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


Iraq Islamists Suspend Attack While Obama Rests

The al Qaeda-linked Jihadist rebels in Iraq have formally suspended operations while President Obama takes a three-day vacation in Palm Springs. The group, which last week took Iraq’s second-largest city, Mosul, and which had been pressing on toward Baghdad, said it didn’t want to interfere with the president’s plans. “President Obama is tired from all the work he does, and he means well,” said Abu

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Obamas Staying with Gay Couple in California

President and Mrs. Obama are spending a three-day Father’s Day weekend at the Palm Springs, California vacation home of  White House decorator Michael Smith and his partner, U.S. Ambassador to Spain James Costos, according to the Associated Press. Smith is also a personal friend of the Obamas and is reportedly close to Mrs. Obama. He oversaw the redecorating of the Oval Office. Smith and Costos were also

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