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 || Friday, January 21, 2010

10:15 am || Hosts reception for U.S. mayors 10:50 am || Departs White House 12:10 pm || Arrives Albany, NY 12:45 pm || Tours General Electric plant 2:00 pm || Departs Albany 3:20 pm || Arrives White House 6:30 pm || Departs White House 7:30m || Attends Democratic Caucus conference; Cambridge, MD 9:45 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Obama’s Approval Rating on the Rise

As he begins his move to the center and renews his image as a post-partisan moderate, President Obama’s poll ratings are moving up, putting him at 50 percent in the Real Clear Politics average of polls for the first time in a year. Four out of five major new polls released this week put Obama over 50 percent, with an NBC/Wall Street Journal survey out

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Top Ten Things Obama Said to Hu Jintao at the State Dinner

1. Thank you for lending us the money to throw this beautiful party. 2. Please free Liu Xiaobo. Also, can you pass the poached lobster? 3. Admiral Mullen wants to know if he can meet with General Tso. 4. China is on the rise, but it’s clear you haven’t gotten mouthwash yet. 5. Get your hands off my plate. We don’t share the main courses

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Michelle’s State Dinner Dress

Here’s the happy group. Mrs. Obama’s dress is by Alexander McQueen, the British designed to who killed himself a year ago. I like. You like? Here’s a link to more shots of the thing over at HuffPost if you’d like to conduct a further examination.

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