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 Meets with Steve Jobs

The president met with Apple Inc. chief Steve Jobs tonight in San Francisco to talk about the calls Obama’s new iPhone 4 has been dropping. Jobs blamed the dropped calls largely on Blackberry maker RIM. Asked by Obama if it was possible George W. Bush was at least partially at fault, Jobs responded, “probably.” OK, here’s what Gibbs said they talked about. They discussed American

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Obama Buys Dozens of Doughnuts

The president stopped by a Seattle doughnut shop and loaded up. Here’s the pool report. President Obama grabbed a couple dozen doughnuts at Top Pot Doughnuts, a small shop in downtown Seattle just a couple blocks from the hotel where he stayed last night. At 9:15 a.m. pool was brought into the Top Pot. POTUS showed up in the presidential limo at 9:19 a.m. Before

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Obama Stops Bashing the Chamber of Commerce

President Obama has stopped suggesting that the Chamber of Commerce may be illegally using foreign money to fund political advertising, dropping references to the nation’s largest business group from his political speeches. Obama earlier this month began noting that “one of the largest groups” funding ads against Democrats takes money from foreign sources. The White House did not deny that the president was referring to

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Obama’s Base Politics

President Obama has checked most of the boxes during the past few weeks as he seeks to remind members of the Democratic base how much they like him and how they need to get out to vote Nov. 2 to prevent what they know as the Evil Empire – aka the Tea Party – from taking over. Today’s faction on the appeasement and political stimulation

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Obama Schedule || October 21, 2010

1:00 pm || Meets with a Seattle family 11:10 pm || Holds a discussion on women and the economy 2:40 pm || Delivers remarks for Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) 4:20 pm || Departs Seattle 6:00 pm || Arrives San Francisco 8:40 pm || Attends event for District Attorney Kamala Harris; Atherton, Calif. 10:00 pm || Speaks at DNC fundraiser; Palo Alto, Calif. All times Eastern

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