Starting with the Marine holding the umbrella, the White House honor guard is a coveted position and the Marines who get those posts have to work to do so. ^The President playing golf should not be an issue since he is usually networking when he’s golfing and he hasn’t taken nearly as many vacations as some of our past presidents. That said, it’s a 4 to 8 year gig, with a generous life long pension afterwards. I don’t know how much time ANY president should spend ‘playing.’^As far as Benghazi goes…http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/299807-report-officials-say-stevens-turned-down-extra-benghazi-securityAmbassador Stevens turned down increased security twice in the four weeks prior to his death. He was not ORDERED to go to that consulate and his death at this unsecured location has caused ten times the uproar that previous deaths at more secure locations have caused. This has been politicized from the beginning and the more info that comes out, the more it looks like a tragic series of events. Forget the talking points and secure the embassies and offices.^The military sex assaults are unconscionable and the fact that two men tasked with protecting victims victimize those they are to protect shows the military is unable to respond to this cancer within their ranks.^The AP investigation might have been ‘valid’ in why it began, but it was definitely invalid in the WAY it was conducted. News outlets are complaining that sources have begun drying up as a result of this investigation and that is not good for free speech or our nation.^The IRS issue is outrageous and someone needs to go to jail. While there are red flags that show up on a form, lacking those warning signs, every form, person, and organization should be treated the same way. The additional questions asked is insult to injury.I was told that some of the info the IRS office got was given to the media, but I still haven’t seen any thing about that except for here in GC. Anyone have a link?^Putt putt golf is fun. But we need our gov’t to stop puttering and start working. These ‘games’ do not employ people, improve our infrastructure, or unite our people.Respectfully,C.