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 Schedule || July 29, 2010

10:05 am || Speech on education reform; National Urban League, Washington 11:10 am || Meets with National Security team on Afghanistan and Pakistan; Situation Room 12:35 pm || Lunch with Biden 4:50 pm || Signs Tribal Law and Order Act; East Room 7:05 pm || Attends DNC fundraiser; private residence, Washington area All times Eastern Live stream of Gibbs briefing at 2:00 pm

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Obama’s New York City Fundraisers

From the press pool report: Tonight’s fundraisers are small, 50 people at each. The first is here at the Four Seasons, and the second is at the home of Vogue editor Anna Wintour. $30,400 per person.

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Obama Now Taping ‘The View’

From the latest White House reporters’ pool report: After about a 10 minute helo ride (from Edison, NJ) that included a spectacular view of Lady Liberty, pool helo landed at Wall Street heloport about 3:20. The lovely and talented superstar of the UN — Priya Singh — greeted us upon arrival. Took about 20 minutes for motorcade to get to ABC studios where POTUS is

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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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Judge Puts Arizona Immigration Law on Hold

In a victory for the Obama administration, a federal judge in Phoenix disagreed with central aspects of the Arizona immigration law and put the provisions on hold. The state will immediately appeal the ruling to a federal appeals court. It is widely expected that the matter will get to the Supreme Court.

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Kerry Comes to Bore Obama, Possibly to Death

There are certain senators who cause reporters to scatter the minute they come to the microphones because the scribes just know they’re in for a long winded treatise on anything said senator happens to think is vital for him to address at the moment. One of these senators was Mr. Joe Biden of Delaware. Now these reporters have to stay put while he talks because

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Gaza Flotilla Ship to be Called ‘Audacity of Hope’

Early this fall, Palestinian activists plan to try to run another flotilla through the Israeli Gaza blockade. This time for Obama, it’s personal. In a move that must be giving Obama’s political team dyspepsia about Florida, Ohio, New Jersey and other potential battleground states where Jewish voters might make the difference, the Palestinians have decided to call one of the boats: “THE AUDACITY OF HOPE.”

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Obama Morning News || July 28, 2010

Pakistani: Leak Part of U.S. Plot to Leave . . . Washington Post Hayden: Wikileaks Damage ‘Incalculable’ . . . POLITICO U.S. Probing Documents Leak . . . Bloomberg Jeb Bush Won’t Run for President . . . Newsweek GOP Rescues Obama on War Funding . . . Washington Times Obama Base Quits Blaming Bush . . . Washington Times Obama Yucca Mountain Decision Panned

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