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


Obama Schedule || Thursday, February 5, 2015

8:00 am || Attends the National Prayer Breakfast 11:40 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing All times Eastern Live streams of National Prayer Breakfast at 8:00 am and the White House briefing at 12:30 pm

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The Bibisitter

An Israeli campaign commercial. Thought you might get a kick out of it. The references to Buji and Tzipi are to Isaac Herzog and Tzipi Livni, Netanyahu’s opponents, who would rotate as prime minister if their alliance won.

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Cartoon of the Day || February 4, 2015

  I wouldn’t say, as the cartoon does, that President Obama is Israel’s enemy. But to the extent he’s a friend, it’s kind of in the manner of a divorced husband – civil for the sake of the children, sends checks, but is not the least bit affectionate nor particularly concerned how his relationships with other women whom he prefers impact his former wife. And, I’d say,

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White House Not Sure Biden Will Attend Netanyahu Speech

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today indicated it was uncertain whether Vice President Biden would attend next month’s speech by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Congress, saying, in effect, that it would depend on whether Biden can work it into his schedule. “The vice president’s schedule for that week has not yet been set,” Earnest said near the beginning of the briefing. But Earnest

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What is the Openness Administration Hiding?

It seems to be hiding a lot of things in a lot of places. In what must be the most under-reported story of the past year, some two thirds of the inspectors general in the government think the administration is stonewalling their lawful efforts to oversee government activities. Three of them testified Tuesday before the House Oversight Committee, newly chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah). Many

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The Obama Morning News || February 4, 2015

Biden, many Dems may skip Netanyahu speech . . . Dozens of House Democrats are privately threatening to skip the March 3 address, according to lawmakers and aides. Politico​ Obama was irritated by Romney concession . . . Obama was shocked and irritated by Mitt Romney’s concession call in the 2012 presidential election—and claimed Romney insinuated that Obama won only by getting out the black vote, according to

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