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, April 29, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 11:35 am || Honors the 2015 National Teacher of the Year and finalists; Rose Garden 12:30 || Lunch with House Democratic Leader Pelosi 3:50 pm || Visits with wounded warriors at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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Obama: Minority Communities Must Change

Saying it can’t just be left to the police to “do the dirty work of containing the problems,” President Obama today said change must come to minority communities, implicitly acknowledging that the root of the deadly confrontations that crop up between police and African Americans lies in the communities themselves. Now, I would disagree with his solutions to these problems. But I give the president credit, unlike

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Obama Declares a Police Discrimination Crisis

President Obama today termed the issue of racially motivated police brutality a crisis, one he said has been going on for some time and is now being fully uncovered though the use of social media and video cameras. Obama, who spoke in the Rose Garden during a press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Abe, of course took a moment or two to condemn the Baltimore rioters,

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American officials deny U.S. Ship Seized by Iran

American officials have denied media reports that a US cargo ship had been seized by the Iranian navy, according to the BBC. But the situation could cause a problem for President Obama. Reports indicate the cargo ship was a Marshall Islands flagged vessel. The Marshall Islands is an independent republic, but one associated with the United States, which provides for its defense. A U.S. warship

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