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 || September 16, 2010

9:45 am || Remarks at President’s Export Council Meeting 12:15 pm || Lunch with Biden 12:45 pm || Participates in ambassador credentialing ceremony 2:30 pm || Meets with three leading Hispanic lawmakers, Sen. Menendez and Reps. Velazquez and Gutierrez 3:25 pm || Makes announcement on education 5:15 pm || Arrives New York City 6:15 pm || Makes remarks at fundraiser for Connecticut Attorney General Blumenthal,

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Gibbs Insults Americans’ Intelligence

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today said he was “confident” Democrats will retain control of both houses of Congress. Gibbs, you may remember, got into hot water a few weeks back with fellow Democrats for stating the obvious – that Democrats might lose. But press secretaries, of course, are paid not to state the obvious, when the obvious sounds bad. Buts Gibbs threw up

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The Twelve Most Surprising Obamacare Provisions

As the Obama administration prepares to release the regulations governing the new health reform law, a close reading of the legislation by White House Dossier has turned up some unexpected provisions that regulators must contend with. What follows are the twelve most surprising of these measures. 1. Babies must emerge after two hours of labor or else “make their own arrangements” for being delivered. 2.

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Obama Morning News || September 15, 2010

Obama, Allies Ready Health Care Blitz . . . POLITICO Administration Debates Karzai Role . . . New York Times Obama Unlikely to Extend Gulf Drilling Ban . . . Reuters Back To School Speech Avoids Flap . . . Christian Science Monitor Clinton: Israel, Palestinians “Down to Business” . . . Haaretz Obama May Install Warren at Treasury . . . Bloomberg Pentagon Drive

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