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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White House Bats Down Cranky WH Press Corps

Sometimes, we deserve it. The latest pool report out of London observed that “Pool is holding in a two-car garage” while waiting for Obama’s dinner for the queen at the U.S. ambassador’s residence to finish. The pooler included the following at the end of the report: NOTE: This pool report as above was originally sent at 8:35pm local (3:35pm Eastern). Before distributing it to the

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Obama Pokes Trump, Plays Ping Pong

From the latest pool report out of London, this one by Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune: At Globe Academy, a math and performing arts school with a high proportion of low-income students. Obama and PM Cameron dropped in on a classroom where two groups of kids were waiting to tell them about their projects. A group of kids (roughly 11, 12 or 13 year olds)

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Obamas and the Royals Exchange Gifts

No electronic gadgets this year. BTW, the White House claims the Queen requested the iPod she got from Obama in 2009. From the White House: The President and Mrs. Obama gave Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a collection of rare memorabilia and photographs in a handmade leather bound album that chronologically highlights her parents’ (King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) visit to the United States

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Obama Speaks in London About Midwest Tornadoes

President Obama continued to step up his leadership on the tornado disasters in Missouri and other parts of the Midwest, taking time out as he started his day in London to talk about the calamities and scheduling a trip to Missouri Sunday. Here’s part of what he said. Before the day starts here in England I wanted to say a few words about the devastating

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