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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Michelle’s “Let’s Move” Bud Beyonce Selling Sugar Water

So is Michelle going to stop attending her concerts? Superduperstar Beyonce, who is a member of a mutual admiration society that includes her and the first lady and who is a spokeswoman for Michelle’s “Let Move” healthy kids campaign, has a $50 million deal to sell those very same kids Pepsi-Cola. Now, what could better for kids than carbonated sugar water laced with caffeine? But

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Insurers Raising Rates by Double Digits

It looks like Obamacare’s chickens are coming home to roost. According to the New York Times, not normally known as a bastion of right-wing anti-Obama extremism, health insurers are slapping consumers with double digit percentage increases in rates: Health insurance companies across the country are seeking and winning double-digit increases in premiums for some customers, even though one of the biggest objectives of the Obama administration’s health

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Quote of the Day || January 7, 2013

“Don’t worry, if I take everyone’s guns away, I absolutely will require that criminals turn them in first.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama to Announce Hagel, Brennan at 1:05 PM ET

President Obama is expected to announce that he is tapping former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) to be Secretary of Defense and White House counterterrorism adviser John Brennan to be CIA director during an East Room ceremony at 1:05 pm ET. I will live stream the event. Obama appears to be trying to make a bit of a splash with the Hagel announcement by staging it in

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The Obama Morning News || January 7, 2013

White House weighs broad gun control agenda . . . Washington Post John Brennan to head the CIA . . . Associated Press Why Obama picked Hagel for Defense . . . Politico Hagel in for a tough challenge . . . Washington Times New sanctions seek to cripple Iran . . . Washington Post Pelosi seeks blank check for Congress . . . Daily

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