The public paid limited attention to last week’s congressional hearings on Benghazi. Fewer than half (44%) of Americans say they are following the hearings very or fairly closely, virtually unchanged from late January when Hillary Clinton testified. Last October, 61% said they were following the early stages of the investigation at least fairly closely.
Benghazi Investigation Does Not Reignite Broad Public Interest.
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
~ Harry s. Truman, 33rd President of the United States
May 8, 1884 – December 26, 1972
What bound all opposition to Margaret Thatcher’s programme was a suspicion that the grocer’s daughter was intent on monetising human value.
Bipartisanship helps to avoid extremes and imbalances. It causes compromises and accommodations. So let’s cooperate.
~ Zbigniew Brzezinski, Polish-American US National Security Advisor (1977-1981), father of Mika
Born 28, 1928
—By Erika Eichelberger
| Wed Mar. 6, 2013 9:19 AM PST
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, the US government launched a vast investigation, but it still doesn’t want you to know the details of what it found.
By MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Published: March 1, 2013
WASHINGTON — President Obama and the four top lawmakers in Congress were meeting Friday morning even as across-the-board spending cuts were poised to go into effect by the end of the day.
Mr. Obama summoned the Congressional leadership to the Oval Office in an effort to discuss how to move forward in the wake of the failure to avoid the cuts, known as sequestration, White House aides said. They said Mr. Obama would continue to push for a long-term budget deal that includes spending cuts and tax increases.
Without a struggle, there can be no progress.
~Frederick Douglass, American social reformer, orator, writer, statesman
February 17, 1818 – February 20, 1895