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 11, 2013

“Okay, Bo’s handler has been furloughed. No problem, I can live with it. So how does this work – does the dog have to go out every day?” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Thursday, April 11, 2013

10:15 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:00 am || Meets with members of the Financial Services Forum; Roosevelt Room 12:05 pm || Holds a conference call with more than 100 local elected officials to discuss summer and year-round pathways to youth employment; Roosevelt Room 2:10 pm || Awards Chaplain (Captain) Emil J. Kapaun, U.S. Army, the Medal of Hono; East Roomr 2:55 pm

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Grandma Minnie’s Recipe for Budget Disaster

President Obama’s budget reminds me of when my grandmother got a little older and gradually stopped making the delicious delicacies she’d been churning out all her life. One day, late in her life, she served us some gefilte fish – a Jewish delicacy of thick chopped fish patties in a gelatinous sauce. It didn’t quite seem up to her usual standards. Kind of bland, this

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Video || Memphis Soul at the White House

Here are some outtakes from last night’s bash. All performances were official certified by the Obamas as 99 and 44/100 percent sequester-free. The White House thanks you, the taxpayer, for your contribution to this event.

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Blue Angels Grounded for the Rest of the Year

The party rolls on at the White House, but not for those who had hoped to view Navy’s daredevil Blue Angels flying squadron, which has been forced by the sequester to cancel all of its remaining performances for the rest of the year, the Navy announced Tuesday. The Blues were scheduled to fly 32 more shows this year, though some had already been nixed as

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The Obama Morning News || April 10, 2013

Obama to unveil $3.77 Trillion Budget . . . Washington Times Budget seeks middle ground . . . Wall Street Journal Plan draws heat from both sides . . . Washington Times Budget squeezes $370B from Medicare . . . Politico Senate bill tough on border security . . . Wall Street Journal RNC to discuss minority outreach . . . Washington Times Obamas groove

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