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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The Daley News: Obama May Pick Centrists

The latest murmurings about White House staff changes point to the continuation of President Obama’s move to the center, dictated by a desire to be reelected amid popular discontent with the sharp leftward turn of his first two years. Obama is considering William Daley, brother of the departing Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, to be chief of staff. And the Treasury Department’s Gene Sperling is rumored

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Obama Has Spent Nearly Two Months Golfing

President Obama has gone golfing a total of 59 times in just under two years as president, a blistering pace that puts him on the golf course an average of about once every two weeks, including winters. According to statistics compiled by CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller, who keeps close tabs on the president’s activities, Obama played 30 rounds in 2010, 28 rounds

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