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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Obama is Playing Golf

It’s Saturday and President Obama is golfing as usual with a few of his regular partners, White House aides Marvin Nicholson, Mike Brush and Joe Paulsen. It’s already Obama’s eleventh outing this year and the 122nd since Inauguration Day in 2009.

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Hillary’s Real Crime

Democrats and the White House are deriding the Benghazi investigations as a witch hunt. And the chief “witch” in Republicans’ crosshairs, they say, is Hillary Clinton. I’ve even heard supposedly neutral journalists say the idea here from the GOP is to go after Hillary and soften her up for 2016. If only Republicans were that sophisticated in their political approach and could think so far

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White House Press Room Briefly Evacuated

Someone smelled smoke. From the pool report: Reporters and photographers were evacuated from the WH just after 7 a.m. Saturday because of a smoke odor. All have now returned to the building — and things are back to normal. Details from a White House Official: “Early this am, an electrical transformer near the West Wing malfunctioned and set off a smoke alarm in the West

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