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 Taking on Major New Campaign Role

Michelle Obama is expanding her role in the Obama campaign, heading up a new effort designed to get mass numbers of individuals to take small actions each to boost Obama’s prospects, according to the Associated Press. And also, BTW, to get them to donate. The effort marks an unusual role for a first lady, moving beyond the traditional speechmaking and fundraising that usually mark the

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Obama Takes Down the Rest of His Ads in Colorado

Looks like there’s a lot of positioning going on to make sure each candidate seems appropriately mournful of the events in Aurora, Colorado. The Obama campaign just put out word that it has pulled ALL its ads from Colorado markets. Earlier, the campaign said it was taking down only the attack ads. From the pool report: From a campaign official: “We have asked affiliates in

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Obama Returning to DC; Pulls Colo. Attack Ads

Updated 11:28 am ET President Obama addressed the Colorado mass murder this morning during an event in Fort Myers, Florida and is now headed back to Washington to monitor the situation. Obama canceled a scheduled campaign event outside Orlando. “He wants to be back in Washington to get further updates on this, and I think you can expect that he will upon arrival,” said White

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Obama, Romney Release Statements on Shootings

President Obama and Mitt Romney each released statements this morning on the terrible tragedy in Colorado, in which some 50 people were shot and a dozen killed. Michelle and I are shocked and saddened by the horrific and tragic shooting in Colorado. Federal and local law enforcement are still responding, and my Administration will do everything that we can to support the people of Aurora

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