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The Obama Morning News || June 23, 2014

IRS email contract’s suspicious timing  . . . Daily Caller
Lois Lerner’s computer allegedly crashed in June 2011, just ten days after House Ways and Means Committee chairman Camp first wrote a letter asking if the IRS was targeting nonprofit groups. Two months later, the IRS gave its email-archiving contractor the boot.

Obama: ISIS a threat to the U.S. . . . Associated Press
The Iraqi public will ultimately reject the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the extremist Sunni group threatening Iraq’s government, but the group still represents a medium and long-term threat to the United States, Obama said.

Senate Intel chair Feinstein agrees . . . Newsmax
ISIS  could be a direct threat to the United States’ security if efforts aren’t made to disrupt plotting before it happens, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein believes. 

Kerry presses Maliki . . . Reuters
Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad’s forces abandoned the border with Jordan.

Boxer: Cheney Iraq comments “sick” . . . Politico
Sen. Barbara Boxer on Sunday blasted former Vice President Dick Cheney’s criticism of the Obama administration over Iraq as “sick.”

Polish PM: U.S. alliance worthless . . . Associated Press
A Polish magazine said Sunday it has obtained recordings of a conversation in which Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski says the country’s strong alliance with the U.S. “isn’t worth anything” and is “even harmful because it creates a false sense of security.”

Behind Feinstein’s WH rebuke . . . National Journal
The Intelligence chair has been a defender of administration practices. But when Obama failed to warn her about the Bergdahl swap, he met the limit of her patience.

GOP Senate could harm Obamacare . . . National Journal
A Republican Senate majority wouldn’t be able to fully repeal Obamacare, but it could force some pretty significant changes to the health care law.

Let’s Move: Kids flee the lunch line . . .  Free Beacon
According to the Government Accountability Office, one million kids stopped participating in the school lunch program during the 2012-2013 school year, the first year Michelle’s law went into effect.

Jindal: Rebellion brewing vs. Washington . . . Associated Press
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal accused Obama and other Democrats of waging wars against religious liberty and education and said people are ready for “a hostile takeover” of the nation’s capital.

O’Malley Iowa visits spurt 2016 talk . . . Washington Post
Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley appeared to be taken seriously during a two-day swing through Iowa.

Dems fret over Clinton’s “imperial” image . . . Washington Post
Travels the country by private jet for book tour, as she has for many of her speaking engagements. Her fee is said to be upwards of $200,000 per speech

Book: The Obama-Clintons “Blood Feud” . . . NY Post
In his new book, “Blood Feud,” journalist Edward Klein gets inside the dysfunctional, jealous relationship between Bill and Hillary Clinton and Barack and Michelle Obama — and how it could explode in 2016.

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13 Responses to The Obama Morning News || June 23, 2014

  1. Dear Keith,
    I love your website.
    It is a “go to” resource for national/international issues, wit and humor regarding the idiocy of this administration, and (except for the occasional “moderation hell”, “slow down you’re posting too fast”, or one of those others that my Monday brain can’t remember at this precise placemark on the time/space continuum) the interaction among the faithful here provides it’s own level of dialogue and additional news/resources.
    That said, I must admit that I am anxiously counting down the months, weeks, days, hours, minutes and seconds until the “Obama Morning News” is no more. The depression is becoming more than this ol farm boy can handle at the start of the day.
    While I understand that you might have at least a smidgeon of anxiety about what you will do when the current idiot occupying the Oval Office is finally pushed out the door and sent on his way I have no doubt you will adapt and improvise in purely American Yankee ingenuity fashion and will be just fine.
    And I know myself and the rest of the crowd here look forward to that transition. That is, if we can keep ourselves out of the insane asylum waiting for that time 869 days, 20857, hours, 1251477 minutes and 75088610 seconds from now.

    • I think we need to start a rumor right now while he’s over in Baghdad that he’s secretly gay. Let’s see how well he promotes his left wing crap when he’s caught up with by a few of those “peaceful religion” followers he and ilk so loudly defend.

    • Soon enough the rainbow flag, recently flown at the US Embassy in Israel I believe it was, will be flying over all the embassys perhaps and then Jean Kerree will be proud. There is no success or impact he has had other than advancing the march of the sexes or the danger of climate change. Kerree is a little priss Francophile who long ago cast his reputation as an unserious man. He represents the superficial,indecisive, narcissistic Obama well. And he is an embarrassment to the United States.

  2. Just had a little giggle. It’s possible that in the end Iraq will devolve into a very shaky tri partite state. And the US will have had nothing to do with that other than a failure on Obama’s part to secure a hard fought peace. But the irony in that would be — the previous SOS Clinton , currently in the book tour phrase of her presidential campaign will have had nothing to do with it either. But crazy old Uncle Joe could use it as a major foreign policy achievement in his campaign due to a long ago comment about just dividing Iraq three ways.

    By the way there is currently an article running in Politico Magazine by Elliott Abrams entitled The Man Who Broke the Middle East.