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, July 15, 2016

10:00 am || Recieves the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:10 pm || Hosts a reception for the diplomatic corps; East Room All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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Reports: Pence is Trump’s Pick for Vice President

Multiple reporters Thursday, including one by the the Wall Street Journal, say Donald Trump has settled on Indiana Gov. Mike Pence to be his vice presidential running mate. The Indiana Star is also reporting the news, as is Roll Call. It looks like the deal is sealed, but I don’t put it beyond Trump to change his mind or send out false signals so he

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WH Correspondents’ Assn. Presidents Rip Trump and Clinton

The outgoing and incoming presidents of the White House Correspondents’ Association, respectively Carol Lee of the Wall Street Journal and Jeff Mason of Reuters, have written an op-ed in USA Today criticizing the treatment of the press by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. From the piece: The White House Correspondents’ Association is alarmed by the treatment of the press in the 2016 presidential campaign. The

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Clinton Will Finish the March Toward Socialized Medicine

With her embrace of the “public option” for Obamacare, Hillary Clinton has signaled that her election will complete the long-sought Democratic holy grail: fully-socialized, government-run health care. The consequences cannot be understated. Americans will be taxed to pay for faulty care, and thousands or millions will die unnecessarily as a result. Meantime, the rich will simply find the remaining good doctors, who don’t take insurance,

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