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, June 8, 2011

11:10 am || Visits Northern Virginia Community College; Alexandria, Va. 11:30 am || Delivers remarks on worker training 12:30 pm || Lunch with Vice President Biden 3:00 pm || Makes remarks at an event honoring NCAA football champion Auburn University; East Room 4:40 pm || Meets with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria Live Stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm All times Eastern

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Michelle Obama Serves a Healthy Meal!

Well, fair is fair. We’ve called the first lady on all the fattening stuff she eats and ladles out to her guests even as she campaigns for our children to straighten out their diets and rein in their bellies. But at tonight’s State Dinner, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to be treated to a tasty yet not particularly lard-heavy meal. There’s fish, salad, vegetables and

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Obama Reels Goolsbee’s Spin Back In

President Obama today contradicted his senior economic adviser, suggesting more concern about Friday’s lame jobs report than Counsel of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee has been letting on. During a news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Obama revealed that there must be fear in the White House that the report – which said the unemployment rate had lifted from 9 to 9.1 percent while the

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Obama Takes a Pass on Marking D-Day

President Obama this year failed once again to commemorate D-Day, a missed opportunity to honor U.S. soldiers past and present while burnishing his political standing as a war leader. Obama did not issue even a written statement or proclamation on D-Day either this year or last. He delivered a speech in Normandy, France in 2009 on the 65th anniversary of D-Day, following a tradition of presidential

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Quote of the Day

“To avoid the possibility of any future problems of this sort, I’m changing my last name to Vagina.” – Rep. Anthony Weiner A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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The Obama Morning News || June 7, 2011

President Obama hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House today. Obama took Merkel to dinner in Gerogetown alst night, hoping to loosen up their stiff relationship. The war in Afghanistan faces growing resistance in Congress as Obama decides how many troops to bring home. Obama said the U.S. had completed a “big chunk” of its mission in the country. Secretary of Defense Gates said

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Obama Schedule || June 7, 2011

9:15 am || Welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House; South Lawn 10:15 am || Begins meetings with Merkel 11:35 am || Holds joint press conference with Merkel; East Room 6:30 pm || Takes official photo with Merkel 7:35 pm || Merkel and President Obama deliver toasts at State Dinner; Rose Garden Live Stream of joint press conference at 11:35 am All times

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