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The Obama Morning News || May 17, 2010

by Keith Koffler on May 17, 2011, 7:28 am

President Obama will deliver a major address on the Middle East Thursday, but his overall strategy is unclear, the Washington Times reports.

Obama met with flood victims in Memphis and then lauded a local high school Monday. Then he returned to Washington and saluted the UConn men’s basketball team.

Obama offered another concession on the environment, delaying a regulation on industrial emissions.

The U.S. hit the debt limit and Treasury began making moves that can continue for months to avoid default. Obama listed his own assets, which are in the millions and which include U.S. debt.

Obama’s budget staffers are demanding to join a union.

The administration outlined a comprehensive new cyberspace strategy.

Obama sought to fire up his frustrated supporters at two fundraisers. Mitt Romney raised $10.25 million in a single day during a telethon in Vegas.

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel took the reins as mayor of Chicago.

And the Associated Press has some amazing new details of the operations that killed Bin Laden.

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Granny Jan May 17, 2011 at 8:57 am

Yesterday, after reading Mike Lester’s comments I decide to make part two. Thanks “star” for the Gatesy Call.
Part Two – The Obama Campaign Makes Thousands of “Gutsy” Calls
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yx2rSmYnzw8

Star May 17, 2011 at 12:31 pm

As we say here in AZ–de nada, Granny. Love it. I am famous!

Granny Jan May 17, 2011 at 9:31 am

That was the 73rd version of the raid and a good one at that, but I’m going to wait for the movie version.

Keith Koffler May 17, 2011 at 10:32 am

Wonder if Obama isn’t in touch w Hollywood to get the movie out before Election Day, including flashes from the scene of the raid to the tense moments in the Situation Room.

Granny Jan May 17, 2011 at 10:39 am

They have my full consent to use clips from my video.

Star May 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Too bad Ahnold is white…ooo, never mind.

Chuck May 17, 2011 at 9:35 am

Which ever officials gave AP the details of the classified mission (on condition of anonymity) should be exposed, humiliated and convicted. All of course after a closed door meeting with the SEALS, at an undisclosed location.

Granny Jan May 17, 2011 at 10:37 am

Except for his use of the word “gutsy call” Frank Donatelli wrote a wonderfully opinion piece that could be emulated by others. Just leave out the words gutsy call.

Obama the Desperate
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0511/55045.html

Star May 17, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I guess it’s not fashionable to say this, and the SEALS are of course trained to cover contingencies, but losing half the helicopters to me is not “flawless.” I am sure the manufacturers and procurement people are being “contacted.”

Granny Jan May 17, 2011 at 5:21 pm

Jeffrey Lord writes about Woodrow Wilson and his affinity for Griffiths (Birth of a Nation) comparing it to Obama and the rapper Common. Some very interesting history:
http://spectator.org/archives/2011/05/17/woodrow-obama-jon-stewart-gets