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


Obama Issues Statement on Brown Shooting

President Obama today issued a statement from Martha’s Vineyard on the shooting death by a police officer of Michael Brown, an 18 year old African American. Brown was killed in a St. Louis suburb. The identity of the officer who shot him has not been released, but much of the local police force is white. The killing has sparked riots in the area. The death of Michael Brown

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Golf Game No. 3

At just before 1:00 pm ET, President Obama arrived at a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard. Again. It’s his third time playing in four days on vacation. My wife would kill me. Especially since I can’t play golf. She’d probably suspect I was up to something else, like maybe SMOKING. Even though I don’t smoke. But you catch my drift here . . . Today he

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Four Hundred Fundraisers

President Obama’s fundraiser Monday evening on Martha’s Vineyard was the 400th he has held as president, according to CBS News White House reporter Mark Knoller. That’s just about one every five days. Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs once told reporters that Obama hates asking for money. Well then, this makes him quite a masochist. Knoller, who is known among reporters for keeping better

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Video || John Oliver Skewers the Commander in Chief

President Obama seems to have forgotten that he is the leader of the armed forces, and as such, needs to lead them. I know, it’s a complicated job and stuff. HBO comedy show host John Oliver is a liberal from Britain. But his wife served in Iraq as a U.S. Army combat medic, so maybe that helped him pick up on President Sourface Thursday night

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Obama: Williams had “Immeasurable Talent”

President Obama Monday paid tribute to comedian Robin Williams, who died Monday at age 63 of a suspected suicide. The president issued a statement I thought was nicely done, a few cliches notwithstanding. I mean, I know they’re on vacation, but, “He made us laugh. He made us cry?” Stop it. It’s the type of thing Williams could never have said with a straight face.

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The Obama Morning News || August 12, 2014

A hundred missions a day over Iraq . . . Bloomberg The U.S. Navy and Air Force are scheduling as many as 100 attack, reconnaissance, and support missions daily over Iraq, according to a U.S. military official. Obamacare enrollment shrinks . . . Investors Business Daily ObamaCare exchange statistics should clear up any doubt as to why the Obama Administration has been tight-lipped about enrollment since celebrating

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