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


White House Holds Secret Meeting with Reporters

Updated 6:57 pm ET The White House today held a secret meeting to try to influence journalists’ reporting on Benghazi. It reportedly began at 12:45 pm ET and forced the regular, public briefing scheduled for 12:30 pm to be delayed until mid afternoon. Let my try to explain what went on here and what I think about it. I’d be very interested to hear your

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McConnell Demands WH Review of IRS Abuse

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) demanded today that the White House investigate what appears to be targeting by IRS of conservative groups. The IRS has acknowledged “mistakes” for singling out for heightened scrutiny groups that had words like “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in their title. But it denies a political motivation, saying the effort was part of an attempt to deal with applications for

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Biden Wandering Off the Reservation

Vice President Joe Biden is already staking out his own territory apart from the Obama White House, ground he will need to occupy if he wants to have a chance to be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016. Biden, a longtime liberal firebrand, will almost certainly seek to portray himself as the candidate of the Party’s left-wing base, stigmatizing Hillary as the cautious standard

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The Obama Morning News || May 10, 2013

Beohner: Release internal Benghazi emails . . . Washington Post Benghazi a blow to Hillary and Obama . . . National Journal Romney scrapped Benghazi ad in final weeks . . . The Hill Scandal vs. Scandal – a media retrospective . . . Doug Ross Republicans boycott Obamacare’s IPAB . . . Fox News Obama to tout health law’s benefits today . . .

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