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 || January 22, 2014

“This is terrible. They’ve abolished my low-calorie school lunch program in Colorado because of a mass outbreak of the munchies.” – Michelle Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, January 22, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 10:45 am || Meets with the President’s Commission on Election Administration on voter access 11:30 am || Convenes a meeting with select Cabinet Secretaries of the Council on Women and Girls 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:05 pm || Hosts an event for the Council on Women and Girls 4:30 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary

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Katy Perry: I Might Have Delivered Wisconsin for Obama

Pop star Katy Perry thinks she might have locked up a win for President Obama in Wisconsin during the the 2012 election. “I might have won Wisconsin for him,” she says. “Actually, I didn’t do too much, but he called on me a couple of times. Which was very nice.” Well, it’s indeed not likely she did too much. She only performed a couple of

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A Party for the Empress

It was the twilight of the Roman Empire. The decay, which would lead to the empire’s downfall, had set in long before. The ruling class sought to appease its people by taking money from the largest landowners and most successful businessmen and giving it to the rest of society. But the effort had irretrievably harmed the economy and habituated the poorest and even the middle

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Literary Agent: Obama Could Make $20M from Memoirs

The Obamas are set to become fabulously rich – not just well off, but fabulously rich – after President Obama leaves office, writing memoirs that will fetch in the tens of millions of dollars. According to a New Yorker profile of Obama, Andrew Wylie, a leading literary agent, estimates that Obama could command $17-$20 million for his memoirs, while Michelle could earn an not-too-shabby $12

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The Obama Morning News || January 21, 2014

Obama: Pot laws target poor . . . Christian Science Monitor Patrick Kennedy: Obama wrong on pot . . . Politico Income inequality grows under Obama . . . Fox News Dems divided on Obama income push . . . National Journal U.S. to ease Iran sanctions . . . Associated Press Palin to Obama: Stop using race card . . . Politico Biden: We’re still

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