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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WH Admits Perceptions of Policy Driving Flow of Illegals

The White House today acknowledged that a perception in Central America that President Obama’s policies will allow people who cross the border to stay is helping drive the massive flow of illegal immigrants into the country. The administration had previously emphasized that dire economic conditions were causing an exodus from south of the border. But officials of course blamed not themselves and their lax enforcement –

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Here We Go Again

Let me say something simple about the upcoming airstrikes in Iraq, the 300 military “advisors” we’re dispatching there, and 250 combat troops who are being brought in to defend the embassy. Something plain that no doubt the geniuses around Washington will regard as primitive and ill-conceived: Either we get in Iraq to win, or we don’t get in at all. If we are going to

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Ryan to IRS Chief: “I don’t Believe You”

“That’s your problem,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) tells IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “Nobody believes you.” Well, that’s true. But this little bit of grandstanding makes me think maybe Ryan is running for president. Some nice fireworks here.

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Carney Exits

After more than three years, White House Press Secretary Carney’s term as press secretary ends COB today. How you rate him as press secretary depends on your perspective. If you are a partisan Obama supporter, then Carney did a pretty good job. He made few mistakes, aggressively and eloquently promoted the president’s agenda, and largely kept a lid on serious investigative reporting with respect to

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The Obama Morning News || June 20, 2014

IRS boss faces coverup charges . . . Fox News The commissioner is set to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. GOP lawmakers are furious. Issa calls WH counsel to testify . . . Newsmax Jennifer O’Connor is scheduled to testify on Tuesday. O’Connor worked as counselor to acting IRS Commissioner Danny Werfel for six months last year. Obama mostly leaves Iraq on its own .

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