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 Giffords

President Obama met with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) at Cape Canaveral this afternoon before meeting with the Shuttle Endeavour crew, who were supposed to lift off today but who have been grounded for at least 72 hours. Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head, is the wife of Endeavour Commander Mark Kelly. From the pool report: Obama met with rep giffords

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Beyonce Sexes Up Michelle’s “Let’s Move” Campaign

Here’s Beyonce’s “Move Your Body” video, made for Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-obesity campaign. I liked the tune. I liked . . . Beyonce. But the video is terrible – way to busy busy with the fast cuts and all these kids jumping around in white shirts. Is it such a great idea make a video to get kids to exercise while giving them ADHD?

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Obama to Canaveral Despite Launch Delay

The Obama family is headed to the Kennedy Space Center even though the launch of the Shuttle Endeavour is delayed at least 72 hours. They toured the tornado damage in Tuscaloosa, Alabama this morning.

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Obama Tours Alabama Devastation

Here’s some video just out of Obama talking about tornado destruction he witnessed. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Today’s Obama Poll || America Wants Repeal of Obamacare

Forty four percent of voters believe the health reform law should be repealed compared with 38 percent who do not, demonstrating a persisting thumbs down for Obamacare even after its initial measures – like guaranteeing insurance for those with pre-existing conditions and keeping young adults on their parents policies – have been rolled out. Obama has pretty much given up trying to sell the law,

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Obama’s Royal Mess

Today’s royal wedding got me thinking about our own Monarch, Barack Hussein Obama II. Yes, he’s our monarch. He pulls it off really poorly. We Americans think of ourselves as disdaining any leader not born in a log cabin, but really we’re of two minds about the thing. We want our presidents somehow to be folksy and approachable while also appearing to be regal chiefs

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Obama Morning News || April 29, 2011

President Obama travels to witness the final launch of the space shuttle today, even as he downsizes NASA’s mission. Democrats are beginning to defy the White House on the debt ceiling too. Rep. Paul Ryan agreed with Obama that oil company subsidies should be cut. George Soros is considering how active he means to be in the 2012 election. Two former White House aides have

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Quote of the Day

“Lets see. OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE. Good. Now then. Algebra: A; Modern English Literature: A+; European History: A-; Physics: B+ . . . Man, this new Adobe CS 5.5 is awesome!” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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