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


Obama Schedule || Wednesday, January 11, 2012

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:10 am || Holds roundtable on “insourcing” jobs; EEOB 12:15 pm || Delivers remarks on “insourcing” jobs; East Room 2:55 pm || Departs White House 4:00 pm CT || Arrives Chicago 5:00 pm CT || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; UIC Forum, Chicago 7:30 pm CT || Delivers remarks at fundraiser; private residence 9:00 pm CT || Delivers

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Obama Taps Latino Activist as a Senior Aide

President Obama today announced that White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Muñoz will be his new chief domestic policy adviser, installing a longtime Hispanic activist in a senior position just as the campaign season ramps up. The appointment is a sure sign to major Latino organizations that Obama intends to get serious about immigration reform if he is reelected. The president will need Latino

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Obama Plays the Race Card

At a Washington fundraiser Monday night, President Obama subtly played the race card, suggesting that Republican presidential candidates would deny people opportunity based on the color of their skin. Here’s what the president said during the event before what a press pool reporter described as “an enthusiastic crowd of young supporters in ballroom of Capital Hilton Hotel.” Everything we fought for during the last election

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Obama Hosts Fundraiser at $45,000 per Ticket

President Obama Monday evening collected a startling $45,000 per head at a Washington fundraiser to benefit his campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and Democratic state election efforts. The press was barred from the event, a “roundtable discussion” at the luxurious Jefferson Hotel, but invited to cover the more egalitarian fundraiser later in the evening, which featured tickets starting at $100 and a performance by singer

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