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 || Friday, December 16, 2016

11:00 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 12:30 pm || Lunch with Biden 2:15 pm || Holds a press conference 5:25 pm || Departs for vacation in Hawaii 10:40 pm HAST || Arrives in Honolulu, Hawaii All times Eastern except as noted

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Sean Spicer Likely to be named White House Press Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick Republican National Committee chief strategist Sean Spicer to serve as White House press secretary in his administration, sources with direct knowledge told the Washington Examiner on Thursday. Spicer first became involved with Trump in August when he agreed to work in New York three to four days a week as an on-site adviser to the campaign while still

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Trump Names Kellogg, Monica Crowley to NSC Posts

President-elect Trump has chosen retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and executive secretary of the National Security Council and Monica Crowley as senior director of strategic communications for the National Security Council, a transition source tells Washington Examiner. Trump’s transition officially announced the appointments Thursday afternoon. “The United States is an exceptional country and these are two exceptional individuals who have

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Trump Announces Zinke as Interior Secretary

President-elect Trump on Thursday formally announced he wants Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department, vaulting the Iraq War veteran into a crucial Cabinet post for western Americans just eight years after he began his political career. “I am pleased to nominate Congressman Ryan Zinke as our Secretary of the Interior. He has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory

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