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The Obama Morning News || July 15, 2014

White House contests Issa subpoena . . . Bloomberg
The White House is resisting efforts by congressional Republicans to force a top political adviser to President Obama to testify before a U.S. House panel.

Obama slammed by black Chicago . . . Washington Times
Black residents of Chicago’s South Side, who recently rallied to decry a spate of violence in the city, ripped Obama for ignoring their plight while pushing for funding for illegal immigrants at their expense.

Lerner FEC colleague’s emails missing . . . Daily Caller
The Federal Election Commission recycled the computer hard drive of April Sands — a former co-worker of Lois Lerner’s — hindering an investigation into Sands’ partisan political activities.

Arab group boycotts Obama Iftar dinner . . . Atlantic Wire
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee cites the Obama administration’s continued support of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza as well as evidence it spied on prominent Muslim leaders. 

WH food guru gets dissed by foodies . . . Politico
Michelle Obama’s food policy czar, celebrity chef Sam Kass, was once handed out awards at the School Nutrition Association’s convention in Denver. Two years later, when he asked to speak at the group’s annual convention this week in Boston, the answer: “No.”

Poll: Rahm trails possible opponents . . . Newsmax
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to have a tough re-election fight on his hands next year, according to a new poll, which found the mayor trailing by almost 10 points in a potential match-up with Chicago Teachers Union President, Karen Lewis.

Clinton PAC rakes in cash . . . Bloomberg
A super-political action committee backing Hillary Clinton for U.S. president collected $2.5 million in the past three months — 47 percent more than it raised in the first quarter of the year.

Warren greeted with adulation by Left . . . Newsmax
With Democratic candidates avoiding Obama and with Hillary Clinton sitting on the sidelines, Warren has filled a void.

Jeb draws ire from right on common core . . . Bloomberg
One of Jeb Bush’s biggest accomplishments is his work to improve Florida’s public schools — and that record may come under fiercest attack from his own party if he enters the Republican 2016 presidential primary.

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16 Responses to The Obama Morning News || July 15, 2014

  1. Didn’t Obama say he would support a “mini me” candidate “mini ….and that candidate is Elizabeth Warren.

    She is far left and inept and will be Obama’s puppet as he plans to reside in DC.

    • She may be far left but the beltway media loves her and considering the ignorance of an electorate that could re-elect Obama I don’t rule out anything any more.
      So many millions just expect something for nothing paid for by someone else that a slick little liar like Warren could wind up in the Oval faster than an El Salvadoran gang member can claim asylum in Obama’s America.

      • I have found that among seemingly “normal” Democrats Warren is perceived as not so left or liberal. It’s pretty astonishing.

        When you say Consumer Oversight or Protection to them, and fighting Wall Street, they don’t see a big Marxist effort to control . As an example, I was scrolling a FB page of someone who I was considering contacting — a seemingly normal person — moderate, small business oriented, and there were lovely pictures of saving children, puppies, the environment, some Christian and inspirational stuff, and little clips here and there of Warren doing saying. In a way, this is even more frightening than Warren herself — a big Red –.

          • Julie, I can’t really comment. I am really on the periphery of the education and Jeb Bush thing. Best I would assume is that not only is he behind Common Core, but that he also wants it taught in Spanish only — for the good of the non Spanish speaking children (so they can get 2nd language skills) and for the Spanish speaking children (so they don’t have to learn English).

            Not a Jeb Bush fan. Not a common core fan. And I long ago gave up on education in America. When they abolish the DOE maybe I’ll see some light, but with Bill Ayres leading the educational elite I doubt it.

      • The Democrats AND the media see a woman the winning ticket in 2016, and we all know to what extent the media can distort, embellish, and erase any facts they want.

  2. It’s been a long time — at one time I thought I knew the answer to this question. Federal Employees can be fired right? (re.more missing emails, VA people,). Is it that the process to fire them is so arduous or is it because you actually cannot fire them except for extreme reasons? Like union employees?

    Asking honestly.

    • It’s the union thing, for the most part. It’s easier to hold back the tides of the ocean than to fire an inept government employee. And they know it.

  3. Big whoop! A plane with — what 40 people? — sent back? Compared to the thousands that are here. Not even a pinky finger raise on this one.

    Krauthammer had a good idea the other day — hold them at the border — feed them, treat them, rest up and then return them via bus — with security and medical personnel — back to their country. Very humane.

    They get no further than the border. All this relocation into the hinterland — not good. If they have relatives or sponsors let them come to the border, present their “credentials” (documents sound oh so Communist and authoritarian) for being in the US themselves, and make some arrangements if possible via the legal system (although truth be known I am against processing anyone in anyway who comes here illegally).

    Changing the law to accommodate this as Barack has a pen and phone — and presumably he knows enough to hit 2 for Spanish.

  4. About time Chicago’s black community (the poor one) noticed he’s not helping. About time everyone noticed!

    Eliz Warren–yuk, that bland whey-faced serial blabber. I know, I don’t get it bec I have no Indian blood. Mika on MoJoe luvs her–rent a room, you two.

    As for Sam Kass…I remember hearing a story about when Lincoln was a lawyer–he was opposed by a man named John Cass–and said doesn’t that make him Jack Cass? Lincoln was funny!

  5. re: “White House constest Issa subpoena…”

    If we’re paying that political director’s salary he can get his @ss over to Congress and testify.