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 || Wednesday, July 18, 2012

10:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:00 am || Meets with Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to discuss the administration’s response to the drought 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:25 pm || Honors the 2012 NCAA Women’s Basketball Champion Baylor Bears; East Room 3:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Clinton 4:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Panetta 5:40

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Matt Lauer Corners Obama’s Best Flack

Gotta give Matt credit for this one. Obama hitwoman Stephanie Cutter threw a lot of blather at his questions, but he wasn’t fooled, and I don’t think anyone else was either. Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

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Press Goes for Wild Ride Pursuing Obama

The White House press pool was engaged in a high speed chase today – with the president of the United States. This afternoon in San Antonio, the press pool, which generally rides in a couple of vans toward the rear of the motorcade, was separated from the forward part of the procession, which includes the president. This resulted in a madcap race in which the

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Campaign Intrudes on Obama’s Golf

President Obama is way off his usual pace of golfing, getting out on the links barely half as many times as he did last year. According to a White House Dossier count, at this point in 2011, the president had played 17 times. This year Obama has made only ten appearances on the golf course. In 2010 by this date, Obama had been golfing 13

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