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 Press Pool Gets a Shock

A funny thing happened on the way from the debate . . . Pool Report #11 Motorcade is rolling from the debate venue at 8.39 pm. In an amusing moment, poolers were sitting in the Press One van outside the debate hall and the driver said “I think that Romney did real good.” There was a moment of baffled silence, before our steno , Bec,

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Press Goes for Wild Ride Pursuing Obama

The White House press pool was engaged in a high speed chase today – with the president of the United States. This afternoon in San Antonio, the press pool, which generally rides in a couple of vans toward the rear of the motorcade, was separated from the forward part of the procession, which includes the president. This resulted in a madcap race in which the

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White House May Limit Despised Paper’s Access

The openness administration says it has the right to limit the access of the Boston Herald to the press pool covering President Obama’s trip to the city today because it regards its reporting as unfair, the Herald writes. From today’s Herald piece: “I tend to consider the degree to which papers have demonstrated to covering the White House regularly and fairly in determining local pool

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White House Press Pool Standoff With Farrakhan Agents

UPDATE: Standoff between Farrakhan’s goons and White House Press Pool in Chicago ends as “Fruit of Islam” members back away. Here’s the final pool report. There is an interesting little scene playing out near the Chicago residence of Marty Nesbitt, a presidential pal whom the Obama’s are visiting tonight. It appears the press pool that follows Obama in the motorcade has had its black vans

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