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 Goes Golfing; Birthday Party on Tap

How silly of me to have failed to keep the faith. He just threw off the PJ’s and out he went. He’s got a major birthday-weekend posse aboard with him. From the pool report: As part of his birthday weekend celebrations, potus was joined by a group of friends from Hawaii, the Chicagoland area and some college buddies. potus golf buds in no particular order:

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What? No Golf Today?

Well this is weird. It’s one of probably the five most beautiful days we’ll have this year in Washington, Michelle is NOT around to bitch about him abandoning the family, there’s nothing on the sched, but Obama is NOT going golfing. Was this really the day to sit in the Green Room and watch cartoons? Come on, get out there!

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Michelle’s Glamorous Excursion Into Outer Space

Rarely in public life has there been a more successful image overhaul than that given Michelle Obama. The team that handled her in the White House, Communications Director Camille Johnston, who is leaving, and Press Secretary Katie McCormick Lelyveld, have taken a woman who was viewed during the campaign as somewhat angry and aloof and turned her image into that of a warm and compassionate

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Obama Morning News || August 7, 2010

Michelle’s Trip Draws Criticism . . . New York Times White House Revamps Ethics Team . . . New York Times Obama May Ease Cuba Travel Restriction . . . Bloomberg Romer Regrets Jobs Forecast . . . Washington Post Romer Disputes Talk of White House Friction . . . POLITICO Obama Considers Romer Replacements . . . Reuters Obama Touts Weak Job Growth .

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