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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Merkel’s Eloquent Toast to Obama and the United States

I don’t know, maybe I’m just not used to Europeans expressing gratitude to the United States. Or politicians delivering eloquent statements immersed in real thoughts, feelings, and history – however uncomfortable and true. But Chancellor Merkel’s toast to President Obama and the United States tonight struck a chord with me, and I thought you might like to read some excerpts. Barack Obama, I think what

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Obama to Launch Major Global Warming Effort

Well, there goes Recovery Summer. Just when the economy was starting to show signs of life, President Obama is set to launch a big new effort to curb global warming, according to the New York Times. And guess what? It doesn’t involve Congress! From the piece President Obama is preparing a major policy push on climate change, including, for the first time, limits on greenhouse

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White House Blows the Berlin Speech

Updated 3:13 pm ET President Obama’s speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin today was a stage director’s nightmare. The president was sweating profusely – you could see the outlines of his undershirt. There were ghostly reflections off the protective glass in front of him. And instead of heaving throngs of admirers, Obama addressed 6,000 or so invited guests. And something was wrong with TOTUS!

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The Obama Morning News || June 19, 2013

Obama to call for U.S., Russia nuke cuts . . . Washington Post Boehner creates immigration bill hurdle . . . Washington Times CBO scores immigration bill as a money-saver . . . Politico Official: Surveillance thwarted 50 attacks . . . Washington Post Obama: Lives have been saved by programs . . . Politico Kerry sought airstrikes against Syria . . . Bloomberg Taliban attack casts

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