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: My Credit Card Was Declined

Well, as they say, the system worked. From remarks today during an event at which Obama signed an executive order beefing up security on federal credit cards: I went to a restaurant up in New York when I was during the U.N. General Assembly, and my credit card was rejected. It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough. They were — they thought there

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Luntz: Collapse in Confidence in Government, Media

GOP polling guru Frank Luntz says the American people have lost confidence in all government institutions, including those designed to keep us healthy, as well as the media who report what those institutions are doing. Ironically, he finds that confidence in government was at its highest under a president who was trying to get government to do less: Ronald Reagan. Reagan was also a strong

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Obama Appoints Political Operative to be Ebola Czar

Can you even believe the headline? President Obama today named veteran Democratic political operative and former White House staffer Ron Klain to take over the federal response to Ebola. Klain was chief of staff for both former Vice President Gore and current Vice President Biden. He served as a Democratic staffer in the Senate. He helped lead the Florida recount effort for Al Gore against George

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One More Transmission From Africa and There Will Be a Travel Ban

President Obama is opposed to a travel ban. But his opinion is likely to change. That’s because if one more person comes here from West Africa and infects someone, the demand for a travel ban, already pegged at about two thirds of the population, will be overwhelming. Democrats will join with Republicans calling for a ban, because their constituents will be having none of it

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The Obama Morning News || October 17, 2014

Support builds for travel ban . . . “Support is building in Congress for imposing a travel ban on West African countries that are dealing with Ebola, with some Republicans calling for a vote after the midterm elections. The number of lawmakers supporting travel restrictions surged Thursday to more than 70, according to a tally by The Hill. The majority of supporters are Republicans, with a just

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