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 || September 17, 2013

“No, nothing under there. Nope, don’t see anything behind that. Nothing yet. Let’s look over there.” – Syrian President Bashar Assad A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:45 pm || Participates in an Ambassador Credentialing Ceremony 3:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Hagel All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm

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Tonight’s East Room Show Cancelled

Now we’re making sense. The Obamas cancelled “Musica Latina,” the latest White House command performance, which was scheduled to run tonight. From the White House: In light of today’s tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard and out of respect for the victims and their families, Musica Latina will be postponed to a new date. I’m not sure how they could possibly have gone ahead

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Amid Tragedy, Obama Bares Partisan Teeth

At least twelve people died today in an attack on a U.S. military installation. We don’t yet know if it was terrorism. It could be an attack on our country. But this is not a time for unity. Not at the White House, that is, where President Obama, after paying brief homage to the victims, began laying into Republicans with vitriol, scare tactics, and sarcasm

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Obama: GOP Wants to Goose Income Inequality

No longer needing Republican votes for his aborted attack on Syria, President Obama returned directly to bashing the GOP, suggesting in an interview that aired Sunday that Republicans were intentionally seeking to widen the divide between rich and poor. “The problem that we’ve got right now is you’ve got a portion of Congress who — whose policies don’t just want to, you know, leave things

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Obama: We Dont Have . . . Bank Tellers?

In a sign he possibly needs to get out more, President Obama asserted in an interview broadcast Sunday that bank tellers had vanished from the face of the earth, saying their absence is an example of how the new economy has eliminated low-end jobs and heightened inequality. Obama made the odd remark during an interview with ABC This Week host George Stephanopoulos. “If you look

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Obamas to Host Third Command Concert Since Sequester

President and Mrs. Obama Monday night will host their third “command performance” since the sequester began in March, grooving in the East Room to the sounds of Hispanic music. Among the stars who will appear to serenade the first couple are Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Raul Malo, Prince Royce, Natalie Cole, Lila Downs, Arturo Sandoval, Romeo Santos, Alejandro Sanz and Marco Antonio Solis. While workers are being furloughed

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The Obama Morning News || September 16, 2013

Summers withdraws as Fed candidate . . . Washington Post With Summers out, what’s next? . . . Politico Arms deal leaves rebels dismayed . . . New York Times Agreement poses host of problems . . . New York Times Republicans question workability of deal . . . Washington Times Half of Syrian rebels are Islamists . . . Telegraph Report: Benghazi review flawed . . .

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