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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White House Dossier Gets a New Look

I finally went and did a redesign. The architecture beneath the previous design was aging and about to collapse, so I had to do an upgrade. I took the opportunity to give the website a more modern design, which, though it lacks some of the “charm” of the old site, should look a little more professional and be easier to read and use. And it

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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, February 3, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Meets with Americans who wrote letters about how they benefitted from the Affordable Care Act; Roosevelt Room 2:10 pm || Holds a Cabinet meeting; Cabinet Room All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 12:30 pm

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Utterly Irresponsible

The most astonishing thing about the budget President Obama submitted today is that he is not even pretending to try to do anything about the debt and the deficit. NOT EVEN FAKING IT. Okay, he’s faking it a bit. He’s pretending the deficit won’t go up. So let’s give credit where credit is due! And credit, so to speak, is the name of the game here.

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Obama Thinks George Washington Lived in the White House

And that he produced alcoholic beverages there. But nope, George Washington never slept here. He had died by the time the White House was finished. Obama is right though, about Washington and booze. Washington opened a distillery in 1797 and apparently made some decent cash from it. But that was at Mount Vernon, which is not where Obama is living.

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The Obama Morning News || February 2, 2015

Obama proposing $4 trillion budget . . . President Barack Obama on Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget for fiscal year 2016 that sets up a battle with Republicans over programs to boost the middle class that are funded by higher taxes on corporations and wealthy Americans. The budget foresees a $474 billion deficit, which is 2.5 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. It projects deficits stabilizing

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The Fall of Chris Christie

Appalled at the governor’s owners-box cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, a Philadelphia morning radio show host decided to release video taken in June of Chris Christie missing the chair as he seated up for an interview.

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Obama Schedule || Monday, February 2, 2015

10:00 am || Received the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:55 am || Delivers remarks on the FY 2016 budget; Department of Homeland Security, Washington 12:45 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:10 pm || Honors the 2014 NHL Champion Los Angeles Kings and the 2014 MLS Cup Champion LA Galaxy; The East Room All times Eastern Live stream of press conference by administration officials on the budget

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