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, December 8, 2011

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:15 am || Meets with House Democratic leadership 1:50 pm || Regional TV interviews with WISH, Indianapolis, Indiana; KSNV, Las Vegas, Nevada; WREG, Memphis, Tennessee; and WCHS, Portland, Maine; Map Room 6:00 pm || Delivers remarks at Hanukkah Reception; Grand Foyer All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:30 am

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Obama Raising Money Behind Closed Doors

President Obama is at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington this evening passing the hat around, and the press is not invited. “Tonight the president is doing a meet-and-greet with a small group of people to benefit his campaign,” said White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest. “Since the president is not planning to make formal remarks to the small group, this event will be closed press.”

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Romney Uses Obama’s Golf to Fundraise

Mitt Romney is turning President Obama’s golf game against him, using Obama’s frequent trips to the golf course to raise money. A Romney campaign website, fortyfore.com, allows people to donate $18 to Romney “to send President Obama on a permanent vacation.” The website notes that Obama has played 1,584 holes since 2009 and says: By donating $18, you can help us put President Obama on

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Obama to Iran: We are Weak, Do What You Will

One of the things this White House is really bad at is understanding that the small things we do and say are intensely perused for deeper meaning by our enemies, as well as our friends. Even things we do innocently are perceived as having wider meaning by other cultures that may rely more on their poetry and literature than we do or might merely be

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Quote of the Day || December 7, 2011

“And I’d have been right there with Teddy, leading the charge up San Juan Hill. I mean, you know, as long as the Security Council had approved it.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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