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 to Hold a News Conference Today

President Obama will hold a press conference at 2:20 pm today in the White House press briefing room. We will livestream it here. This definitely suggests a new strategy for Obama with respect to the media. It’s his third news conference since Republicans massacred the Democrats on Election Day. This reflects the White House view that their problems stem from a failure to communicate adequately

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East Room Press Conference, September 10, 2010: You Are There

Here are a few shots behind the scenes at today’s press conference, since what went on in front of the scenes was mostly familiar. Here, CNNs Ed Henry gets miked up.   ABC’s Jake Tapper also gets miked up for the four questions that he will ask, which will draw groans from his colleagues in the press corps.   Tapper, Chip Reid of CBS, and

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Obama Suggests Ground Zero Mosque Opponents Hate Islam

President Obama used a White House press conference today to issue his most forceful language yet in support of the Ground Zero mosque, making clear that the project should go forward and suggesting that those who oppose it do so out of animus toward Islam. With respect to the mosque in New York, you know, I think I’ve been pretty clear on my position here.

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I Dreamed Obama’s Press Conference

President Obama this morning is holding his first press conference in 35 years. Last night, I had a dream about how it would go. I warn you that my dreams always come true, like the one I once had about suddenly being able to eat anything I wanted without gaining weight. Well, actually, that one didn’t come true, and I should never have tried it.

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A Look Inside an East Room Press Conference

President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron today held a short press conference in the East Room in which they proclaimed that they like each other, that Britain and the United States are good allies and even speak the same language, that it was wrong the release the Lockerbie bomber since he’s really not too sick, and blah blah blah blah blah. What, you were

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Just Please Don’t Call it Wall Street Reform

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters today aboard Air Force One that President Obama is completely tickled that Financial reform legislation is moving toward final passage in the Senate. Obama will probably make a statement when he returns to the White House later today from an event in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is looking at signing the legislation the middle of next week.

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Obama and Medvedev Agree on Chickens

President Obama and Russian President Medvedev this afternoon held a press conference at which the main topic was chickens, with a nod to the war in Afghanistan. And then there was the usual stuff about how the alliance is strengthening and blah blah blah, whatever, but the news was chickens. Obama and Medvedev – or more accurately, their aides who know whatever this is all

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Obama to the Gulf – Message: “I Care!”

There are rumors that White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs is walking around with a bandage on his hand, wounded from all the high fiving that went on in the communications shop after Obama’s press conference yesterday. To understand why, let’s review the following secret document, obtained by White House Dossier, which details the White House press conference strategy: Secret Presidential Document #4320-4a – Note:

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