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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The president Friday night is watching the Washington Nationals play ball. But he’s really there to see the Chicago White Sox, who are playing the Nats He’s there with his daughters, senior adviser David Axelrod, DHS Sec. Janet Napolitano, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, and Chicago bud Eric Whitaker. Earlier Friday he called Lakers Coach Phil Jackson to congratulate.

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Obama to Lobbyists: Drop Dead

President Obama Friday quietly issued a major new policy that will vastly limit the influence lobbyists – and the industries they represent – have with his administration. In what businesses are sure to see as the latest salvo in a burgeoning White House war against them, the president banned lobbyists from all administration advisory boards and commissions. Some business leaders are already chafing under what

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White House Getting All it Can Out of Barton

The White House is eagerly fanning the flames of the conflagration started Thursday by Rep. Joe Barton, (R-Texas), who as you remember apologized to BP for what he called the White House “shakedown” that prompted them to pony up $20 billion for those harmed by the oil spill Spokesman  Bill Burton said Barton’s sentiments are “what some folks in the Republican party truly believe, which

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Gibbs Thanks Barton for his Service

The following letter from White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs to Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) was just obtained by White House Dossier. Due to its significant news value and excellent use of English grammar, we’ve decided to share it with you immediately. June 18, 2010 The White House Office of the Press Secretary Dear Joe, Thank you for your cooperation on the BP issue and

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Obama Morning News || June 18, 2010

Obama Spurs Government Power Debate . . . New York Times President Tries to Turn it Around . . . POLITICO Obama Seeks Cooperation Among G-20 . . . Washington Post DHS Backing Off Mexico Border Fence . . . Washington Post Obama’s Ratings Slump in Muslim World . . . Christian Science Monitor Congress Pans Obama Line Item Request . . . Washington Times

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