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


Obama Schedule || Wednesday, June 25, 2014

10:45 am || Meets with HHS Secretary Burwell11:45 am || With Israeli President Shimon Peres, drops by a meeting with American Jewish leaders; Roosevelt Room12:20 pm || Lunch with Israeli President Peres1:25 pm || Meets with Israeli President Peres2:55 pm || Honors NASCAR Champion Jimmie Johnson; East Room5:00 pm || Meets with Senate Democrats; The State Floor7:10 pm || Delivers remarks to the League of Conservation Voters; Ronald Reagan BuildingAll times EasternLive

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Intern Faints During White House Briefing

As at White House press Secretary Josh Earnest’s first briefing Monday, his second one Tuesday concluded under odd circumstances as an intern in the midst her first day on the job fainted at the conclusion of the session. I was on hand and saw it from the other side of the room. Just as Earnest was wrapping up his final question, she slowly began to

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Michelle Indicates She Won’t Run for Senate

In an interview Monday with resident Obama courtier Robin Roberts, who supposedly is a journalist for ABC, First Lady Michelle Obama said she would not be pursuing any political role after leaving the White House. Michelle spoke with Roberts at a White House event. I assume the question may well have been planted so Mrs. Obama could scuttle talk of a Michelle political foray generated

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IRS Failed to Share News of Lost Lerner Emails

Testifying before the House Oversight Committee today, U.S. Archivist David S. Ferriero said the IRS failed, as required by law, to notify him that records – in this case the lost emails of Lois Lerner – had been destroyed. “They did not follow the law,” Ferriero said. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen testified Monday that he knew of the lost email records in April and didn’t

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Chelsea: I Don’t Fundamentally Care About Money

Because she’s so much better than that. During an interview with Fast Company in April that is now being brought to light, Chelsea Clinton suggested her decision to join her parents’ charitable organization stemmed from a recognition that she just couldn’t sully herself with the mundane aspiration to make a lot of money. From the piece:  I’ve tried really hard to care about things that

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The Obama Morning News || June 24, 2014

IRS chief: No laws broken on emails . . . Associated Press John Koskinen said Monday he has seen no evidence anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the targeting of tea party and other political groups. Issa: We’re tired of your game-playing . . . Reuters Oversight panel chairman accused IRS of hiding a former official’s emails related to a 2013

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