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: No Budget for Weeks

The White House today said it will not release a budget for weeks, delaying well beyond the legal due date the publication of the president’s annual tax and spending blueprint. White House Press Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest, who led the daily briefing today, said the release date was “weeks ahead.” The Hill is reporting that the White House has informed Congress to expect it

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Furloughs to Hit the White House

Like the rest of the federal government, the White House will be subject to furloughs and pay cuts – including employees in the West Wing, White House Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest said today. Earnest, who gave the daily briefing in place of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, said the White House would also be forced to curtail unnamed programs and reduce purchases of

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WH Puts GOP On Notice: If Next Report is Bad, It’s Yours

The White House today celebrated an employment report showing the economy added 236,000 jobs and the unemployment rate declined from 7.9 percent to 7.7 percent, but it also put Republicans on notice that it may blame them if the next report isn’t quite as good. In his monthly statement on the jobs report, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger was careful to

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Obama Stingiest with Pardons in Over a Century

President Obama has granted the least number of pardons of any president in more than 100 years – even on annualized basis – issuing only 39 pardons in just over four years in office. He’s pardoned far fewer criminals than Richard Nixon or Ronald Reagan, Republican presidents Obama’s liberal allies like to tout as among the least compassionate. Before last Friday, when Obama pardoned 17

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The Obama Morning News || March 8, 2013

How the GOP forced Obama’s hand . . . Politico Bill Clinton: Time to overturn DOMA . . . Washington Post Paul “seriously” weighing 2016 bid . . . Politico Questions remain on Obama’s drone policy . . . Politico WH Easter Egg Roll avoids sequester axe . . . Washington Times Brennan confirmed as CIA director . . . Associated Press WH: We can stop North

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