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


Carney Declines Comment on Secret Service Scandal

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today declined to comment on the scandal embroiling the Secret Service, seeking to maintain the focus of the White House Press corps on President Obama’s trip to Colombia and the Summit of the Americas being held there. From Carney’s briefing today: And I would, as I did on issues related to Secret Service personnel, I’d refer you to the

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Biden Earned $21,000 Last Year From the Secret Service

No, he’s not moonlighting as an agent. Vice President Joe Biden last year earned $20,900 in rental income from the Secret Service, which is paying him to host agents on his property so they can protect him. Most high-profile people in need of protection pay people to keep them safe. Government officials are allowed to have taxpayers pick up the tab. Biden is unique in

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