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 || Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 3:10 pm || Departs White House 4:10 pm || Arrives Milwaukee, Wisconsin 4:35 pm || Attends a DNC fundraiser; Milwaukee 6:40 pm || Delivers remarks at a campaign rally with Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke; North Division High School 7:50 pm || Departs Milwaukee 10:50 pm || Arrives White House

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CDC: Returning Health Worker Won’t be Quarantined

The Centers for Disease Control today announced that the majority of health workers returning from West Africa would require daily monitoring but not quarantine, Reuters reports. A few considered “high-risk” – such as those who were stuck with a needle or who cared for patients without protective gear – would be asked to voluntarily quarantine themselves. The military, though, is taking a more stringent approach, quarantining

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The Seriousness of Ronald Reagan

Fifty years ago today, Ronald Reagan staked his claim to leadership among conservatives with a speech meant to rescue Republican candidate Barry Goldwater. It didn’t rescue Goldwater. But it saved conservatism. And maybe the nation. Writing in the Washington Post, Steven Hayward, the Ronald Reagan distinguished visiting professor at Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, notes that the Reagan Americans saw on the night of Oct. 27,

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CDC to Announce Guidelines for Returning Health Workers

The Centers for Disease Control this afternoon will announce a policy with respect to health care workers who return from treating Ebola victims in Africa, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today. Signaling where the CDC will come down, Earnest said the White House continues to stand by its position that the health workers should not be quarantined, despite the quarantines issued in New

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Obama Gets It Right on the Quarantine

The White House was correct this weekend to pressure New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to change their short-sighted, misguided Ebola quarantine policies, which are more likely to harm than help the citizens of their states. President Obama, of course, has only himself to thank for the governors taking matters into their own hands. The current federal policy, which as

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The Obama Morning News || October 27, 2014

Woodward: Unanswered questions on IRS . . . Bob Woodward says there are “lots of unanswered questions” in the IRS targeting scandal, and if he were a young reporter he’d take former reporting partner Carl Bernstein to Cincinnati to start interviewing people. “Now, there’s been political spin put on it by lots of people, including Fox News, including the White House. Question is: What are the

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