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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Carney Declines to Comment

A lot. This was put together by POLITICO. It’s from yesterday. Warning: Some of the evasions contained in this video are graphic and might not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised.

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Michelle to Travel to Southern Africa

Well, it’s kind of an expensive trip to take while President Obama and Congress are engaged in a desperate struggle to slash spending, isn’t it? But the White House is making clear that, unlike her vacation to Spain last year, which cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars, this is an official trip. It is the kind of thing all first ladies do to promote

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Obama Grabs a Hot Dog in Toledo

Obama stopped at some famous Toledo hot dog joint today to do the regular guy routine. Fortunately, hot dogs were just recently made an acceptable menu item as part of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” anti-childhood obesity campaign. Wait a second. From the pool reports: When in Toledo . . . Have a chili dog. So POTUS did, going straight from the airport 20 minutes through green

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Unemployment Rate Rises to 9.1 Percent

“He made it worse.” That increasingly looks like the political slogan Republicans are coalescing around, and indeed, the one number everyone can understand and care about is getting worse again. Unemployment moved up again to 9.1 percent from 9 percent, the Labor Department reported today, and this time there is no excuse like “more people are looking for work and joined the labor force” to

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Quote of the Day

“Lots of people do and say stupid things. Why is everybody jumping on Weiner?” – Nancy Pelosi A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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Obama Morning News || June 3, 2011

Moody’s said the threat of breaching the debt ceiling could cause it to review the United States’ AAA rating, possibly raising borrowing costs for Treasury. House Speaker John Boehner pressured President Obama on the debt, saying it’s time for him to “get serious.” Sarah Palin dismissed Treasury Secretary Geithner’s warnings on the debt limit and called for a quicker drawdown from Afghanistan. Obama and House Democrats

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Obama Schedule || Friday, June 3, 2011

9:55 am || Departs White House 11:30 am || Arrives Toledo, Ohio 1:00 pm || Tours Chrysler Group Toledo Supplier Park 1:25 pm || Delivers remarks to autoworkers 4:00 pm ||Departs Toledo 5:30 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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