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, May 25, 2011

4:50 am || Begins meetings with British Prime Minister Cameron 6:30 am || With Prime Minister Cameron, attends an event hosted by Mrs. Cameron and the First Lady to honor military families, U.S. and U.K. service members and veterans 7:35 am || Holds joint press conference with Cameron 10:30 am || Delivers address to Parliament 11:55 am || Meets with U.S. embassy personnel 3:30 pm

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Oops: Orchestra Strikes Up as Obama Toasts the Queen

Notice that as Obama stumbles a bit in his toast – probably because he’s set the script down on the table and can barely see it – the orchestra figures he’s done and starts to play. This would never have happened if TOTUS was in the house. Anyway, what are we doing toasting queens in the first place? Gosh, I guess the monarchy looks good

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Netanyahu Heckled From the House Gallery

Wait a second. I thought Michelle was in London. Very cool customer. Could he be having a more successful trip, at least PR wise? Forget the article I wrote for POLITICO today about Jeb Bush being the best GOP candidate. Any chance someone could put together a birth certificate saying Netanyahu was born in New Hampshire?

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Obama Pokes Trump, Plays Ping Pong

From the latest pool report out of London, this one by Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune: At Globe Academy, a math and performing arts school with a high proportion of low-income students. Obama and PM Cameron dropped in on a classroom where two groups of kids were waiting to tell them about their projects. A group of kids (roughly 11, 12 or 13 year olds)

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Obamas and the Royals Exchange Gifts

No electronic gadgets this year. BTW, the White House claims the Queen requested the iPod she got from Obama in 2009. From the White House: The President and Mrs. Obama gave Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a collection of rare memorabilia and photographs in a handmade leather bound album that chronologically highlights her parents’ (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) visit to the United States

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President Bush Nearly Hit by a Foul Ball

Some Democratic baseball player knocked a foul ball just inches from George W. Bush and Laura. The catcher, also a Democrat, totally blew his role as presidential protector. The former first couple stayed calm and had a sense of humor about the whole thing.

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The Lame Republican Field Needs Jeb

Jeb Bush needs to either get in the presidential race or explain why he is depriving Republicans of their best presidential candidate. That’s the theme of an opinion piece I wrote that was published today in POLITICO. I hope you’ll take a look. Here are a couple of excerpts to give you the idea. Bush might not be just the best hope for Republicans. He

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The Obama Morning News || May 24, 2011

President Obama offered up a day long pep rally for Ireland, visiting the hometown of one of his ancestors and generally seeming tickled to be on the Emerald Isle. Obama made the Middle East the subtext during his daylong visit, pointing to the Northern Ireland peace process as an example of what can be. Obama today gets a royal reception in London. In a joint op-ed today in

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Obama Speaks in London About Midwest Tornadoes

President Obama continued to step up his leadership on the tornado disasters in Missouri and other parts of the Midwest, taking time out as he started his day in London to talk about the calamities and scheduling a trip to Missouri Sunday. Here’s part of what he said. Before the day starts here in England I wanted to say a few words about the devastating

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Quote of the Day

“I must tell you, Mr. Obama, I was disappointed with your gift last time. I had trouble downloading the Iron Man 2 app, and Philip couldn’t get Guitar Hero to work.” – Queen Elizabeth A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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