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 Playing Golf

President Obama headed out to Fort Belvoir today for a round of golf, the 149th time he has played as president and his 38th outing of the year. Obama has golfed more times this year than any of his presidency. He’s playing with a couple of college friends and a White House aide.

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Carney Refuses to Say GOP Opposition Based on Race

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney Thursday commendably refused to play the race card, declining to agree that Republican opposition to two African Americans President Obama wanted for senior posts was about race and saying it was politics instead. Carney, who spoke during the White House briefing, indicated that neither current opposition to Rep. Mel Watt (D-N.C.) to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency nor opposition earlier

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Hillary’s Sly New Charity

Ultimately, the Clintons are all about the Clintons. The always have been. That’s why they took the country through a year of the impeachment saga and spoke of a “vast right wing conspiracy” instead of just bowing their heads in shame and slinking out of Washington after disgracing the White House. No harm done if Al Gore was running things instead. I get that they

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