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 || Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Updated 10:55 am 10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:10 am || Visits a Powell Elementary School classroom; Washington 11:30 am || Delivers remarks on the FY2015 budget; Powell Elementary School, Washington, DC 5:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel 7:25 pm || Delivers remarks at a Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee fundraiser; Private Residence, McLean, Virginia All times Eastern Live stream of

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Obama’s “Poverty Trap”

The House Budget Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) released a report today demonstrating that welfare programs are keeping people in poverty by reducing incentives to work. In short, Ryan’s report notes that the poverty rate, at 15 percent, is not much different than the 17.3 percent rate we had in 1965, when Lyndon Johnson launched to war on poverty. The reason? Poor people

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Michelle to Take Week-Long Trip to China

Let’s Move . . . to the other side of the planet! First Lady Michelle Obama will visit China from March 19-26 – and it’s all for the children! Which children, I’m not sure. Chinese children I think. But she’ll be looking to educate American children and promote interconnectedness and other great buzz words. And she’ll be doing some fantastic sight seeing on behalf of

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Obama Threatens Israel to get a Deal with the Palestinians

In an interview with Bloomberg published yesterday, President Obama took to lecturing and threatening Israel, implying that he, and not the Israeli leadership, knows what’s best for the country and warning that if peace talks fail it would be difficult for the U.S. “to manage the international fallout.” Sounds almost like a line from a gangster flick. There’ll be consequences see? I might not be

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The Obama Morning News || March 3, 2014

Kerry to visit Kiev; warns of sanctions . . . Washington Post Obama approves a series of responses . . . New York Times Obama’s actual options on Ukraine . . . Politico Ukraine crisis threatens Obama’s agenda . . . Bloomberg Rogers: Putin running circles around U.S. . . . Fox News Obama ignored Putin warnings . . . Bloomberg Gates: Obama must calibrate moves .

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