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 || Friday, October 9, 2015

9:15 am ET || Departs White House 11:40 am PT || Arrives Eugene, Oregon 12:40 pm || Meets with families of the Umpqua Community College shooting; Roseburg, Oregon 2:45 pm || Departs Eugene, Oregon 3:45 pm || Arrives Seattle 4:20 pm || Participates in a DNC fundraiser; Seattle 6:05 pm || Delivers remarks at a fundraiser for Sen. Patty Murray and the Washington State Democrats; Seattle 7:00 pm || Departs Seattle 8:45 pm

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Video || White House Justifies Clinton Spin

Hillary Clinton helped create the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Then, for political purposes, she came out against it this week. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today suggested it’s all just part of the game. “As the winner of the last two presidential elections that have been held in this country, the president understands that presidential politics are tough, and he understands that it is

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McCarthy Bails from Speaker Race

In a shocking development, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Thursday threw the contest for Speaker wide open by suddenly dropping out of the race. McCarthy was a sure bet to win the support of a majority of the GOP caucus during a vote that had been scheduled for today, but it was uncertain whether rebellious conservatives would deny him the 218 he would need to be

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Video || Colbert on Speaking-Impaired Republicans

Thought you might enjoy this. Particularly the portion about Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who is in line, ironically enough, to be Speaker, when speaking is what he seems to do worst. Not sure McCarthy seems like the brightest bulb on the tree lamp. Between that and the likelihood that he will spend his time batting back conservatives, his ascendancy is probably not great news for the right.

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