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 || Thursday, September 11, 2014

8:45 am || Observes a moment of silence to mark the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; South Lawn 9:30 am || Attends the September 11th Observance Ceremony; The Pentagon Memorial 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:55 pm || Meets with Secretary of Health and Human Services Burwell 5:20 pm || With the first lady, participates in a service project; Washington, DC Area All

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Carney Joins CNN Tonight

Former White House Press Secretary Jay Carney will start tonight as a commentator for CNN, “analyzing” President Obama’s address to the nation on ISIS. I assume they are paying him sick amounts of money. From the network: Jay Carney, former press secretary to President Barack Obama, will join CNN as a political commentator, it was announced today by Sam Feist, senior vice president and Washington bureau chief.

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Todd: Obama Could Do “Jimmy Carter-Like Damage” to Democrats

NBC Meet the Press host Chuck Todd today suggested President Obama is on the cusp of throwing Democrats right back in the foreign policy disaster zone where they existed for at least a dozen years following Jimmy Carter’s feckless presidency. “He’s on the precipice of doing Jimmy Carter-like damage to the Democratic brand on foreign policy – if he’s not careful,” Todd said. Todd indicated

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White House Opens the Barn Door

Several times in my career, I’ve heard the distinct sound of a contemptuous politician, or one of their staffers, mooing. Yes, mooing. Because the press are like cattle. When following a story together, they move like a herd in a predictable manner toward whatever object appears to be making news. You can see that dynamic at work today as the White House yet again summoned

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Obama Denied His Golf

Oh the indignity. What golf course would have turned away President Barack Obama a couple of years ago? None. But now, in a sign of The One’s fading luster, no less than three New York City-area clubs told the president to take his game elsewhere rather than disrupt their members’ coveted Labor Day Weekend of play. Obama was in  Rhode Island and Westchester County – a suburb

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The Obama Morning News || September 10. 2014

Obama to OK airstrikes in Syria . . . Associated Press In his address to the nation, President Obama will outline an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm moderate Syrian opposition forces fighting President Bashar Assad. Obama to Congress: I don’t need approval . . . Examiner Obama told

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