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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Trump Schedule || Monday, January 23, 2017

9:00 am || Hosts a breakfast and listening session with business leaders; Roosevelt Room 10:30 am || Signs executive orders 11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing Noon || Lunch with Vice President Pence 3:00 pm || Holds a listening session with union leaders and American workers; Roosevelt Room 5:00 pm || Hosts a bicameral bipartisan congressional leadership reception; Yellow Oval Room 6:00 pm || Meets with House Speaker Ryan

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Promise Kept: Trump to Begin Talks with Mexico, Canada on NAFTA

President Trump said Sunday he will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement, a move that would fulfill one of Trump’s most oft-stated campaign promises, the Washington Examiner reports. “We’re also meeting with the prime minister of Canada, and we will be meeting with the president of Mexico, who

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McConnell Refuses to Rule Out Nuclear Option for Supreme Court

Harry Reid ended the filibuster for Obama’s nominees to everything but the Supreme Court. If the Democrats obstruct, it’s time to go nuclear again. Let them taste their own medicine. From the Washington Examiner. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Sunday refused to rule out the possibility of invoking the so-called “nuclear option” when confirming the next Supreme Court justice, answering repeated inquiries by expressing confidence

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Schumer Demands “Mainstream” Supreme Court Nominees

Oh, like Elean Kagan and Sonia Sotomoyor? From the Washington Examiner: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday he will absolutely block President Trump’s pick for the vacant Supreme Court seat if the nominee is not “mainstream” enough. “If the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream, we absolutely will keep the seat open,” Schumer told CNN’s Jake Tapper. The New York Democrat, who was

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Trump’s Ratings Fifth Highest Since Nixon

Trump’s ratings are not as good as he suggests, but they weren’t half bad either. From the Washington Examiner: President Trump’s inauguration Friday drew nearly 31 million TV viewers, a number that puts his ratings behind only Ronald Reagan’s first swearing-in, Barack Obama’s first, Richard Nixon’s second, and Jimmy Carter’s first and only. Trump’s tally of 30.6 million puts his ratings ahead of both the

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