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: I’ll “Act Alone” on Border Bill

With House Republicans still scrambling Friday afternoon to pass a border security funding bill – and President Obama set to veto it even if it could pass the Senate, which it can’t – Obama today said he would take some kind of unilateral action to provide resources to deal with the immigrant surge. Obama spoke during a hastily called news conference at the White House:

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Obama Revives Charge Bush Administration Tortured

President Obama today said the United States tortured people in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, saying that while he understood the emotion that drove the practice, it was nevertheless unequivocally wrong. Obama spoke today during an impromptu press conference at the White House. “We tortured some folks,” Obama said during a long answer to a question not directly concerning the response to 9/11. Obama has previously referred

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July Jobs Gain at 200K; White House Bursting with Pride

The economy generated another 209,000 jobs in July, marking the six straight month it has created 200,000 jobs or more, the Labor Department announced this morning. Nevertheless, the labor force participation rate remains near a 40-year low, rising just barely from 62.8 percent to 62.9 percent. And unemployment moved back up a tenth of a point to 6.2 percent, reflecting the increased number of people

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Obamas Given Another Command Performance

Well, the Obamas Thursday evening got another awesome musical performance staged just for them, this one justified by the presence of special Olympians who were honored at the White House. Pretty good camouflage. I mean, who could call them out for celebrating special Olympians? Me. The Obamas were treated to a private concert, along with special Olympians and other guests, by none other than the tireless

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The Obama Morning News || August 1, 2014

GOP scrambling on border bill . . . The Hill House Republican leaders today are scrambling to put together 218 votes to pass legislation responding to the border crisis. Cruz helps stall the bill . . . Washington Post The beginning of the collapse of House Speaker Boehner’s border bill came Wednesday evening, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz gathered more than a dozen House Republicans

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