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 Schedule || Friday, February 28, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:45 pm || Delivers remarks at the White House Student Film Festival; East Room 4:50 pm || Delivers remarks at a DNC meeting; Washington 5:20 pm || Attends a DNC event; Washington All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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Obama’s Racial Blunder

President Obama’s announcement today of a race-specific federal program, “My Brother’s Keeper,” is cause for concern – for whites, blacks, and Latinos. And concern on several levels. First of all, aren’t we all brothers? I’m serious. What about the civil rights of poor white and Asian men? What about, for that matter, low-income young women? The keynote of the announcement is that Obama is assembling

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Attorney General Holder Hospitalized

Updated 2:41 pm ET. From the Department of Justice. During his regular morning meeting with senior staff, the Attorney General began experiencing symptoms including faintness and shortness of breath. As a precaution, the Attorney General was taken to MedStar Washington Hospital Center to undergo further evaluation. He is currently resting comfortably and in good condition. He is alert and conversing with his doctors. Additional information

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Al Sharpton, Obama’s Personal Parrot

With apologies to parrots, who are actually quite sensible creatures. This is about the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. One of course would never accuse MSNBC of parroting the administration line . . . H/T to David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon, who wonders, “given how many times Sharpton has met with the president in the White House, could it simply be that Obama is repeating Sharpton?”

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Convicted Terrorist Serves as Obamacare Navigator

And you thought it was worrisome that felons convicted of financial crimes were taking down your information to sign you up for Obamacare. From Jillian Kay Melchior at National Review: A terrorist from Jordan briefly worked as an Obamacare navigator in Illinois while authorities remained unaware of her conviction for involvement in a deadly grocery store bombing and two other attacks. Rasmieh Yousef Odeh was

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The Obama Morning News || February 27, 2014

Boehner and Obama may need each other . . . Matt Bai Hillary open to changing Obamacare . . . Reuters Joe Biden in winter . . . Politico Paul bids to block surgeon general pick . . . Fox News Obamacare’s website trauma team . . . Time Michelle to announce food label changes . . . Politico Obama program aids young minority men .

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