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


Quote of the Day || January 14, 2013

“I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the culture around here. See what I mean? You got that?” – NJ Gov. Chris Christie A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, January 14, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:00 am || Meets with his Cabinet; Cabinet Room 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:55 pm || Honors the 2013 NBA Champions Miami Heat; East Room 3:30 pm || Meets with the Executive Committee of the National Governors Association; Roosevelt Room 4:45 pm || Meets with Defense Secretary Hagel 5:30 pm || Meets with Maria Shriver

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Michelle to Return from Hawaii by Wednesday

Alas, it’s over. After 24 days on vacation in Hawaii, including ten without her husband and children, First Lady Michelle Obama will return to Washington by Wednesday. Michelle, who has been holed up at Oprah Winfrey’s fabulous spread on Maui since President Obama and their daughters departed Hawaii January 4, has an event – a White House screening of an educational movie – scheduled for

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Feds Probe Whether Christie Misused Sandy Funds

The Department of Housing and Urban Development is investigating whether New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie misused federal Hurricane Sandy relief funds by creating ads that featured him and his family as he campaigned for reelection. The probe of the possible political use of the funds was in response to questions raised by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), according to CNN: Pallone wrote that he was concerned

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Sharon Rorschach Test

Politicians are truly predictable creatures. You can pretty much gauge what’s going on their lives by how they react to major issues and events. The death of Ariel Sharon provides a particularly useful political Rorschach test. Obama, who has been safely reelected and doesn’t need any more Jewish votes, could let his true feelings flow. The president, as most Jewish voters have yet to discover,

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The Obama Morning News || January 13, 20145

Gates defends Obama criticism . . . Wall Street Journal Court mulls Obama “recess” appointments . . . CBS News Hillary’s hit list . . . Politico Kerry, Kennedy are Clinton’s top traitors . . . The Hill Christie still tops the GOP field . . . Washington Post Christie schools Obama on handling crisis . . . Joe Curl Behind the Fort Lee ruse

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