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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McCaskill: Obama, Stay Away

Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, who has in the past been mentioned as one of Obama closest friends in the Senate, suggested today that Obama stay out of states where Democratic senators appear deeply imperiled. “I’m trying to be really candid and honest on this show,” McCaskill said. Well that’s refreshing. I wonder if being candid and honest gets her in trouble with Congressional Democratic

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GOP Caves on Debt Ceiling

Updated 5:33 pm ET In a victory for President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner this evening is moving a “clean” increase the debt limit, failing to tie it to any spending cuts, changes in Obamacare or any of the other ideas previously backed or considered by Republicans. Republican leaders expect the measure to pass with Democratic and some Republican support. They most recently had considered

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Obama: We’re Just Smoothing Things Out

President Obama today said the latest Obamacare delay is no more than an effort to make it easier for his fellow citizens to transition to the new health insurance system: The goal is to make sure folks are healthy and have decent health care, so this was an example of administratively making sure we are smoothing out this transition giving people the opportunity to get

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Obama: It’s Good to be the King!

“That’s the good thing about being President, I can do whatever I want,” President Obama said Monday. Okay, it was a joke, I know. But how deeply ironic he says this on the same day he changes the Obamacare law yet again to suit his political needs. And so the joke quite likely bespeaks a certain attitude toward presidential power. Obama uttered the line during a

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Michelle Still a Hit with America

Thought you might want to have a look at this. Mrs. Obama tweeted it out Monday under the phrase, “Bon Appétit!” Some may think this is insulting in a down economy, particularly with one of the dogs wearing some kind of necklace. But honestly, though it’s a little tone deaf, I don’t particularly care. I don’t think the dogs are going to eat off those

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Krauthammer: “This is Stuff You do in a Banana Republic”

Columnist Charles Krauthammer spoke last night on Bret Baier’s Fox News show about the breakdown of Constitutional order: BRET BAIER: But people looking at Washington from the outside they see this — that this is always how it is. That it is always about the next election and figuring out how best to position whatever legislation until you get past the next election and then

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The Obama Morning News || February 11, 2014

GOP slams latest Obamacare delay . . . Newsmax Delay a “lawless rewrite” of ACA . . . Wall Street Journal Christie’s early ethics questioned . . . Washington Post GOP donors gloomy on Christie . . . Associated Press GOP blames WH, State for Benghazi . . . Washington Post Issa probing Obama political office . . . Examiner Republicans roll dice on debt

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