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The Obama Morning News || July 12, 2011

by Keith Koffler on July 12, 2011, 8:17 am

Talks between the President Obama and congressional Republicans grew more contentious as GOP leaders flatly rejected tax increases as part of a deal. Obama has put raising the Medicare eligibility age on the table.

Obama’s deficit strategy is a combination of audacity, hope and — in the eyes of Republicans — chutzpah, writes POLITICO. The president has been casting himself as a pragmatic centrist. Obama still wants to raise taxes on families earning $250,000 a year, but just how “rich” is that?

Time describes how House Majority Leader Eric Cantor thwarted the deal between Obama and House Speaker John Boehner. Obama and Boehner say the debt battle isn’t personal.

The Obama administration is ramping up talks on how to revive the housing market.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is probing what he sees as signs of an unseemly overlap between Obama’s official and political activities, including a DNC organized White House meeting with business donors.

The Obama administration implemented its most aggressive and controversial gun measure to date when it ordered dealers in four Southwestern states to report multiple sales of semiautomatic rifles to the federal firearms bureau.

Rudy Giuliani is hiring in New Hampshire and will decide soon whether to run. Michele Bachmann used to collect for the IRS by suing tax cheats. A new anti-Romney website debuted.

Obama will honor a second living Medal of Honor recipient today.

The White House hosts a lacrosse clinic to celebrate the sport’s Native American origins.

And Michelle consumed a 1,700 calories meal at Washington’s Shake Shack.

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AnonnA July 12, 2011 at 8:35 am

“The White House hosts a lacrosse clinic to celebrate the sport’s Native American origins.” What a pathetic piece of political correctness.

“And Michelle consumed a 1,700 calories meal at Washington’s Shake Shack.” Somehow, given the way in which she has blossomed into quite the hefty middle-aged lady I suspect this event is only the first 1700 calorie meal that she’s consumed IN PUBLIC.

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Lizzy July 12, 2011 at 11:07 am

Just reading in The Daily Mail UK that according to ‘nutritionist’ that it
was perfectly acceptable to splurge once in a while. But that’s only
because of HRH perfect body and exercise regime:). I imagine all the
travel and shopping does burn those calories off:) I think the word that springs to mind is hypocritical and the elitist attitude the Obama’s
suffer from. Boy really relieved to hear about the Lacrosse being addressed. How could we let that slip? Too busy with that pesky
budget v boring.

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Star July 12, 2011 at 11:27 am

She is on the cover of Better Homes & Gardens telling us how to eat. I hope her advice includes plenty of shakes! You know when homes and gardens will get better, someone said–when we get a better economy and rid of them!

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Susan July 12, 2011 at 12:00 pm

A few years ago I started getting BH&G in the mail even though I never ordered it. Trying to stop that rag was like trying to end an AOL subscription. Then they had the gall to start sending invoices with threats to pay up or else. Making the cover of BH&G is quite the score for Michelle. I’m sure it will be read and cherished by the tens.

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Lizzy July 12, 2011 at 12:39 pm

I saw that also touting her $30 dollar dress she’s pulled that one before. She wore a cheap dress with a $795 Alexander McQueen belt
imagine if you checked out the belt it would be of a similar price. Of
course we are too stupid to see all the smoke band mirrors.

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William July 12, 2011 at 8:47 am

I just hope that someone in the administration bothers to provide the correct names of the Medal of Honor winners this time around.

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sportinlife10 July 12, 2011 at 8:49 am

Dubious honor: didn’t the restaurant have to shut down while the o’s Little Woman honored it with her presence?

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Susan July 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

Good to see Issa is looking into Obama’s fundraising anomalies. His use of federal employees on his campaign has to violate the Hatch Act at a minimum. Then there is the selling of lotto tickets for dinner with the two amigos… I’m sure Issa will get just as much cooperation from this administration as he is getting with the Fast and Furious investigation.

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Star July 12, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hmmm…maybe let Fannie & Freddie (still not dissolved) help investors “vacuum up” housing inventory. Why does that not sound like a good plan? Let’s see, investors, no stakes in neighborhoods, “help” that must cost something…clout in Congress…rich…no, it’s not that…or is it?

Good morning, all. I feel like Louis C.K. in the show “Louie.” I get up and load the same programs…

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sportinlife10 July 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

More “free money”.

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srdem65 July 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

How incredibly stupid and naive this administration’s ATF and DOJ must be to think that Mexicans only buy firearms in the 4 border states.

Nobody would give a rat’s hooha what MrsO eats if she hadn’t spent the last two years telling us that we’re fat and lazy and don’t eat the right stuff.
(she likes that word “stuff”).

The continuing class warfare of the “rich vs everybody else” will never gain any momentum in America because we still believe that anyone, anytime can become “rich”. It’s just another reason why so many believe that MrO doesn’t understand us.

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Star July 12, 2011 at 11:11 am

A rat’s hooha? Where is that LIKE button? LOL.

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Susan July 12, 2011 at 11:40 am

Gun control via executive order is what they planned on doing all along. Fast and Furious isn’t going away and this ploy only brings more attention to the cover-up.

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sportinlife10 July 12, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Hot Damn! The more attention, the better.
Powerline pointed out that while the lazy msm will gravitate toward the Murdoch scandal, Murdoch didn’t kill anyone, unlike Fast and Furious.

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