GOP rejects Obama “blank check” . . . Washington Times
President Obama’s $3.7 billion plan to deal with the growing crisis along the border appears all but dead, with Republican lawmakers Sunday calling for a more targeted response centered on greater border security.
Govs wary of WH immigrant plan . . . Fox News
State governors from both parties have reacted cooly to efforts by the Obama administration to gain their support for placing thousands of unaccompanied Central American children with friends or family members.
Obama may hold key to border fix . . . Associated Press
Obama can take action to relieve much of the crisis caused by tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border without waiting for Congress, say lawmakers.
Holder: Some Obama critics racist . . . Newsmax
“You know, people talking about taking their country back,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “There’s a certain racial component to this for some people. I don’t think this is the thing that is a main driver, but for some there’s a racial animus.”
Holder: New bombs pose grave concern . . . Newsmax
New intelligence reports indicate that Yemeni bomb-makers are joining terrorists in Syria to build new types of virtually undetectable bombs, says Holder.
US sees risks in helping Iraq forces . . . New York Times
Many units are so deeply infiltrated by either Sunni extremist informants or Shiite personnel backed by Iran that any Americans assigned to advise Baghdad’s forces could face risks to their safety.
The hypocrisy of Obama’s Vineyard vaca . . . Joe Curl
The job of president is, in large part, about perception — style over substance.
Earnest defends WH transparency . . . Fox News
The White House stood by Obama’s position that he continues to be the most transparent president in U.S. history, despite widespread complaints from journalists and other Americans about a lack of information or apparent misinformation.
“The Bear” stresses Secret Service . . . The Hill
The more “the bear gets loose”, as the president and top staffers jokingly refer to the unscheduled forays away from the White House grounds, the more heartburn the president causes for the Secret Service.
Christie: gay marriage debate not over . . . Politico
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday the GOP shouldn’t stop debating same-sex marriage, despite shifting national attitudes and a string of court decisions that have overturned gay marriage bans.
Warren gains on Hillary . . . Associated Press
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is quickly becoming a top Democratic fundraising and campaigning powerhouse, hitting the road on behalf of candidates in key races the party will need to win to retain control of the U.S. Senate in November.
Obama the Pariah . . . The Hill
Democrats in tough reelection races have a blunt message for President Obama: Keep away.