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| Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

“The one thing that needs to be done — an official acknowledgement of the reality and magnitude of the global jihad, and the commitment of U.S. intelligence to understanding and combating it — is the one thing that will not be done.”

— Robert Spencer, author of “The Truth About Muhammad,” writing in FrontPageMagazine.com

“How can the president star in a White House Correspondents' Association dinner satirical film pretending to be Daniel Day-Lewis playing Barack Obama in Stephen Spielberg's movie ‘Obama,' and not have absorbed the lessons of ‘Lincoln'?”

— New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd

“This is a man who couldn't play it straight even if you gave him a pencil and a ruler.”

— Quin Hillyer, writing in the American Spectator's Spectacle blog, on Barack Obama's Tuesday news conference.

“I find it amazing that in all the recent debate over immigration in the United States there is an almost complete absence of any serious discussion of what it means to be an American citizen today in terms of what it really means to be an American, period.”

—Leon Hadar, author of “Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East,” writing in The American Conservative.

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