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 Schedule || Wednesday, April 20, 2011

EDT 10:40 am || Departs for San Francisco PDT 1:30 pm || Arrives in San Francisco 1:45 pm || Participates in Town Hall on bringing down the deficit 6:15 pm || Delivers remarks at DNC fundraiser – private residence; San Francisco 8:30 pm || Delivers remarks at second DNC fundraiser- Nob Hill Masonic Center; San Francisco  

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Obama to Hold Meaningless Meeting on Immigration

This is the type of meeting a president does to pretend he’s doing something when he’s really doing NOTHING.  Immigration reform has about as much chance of passing before Election Day 2012 as legislation outlawing cantaloupe. But there are Hispanic voters to be assuaged, so we have a high profile MEETING this afternoon at the White House with enough people on hand whose views are

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Trump: Right to Privacy? Abortion? What Do You Mean?

New evidence that Trump is either not serious about a presidential candidacy, or that he doesn’t deserve to be taken seriously. And that he might just be President Obama’s dream opponent. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Obama Offers his Religious Bona Fides at Prayer Breakfast

Thought you might want to take a look at this video of President Obama presiding over this morning’s Easter Prayer Breakfast at the White House. It’s interesting and rare to see Obama in a religious setting, avowing his Christianity in no uncertain terms. And this of course is the point. Obama’s religiosity is regularly called into question – he almost never attends church – and

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Obama Gets Real Testy-Like During Tough Questioning

Look how thinned skinned we can be. President Obama got some tough questions from a local Texas TV reporter, and he didn’t seem to like it. Questions like, “Why are you so unpopular in Texas?” Take a look-see. These are the type of direct, reality-based questions that local reporters and private citizens sometimes ask but that Washington reporters, observing unwritten rules of Beltway etiquette, fail

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Obama Morning News || April 19, 2011

Standard & Poors signalled it may lower the U.S. credit rating because it doesn’t think significant steps will be taken to cut the deficit, but the White House termed the move a political judgement it doesn’t agree with. A Pentagon report ripped the credibility of a Rolling Stone article that led Obama to fire Gen. Stanley McChrystal as Afghan war commander. GOP oversight officials accuse

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Quote of the Day

“Mr. President, it turns out that not only do we have to raise the debt ceiling, we have to build a whole second floor.” – Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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