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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Quote of the Day || October 1, 2014

“We have begun training our officers that even if someone claims to be the milkman, we must operate under the assumption that they are not.” – Secret Service Director Julia Pierson A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, October 1, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:40 am || Meets with Secretary of State Kerry 11:20 am || Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu 2:10 pm || Lunch with Biden 1:00 pm || Honors the 2013 Major League Soccer Cup Champions Sporting Kansas City 5:55 pm || Departs White House 7:00 pm || Arrives Gary, Indiana All times Eastern Live stream of White

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Video || Obama Should Have Known

In an earlier piece today, I wrote that President Obama’s withdrawal of all our troops from Iraq had had “predictable results.” That ISIS should have been foreseen. Well, the Washington Free Beacon has assembled a video of some of the predictors, including the one Obama likes to listen to least.

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Reporter Barred From Reporting at Michelle Event

A veteran reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel said Monday she was prevented from talking to the crowd during an event at which First Lady Michelle Obama spoke. Michelle was appearing Monday on behalf of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The reporter, Meg Kissinger, said she was “creeped out” by the Orwellian encounter with officials from the White House and the Burke campaign. She

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Fence Jumper Ran Through the East Room

This month’s wildly successful White House fence jumper made it even further into the building than previously suspected, racing half the length of the ground floor of the White House and then some before finally being tackled by a Secret Service agent. At this point I’m kind of surprised he didn’t run upstairs, put on some of Malia’s makeup and start dancing on the Truman

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Obama Gets Smart About Afghanistan

Learning the lesson of Iraq, where President Obama withdrew all U.S. troops, with predictable results, the administration today announced that it has signed a bilateral security agreement with Afghanistan that will allow nearly 10,000 troops to remain in the country after the “withdrawal” that is supposed to occur this year. Ten thousand is also the minimum number military advisors said would be needed to keep order in

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The Obama Morning News || September 30, 2014

Obama to run out of missiles . . . Free Beacon As the U.S. steps up its battle against ISIS, defense leaders on Capitol Hill are raising concerns about a looming shortage of  Tomahawk missiles, a key offensive weapon deployed against militant strongholds. Chertoff warns ISIS could hit U.S. . . . The Hill Former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff contends that Obama waited too long

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