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 || Thursday, February 12, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Meets wtih Ebola response supporters 2:05 pm || Signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act; East Room 2:55 pm || Departs White House 5:40 pm PT || Arrives San Francisco All times Eastern

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Thanks, but No Thanks, for the AUMF

Updated February 12, at 10:25 am ET Republicans must immediately reject President Obama’s proposed authorization for the use of military force against ISIS,  because that’s not even really what it is. Obama already believes he has the power under current law to wage war against ISIS. What he wants is for Congress to sign onto his strategy of highly circumscribed use of force to defeat

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Obama Explanation of Gay Marriage Lie Doesn’t Square with the Facts

President Obama Tuesday sought to do some of his own damage control over the contention of his own political guru, David Axelrod, that Obama’s stance on gay marriage was a lie told to help him get elected president in 2008. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Obama said Axelrod was “mixing up my personal feelings with my position on the issue.” From the piece: (Obama) disputed, however,

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The Obama Morning News || February 11, 2015

FCC Commissioner sites “enormous” White House pressure . . . Republican Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai voiced his concern Tuesday about President Obama’s proposal “to regulate the internet.” Pai cited concerns ranging from the proposal causing heavy-handed FCC regulations on the internet to the plan being a “gift to trial lawyers.” Daily Caller White House seeks compromise on ISIS war powers . . . The White House

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