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 || Thursday, March 7, 2013

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 1:55 pm || Signs the Violence Against Women Act; Department of the Interior All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at noon, weather permitting

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White House Suddenly Shifts Strategy

Maybe they’re not the geniuses in the West Wing that everyone thinks. Plouffe is gone, Axelrod is gone, Gibbs is gone – so maybe it’s not surprising that the White House is engaging in a rare message redo. Buffeted by criticism that its sequester doomsday scenarios were apocalyptic fantasies and that it has been dithering while the ship of state grandly sinks, the White House

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The Obama Morning News || March 6, 2013

Email suggests effort to make cuts worse . . . Fox News Holder: Drone strikes in U.S. possible . . . CNN Dems worry: Did Obama cry wolf? . . . Politico Obama to have more meetings with GOP . . . Wall Street Journal WH doubles down on janitors, misleads again . . . Washington Post No furlough for Obamacare taxes . . .

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Snow Chases Away Carney

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney this morning scotched the daily White House briefing because it is snowing in Washington. At about 8:00 am, the White House sent out the following update to the schedule: Due to inclement weather, today’s press briefing has been canceled. Forecasters this morning were calling for about 5-10 inches to fall today in Washington. However, it is unlikely, according to most

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Congressman Offers Amendment Defunding Obama’s Golf

Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) introduced an amendment to the fast-moving continuing resolution spending bill that would bar funding for President Obama’s golf outings until the White House reopens for public tours. Gohmert, who announced his amendment from the floor of the House, said Americans, whether Republicans or Democrats, will be greatly disappointed to come to Washington and not be able to get their tours of

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