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 || October 18, 2013

“Of course, all your health information will be electronic. That shouldn’t be a big problem, but just use common sense. Like, if you’re having a kidney removed, make sure your doctor knows which one.” – HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Sets Up GOP to Take the Fall for the Economy

President Obama this morning signaled he will seek to use the shutdown to his political advantage, launching what is sure to be a repeatedly told message that GOP tactics harmed the economy. Nearly five years into Obama’s reign, the economy is still growing painfully slowly and hiring is mediocre. But Obama has managed to elude much of the blame, and he intends to keep it

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Victory for Obama? Not so Fast

Washington and the press tend to focus on the moment and act as if the moment will continue unchanged, forever. The Republican Party at a nadir in the polls. Conservative House and Senate lawmakers sent to Washington to change Washington supposedly look like fools for  . . . trying to change Washington. The Washington establishment is proclaiming a “victory” for President Obama in the shutdown battle.

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The Obama Morning News || October 17, 2013

Obama signs bill, ending shutdown . . . Washington Post New shutdown countdown begins . . . Fox News Deal blows through sequester caps . . . Daily Caller Conservatives praise Boehner . . . New York Times GOP presidential hopefuls oppose bill . . . The Hill Vitriolic Obama preaches harmony . . . Daily Caller Bill gives Lautenberg widow 174K . . .

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