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 || Tuesday, July 1, 2014

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing10:55 am || Holds a Cabinet meeting2:20 pm || Delivers remarks on the economyAll times EasternLive stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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Obama to Take Executive Action on Immigration

President Obama stormed into the Rose Garden today and proclaimed he will overhaul the immigration system by executive action, doing as much as he thinks is legal without Congress. The president, whose early-afternoon Rose Garden appearance was scheduled at the last minute, accused Republicans of kowtowing to the Tea Party and suggested that they don’t like “different cultures.” House Republicans say they can no longer trust

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White House: Decision “Jeopardizes the Health of Women”

The White House today disagreed with the Supreme Court ruling against the government in Hobby Lobby v Sebelius, saying it endangers women and calling for Congress to “take action” to address the decision. The Court found this morning that “closely held” companies cannot be forced to provide free contraception coverage for women, as required under Obamacare. From today’s White House briefing by Press Secretary Josh

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It’s Soccer, Mr. President

President Obama, who today is hosting Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, congratulated the “Chilean National Football Team” for it’s performance in its match, which it lost, with Brazil: Let me say, first of all, congratulations to the Chilean National Football Team for an outstanding showing at the World Cup. I know it was a tough loss, but it also showed the incredible skill and talent of

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Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby

The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby over the federal government, finding that the company is within its rights not to provide free contraception as required under Obamacare. The five to four decision in the case Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius has Justice Anthony Kennedy as the swing vote siding with conservatives Alito, Thomas, Scalia and Roberts. The decision means that employers can

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Valerie Jarrett for Senate?

Or for something else? White House senior advisor Valerie Jarrett said in an interview that aired Sunday on Meet the Press that she might just run for office, though she termed the prospect “highly unlikely.” But she left the door open, and in politics, a door slightly ajar can quickly become a gaping chasm. She also reiterated Michelle Obama’s denial that she will entertain a political

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The Obama Morning News || June 30, 2014

Obama to seek $2B for border crisis . . . Associated Press President Barack Obama will seek more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally entering the U.S. through the Rio Grande Valley area of Texas and ask for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. Poll: More want less immigration . . .

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