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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Obama’s Hollywood Backers Steeped in Violence

President Obama, who Wednesday appointed a task force to try to reduce gun violence, accepted millions during the campaign from Hollywood donors who made their fortunes in part by purveying extraordinarily violent entertainment to American and international audiences. Obama’s substantial debt to Hollywood calls into question the seriousness of his claim Wednesday that he wants to “look more closely at a culture that all too

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Clinton: Your Support “Won’t Amount to a Hill of Beans”

Bill Clinton today informed those who have not contributed to President Obama’s campaign that if they don’t pony up some cash, their support “won’t amount to a hill of beans.” It appears the email was sent exclusively to those who have failed so far to donate. Here’s the email: Keith — No matter how much you support President Obama, no matter how much you support

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Uh Oh. I’m in Trouble Now.

Obama 2012 Chief Operating Officier Ann Marie Habershaw just sent me this. Apparently, the Obama campaign has figured out that after all these emails they’ve sent me, I’m nothing but a first class slacker. Take a look: Listen up? You can tell they’re getting testy. The emails aren’t so nice anymore. Earlier today I got an email from the campaign telling me it was “time

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Obama Campaign Sends “Urgent” Message for Funds

In a message that appears to reflect both the dwindling time before Election Day and the rising post-debate prospects of Gov. Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign Tuesday sent out an “urgent” appeal to supporters for funds. The message, titled “Yes, this is Urgent” and sent by Obama 2012 National Finance Director Rufus Gifford, is of a distinctly different tone from previous fundraising emails that gently

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Obama Raised $181 Million in September

A massive, nonstop fundraising campaign by President Obama paid dividends last month, as the president raised a stunning $181 million for his campaign and the Democratic Party. Obama’s take in September leaves him close to $950 million, meaning his campaign may actually succeed at getting to the $1 billion fundraising mark it had hoped to reach at the outset of the campaign. Obama has been

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Is the WH Situation Room the New Lincoln Bedroom?

President Obama Tuesday evening raised approximately $4 million at a single fundraiser hosted by entertainers Beyoncé and Jay-Z, a huge dividend reaped after Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama spent years courting the music power duo. Beyoncé and Jay-Z were memorably invited in March 2010 to a tour of the White House that included a stop in the super-secret White House Situation Room, a place

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Obama B-Ball is CLOSED to the Press

President Obama plans to shoot some hoops tonight after a fundraising dinner co-hosted by Michael Jordan. The White House has barred reporters. I would assume both Obama AND Jordan want the press kept far away. Obama because he could only look much worse than Jordan, and Jordan because he could only look much worse than himself. Tickets for the dinner, which will include other present

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Obama to Empty Chicago of Money

Will there be any cash left in Chicago after Obama leaves Monday? The president Sunday will hold what is, as far as I can tell, an unprecedented five fundraisers in one city in one day. He’s in Chicago, passing the hat all over the place. From the press pool report: President Obama will attend fundraising events in Chicago on Sunday, August 12. First, he will

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Obama Fundraisers to Deny Thousands a Day at the Beach

A popular Connecticut park and its 234 acres of wetlands, woodlands and beach on Long Island Sound will be shut down all day Monday so that President Obama can use the location as a base for fundraising nearby. The Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, Connecticut will have to turn away thousands of bathers so that Obama can get to and from his events, including a $35,800

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Biden to Donors: You’re Like My Family

Offering up yet another the bizarre statements for which he is famous, Vice President Joe Biden said in a fundraising email sent out today that he and President Obama consider campaign donors their “second family.” From the conclusion of the email: Barack and I honestly wish we could thank everyone who contributes to this campaign personally. You’re our second family, you know. Thanks, Joe In

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Obama Fundraiser Provided PR Boost to Brutal Dictator

President Obama Thursday will walk into a ritzy fundraiser in New York City hosted by a woman whose magazine provided a public relations boost to one of the most ruthless dictators of our century. Anna Wintour, the editor of Vogue, ran in her magazine a glowing March 2011 tribute to the first lady of Syria, Asma al-Assad. The profile provided a platform for her husband,

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Messina: We Got Beat by Mean Rich People

The Obama Campaign today admitted that the Mitt Romney outraised President Obama by some $17 million last month. In an email to supporters with the subject line “We got beat,” Obama Campaign Manager Jim Messina acknowledged the obvious and asked for more money. And of course, he showed all the usual graciousness of the Obama crowd. We don’t have the special-interest and high-dollar donor advantage that

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