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The Obama Morning News || June 12, 2014

GOP chaos pulls plug on Obama . . . The Hill
A White House legislative agenda that was on life support saw the plug pulled with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s stunning defeat.

Cantor loss means no ACA replace vote . . . Politico
Cantor’s  primary loss Tuesday night all but kills any chance of the House voting on an Obamacare replacement bill this year.

Central American newspapers tout open door . . . Newsmax
Newspapers in El Salvador and Honduras are promoting policies by the Obama administration that defer deportation of minors.

Hagel to Congress: We breached trust . . . Reuters
Defense Secretary Hagel told a contentious congressional hearing the exchange of five Taliban leaders for war prisoner Bowe Bergdahl was an imperfect decision that eroded trust with Congress, but he denied it involved negotiating with terrorists.

New questions about Benghazi video claim . . . Fox News
The terrorists who attacked the U.S. consulate used cell phones seized from State Department personnel during the attacks, and U.S. spy agencies overheard them contacting more senior terrorist leaders.

Iran may be violating deal . . . Free Beacon
Iran has been shipping crude oil to Syria for the past several months, behavior that some experts say is in direct violation of the interim nuclear accord signed last year with the Obama administration.

Obama gets political with high schoolers . . . The Blaze
Speaking at a high school graduation, Obama told students to vote and blasted Senate Republicans for failing to pass a bill to lower the rates on student loans.

Obama’s surprising student loan winners . . . Examiner
Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand the most to gain financially under Obama’s expansion of the federal government’s loan forgiveness program.

Clintons made $12M year after leaving WH . . . Fox News
As Hillary Clinton backpedaled this week on comments that she and Bill Clinton were “dead broke” after leaving the White House, financial disclosure forms shed more light on just how shaky that claim really was.

Paul pushes immigration reform . . . Washington Times
Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year.

Perry likens homosexuality to alcoholism . . . SF Chronicle
Suggests homosexuality, like alcoholism, may be an inherited trait that can be resisted.

Bush marks 90th with birthday bash . . . Associated Press
Former President George H.W. Bush is celebrating his 90th birthday at his family’s seaside retreat in Maine, where he has spent his summers since he was a boy.

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13 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 12, 2014

  1. Rand Paul joins Norquist on Immigration.

    Watched Paul since he came out of the gate with his filibuster with some hope. At least I have free time now to look at other people. No surprise in the end I guess.

  2. Obama gets political with high schoolers

    How low can this charlatan go? Not only does he use these young graduates to demonize the R’s for the student loan mess (Don’t boo – just get out an vote)…he is lying his arse off.

    It was Obama himself who caused the problem when he de-privatized the entire $Trillion $$$ program by putting himself in charge. Tuitions skyrocketed the minute the govt. stepped in. Costs were no longer contained – the sky is the limit with the U.S. Treasury. Interests rates shot up, and students were left holding the bag.
    Another case of free markets be damned! And the same to Obama!

  3. So they knew terrorists used State dept cell phones to call into their leaders and provide status of the attack but Susan Rice, Obama and Clinton blatantly lied to Americans and blamed it on a video. And Obama just went to bed (or where ever) that night, totally didn’t care about the attack or Americans being killed and then on to Vegas for a fundraiser the next day. What a heartless bastard.

    • I’ve always had the idea that his handlers thought this massacre would be the event to stick-a-fork into MrsClinton and end their influence once and for all. With that in mind, they told him to go to bed and let her swing with it.
      Seems like it worked, too.

    • To add in the article it states that: Major Stahl also contended that given the crew’s alert status & location they could have reached Benghazi in time to have played a role in rescuing the victims and ferrying them to safety in Germany.
      Why didn’t they TRY?

    • I have mentioned in the past. The Nixon family are looking at The List, The Mess and are shaking their heads. Nixon stepped down, for what seems now to be peanuts in comparison.

  4. Just like a good right winger you blocked me from Facebook. You claim to stand for the first amendment but only when you suits you. You can’t handle it when other speak the truth.

  5. Whatever did Obama mean when he told the high school students “We need to straighten the Republicans out”? A loaded comment imho.

  6. By the way, while the prexy gases on about Indian education and his erstwhile HS graduation, the Sunnis are trying to get back their own in Iraq–what if Iraq does end up in “tres partes divisa” as Biden once said or has some mini-caliphate with Syria? Ooopsie.