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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Quote of the Day || April 9, 2013

“It’s not easy being a single mom. I mean, every time we go skiing in Colorado, the girls are like, ‘This chair lift is taking too long!’ How do I even survive it?” – Michelle Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, April 9, 2013

10:30 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 3:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel 7:30 pm || Hosts a concert celebrating Memphis Soul music as part of the “In Performance at the White House” series; East Room All times Eastern except at noted Live stream of Carney briefing at 11:30 am

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Newtown Family Members to Get AF1 Ride to DC to Lobby

Updated 7:18 pm ET President Obama will ferry eleven family members of Newtown victims aboard Air Force One to Washington to lobby on gun control, Politico reports. Obama is appearing today in Hartford, Connecticut to speak about the gun issue, and the Newtown family members will hitch a ride back. Okay, I understand these are victims of a horrible tragedy. But if they’re taking on

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Thatcher’s Hopeful Lesson

Conservatives in America are searching, and even despairing. They see a nation in decline and a Republican Party that lacks serious leadership and fortitude. But Margaret Thatcher, who died today, reminds conservatives that there is always hope, and that a single individual can achieve the impossible. Thatcher, it must be said, did something her ally Ronald Reagan did not: she permanently changed the direction of

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Obama: Thatcher “One of the Great Champions of Freedom”

President Obama today hailed Margaret Thatcher, his ideological opposite, as “one of the great champions of freedom and liberty” who was a “true friend” of the United States. Obama sounded almost like a neoconservative in his gracious written tribute to Thatcher, who died today, writing that she “knew that with strength and resolve we could win the Cold War and extend freedom’s promise.” Incredibly, the president

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The Obama Morning News || April 8, 2013

Prospects for Senate gun deal improve . . . Washington Post Obama had limited expectations on guns . . . Fox News Obama running short of time for legacy . . . The Hill Obama’s top-down grassroots army . . . Politico Obama gun control tour hit Connecticut . . . Daily Caller Obama’s one-percent lifestyle hits a nerve . . . Joe Curl GOP:

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