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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Departure of Top Aides Could Grow Jarrett’s Power Further

President Obama will lose two of his most senior aides over the next few months, departures that could further augment the power of the person who is already the paramount Obama advisor, Valerie Jarrett. The departure of Obama senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer next month would leave Jarrett as the last remaining White House official who has been part of Obama’s inner circle since the start. Pfeiffer

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Immigration Edict Set for End of Summer

Looks like President Obama doesn’t want any immigration blowback interrupting his August vacation. White House senior advisor Dan Pfeiffer Sunday indicated Obama’s expected move to provide legal status to millions of illegal immigrants will occur around Labor Day. Responding to a question from George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week about whether the executive action would be handed down “in September,” Pfeiffer replied, “It’ll be at

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Another Sunday Show Prep Lie?

Former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner appears to be alleging that the White House asked him to lie during an appearance on the Sunday talk shows, telling him to say that Social Security doesn’t contribute to the deficit, when it does. From Geithner’s new book out today, “Stress Test Reflections in Financial Crises:” I remember during one Roosevelt Room prep session before I appeared on the Sunday

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Pfeiffer Declares Class Warfare

President Obama’s consigliere-in-chief Dan Pfeiffer Sunday signaled his boss will be waging class warfare through November, as Democrats reach ever deeper into their empty bag of tricks to try to hold onto the Senate. Pfeiffer appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press. We’re on the right side of the issue of that matters most to the public: Jobs and the economy. Here’s what the president’s going

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Pfeiffer: Uhh, Uhh, It’s Bush’s Fault!

Bombarded by Fox New Sunday host Chris Wallace with statistics demonstrating the failure of President Obama’s policies, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer Sunday fell back on an old standby: LOOK AT THE MESS BUSH LEFT US!! I think it’s important to remember this president inherited the worst economic situation since the Great Depression. A financial crisis. Notice in the video below how when Wallace

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White House: We’re Not Waitin’ for No Silly Congress

You thought the rewriting of Obamacare from the Oval Office was bad? The passage of the Dream Act by vote of the president’s advisors? The unapproved war in Libya? Folks, we’re just getting started. From an email sent out by Obama consigliere Dan Pfeiffer. President Obama has a resolution for 2014: that this will be a year of action. … He will be looking for

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Obama’s Benghazi WOW Factor

When I was a kid, we had a neighbor, a young woman whose perennial reaction to things was, “Oh wowwww!” This, we deduced, probably had to do with her having not quite enough working brain synapses to process new information, and even fewer available to manufacture an intelligible response. And so she just presented to the world a flummoxed visage and exclaimed, “Oh wowwww!” I

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White House: Questioning Obama’s Actions is OFFENSIVE

You can get some idea of how the press office at the White House operates in this video of Dan Pfeiffer, a senior adviser to President Obama who was formerly his communications chief, starting down the well trod path of bullying those who question the Obama White House. You want to talk Nixonian, this is Nixonian. It’s TV, so Pfeiffer is relatively restrained. But as

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White House Contempt for Average Americans

It’s not pleasant to be reminded that the White House is dripping with contempt for average citizens. Tweets issued over the weekend by former White House senior adviser David Plouffe and his replacement, Dan Pfeiffer, shed some light on how President Obama and his top advisers view their opponents. Not just their political opponents. Their doubters and detractors among the public. Perhaps you have seen

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Obama to Make Major Staff Announcements

President Obama will make significant changes to the seating arrangements on the ship of state, appointing Deputy National Security Adviser Denis McDonough to be White House Chief of staff and tapping Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer to serve as “senior adviser.” McDonough has little experience running anything, having served as a veteran Capitol Hill and Washington staffer and insider, but he is deeply trusted by the

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Top Obama Aide: U.S. System Not Worthy of Obama

This has been around for a couple of days, but I wanted to make sure you saw it. One of President Obama’s top advisers suggested to the Washington Post the other day that neither Republicans nor the American political system are “worthy” of Obama’s political agenda. “There’s a moment of opportunity now that’s important,” said White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer . “What’s frustrating is

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Nicely Done, Dan: WH Sorry for Churchill Bust Error

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer did something today I’ve never seen a White House official do in any of the three administrations I covered: He apologized for something. Okay, probably it’s happened before, but if so I don’t remember it. Pfeiffer, you’ll remember, had in a White House blog post dismissed in the most scornful manner an assertion by columnist Charles Krauthammer that the bust of

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