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, June 2, 2011

2:30 pm || Meets with House Democratic Conference; East Room 7:20 pm || Delivers remarks at the Pritzker Architecture Prize Event; Washington Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30 pm All times Eastern

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White House Preaches Comity but Retains Sharp Rhetoric

The White House is rolling out a new rebuttal to the GOP proposal, authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), to cut Medicare spending by revamping the program, saying Ryan’s prescription is necessitated only by the need in the plan to pay for the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich. “[The Ryan plan] is driven by the need to fund these tax cuts,”

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Obama Leads “One of the Greatest” Militaries Ever

Some may think this is a small thing, but I believe it is emblematic of a bigger thing. Here’s a line from Obama’s remarks on Memorial Day, pointed out to me by Miranda, one of our readers. She saw it at Andrew Breitbart’s Big Peace. It’s one of my highest honors, it is my most solemn responsibility as President, to serve as Commander-in-Chief of one of

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Obama to be Briefed on 2011 Hurricane Outlook

At first I thought, this is a joke, right? What’s this going to be like? Weather Official: Mr. President, it looks like there will be a lot of hurricanes this year. President Obama: Gosh. Weather Official: We’re getting fully prepared. Obama: Good. (Silence) Obama: Got anything else? Weather Official: Nope Obama: Can you give me the forecast for this afternoon? Weather Official: HOT. No hurricanes.

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The Obama Morning News || June 1, 2011

The House rejected a debt ceiling increase in a bipartisan 317-98 vote. House Republicans will meet with Obama at the White House today to discuss the issue. More than 150 economists backed Speaker Boehner’s call to match any increase in the debt limit with spending cuts of equal size Meanwhile, the number of limousines in the federal government has grown 73 percent since President Obama

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Quote of the Day

“Listen, Bibi, Abbas called, and he wanted me to ask you, what’s your feeling on the ’47 borders? . . . Okay, look, it’s just a question. Now don’t be like that.’” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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