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 B-Ball is CLOSED to the Press

President Obama plans to shoot some hoops tonight after a fundraising dinner co-hosted by Michael Jordan. The White House has barred reporters. I would assume both Obama AND Jordan want the press kept far away. Obama because he could only look much worse than Jordan, and Jordan because he could only look much worse than himself. Tickets for the dinner, which will include other present

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Obama, For Three . . . No!

Look, I’ll give him credit, he hit the rim every time, which is not something I would necessarily do. Or you – you know who you are! But, you know, I’m sure he just figured he’d walk up and sink one, because there’s no way he’d have given this golden gift to his enemies otherwise.

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Basketball Stars to Play in “Obama Classic” Fundraiser

Magic Johnson will lead retinue of professional basketball players who will play in a December 12 fundraiser to benefit President Obama’s reelection drive, according to an announcement on the Obama campaign website. Tickets start at $200 for general admission and head up to $500 a piece for “premium lower deck” seats and $5,000 to sit courtside. Among those listed for the event, billed as the

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Basketball with the Girls Today

And some of their friends. From the pool report. I gather the guard and the Interior Department didn’t recognize A PRESIDENTIAL MOTORCADE  when he sees it . . . Actually looks like maybe something inside didn’t seem kosher. At 10:05 a.m. in a light drizzle, the motorcade rolled for the 2 minute trip to the Interior Department basketball court.  Just before the 14 vehicle package

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Obama Does Basketball This Morning

If the president was thinking golf, the notion was washed out by the otherwise welcome sight of rain in formerly sun-drenched Washington. So he’s playing hoops at Fort McNair. The only known participant in this morning’s presidential recreation is personal assistant Reggie Love. According to pooler Derek Wallbank of MinnPost, there is no sign today of NBA players or other such fabulous people who were

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It’s Good to be the King

Well, just when everyone was feeling sorry for President Obama because his wife was away for his birthday, he made real damn friggin’ delicious lemonade out of lemons – if these were ever lemons in the first place – and invited a kids’ fantasy team over to play basketball. Here’s who came to play. Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony, Shane Battier, Chauncey Billups, Kobe Bryant, Derek

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