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


Jay Carney to Step Down as White House Press Secretary

President Obama announced today that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney has resigned. Obama, who interrupted the White House briefing as Carney was taking questions, said Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest will take his place. Carney seemed surprised by the interruption. Carney said he will step down soon, probably the second or third week of June. He will leave the White House but says

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Shinseki Resigns

President Obama today announced that Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned, saying Shinseki himself had come to the conclusion that he could no longer function effectively. Speaking at the White House, Obama said that the resignation was based on “Rick’s judgement” and Shinseki’s belief that he would be a distraction: He has worked hard to investigate and identify the problems with access to care, but as

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Shinseki Apologizes but Gives No Hint He’ll Resign

Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki apologized publicly today for the scandal at the Department of Veterans Affairs, but suggested he was apologizing for the sins of others and gave no indication he is about to resign. “Given the facts I know now, I apologize as the senior leader of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Shinseki said, indicating that he has come to understand the “systemic”

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Michelle Enlists Richard Sherman for Let’s Move

We the best chefs in the game! declares Richard Sherman in his new plug for Michelle’s healthy eating agenda. While they were a the White House the other day to be honored by President Obama for winning the Super Bowl, First Lady Michelle Obama corralled a couple of Seattle Seahawks to have them help promote Let’s Move, using a twist on Sherman’s famous outburst. Not a bad

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The Obama Morning News || May 30, 2014

Judgement day for Shinseki? . . . The Hill The White House desperately wants to put to rest a controversy that is only dragging on Obama’s already low approval numbers and adding to the pessimism that Democrats can hold on to the Senate this fall. More than 100 in Congress want Shinseki out . . . Newsmax The waves of lawmakers demanding Shinseki resign or

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