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 and Bill Clinton Raise Over $2.1M in a Night

President Obama and Bill Clinton were expected to collect more than $2.1 million at two fundraisers Sunday evening, each at the home of former DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe in the wealthy Washington suburb of McLean, Virginia. The fundraisers are the second time in just days the Obama 2012 campaign has put the star power of Clinton to use. Friday, it released a video in which Clinton praises Obama

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Obama Schedule || Monday, April 30, 2012

9:40 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:45 am || Delivers remarks at the Building and Construction Trades Department Legislative Conference; Washington 11:40 am || Meets with Prime Minister Noda of Japan 2:00 pm || Holds a brief press conference with Noda; Rose Garden 3:00 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Geithner All times Eastern

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Obama Heads Out Golfing Again

He’s at the Andrews Air Force Base course, as usual. Along with him are U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk, White House Trip Director Marvin Nicholson, and White House staffer Michael Brush. Obama has now already been golfing four times this year and 96 times since being sworn in – twice – as your president.

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Video || Obama’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner remarks

I thought he was pretty good. Maybe I had had too much to drink at that point. But I thought he was funny. Interesting to me that he is so aware of the criticisms leveled at him. But clearly, he dismisses it or doesn’t care. I also recoiled at all the pious stuff at the end about the important role of the press. At this

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