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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A Second Thanksgiving Birdie? Obama Plays Golf

President Obama today headed out to Joint Base Andrews to get in some holiday golf, hitting the links with two of his usual crew, junior aides Marvin Nicholson and Eugene Kang, as well as Nicholson’s brother, Walter. The president is playing for the 106th time of his presidency but only the 14th time this year. With the campaign over, Obama is returning to the golf

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The Obamas’ Thanksgiving Feast

The Obamas spent Thanksgiving with friends, family and staff and served lots of pie: Banana, pumpkin, apple, sweet potato, huckleberry, and cherry, according to the press pool report. None are known to be on Michelle’s “Let’s Move” diet plan. But it is Thanksgiving, after all. Here’s what else the Obamas ate: •  Turkey •  Ham •  Cornbread Stuffing •  Oyster Stuffing •  Greens •  Macaroni

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