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


Obama Schedule || October 5, 2010

11:30 am || Signs the Gold Medal Bill; Oval Office 12:15 pm || Remarks at the Community College Summit with Dr. Jill Biden; East Room 4:30 pm || With Mrs. Obama, hosts the Diplomatic Corps reception; East Room 7:50 pm || Delivers remarks to the 2010 Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit; Washington Live Stream of Gibbs Briefing at 1:30 pm All times Eastern

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Michelle Obama to Obama’s Politicos: “Let’s Move”

Mtich Stewart of Organizing for America, Obama’s 13-million-at-least strong group of political shock troops, just sent out this message to OFA members. This Wednesday, at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time, First Lady Michelle Obama is going to join OFA supporters for a Vote 2010 update — and I wanted to make sure you got the invitation to listen in. She’ll talk about the work we’ve all

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Obama Gets Pushback on Tax Cuts From Advisers

POLITICO reports on meeting Obama had with his own President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board. The meeting apparently WENT A LITTLE OFF SCRIPT, in Obama’s own words. President Obama argued with two members of his economic recovery board over middle-class tax cuts on Monday, swatting down arguments that the richest Americans need the same relief. Addressing resistance from former SEC chairman William Donaldson and Harvard economic professor

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Quiet Rouse the Mouse Replaces Noisy Rahm the Louse

Such has been the theme of the press coverage so far of newly installed White House Chief of Staff Pete Rouse, the most benign of men, apparently. As a top aide to former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) – when he was known as “the 101st senator” – and then senior adviser to Senator and then President Obama, kindly Rouse has JUST TRIED TO

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Obama’s Afghan Chickens Come Home to Roost

Consider these famous quotations: 1. “Give me liberty, or give me death.” 2. “I have not yet begun to fight.” 3. “A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.” 4. “We are going to break (their) momentum.” Now I ask you, which of these statements was made by the current commander in chief of our armed forces, the

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Good POLITICO Piece on Obamaworld

This is a revealing piece in POLITICO by writer James Hohmann, who draws on three insider books about President Obama to draw some early reads on the man and his ruling clique. The books are the latest by Bob Woodward and earlier ones by liberal columnist Jonathan Alter and former car czar Steven Rattner. From the piece: He’s confident verging on cocky, and truly close

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