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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Quote of the Day || May 22, 2013

“So she’s taking the Fifth. Well, me, I’m taking the First.” – Barack Obama A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote H/T to one of our clever readers, Guillermo Grande

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Obama Schedule || Wednesday, May 22, 2013

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing 4:15 pm || Meets with Treasury Secretary Lew 7:25 pm || Hosts a concert honoring Gershwin Prize winner Carole King; East Room All times Eastern Live stream of Carney briefing at 1:00 pm

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Lois Lerner of the IRS to take the Fifth

Now things are getting extra interesting. The IRS official in charge of the division that scrutinized tax exempt organizations when the agency targeted Republicans will invoke her Fifth amendment right not to incriminate herself if forced to appear as scheduled Wednesday before the House Oversight Committee. In a letter to the panel, her attorney asked that she be excused since she doesn’t plan to say

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Carney Sweats it Out

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney is sweating it out under the harsh lights of the White House briefing room these days, revising stories and spinning away suspicious facts in what is becoming an almost comical daily exercise in scandal avoidance. “Are you going to ask me about Myanmar?” Carney joked Monday as yet another White House reporter teed up a question about one of

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The Obama Morning News || May 21, 2013

WH offers fifth version of IRS events . . . Politico Claim: Top WH aides knew, but not Obama . . . National Journal Poll: IRS targeting intentional . . . Politico Tea Party group targeted by four agencies. . . National Review Obama and the IRS. Smoking gun? . . . American Spectator IRS wanted info on conservative interns . . . Daily Caller

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