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 20, 2016

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 2:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of State kerry 3:35 pm || Delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Global Development at the Ronald Reagan Building All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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Melania’s “Plagiarism”: The Cut, Paste and Forget Theory

I’ve been a writer and and editor for 20 years. I know the process, and I know the pitfalls and mistakes that can be made. This is what I think happened to Melania Trump. The one speech you go to in preparing for your candidate’s spouse’s introductory convention speech is the last candidate’s spouse’s introductory convention speech. And Michelle Obama’s was a good one, part

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Clinton to Announce Vice President pick Friday

Clinton campaign spokeswoman Karen Finney said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton will announce her vice presidential selection Friday. That means she will try to immediately steal the “bounce” Donald Trump hopes to get from the Republican convention, which ends Thursday night. Wise move. And it means she has already chosen her running mate, though with all reporters focused on the GOP convention, it’s less likely to

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Christie: 93 Percent of Melania’s Speech is Different than Michelle’s!

How unintentionally hilarious is that? This is like saying you wouldn’t prosecute a home invader because, you know, look at all the stuff he didn’t steal! Not that I think Melania should be prosecuted — in the press or the courts — this most likely fell like rotted fruit out of the campaign, as I wrote. Gov. Chris Christie has gone from a man widely

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Melaniagate: Trump Campaign Incompetent or Infiltrated

It’s clear, the Trump campaign denials notwithstanding, that portions of Melania Trump’s speech Monday night to the Republican convention were lifted directly from Michelle Obama’s 2008 speech to the Democratic convention. The question is, why? The answer is probably that Donald Trump is running his campaign on the cheap, and he’s getting what he’s paying for. I don’t rule out that Mrs. Trump, inexperienced in

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