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 || Week of October 25 – October 31

As written by the White House: On Monday, the President will travel to Woonsocket, Rhode Island, where he will tour the facilities of American Cord & Webbing, and deliver remarks to workers. Later, the President will deliver remarks at an event and then at a dinner for the DCCC. The President will return to Washington, DC at night. On Tuesday, the President will attend meetings at

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Obama Schedule || October 23, 2010

1:05 pm || Departs Las Vegas 3:50 pm || Arrives Minneapolis 4:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a rally; University of Minnesota 6:30 pm || Delivers remarks at DCCC fundraiser 7:15 pm || Departs Minneapolis 9:40 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Obama Sweetens a Boy’s Day

Yes, I’m a sucker for these things. From the pool report tonight in Las Vegas. 9,000 people turned out for Obama’s outdoor rally at Orr Middle school in Las Vegas.  Event was open press. Nice post-rally rope line moment courtesy of NYT’s Doug Mills: Young boy in front row waiting to shake potus’s hand. As Obama passed and crowd surged, potus didn’t see the boy

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Austan Goolsbee, Partisan CEA Chairman

One of the changes President Barack Obama has brought to Washington is the refashioning of the formerly staid White House Council of Economic Advisers into a new presidential political attack machine. Austan Goolsbee, the new CEA Chairman, is hardly the fussy old economist-type who once in sat atop the Council. Oh, he’s an economist alright, but he’s also a former national debating champion, an ex-TV

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I Get a Little Nervous When I See People in Muslim Garb on a Plane

I know this a little off topic. This blog is about the White House. But it’s my blog, and I can do whatever the Hell I want. I’ve devoted my life to two things, free speech and holding the powerful to account. And the former principle was attacked Wednesday in an unconscionable way by National Public Radio. I assume most of you are aware that

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Obama Schedule || October 22, 2010

1:15 pm || Departs San Francisco 2:20 pm || Arrives Los Angeles 3:45 pm || Delivers remarks at event for Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) (D-Wash.) 4:55 pm || Delivers remarks at DNC rally 6:25pm || Tapes interview for the Piolin Show; Glendale, Calif. 7:30 pm || Departs Los Angeles 8:30 pm || Arrives Las Vegas 9:10 pm || Delivers remarks at DNC rally 10:45 pm

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