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 Ditches the Press

In a striking breach of protocol, President Obama today abandoned the press, and his whereabouts were unknown for a some period of time. According to the pool report, Obama left the Andrews Air Force Base golf course without the press vans that accompany him everywhere. The vans proceeded back to the White House on their own. From the pool report: The pool does not know

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Obama to Mark Memorial Day with Proper Solemnity

President Obama is doing Memorial Day right this year, with an appropriate schedule that may even keep him too busy for fun and games. You may remember that last year Obama draped a wreath over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and then promptly went golfing. The year before there was this: But this year, the president will start the day with a breakfast for “Gold

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Obama Makes His Way to the Golf Course

There was no question he was going golfing this weekend. The only unknown is whether he’ll golf again tomorrow. He’s at his usual place, the Andrews Air Force Base course with one of his usual companions, White House trip director Marvin Nicholson. Also along are Marvin’s brother Walter and Pete Selfridge of the White House advance office. This is the 98th time Obama has been

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Report: Michelle Going to Atlantic City to Watch Beyonce

Updated May 27, 1:18 am ET Michelle Obama is expected to be in Atlantic City Saturday night to take in a show by Beyonce at the lavish new Revel Casino, according to a report by NBC’s Atlantic City affiliate, News Channel 40. It’s unclear whether Michelle has already jetted out and is making a mini-vacation of it or if she is just heading over for

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