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 || July 8, 2011

The president continues his series interviews with reporters from local stations in battleground states, most of whom will pitch him softballs while getting him on the air in key markets. Also some hand holding Friday with Nancy Pelosi, who probably feels deeply excluded as the deficit reduction talks have perked along. With some Republicans likely to vote against raising the ceiling once the Republican leaders

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Obama Announces Intensive Debt Ceiling Talks

President Obama took to the podium in the White House briefing room this afternoon to say everyone’s going to work through the weekend and that the Congressional leaders of both Parties he had just met with from both Parties will reconvene on Sunday – Sunday, people, working hard! – and nothing’s done until everything’s done and all the things I’ve been hearing Washington leaders say

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Please Don’t Expect Anything Out of Today’s Meeting

Today’s meeting at 11 am between President Obama and the Congressional leadership is one of those Washington things in which nothing gets done but which is specifically designed to tell the public that something is getting done. It’s a photo-op, and not surprisingly, photographers will be invited in to take pictures, and a couple of people will give statements. The problem is, there are too

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Pawlenty Adviser Apologizes for Telling the Truth

It says something about the campaign of Tim Pawlenty that one of his top advisers apologized for saying something true. Something like, a Pawlenty administration would be bowing left and right to political correctness rather than making unpopular decisions addressing the real world. It seems that Vin Weber, a veteran Washington GOP and business operative and lobbyist who has signed on with Pawlenty, said –

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The Obama Morning News || July 7, 2011

President Obama is pressing congressional leaders to consider a far-reaching debt-reduction plan that would force Democrats to accept major changes to Social Security and Medicare in exchange for Republican support for fresh tax revenue, according to the Washington Post. Republican anti-tax point man Eric Cantor, the majority whip, said Republicans would consider eliminating loopholes. Obama held a “Twitter town hall” meeting, using the new media

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Quote of the Day

“Of course I want to cut spending too, but have you seen the sale they’re having on post offices and bridges?” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote.

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