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 || January 30, 2014

“Our immigration bill does not reward people for breaking the law. It rewards them for not getting caught.” – John Boehner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, January 30, 2014

8:50 am || Departs White House 10:00 am CT || Arrives Milwaukee 10:40 am CT || Tours General Electric’s Waukesha Gas Engines; Waukesha, Wisconsin 11:20 am CT || Delivers remarks 1:55 pm CT || Departs Milwaukee 3:15 pm CT || Arrivers Nashville 4:20 pm CT || Delivers remarks; McGavock High School 5:05 pm CT || Departs Nashville 7:45 pm || Arrives White House All times

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The Top Five Bad Things in Obama’s SOTU Speech

As promised . . . 1. Rule by decree. “America does not stand still, and neither will I. (Applause.) So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” Goes without saying. Partly because we’ve said it here many times. Legislating by the executive branch is not quite what Jefferson and Madison

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Video || Fireworks at Obama’s SOTU

Updated 1:28 pm ET Well, there were some fireworks, but they didn’t come from the podium. Following the speech, a reporter for NY1 TV asked Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.) about his ethics issues. There have been some suspected irregularities with respect to fundraising for his 2010 campaign, and one of his donors was arrested, though he himself has not been accused of wrongdoing in the

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The Five Best Things About Obama’s SOTU Speech

Yes, President Obama said some stuff in his State of the Union address that conservatives could like. No, he’s not about to recast himself as Milton Friedman. But there were some positive notes: 1. Tax reform. Obama professes to want to reform the tax code to eliminate all the loopholes enacted by the Chamber of Commerce. I’m sorry, I mean the Chambers of Congress. It’s

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Moderate Democrats’ SOTU Reaction: Run!

The applause in the chamber for Obama was tepid. Republicans mostly sat on their hands. But one group – moderate Democrats up for reelection this year – had a less casual reaction. Their political lives are on the line, and hearing that Obama plans to supplement his usual left wing ideology with overbearing executive action, they want to get as far away from him as

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The Obama Morning News || January 29, 2014

Obama vows to act unilaterally . . . Washington Post Approach could hand GOP Senate . . . National Journal Avoids ideas that could prompt lawsuits . . . Reuters Boehner, GOP dismiss Obama threats . . . Newsmax Obama ignores ACA problems, other issues . . . Politico All but abandons gun control . . . Breitbart What happened to income inequality? . . .

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