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


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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