Calls for Shinseki to resign escalate . . . Newsmax
Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s tenure grew more perilous on Wednesday, as several Democrats joined Republicans in calling for his resignation after a new report found widespread problems throughout the vast VA healthcare system.
CNN reporter: Grads gave Obama “icy reception” . . . Daily Caller
CNN reporter Jim Clancy questioned the wisdom of President Obama’s foreign policy speech in front of West Point graduates on Wednesday, claiming the president’s policy of disengagement was met with an “icy reception” from the future Army officers.
Romney: Obama speech “sad day” for America . . . Newsmax
“I think it’s a particularly sad day in America when the president of the United States feels compelled to give an address saying that America, in effect, isn’t weak,” Romney said.
Democrats seek curb on Obama . . . The Hill
Congressional Democrats want to limit President Obama’s war-making authority.
Directive plans use of military against citizens . . . Washington Times
A 2010 Pentagon directive on military support to civilian authorities details what critics say is a troubling policy that envisions the Obama administration’s potential use of military force against Americans.
Rural hospitals threatened by Obamacare . . . Fox News
Recent cuts by the Obama administration for Medicare reimbursement funding are a grave concern to rural healthcare administrators. In addition, there’s an October deadline for upgrading to electronic medical records.
Chamber: EPA rule will cost $50B a year . . . Examiner
New EPA rules cutting back on the amount of carbon emissions from power plants would cost the economy more than $50 billion per year through 2030, according to a U.S. Chamber of Commerce report.
Obama turns to concussions . . . The Hill
A $30 million joint effort between the Pentagon and NCAA will conduct the study.
Cheney: Obama weakest president of my life . . . Newsmax
He’s a very, very weak president. Maybe the weakest, certainly in my lifetime,” Cheney said.
Kerry to Snowden: “Man up” and come home . . . Associated Press
Kerry said, “A patriot would not run away . . . He can come home but he’s a fugitive from justice.”
Hillary allies mobilize on Benghazi . . . Politico
An array of Democrats — including Hillary Clinton’s allies — are meeting this week to hammer out a united front on national security issues, including a clear response to Republicans over the Benghazi controversy.
The incredible shrinking Christie . . . Politico
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