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 || Friday, July 24, 2020

11:00 am || Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Jim Ryun; Blue Room 3:00 pm || Delivers remarks and signs executive orders on lowering drug prices; South Court Auditorium 4:30 pm || Departs White House 6:05 pm || Arrives Bedminster, New Jersey All times Eastern

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Trump cancels Jacksonville convention

President Trump today said he is canceling the Republican convention, acknowledging that the raging pandemic in Florida had made it unsafe. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House: I looked at my team and I said, the timing for this event is not right. It’s just not right with what’s happened recently, the flareup in Florida, to have a big convention, it’s not the

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Judge rules Michael Cohen was sent back to prison over Trump book, releases him

According to USA Today: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney, will be released to home confinement after a federal judge in New York found that he was sent back to prison as a retaliatory act over his decision to write a tell-all book about his former employer. “I cannot believe fairly that it was not in purpose … to stop his exercise of First

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Trump backs off demand for payroll tax cut

President Trump is abandoning his demand for a payroll tax cut to be included as part of the next coronavirus relief package, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Trump was almost alone in calling for the cut, even among Republicans. It does appear, though that some kind of direct payment to taxpayers will be included in the package instead. Mnuchin said the payroll tax cut

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Trump: My son and my grandchildren should go to school

President Trump said Wednesday he is so comfortable with the idea of kids returning to school that he would send his own child. I do wish Trump would not comment on the young people in his family. It gives the press what they think is license to report on them and go after them in ways Trump and Melania will not want. But, that’s up

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Trump sends hundreds of federal officers to Chicago

Incredibly, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot didn’t dismiss the action out of hand. I guess because now she figures she can try to get President Trump to share the blame if things don’t get better. Not, I’m sure, out of the goodness of her heart. According to the Chicago Tribune: “Perhaps no citizens have suffered more from the menace of violent crime than the wonderful people

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