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 Wastes No Time Getting Down to Golf

President Obama is spending his first day in Hawaii on the golf course, playing with a couple of regulars – trip director Marvin Nicholson and White House food guru Sam Kass, as well as Hawaii buddy Bobby Titcomb. The foursome is on the course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. It Obama’s 41st time playing this year and the 152nd outing of his presidency.

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NYTs: Obamacare Burdens the Middle Class

The White House never stops talking about the middle class. Based on what we hear out of the White House, it’s safe to assume that President Obama wakes up every morning, gargles, and immediately begins thinking about what he can do for the middle class. After lunch, before taking his nap, he wonders to himself, Have I done enough so far today for the middle

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Reid Leaves the Hospital

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was released from the hospital Friday evening after spending the day under observation. Reid, who checked into George Washington University Hospital Friday morning, was diagnosed with “exhaustion.”

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Hinckley Granted More Freedom

The man who tried to assassinate President Reagan in 1981 is now spending more than half his time not incarcerated. John Hinckley Jr. has been granted permission to walk out of St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Washington – where he’s been receiving treatment since being found not guilty by way of insanity three decades ago – and head to his mother’s hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia for

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