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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Barack and Michelle Banter About Their Marriage

I thought this was kind of interesting, this interchange between President Obama and Michelle during a fundraiser late this afternoon in Cleveland. A little airing of marital stresses. It’s always seemed to me that Michelle has tried to insist he not forsake his family for politics, and I’m sure it’s a big sticking point. So many politicians put their family in a little box, and

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Obama Schedule || Monday, October 18, 2010

11:35 am || Views science fair projects; State Dining Room 12:00 pm || Delivers remarks on science fair; East Room 7:05 pm || Departs White House for Rockville, Md. 8:10 pm || Delivers remarks at dinner for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; Rockville 9:00 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern Live feed of Gibbs briefing at 1:00 pm

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It’s Got to be Golf

President Obama is squeezing in a round of golf today before heading out to campaign in Ohio. It is a beautiful morning. It’s his 53rd time out as president.

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Obama Schedule || Sunday, October 17, 2010

1:30 pm || Departs White House with First Lady 3:10 pm || Arrives Cleveland 4:35 pm || Makes remarks at fundraiser for Gov. Ted Strickland 5:55 pm || Departs Cleveland 6:35 pm || Arrives Columbus, Ohio 7:10 pm || Attends DNC fundraiser 8:00 pm || President and first lady deliver remarks at DNC rally 9:15 pm || Departs Cleveland 10:35 pm || President and first

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