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 || Wednesday, April 17, 2013

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:45 am || Meets with senior advisors Noon || Meets with Treasury Secretary Lew 4:05 pm || Welcomes the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride to the White House in celebration of the seventh annual Soldier Ride 6:30 pm || Meets with Democratic senators for dinner; The Jefferson Hotel, Washington All times Eastern except at noted Live stream

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Obama to Travel to Boston Thursday

President Obama will travel to Boston Thursday to speak at a memorial for those who were killed or gravely wound during Monday’s terrorist attack. From the White House: On Thursday morning, the President will travel to Boston to speak at an interfaith service dedicated to those who were gravely wounded or killed in Monday’s bombing near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Obama has

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Obama Briefed on Boston; How About Briefing Us?

The White House released another photo of Obama taking charge of the crisis. That’s fine if they want to let us know he’s paying attention, but they ought to send some of these characters out to brief the public. They can say as little or as much as they want, but they should take some questions. As per the White House, seated, from left, are:

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Carney Briefing is Cancelled

I assume the White House doesn’t want to talk about things like the immigration bill today, which makes sense. Likely they will offer up federal national security and law enforcement types to take questions from the press. I will keep you posted. Nevertheless, in a meeting newly added to the schedule, Obama will confer at the White House with Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y) and John McCain

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Obama: Boston Marathon Bombings an “Act of Terror”

President Obama today clearly defined the bombings in Boston as an “act of terror,” saying the FBI was investigating the incident as such and suggesting that Americans should be watchful in the days ahead in case the attack is not over. “This was a heinous and cowardly act, and given what we now know about what took place, the FBI is investigating it as an

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White House Disses Thatcher, Britain

Neither President Obama nor Vice President Biden – nor even any senior member of the administration – will attend the funeral in Great Britain Wednesday of Margaret Thatcher, a stunning slight that suggests petty hostility toward the late prime minister and all that she stood for. According to The Guardian, the White House will send former Reagan administration officials instead, suggesting Thatcher’s rein and politics

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Obama Must Use the Word “Terror,” ASAP

President Obama’s caution Monday in refusing to label the Boston Marathon bombing terrorism is understandable, but it’s a mistake. As the nation’s leader, he doesn’t want to say something that might prove inaccurate or stir emotions too greatly. But the bombings are, by definition, acts of terror. Two bombs went off, synchronized to cause murder, injury, and mayhem at a high-visibility event, naturally striking fear

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The Obama Morning News || February 16, 2013

GOP backs Obama offer on Social Security . . . Washington Post Immigration bill posits 13-year path to citizenship . . . Fox News Proposal will ignite fierce debate . . . New York Times Polls: Voters back legalization . . . Washington Times Obama updated overnight on bombing . . . Washington Times GOP: Obama Labor pick abused power . . . Washington Times Rubio raises

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