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 || Wednesday, February 25, 2015

10:15 am || Meets with immigration advocacy leaders 12:05 pm || Departs White House 2:45 pm || Arrives Miami, Florida 3:45 pm || participates in an immigration town hall; Florida International University, Miami 5:50 pm || Departs Miami 7:35 pm || Arrives White House All times Eastern

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Did Obama’s Bergdahl Move Help Doom Kayla Mueller?

The brother of Kayla Mueller, the American ISIS hostage who was killed under circumstances that remain unclear, says her situation became worse after President Obama traded five senior Taliban commanders for alleged Army deserter Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. At that point, the militants increased their demands, her brother said. “That made the whole situation worse because that’s when the demands got greater,” Eric Mueller told NBC’s

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Yes, Pre-Election Visits by Israeli Leaders do Happen

The White House says President Obama’s refusal to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu next month is due to a desire not to affect the Israeli elections two weeks later. “As a matter of longstanding practice and principle, we do not see heads of state or candidates in close proximity to their elections, so as to avoid the appearance of influencing a democratic election

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The Obama Morning News || February 24, 2015

VA secretary lied about special forces service . . . Robert McDonald, the secretary of veterans affairs, wrongly claimed in a videotaped comment earlier this year that he served in special operations forces, the most elite units in the armed forces, when his military service of five years was spent almost entirely with the 82nd Airborne Division during the late 1970s. Huffington Post Obama woos Warren wing

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