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 Scheule || Tuesday, March 12, 2013

9:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:20 am || Delivers remarks at a meeting of his Export Council 11:10 am || Holds a bilateral meeting with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei Darussalam 1:30 pm || Meets with the Senate Democratic Caucus; U.S. Capitol 4:35 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 12:30

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Video || Messina on the Spot About Selling Access to Obama

This is from Friday’ CBS This Morning Show, during which Organizing for Action chief Jim Messina was questioned about OFA’s policy of putting contributors who give $500,000 on an “advisory board” that meets quarterly with Obama. Actually, the questioning was so lousy that he wasn’t exactly asked about that. Host Norah O’Donnell cites a $50,000 ticket to meet with Obama, but all that gets you

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Trump Offers to Reopen the White House

Donald Trump today offered to reopen the White House to the public, saying he would cover the cost of conducting White House tours. The offer was in response to a tweet by Newt Gingrich, who suggested Trump could afford to splurge for the tours and should do so. “It sounds reasonable to me. Why not?” Trump said on “Fox and Friends,” the Fox News morning

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How My Rabbi Told Me Obama’s Outreach Isn’t Serious

When I was young and went to Hebrew school, it was expected that the students would bring in a little bit of Tzedakah, or charity, every week. Of course, every week, I forgot. But once in a while, to make up for things, I would arrive with a relatively large amount of cash that I had earned through my various work endeavors on the yards

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Bloomberg: Obama Should Play Golf Every Weekend!

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday dismissed criticism of President Obama’s frequent golf outings, saying he should instead step up the practice. “They criticize him for going and playing golf with people who he’s gotta deal with,” Bloomberg said. “He should be doing that every weekend. You always can work better with somebody that you have a chance to build a social relationship with.”

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The Obama Morning News || March 11, 2013

Susan Rice top pick for National Security Advisor . . . Washington Post Some in GOP skeptical of Obama outreach . . . Washington Times . . .  And others warming to the charm . . . ABC News . . . While some Dems seek their distance . . . Politico Thirteen hours that changed the GOP . . . Joe Curl Obama’s numbers plummet in

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