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 || Wednesday, January 17, 2018

11:00 am || Receives his daily intelligence briefing 3:00 pm || Attends a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senator Bob Dole; U.S. Capitol All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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DHS Secretary Says She Didn’t Hear Trump Use the Word “Shithole”

DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen traveled to what on occasion, and depending on who’s around, is one of the world’s biggest shitholes, the United States Senate, and testified that she didn’t hear President Trump use that word to describe African nations during a meeting with senators on immigration. I gather the Democrats would rather score political points over this and glory in their self-righteousness than get

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WH Physician: Trump Did “Exceedingly Well” on Mental Exam

White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson said today that a detailed mental exam was performed at the request of President Trump and that he passed with flying colors. The president did exceedingly well on it. That was not driven at all by any clinical concerns I have; it was driven by the president’s wishes, and he did well on it . . . I had

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Bannon’s Testimony Tuesday Holds Peril for Trump

Everyone focused on the wrong quote by Steve Bannon, who is testifying today before the House Intelligence Committee, in Michael Wolff’s book, “Fire and Fury.” People wanted to talk about Bannon’s insult of Donald Trump Jr., whom he said had been “treasonous” and “unpatriotic” in trying tap the Russian government – through a meeting with someone who had been described as a Russian government attorney

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Did Trump Say “I” or “I’d”? You Decide

The Wall Street Journal quoted President Trump as saying he has a good relationship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, feeding into the storyline that Trump is off his Oval Office rocker. But I think it’s pretty clear he was talking about a prospective relationship with Kim. Here’s how the Journal quoted him: I have a great relationship with him, as you know I have

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