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, June 3, 2016

1:40 pm || Departs White House 4:20 pm || Arrives Miami, Florida 4:50 pm || Participates in a fundraiser for Senate Democrats; private residence, Miami 7:20 pm || delivers remarks and takes questions at a DNC fundraiser; Private Residence, Miami 8:35 pm || Departs Miami, Florida 9:15 pm || Arrives Palm City, Florida All times Eastern

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Ryan Throws in the Towel, Backs Trump

House Speaker Paul Ryan finally ended the charade and endorsed the nominee of the Party for which he is Speaker of the House. “I feel confident he would help us turn the ideas in this agenda into laws to help improve people’s lives,” Ryan wrote in an op-ed for the Janesville Gazette of Janesville, Wisconsin. “That’s why I’ll be voting for him this fall,” Ryan

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Trump Contradicts Himself on Japan Nukes

Every time Donald Trump contradicts himself, his flacks say, Oh, we’re having a discussion, he’s bringing up important points.  Well, the only person he’s having a discussion with is himself, because he is speaking before having bothered to think the issue through. “They said I want Japan to nuke, I want Japan to get nuclear weapons. Give me a break,” Trump said Wednesday night. Actually,

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Top Texas Insurer Seeks 60 Percent Obamacare Rate Hike

From the Washington Examiner: The largest health insurer in Texas wants to hike premiums for Obamacare plans by nearly 60 percent, the latest evidence that consumers may see steep cost increases this year under President Obama’s healthcare law. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas has requested hikes it says could affect nearly 603,000 Texans buying health plans through, the insurance marketplace set up under

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Racial Divider Obama Warns Against Trump’s Racial Divisiveness

President Obama Wednesday urged Americans not to “turn against each other based on divisions of race or religion,” presumably by supporting Donald Trump. Unfortunately, this is coming from the president who has done more to divide America along lines of race than any in modern history. A man who, as the nation’s first black president, had an historic opportunity to complete the healing process

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Former Clinton Aide to Take the Fifth

Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department IT specialist who set up and maintained Hillary Clinton’s private email server, will plead the fifth. From Politico: Lawyers for former State Department tech specialist Bryan Pagliano said in a court filing Wednesday that there’s no valid reason to make an audio or video recording of the session since Pagliano doesn’t plan to answer any of the questions he’s

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