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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Is Mother Nature Working for Obama?

Setting an unusually blistering pace for White House spin, Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton today tried to claim credit for cleaning up the Gulf, when it’s pretty clear that most of the work is just happened on its own. Well, if you’ve seen some of the reports out today, we’ve obviously been able to make a lot of progress on cleaning up some of the

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Obama Blames Millard Fillmore for Oil Spill

President Millard Fillmore (1850-1853) had taken a lot of crap over the years, but his reputation sunk to a new low today when President Barack Obama put the blame squarely on his administration for the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. “Oil drilling has been going on in the gulf, including deepwater, for quite some time,” Obama said during an White House Prime

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Obama Presser Live Stream at 12:45

Yes, yes Obama appears to be finally doing a press conference. But let’s be careful, so you don’t get buyer’s remorse. The White House is not saying it’s a press conference. Read closely: “In the afternoon, the President will deliver remarks and take questions in the East Room.” They’re making it nice and casual which leaves open the possibility that Obama will bolt before the

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