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 || Thursday, November 29, 2012

10:25 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:45 am || Meets with senior advisors 12:15 pm || Meets with the 2012 Nobel Prize winners 12:30 pm || Has lunch with Gov. Mitt Romney; Private Dining Room All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:45 pm

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Rice’s Chances for State May be Sinking

The prospects for a potential a nomination by President Obama of UN Ambassador Susan Rice to be Secretary of State took a direct hit today when she incurred criticism from a key GOP senator who can’t be accused of sexism, racism, extremism in the defense of liberty, or any of the other attacks being hauled at her opponents by the Democratic mob. Homeland Security Committee

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Obama and Romney to Have Lunch Thursday

President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney will have lunch at the White House Thursday. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he was not aware of “an agenda for the lunch.” The lunch will be private, Carney said. Carney mumbled – as the president did during his recent press conference – something about Romney having done a good job with the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics,

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Your Local News, and Someone Else’s Too

Thought you might enjoy this little spot from Conan O’Brien. I just found it, but it looks like it ran right before the election. According to the Washington Post, CNN runs some kind of news service that provides a packaged video news report for local stations around the country – even down to the introduction provided by the local anchors. Reminds me of a fellow,

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Obama’s Top White House Aides are Almost All Men

As President Obama moves to revamp his senior White House staff in the weeks leading up to Inauguration Day, he may want to consider adding something distinctly lacking from the highest echelons of the West Wing: Diversity. Incredibly, nearly all the most senior advisors to the nation’s first black president – whose appeal to minorities and women won him reelection – are white males. Democrats

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The Obama Morning News || November 28, 2012

Obama hits the Fiscal Cliff campaign trail . . . Washington Post Dems divided over cuts to benefit programs . . . Associated Press Obama holds secret meeting with finance CEOs . . . Bloomberg U.S. declines to label China a “currency manipulator” . . . Associated Press DOJ, House GOP to meet on documents . . . Fox News GOP senators introduce their own “Dream

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