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 || Thursday, October 15, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 4:35 pm || Delivers remarks at a reception for the 25th Anniversary of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics; East Room All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 1:15 pm

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Trump Tweets the Debate

Republican Donald Trump tried to steal the show from Democrats — at least on social media. Before the big debate Tuesday, Trump announced that he’d be live-tweeting, and his dispatches were as anticipated by some as the big show itself. Sure, he tweeted about the Democrats, but reading the lines, and sometimes between the lines, it’s clear that most of the tweets were about him.

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Key Issues the Democrats Ignored, of Course

The Democrats went on and on during Tuesday night’s presidential debate about the topics they love — bankrupting the banks, eliminating any corporation with more than 50 employees, figuring out what free stuff people aren’t yet getting, and using windmills to cool the planet. But in their enthusiasm to take down anyone who ever made a success of themselves, they forgot to discuss many topics

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, October 14, 2015

10:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:00 pm || Meets with Secretary of State Kerry 7:25 pm || Hosts “A Celebration of American Creativity,” which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act and include performances by Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, Trombone Shorty, Esperanza Spalding,

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