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The Obama Morning News || June 10, 2014

VA problems massive and varied . . . Newsmax
An internal VA audit exposed how 57,000 veterans had to wait 90 days or more for their first medical appointment. To disguise the wait times the VA engaged in a systematic misrepresentation.

U.S. talking to Snowden about plea . . . Free Beacon
Federal prosecutors recently held discussions with representatives of renegade National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden on a possible deal involving his return to the United States to face charges.

Obama immigration policy under fire . . . Fox News
The flood of illegal immigrants — particularly children — crossing into the U.S. along the southern border is at a “crisis” level, creating a humanitarian emergency that both immigration officials and lawmakers are putting at the feet of the Obama administration. 

Sixty percent back path to citizenship . . . Politico
Meanwhile, 17 percent would support green cards but not citizenship and 19 percent think the undocumented immigrants should be deported.

Five unanswered questions on Bergdahl . . . The Hill
Lawmakers perplexed and angered over the saga of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl have scheduled hearings to examine his odd personal history and the threat posed by Taliban militants freed from U.S. custody.

Obama aides knew, but not Congress . . . Newsmax
Between 80 and 90 administration staffers  knew about the trade of five Taliban leaders for Bergdahl even though Congress was kept in the dark.

Poll: Plurality oppose deal . . . Politico
Forty three percent said that the prisoner exchange was the wrong thing to do, compared with 34 percent who said that it was the right decision and 23 percent who were unsure.

Cruz bill would halt Gitmo releases . . . Newsmax
The proposal would ban the practice until lawmakers and officials are finished investigating the prisoner swap involving five detainees for Bergdahl.

Obamacare penalty to hit the poor . . . Free Beacon
Roughly one million low-income Americans will pay a fine under Obamacare, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

Majority regrets Obamacare ever passed . . . Fox News
By a 55-38 percent margin, people wish the Affordable Care Act had never passed and the 2009 system were still in place.

GOP to block student loan bill . . . Examiner
The Senate is expected to vote on a bill by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and endorsed by Obama, that would allow students to refinance their loans at rates ranging from 3.86 percent to 6.41 percent.

Issa: IRS data dump illegal . . . Politico
Republicans charged the IRS on Monday with potentially violating federal tax privacy laws by turning over a database of tax-exempt organizations to the FBI.

Christie launches national tour . . . Associated Press
Chris Christie is plunging into what amounts to a cross-country revival tour, looking to recover from a clumsy political scandal and reclaim his place as a promising Republican presidential prospect.

Hillary: Benghazi is a reason I should run . . . Newsmax
“Actually, it’s more of a reason to run, because I do not believe our great country should be playing minor-league ball. We ought to be in the majors,” Clinton told Diane Sawyer.

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15 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 10, 2014

  1. Hillary: Benghazi Is the Reason I Should Run

    You’ve got to be kidding……….maybe she is not fully recovered from the bump on her head or she has decided to apply the Obama logic to her decision making

    • She made a comment she did not know where the walls should be secured against bombings.
      No one did anything as this was unfolding. No one called any teams (nearest solders) to go help.
      A kid would understand that he would need to at least try to help.
      She did not discuss the fact the request were made ahead of this attack.

  2. There are 57,000 Vets waiting for appointments at the same time O has a welcome wagon to MANY people walking across our border.
    Those people we be taken care of instead of being put on a bus or plane and taken back NOW.
    I am watching Fox this morning, they are discussing each issue Vets,
    illegals, but not in the same conversation.

    • Add to it the 1.4 million the WH is asking to help take care of the boarder issue (handle the immigrants) .. help student loans but not identify where the $$ is coming from, and now throwing SecDef under the bus (I called that one on Monday), looks like just another day in the WH.

      It’s sad when the current administration’s priorities are so damn ass backwards to that which is happening around them. Millions spent on illegals (which I do recognize as humanitarian) including opening military facilities to house them, yet we have homeless vets with no where to go.

      • Agree.
        Don’t forget they layed out a Welcome Matt!!!
        I would like to know how many Border Patrol people have right now working on the border.

  3. IRS/Politico

    You need a weed-whacker to cut through the adjectives to describe “a tiny fraction” or the words of our dear leader “not a smidgeon” …

    HOW MANY DOCUMENTS DOES A TINY FRACTION EQUAL?

    “IRS acknowledged that some non-public taxpayer information was shared in the documents but said a tiny fraction of the data at issue was “inadvertently” shared.”

    THE ANSWER IS 1.1 MILLION PAGES

    the tax agency sent 1.1 million pages of tax return data about 501(c)(4) organizations to the FBI just before the 2010 midterms.

    From all the scandals and outrages, the IRS stands out has the single most outrageous and dangerous affront to our liberties because the IRS is the one 3-letter entity that affects all of us. It can take away everything we have ever owned and/or tax it to death and beyond.
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    Between 80 and 90 administration staffers knew about the swap.

    The Inner Fiefdom rules and congress is the only body that can overthrow it (legally). Will they? Of course not.

    • If fair means of throwing Obama out of office won’t work, I fear it may not be long before foul means are used.

      People who have nothing to lose, sooner or later, lose it; and with this stercoraceous (look it up) economy wiping so many people out, the number of Americans with nothing to lose is getting dangerously high.

      Mass importation of an underclass; releasing some of our worst sworn enemies in exchange for “one of ours” who may turn out not to be; spiting the sacrifices of the warrior class; weaponizing government agencies against political opponents; we may just be getting to a second helping of that “long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinc[ing] a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism.”

      For what it’s worth: Nicolae Ceaușescu thought he could keep his cult of personality gig going forever, too.

      • You know Eric Cantor, tried this 2009-2012 tried laying the SWORD, FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA AND HIS FAMILY IN 2009, they first night in WASHINGTON and doing the INAUGURATION DANCE, THEY WAS DOWN THE STREETS PLOTTING Against the NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT OBAMA, we think it about 12 or 13 of them plotting the OBSTRUCTION OF PRESIDENT OBAMA and how to make him a one term PRESIDENT, BUT PRESIDENT OBAMA WENT ON TO WIN A SECOND TERM, THE REPUBLICANS JUST CAN’T GET PASSED, they racism and hatred, jealousness and envy.

        Eric Cantor laid a SWORD FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA TO FALL ON, HE FELL ON HIS OWN SWORD.