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 || Tuesday, December 20, 2011

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:45 am || Departs White House en route Joint Base Andrews 12:05 pm || Attends a ceremony marking the return of the United States Forces – Iraq Colors; Joint Base Andrews 1:25 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:50 pm

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North Koreans Grieve Over Obama’s Vacation Delay

Everyone is saddened that President Obama has had to postpone his Hawaii vacation, but perhaps nowhere more so than in North Korea, where news of the delay provoked an outpouring of grief throughout the nation. Obama was forced to delay his vacation because he must continue to work on a deal with Republicans to extend the payroll tax cut. As you will see from the

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Michelle Arrives in Hawaii, Disappears

With controversy raging over her decision to fly separately from President Obama at taxpayer’s expense to her Hawaiian vacation, Michelle Obama has been keeping a decidedly low profile since arriving on Oahu. The first lady, who departing Washington Friday evening with her daughters, has barely been seen, and there’s been little in the local press about her activities. From a brief report in the Honolulu

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Obama Grasps for Political Gain From Iraq

President Obama has begun turning the end of the Iraq War into a political bonus, spending a week trumpeting the war’s end and seeking to galvanize his campaign apparatus with the news of the withdrawal. The politicization casts suspicion over Obama’s decision to ignore his military advisers on the ground in Iraq, who wanted as many as 18,000 troops to stay in country in order

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