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 || Thursday, July 25, 2013

10:15 am || Meets with President Truong Tan Sang of Vietnam 11:10 am || Departs White House 1:25 pm || Arrives Jacksonville, Florida 1:55 pm || Tours the Jacksonville Port Authority 2:35 pm || Delivers remarks; Jacksonville Port Authority 3:40 pm || Departs Jacksonville 5:35 pm || Arrives White House 8:45 pm || Hosts and Iftar dinner; State Dining Room All times Eastern

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Obama: Stop the Phony Scandals!

Now how did the scandals slip into a “visionary” speech on America’s economic future? Maybe part of the reason President Obama wants you to share his vision is that he hopes you won’t look instead at the seamy underside of his administration. Obama, as you know, is embarking on a series of speeches to get everyone focused on his ideas and agenda. His big government

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Obama Taps Caroline Kennedy as Ambassador to Japan

President Obama today nominated Caroline Kennedy to be ambassador to Japan, repaying a debt he has long owed the Kennedys and giving Caroline her first senior level role in government. It’s not clear what qualifications she has – other than being Caroline Kennedy – for what is potentially much more than the kind of symbolic ambassadorial position often given to political benefactors. Japan is at

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Is the White House Planning to Abolish the Briefing?

An article by a former White House press aide demanding an end to the televised daily briefing begs the question of whether the White House is floating a trial balloon that could lead to the briefing’s cancellation. Reid Cherlin, a former Obama press aide who is now a freelance journalist, has just published a piece in The New Republic titled “End the White House Press

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Biden Seeks Long-Lost Relative in India

Vice President Biden today suggested genealogists take a look and see if a man from India who wrote him forty years ago to claim a family relationship is in fact a long-lost relative. Biden made the remarks lightheartedly, but he has remembered the letter for four decades and appears interested in whether he has family in Mumbai. From the White House transcript: It’s an honor

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The Obama Morning News || July 24, 2013

Obama finds the ally he needed: John McCain . . . Politico House GOP to battle Obama’s goals . . . New York Times IRS counsel met with Obama at key moment . . . Daily Caller Did former OMB chief flee the country? . . . Daily Caller DHS nominee embroiled in Visa probe . . . Fox News Obama economy claims questionable . . .

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