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The Obama Morning News || June 3, 2014

Pentagon declined to rescue “deserter” . . . Washington Times
The Pentagon on several occasions had ground-level intelligence on where Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was being held captive — down to how many gunmen were guarding him — but special operations commanders repeatedly shelved rescue missions because they didn’t want to risk casualties for a man they believed to be a “deserter.”

Team Leader: Soldiers died due to Bergdahl . . . Newsmax
Echoes the charge made by other platoon members that Bergdahl’s action cost the lives of soldiers sent to search for him.

Liberal Toobin: Obama broke the law . . . Daily Caller
Liberal Harvard professor and CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Obama “clearly broke the law” by failing to provide Congress 30-days notice before releasing five high-level Taliban prisoners from the Guantanamo Bay detention facility.

Clinton defends Bergdahl deal . . . Politico
“This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen — is an American citizen — was serving in our military,” Clinton said. 

Did Hillary Know? . . . The Hill
Republicans want to know if Obama informed Clinton over lunch of the plan to swap Gitmo prisoners for Bergdahl.

Brewer: Obama dumping illegals in Arizona . . . Reuters
Arizona Republican Gov. Jan Brewer urged President Barack Obama to end a policy that saw hundreds of migrants detained in Texas being released at bus stations in Arizona because of overcrowded facilities.

Thousands apply for Obama drug clemency . . . Yahoo News
More than 18,000 prisoners filled out electronic surveys to apply for reduced sentences from Obama in a new program designed to clear federal prisons of nonviolent offenders.

GOP still wants to “repeal and replace” . . . Examiner
The Republican shift away from “repeal and replace” rhetoric on Obamacare may not signal the change in actual policy that some Democrats assume.

USDA creating $2M center for health eating . . . Free Beacon
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is creating a $2 million research center to study how the government can “nudge” Americans toward making healthier eating habits.

Obama seeks $1B for East Europe troops . . . Associated Press
The U.S. seeks to reassure allies that it will rebuff Russian encroachments in the region.

Hillary memoirs skip Senate years . . . Byron York
Clinton was a lackluster, team-player senator.

Warren fails to rule out presidential bid . . . Huffington Post
Asked whether she would be running for president in 2016, Elizabeth Warren framed the coming debate as one of defining values at a critical moment.

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7 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 3, 2014

  1. The Pentagon declined to rescue deserter.
    Does O meet with all types of people everyday to know such a detail?
    I heard yesterday some party from CIA was let go.
    Does anyone recall his name & postion in the CIA. Also why he was let go?

  2. Re. those illegals from Texas dumped in Arizona and all the “children” swarming our unsecured borders. Munoz previously of LaRaza is now calling it a “humanitarian crisis” and involving FEMA to assist.

    Before that Castro brother, also LaRaza spawn, now HUD chief, comes up with an even more creative answer we should do what all third world countries do. Call in the UN to establish refugee camps outside out borders. We do pay the UN quite a bit of money so we should take advantage of their services.

    Short of that, they could be escorted on buses to the White House. There is ample lawn area. FEMA can run their operation from inside the WH gates. And Michelle can personally attend to their nutritional needs.

  3. Send them to Arizona, just put them on a bus, then let them figure it out.

    My God, it was close to 110 degrees in Phoenix yesterday. Hundreds of illegals, unable to speak the language, in a strange city and country are dumped at our bus station without even a humane consideration for their safety.
    Why are we in Arizona left to deal with these criminals?

    • Yeah, we always feel torn–people wandering downtown with no money, people who can’t find the water stations out in the desert–awful…We just wish it would not happen. The heat will make healthy adults woozy just getting in and out of a car.

  4. I see what Hillary Clinton’s latest strategy is: I make hard decisions and therefore I have the right to become President. It doesn’t matter if I make decisions which turn out right, it doesn’t matter if I make justified decisions, it only matters that I make “hard choices’. (Oh, and btw, it’s good for my book promotion.)

    Is Hillary already the President? Or should I say, is she still the President? Why is she being consulted and why does she have a say in what the administration is doing?

  5. “This young man, whatever the circumstances, was an American citizen — is an American citizen — was serving in our military,” Clinton said.

    WAS an American citizen? Was that a Freudian slip? After all I’ve read about him I wouldn’t be surprised if he has renounced his citizenship.