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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Bill Kristol Suggests He Might Challenge Trump Himself

Conservative commentator and Weekly Standard founder Bill Kristol is searching for someone to challenge President Trump in the Republican 2020 primaries, but he suggested that if no one steps up, he might just do it himself. “I’m not going to run, but I think the only circumstances under which I can imagine me or someone like me running . . .  would be if no

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Kasich Starts Gearing Up for Possible Challenge to Trump

Oh no. The most annoying candidate of 2016 may be back. But don’t laugh. A Kasich primary challenge could be damaging to President Trump, win or lose. From Politico: John Kasich’s inner circle is gearing up for a possible presidential run in 2020 — actively weighing the prospect of a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump against the feasibility of a long-shot general election

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Video || White House Briefing Includes Kasich

John Kasich was at the White House for the briefing today to tout the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Kasich is a traitor to his Party. If you don’t want to support Trump, fine. But don’t start appearing at the White House to join forces with a Democratic president against Trump on his signature issue. Kasich is bitter about the election, which he lost fair and square. But he

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Kasich Drops Out Too

Gov. John Kasich is out of the Republican contest, having put out word that he is suspending his campaign. Now, as we all know, Kasich was out of the election soon after New Hampshire, but continued his ego trip for months afterward. Nevertheless, his campaign put out word today that he is formally ending his long-dead quest to be president. That leaves only Donald Trump

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Trump is Right: Kasich is a Disgusting Eater

Well, so much for all the “act presidential” stuff. Donald Trump was back to being Donald Trump Monday, describing Gov. John Kasich’s eating habits as something awful to look at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqPp4z-Dm5w In fact, according to Politico, Trump is chafing under his new team’s direction to be more dignified, a stance which has never, as far as anyone has ever seen, suited him. And his new

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The Other, Not-So-Nice John Kasich

For those of us journalists who have covered Capitol Hill, one of most shocking developments of this year’s campaign season was the emergence of Nice John Kasich. He’s running for president on a message of optimism, love, warmth, love, warmth, optimism and warmth. Few people in Washington who have dealt with John Kasich know Nice John Kasich, or were even aware that he existed. We were

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Trump Backers: If Donald Loses, Bolt the GOP

Sixty three percent of Donald Trump’s GOP supporters say that if he earns the most delegates in the primaries but fails to secure the Republican nomination in Cleveland, he should run as an independent or a third-party candidate, according to a newly released CBS poll. Among all Republicans, a third think he should run on his own. The poll shows Trump’s margin nationally among Republicans over

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Democrat Governors’ 2010 Travails are Obama’s 2012 Nightmare

President Barack Obama has been working feverishly to support embattled Democratic Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his bid for reelection, and it’s not because Obama necessarily necessary loves Ted Strickland. Strickland, after all, supported Hillary Clinton during the 2008 Democratic primary and campaigned for her too. The reason Obama wants so badly for Strickland to win is that, like all good politicians, he loves himself

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