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 || Wednesday, July 1, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:00 am || Makes a statement on Cuba; Rose Garden 11:45 am || Departs White House 12:35 pm CT || Arrives Nashville, Tennessee 1:30 pm CT || Participates in a discussion about the Affordable Care Act; Taylor Stratton Elementary School, Madison, Tennessee 3:35 pm CT || Departs Nashville 6:215 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern except as noted

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Time Lapse Video || White House Goes Rainbow

The White House videotaped the rainbow as it descended the night of Friday’s Supreme Court gay marriage decision. What I’m wondering is, how were they so sure? By their comments before these decisions are announced, it seems to me they know what’s coming, because they appear to be trying to influence the justices, either to change their vote – which John Roberts seems to have done during

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Video || Obama Jokes: “I Love Press Conferences”

Thought this was kind of funny. Of course, he hates speaking to the press. George W. Bush, whom I also covered, didn’t like it either, and stayed away as often as he could. Bill Clinton, whose last few years I covered, loved press conferences – except during the Lewinsky scandal, when he stopped talking to the free press – and was really good at them. Because

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Chelsea’s Speaking Fee: $65,000

That’s quite a family business they got going there. Chelsea Clinton made a brief appearance at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in February 2014 and billed the school $65,000. The money went to the Clinton Foundation. What’s with these universities? How many kids could they have given a scholarship to instead of hearing Chelsea talk about nothing, since she knows nothing in particular and has

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REDLINE || Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tuesday, June 30, 2015​ Good morning! In the news today: Obama will raise overtime pay for millions; Bush terms Confederate flag “racist”; Trump dumped; Obama-Clinton Benghazi call made before second attack wave; Supreme Court could end affirmative action; and Ted Cruz’s tragic older sister. Have a great day. Keith   Obama to unilaterally raise overtime pay . . . Salaried workers who earn nearly $1,000 per

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