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The Obama Morning News || June 21, 2011

President Obama will announce his decision on Afghan troop withdrawals Wednesday, most likely calling for the withdrawal of about 30,000 troops by the end of 2012 – though how quickly is unclear, according to the New York Times. Obama probably will say he wants to bring 10,000 troops home this year, more than the Pentagon wants, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Debt reduction talks are speeding up as the deadline for a deal begins to approach. The White House left the door open to a short term increase in the debt limit to allow for more time.

A White House meeting between Obama and business executives arranged by the DNC continues to draw fire.

Obama sought to reassure Jewish supporters Monday night at a fundraiser that was billed as a “pro-Israel dinner.”

The battle over Boeing’s decision to open its Dreamliner plant in South Carolina puts Obama in a bind. Labor opposes the move, but some of the president’s top associates, including Chief of Staff Bill Daley, have ties to Boeing. Moveon.org officials feel like Obama has abandoned them.

The White House won’t answer whether President Obama thinks to War Powers Act is constitutional.
New border rules quietly announced Friday would offer quasi-amnesty for thousands of illegal immigrants, opponents allege.

Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman are vying for Mormon cash. Huntsman will officially launch his presidential campaign today. Democrats are immediately launching fire against him, painting Huntsman as a moderate who panders to conservatives.

Aides to Texas Gov. Rick Perry are prepped for a return of rumors that he is gay, none of which have been substantiated even after exhaustive reporting and investigation.

And Obama is a big fan of Fareed Zakaria, having read his book, “The Post-American World.”

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8 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 21, 2011

  1. Now that’s rich!
    “Moveon.org officials feel like Obama has abandoned them.” When a person does not have morals or ethics those around them will always feel used.

    “The White House won’t answer whether President Obama thinks to War Powers Act is constitutional.” So where is Code Pinkie on this one? This leftist group sure has been quiet lately huh?

    From ‘The Root” web site I read where “Louis Farrakhan taking President Obama to task over the war in Afghanistan and the bombing of Libya is making its way around the Web. In the video, Farrakhan admonishes the president for turning into someone else. Farrakhan says, “We voted for our brother Barack, a beautiful human being with a sweet heart, and now he’s an assassin. They turned him into them.” ”

    I love that part about a beautiful human being with a sweet heart, now he is a assassin. Oops, he is now killing the bro’s.

    It looks as those they might be starting to eat their own.

    • Code Pink is still very active, but they’re being ignored by most of the media because it doesn’t want to report on protests against their guy. And if you do report on a protest, you might bery well be barred from covering the most transpartent White House ever again.

  2. I recall Boeing’s reason for wanting to move their production to South Carolina. It wasn’t about the wage rates. It was about burdensome union work rules.

  3. I always assumed that Obama liked Fareed Zakaria’s thinking. Anyone who thinks that the US has overstepped it’s role in the world and is on the decline is going to be on Abama’s “to read” list.