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 || Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:25 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Lew 3:05 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Kerry All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm

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Senate Talks Resume as House Cancels Vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell resumed talks tonight on a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, and there seemed to be growing optimism they will reach a deal, possibly Tuesday night. The talks resumed as Speaker Boehner decided he lacked enough support to pass a proposal that would have raised the debt ceiling until February

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Video || Rangel Compares GOP Conservatives to “Confederates”

More race baiting out of the Democrats, this time by influential veteran Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.), who suggested Tea Party Republicans were refighting the Civil War. Here’s what he said on CNN today. This is all about a handful of people who got elected as Republicans that want to bring down our government. You can see it in the streets, you can see where they’re

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Live Stream || House Republicans Present Bill

The plan would reportedly reopen the federal government until January 15 and raise the debt ceiling until February 7. But it appears Treasury Secretary Lew would be able to use measure to extend the debt limit further. House Republicans would also repeal the medical device tax for two years, cancel health-insurance subsidies for members of Congress, the president, vice president and the cabinet, and beef

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Shutdown Casualty? Michelle Obama Disappears

First Lady Michelle Obama has almost completely disappeared from view since the shutdown began October 1, holding not a single public event and canceling scheduled appearances in California. It’s not clear exactly why she’s not even materializing at the White House, though one likely explanation is that at least a portion of her staff has been furloughed. What’s more, the White House probably doesn’t want

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The Obama Morning News || October 15, 2013

Reid, McConnell close to a deal . . . Washington Post Emerging agreement worse for GOP . . . Politico Not clear if the House will go along . . . New York Times The pressure is rising on Boehner . . . Politico Tea Party sticks to gutting Obamacare . . . Politico New signs some shutdown cuts were politics . . . Fox

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