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The Obama Morning News || June 6, 2014

Obama advisors repeatedly opposed deal . . . Newsmax
President Obama was repeatedly advised by several of the nation’s top military and intelligence officials not to engage in the prisoner swap to secure the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Taliban deal outlined . . . Washington Post
The five extra-bad guys can run around Qatar but supposedly can’t do bad things. And it only lasts a year.

Taliban: Let’s grab some hostages! . . . Time
A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of Bergdahl said the deal has made it more appealing for fighters to capture American soldiers and other high-value targets.

Bergdahl declared Jihad in captivity . . . Fox News
Bergdahl at one point during his captivity converted to Islam, fraternized openly with his captors and declared himself a “mujahid,” or warrior for Islam, according to secret documents.

WH wanted some positive news . . . Examiner
The driving force behind Obama’s surprising decision to trade five Guantanamo Bay prisoners for Bergdahl was his eagerness to trumpet positive news following a series of recent setbacks, said Republicans and Democrats alike.

Bergdahl furor adds to Dem angst . . . Politico
For Democratic candidates in the most competitive races, the Bergdahl case has been yet another reason to put a healthy distance between themselves and Obama. 

Obama aide apologizes for “psychopath” tweet . . . Fox News
An Obama administration official apologized Thursday after suggesting on Twitter that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s platoon might have been filled with “psychopaths”

Snowden may have taken less than thought . . . Washington Post
Intel chief Clapper says that the impact, while still “profound,” may be less than feared. An official also said a plea negotiation is possible.

Ex-NSA Director: An attack going to come . . .  National Journal
Says NSA needs to do better PR to stop it from losing capabilities because, “I do think an attack is going to come and hit us or Europe.”

ER visits mount due to Obamacare . . . Newsmax
As the ACA and the accompanying expansion of Medicaid are implemented, they’ve corresponded with an increase in people seeking urgent hospital care.

White House changing Healthcare.gov . . . Fox News
The Obama administration is in the process of revamping the troubled HealthCare.gov website, and scrapping large parts of the federal health-insurance marketplace

Senators reach bipartisan deal on VA . . . Reuters
Bill is aimed at ensuring immediate care for military veterans while giving the Obama administration greater authority to fire employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Obama on D-Day: It’s about freedom . . . Associated Press
“Our commitment to liberty, our claim to equality, our claim to freedom and to the inherent dignity of every human being — that claim is written in the blood on these beaches, and it will endure for eternity,” Obama said.

Rahm Emanuel: DC hero, Chicago goat . . . Politico
The comedown for the Illinois native, who terrified staffers and donors over more than a decade in Washington, has been striking. 

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15 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 6, 2014

  1. I watched Fox last night and found out about that pathetic comment made by O’s aide. Now apologizes. Do you think the main stream media are going to show the comment made, than the news that he apologized. I don’t think so.

    • In this case, the media will be working against the WH because the public is overwhelmingly (for once!) against the Bergdahl swap. He is apologizing because the results of his comments were–and still will be–negative for him and not for the platoon.

  2. WH wanted some positive news.
    They should have shown film of him working behind his desk at 6:30 a.m. with a pile of papers.
    Instead of releasing, FIVE MAJOR TERRORIST.
    That is the terrible issue.

  3. Keith, I really appreciate and LIKE this new Morning News format with the synopses. Thanks for the time that you put into it. The Doss just moved up to the top of my bookmarks. Sorry, Drudge.

  4. A fine selection and format. Thanks Keith.

    A small addition that might help in keeping some of the Liars Club members straight.

    A useful look at the very thin and incompetent Obama foreign policy and national security team.

    http://webcache.googleusercontent.com /search?q=cache:online.wsj.com/articles/kimberley-strassel-meet-obamas-kissingers-1402011139

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  5. Question.

    I was watching some of the R Senators discuss the meeting yesterday wherein the WH was supposed to provide reasons and thinking behind the failure to notify Congress about the release of the Obama Five.

    And I can’t remember which Senator — I’m thinking Sessions but I could be wrong — was talking about one person in particular that he suggested was of particular weight in persuading Obama to do what he did. I thought that person’s name was something like Tony Blanken — but it’s not –. Anybody catch that or know what I am “talking about” — so weakly.

  6. The o on D-Day: beware when he throws in “dignity”. Also, I see he threw in the immigrants and diversity.
    What I do love is that now the teleprompters are always shown visible at some point. I remember the old days.

  7. Side Note: Apparently God doesn’t strike people down with lightning bolts (or anything else.) Proof? President Barack Hussein Obama standing on the sands of Omaha Beach.