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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Michelle Obama is the Most Powerful Woman in the World

That’s what Forbes Magazine thinks, anyway. More powerful than Hillary, more powerful than Oprah, more powerful than Angela Merkel, Arianna Huffington – dahling please! – and more powerful than Nancy Pelosi. More powerful than Lady Gaga??? This seems pretty contrived. I mean, is pillow talk really so meaningful? I’m sure Obama listens to Michelle, but he seems like the type that comes to his own,

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Obama Schedule || October 7, 2010

12:05 pm || Signs Intel Authorization Bill 12:20 pm || Signs Reducing Over-Classification Bill 1:30 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner 2:30 pm || Departs White House for Bowie, Md. 3:15 pm || Delivers remarks at rally for Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) 4:15 pm || Departs Bowie for Andrews Air Force base 4:35 pm || Departs Andrews for Chicago 6:15 pm || Arrives Chicago

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Michelle to Activists: “Do Whatever it Takes”

Well, not whatever it takes. Speaking by conference call to members of Organizing for America, President Obama’s political arm, Michelle Obama today called on activists and other supporters to get busy knocking on doors and making phone calls to get people to the polls this November. The twelve minute chat by Mrs. Obama, who took two friendly and possibly scripted questions-one inquisitor was clearly reading,

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White House: No Talk of Hillary for VP

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs today sought to bat down talk – initiated by Bob Woodward on CNN last night – that there is any talk in the White House of Secretary of State Clinton replacing Vice President Biden on the ballot in 2012. This doesn’t mean there isn’t talk about it somewhere else, and it would be pretty much the first refutation out

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Obama Morning News || October 6, 2010

There were a bunch of good articles I thought you might be interested in this morning so I thought I’d do the morning news. Woodward: Hillary VP Move on the Table . . . POLITICO Obama Starts to Get the Left in Gear . . . New York Times Latino Vote Likely to Lag, Hurting Dems . . . New York Times White House Use

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