gun control legislation, backing an upcoming push by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) to revive the assault weapons ban as well as restrictions on high capacity ammunition clips and efforts to close the “loophole” allowing weapons to be sold at gun shows without background checks, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said today. The White House Monday had been coy

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Boehner Toughens Up

House Speaker John Boehner this morning told his Republican caucus that he will take up “Plan B,” under which the House will simply pass its own legislation to increase tax rates for those earning more than $1 million and leave it at Harry Reid’s doorstep in the Senate. The bill could move by the end of the week. But it’s mainly a tough negotiating ploy,

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Obama Political Operation Revving Up for Gun Debate

Having decided to immediately politicize the response to the Newtown massacres by invoking the need for gun control, President Obama is revving up his political operation to prepare for the effort to pass some kind of limits on gun rights. In an email to Obama’s vast campaign email list Monday night, Obama political guru David Axelrod took the first step toward invoking mass action by

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The Obama Morning News || December 18, 2012

Obama, Boehner move close to fiscal cliff deal . . . Washington Post Obama directs aides to create gun proposals. . . Washington Post Obama’s options on gun control . . . Politico Gun sales surge after massacre . . . Fox News EPA to probe Lisa Jackson’s email account . . . Politico GOP sees gaps in panel’s Libya report . . . Washington

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