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 Apologizes to Calif. AG for Comment on Looks

President Obama Thursday evening telephoned California Attorney General Kamila Harris to apologize for a remark he made at a fundraiser in the state earlier in the day complimenting her on her looks. “He apologized for the remark,” said White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. “He apologized for creating this distraction.” Carney said Obama did not want the reference to her appearance to “diminish the attorney

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White House Blames Lousy Jobs Numbers on Sequester

The White House is already attributing the disastrous March jobs report on the sequester – and by extension blaming the Republicans in Congress it deems responsible for the cuts. The Department of Labor reported this morning that the economy added only 88,000 jobs last month, the slowest pace since June 2012, while unemployment declined to 7.6 percent – but mostly because people exited the workforce on

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Michelle: I’m a “Busy Single Mother”

Uh oh. Calling Dr. Freud. Not trying to cause trouble or anything, of course, but this happened the same day Obama publicly applauded the beauty of California’s attorney general. And BTW, a busy mother with lots of vacation time, please.

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White House Scraps Jewish Heritage Month Reception

The White House is picking winners and losers as it cuts back because of the sequester, and a planned reception for American Jews is getting the short end of the stick. Many other events are proceeding as planned, but according to the Jewish news service JTA, the annual White House celebration of Jewish American Heritage Month is canceled. “Jewish invitees usually include luminaries in the

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The Obama Morning News || April 5, 2013

Obama budget: Deeper cuts, more taxes . . . Washington Post Will propose large cuts to entitlements . . . New York Times Poll: U.S. not freaking out over sequester . . . Mary Katherine Ham Remark about woman’s looks draws fire . . . Washington Post WH downplaying North Korean threat . . . Washington Times Americans back force to defend South Korea .

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