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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Michelle’s Schedule || Week of April 30, 2012

From the White House: Monday, April 30, 2012 Colorado Springs, CO 1:20 PM MDT  Speaks to Obama campaign volunteers and supporters. 3:00 PM MDT  Delivers remarks during the Opening Ceremony for the 2012 Warrior Games. More than 200 wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans will compete in the third annual Warrior Games. Tucson, AZ 5:40 PM MST  Arrives at Tucson International Airport where

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Gallup || Obama Approval at 50 Percent

President Obama has been at 50 percent approval in the Gallup daily tracking poll for the past two days, a sign that his popularity has genuinely increased since its lows last summer when he had creeped down to 38 percent. In addition, Gallup finds that Obama leads Romney by seven points, 49-42 percent, with the president’s position improving lately among independents. That half the country

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All Roads Lead to Rome . . . and Then Athens

We are acting like ancient Rome. And soon we will be modern Greece. I thought you might appreciate this video as President Obama embarks on Day Five of his campaign for lower student loan rates, which will cost the government $6 billion a year. Mitt Romney has agreed to it, and the congressional Republicans appear to be falling into line. Is there any politician out

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Obama Raffled Off for a Penny

The Obama campaign, which has steadily lowered its entry fees for the series of dinners with President Obama it has been raffling off, is now offering its lowest, most rock bottom price ever: One U.S. cent. And you get to meet George Clooney too. The campaign has at various times suggested contestants give $5, $3, and $1. Now, you can donate next to nothing. President

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Obama Slow Jams Republican-Bashing

Thought you might want to see this. It’s starts out with potential, but just becomes so awkward, with Obama using what could have been a funny moment just to promote his political message. Notice how Jimmy Fallon’s singer jumps eagerly in with a swipe at Republicans and even a gratuitous putdown of Tim Tebow. This is ridiculous. If the president is going to degrade his

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