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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White House Cancels Monday’s Coronavirus Task Force Briefing

UPDATE: President Trump will hold a news conference Monday at 5 pm ET. There could be a lot of reasons for this, not least of which that President Trump was heavily, and I think unfairly, criticized for comments he made about using UV light and other substances to combat the coronavirus. n fact, as those of you who read Cut to the News are aware,

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Hope Hicks Returning to the White House

I’m not sure what her official job is. But I am pretty certain the main reason she is returning is because President Trump misses her, wants her back, and needs her. And I’m not surprised. The White House is a hard place to work, but especially if the boss likes you, it’s an incredible experience. According to the Washington Examiner: Hope Hicks, President Trump’s former

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CNN Agrees: Democrats Treat Hope Hicks Offensively

John King wonder why Judiciary Committee members were taking photos of their witness during a closed hearing. Of course, the answer is, she’s beautiful and famous. They had to be told to stop. Democratic Chairman Jerry Nadler kept referring to her as “Ms. Lewandowski.” Even CNN agrees that all of this is insulting.

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Trump Misses His “Hopey”

From the Daily Beast: As Donald Trump’s comms operation has reached a Lord of the Flies level of disarray, the president and many of his staffers find themselves waxing romantic about a bygone Hope Hicks era. Hicks’ departure left a leadership vacuum in the West Wing that has yet to be filled. “He obviously misses her and still talks about her often,” the West Wing

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Hope Hicks to Appear Before House Intel Committee

I initially was going to write that she would testify before the House panel, but it’s not clear that’s going to happen. From the Washington Post: Hope Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest aides and advisers, is scheduled to speak behind closed doors Tuesday with the House Intelligence Committee in a meeting lawmakers fear could deepen their standoff with the White House over witnesses refusing

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Senior White House Aide Rob Porter Resigns After Ex-Wives Charge Abuse

Rob Porter, a senior White House aide who can often be found at President Trump’s side, resigned Wednesday after his two former wives accused him of abuse. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump and Chief of Staff John Kelly had “full confidence and trust” in Porter and that he has been “effective in his role as staff secretary.” Nevertheless, they apparently accepted his

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