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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The Case of the Missing Comments

Well, as I was cleaning out some stuff, I accidentally deleted all the posts from today, Friday, May 29. I was able to recover the posts, but not the comments. I apologize for the error.

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Hastert Paid ex-Student to Keep Quiet About Sexual Misconduct

According to the Los Angeles Times: Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday. One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the federal charges in Chicago, said “Individual A,” as the person is described in Thursday’s federal indictment, was a man and that the alleged misconduct was unrelated to Hastert’s tenure in

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White House: U.S. “Not Responsible” for Iraq Security Situation

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest Thursday ruled out ground troops in Iraq, saying the United States is not responsible for the security situation in the country. The blunt statement relinquishing responsibility comes as pressure grows for President Obama to step up the U.S. commitment to the country in the wake of the spectacular loss to ISIS – or ISIL – of Ramadi, a city of one million that is

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Economy Contracts; White House: Everything’s Still Cool

The White House today downplayed news that the economy contracted 0.7 percent during the first quarter of the year, arguing “the most stable components of GDP” were growing quite nicely. The new number was a downward revision of the previous estimate that GDP had increased by a mere 0.2 percent. From White House Council of Economic Advisor Chairman Jason Furman: Today’s downward revision to GDP growth was entirely accounted for by revisions to

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REDLINE || Friday, May 29, 2015

Friday, May 29, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: Former Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted in scheme to pay off blackmailer; draw Muhammed contest to be held at mosque; Rand Paul needs a sugar daddy; violence soars in Baltimore as police wonder if they’ll be punished for doing their jobs; and doctors have had it with the regulations and are quitting. Have a great weekend. Keith   Hastert

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