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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Quote of the Day || April 4, 2013

“I’ve decided to take a five percent pay cut to show solidarity with those affected by the sequester. What’s more, when I go to Martha’s Vineyard, I’m planning to use the minibar instead of ordering room service.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday April 4, 2012

10:25 am PT || Delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Atherton, California 12:25 pm PT || Delivers remarks at a DNC fundraiser; private residence, Atherton, California 1:40 pm PT|| Departs San Francisco 9:30 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern except at noted

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Is Fisker Obama’s Newest Solyndra?

The luxury green carmaker got nearly $200 million in federal tax dollars to help very rich people feel good about driving fancy cars. Now Fisker is headed toward the garbage heap, with your money in hand.

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Let’s Say Jay Carney Got Asked a Hypothetical Question . . .

Here’s a testy little exchange from the “gaggle” today aboard Air Force One en route to Denver, where President Obama is staging a gun control event and then traveling to San Francisco this evening for two fundraisers. Our protagonists are Hans Nichols of Bloomberg and Jay Carney of The White House. It appears Hans asks the initial question, but that’s not completely clear. Q  

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The Obama Morning News || April 3, 2013

Uhh, well . . . afternoon edition. Apologies. Obama ripped for using old, dispute gun data . . . Fox News Obama seeks to tilt appeals court left . . . Washington Post Obama’s latest preacher of hate . . . Charles Hurt Concern over Kennedy pick for Japan post . . . Fox News Obamacare exchange provision delayed . . . Fox News Prez to raise

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Carney Accuses Ed Henry of “Editorializing”

The White House habit of attacking the press, which America finally became familiar with after Bob Woodward complained about it a few weeks ago, was on full display in the briefing room Tuesday as Press Secretary Jay Carney incorrectly accused Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry of editorializing. Henry asked Carney a question about a decision within the Department of Homeland Security to postpone

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Sequester? Good Times still Rolling at the White House

The tours for the public may be canceled, but the fun continues at the White House, where President Obama and First Lady Michelle are indulging in exclusive entertainment even as furloughs begin to hit the White House itself. Tuesday evening, the Obamas were treated to a viewing of the movie “42,” which chronicles the life of Jackie Robinson, watching it in the White House theater

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Quote of the Day || April 3, 2013

“If you bomb our nuclear reactors, I as President of North Korea will take over your country and force everyone to buy a one-size-fits-all health insurance plan . . . What? Somebody already did that? Okay, I’ll take all the guns away from law-abiding citizens in New York, Chicago and Washington and give them to the criminals . . . What? really?” – North Korean

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