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 || Thursday, May 5, 2011

9:30 am || Departs White House 10:35 am || Arrives New York City 1:25 pm || Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony; Ground Zero, New York City 1:45 pm || Meets with 9/11 families 3:10 pm || Departs New York 4:15 pm || Arrives Washington 6:00 pm || Hosts Cinco de Mayo reception; East Room All times Eastern

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Video || Royal Wedding Spoof – The House of Love

I realize this is a little off topic, but I just couldn’t resist putting it up. It’s a sendup of the royal wedding. In honor of Prince Charles’ visit with President Obama today, I guess. But mostly just thought you’d like. First saw it on Harry Mount’s blog at the Daily Telegraph, a well written and entertaining window into British culture.

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Carney Suggests Interrogations Could Have Led to Bin Laden

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today did not rule out that “enhanced interrogation” techniques conducted on terrorist suspects during the Bush administration provided the key that led to Osama Bin Laden. “I can’t categorically rule out that one piece of information — because we don’t know,” Carney during in an exchange with me today in the White House briefing. But Carney was careful to

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Obama Won’t Release Bin Laden Death Photos

President Obama has decided not to release the death photos of Osama Bin Laden, NBC News is reporting. According to NBC: The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound early Monday. However, officials had cautioned that the photo was gruesome and could be inflammatory. Lawmakers on

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Obama Morning News || May 4, 2011

The White House altered significant portions of it’s account of the Bin Laden raid, saying Bin Laden was not armed, his wife was not killed, and no one was used as a human shield. Evidence is accumulating that “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a.k.a. torture, provided the initial intelligence that led to Bin Laden. The White House is pushing back, saying it was not “the decisive intelligence.” But

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Quote of the Day

“Okay George, listen. I’ll give you partial credit for the Bin Laden takedown if you let me blame you for the economy for another year.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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