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The Obama Morning News || July 31, 2014

by Keith Koffler on July 31, 2014, 7:36 am

House to try to stop Obama . . . Politico
House Republicans will vote to rein in the Obama administration’s power to halt deportation for undocumented immigrants — a surprise move that comes as they struggle to attract support for their bill to address the crisis at the border.

Obama to GOP: Stop Hating . . . CNS News
President Obama mocks Republicans, then asks for their help.

Rush, Palin slam GOP impeachment line . . . Breitbart
Limbaugh criticized House Speaker John Boehner for announcing to the world that Republicans would not impeach Obama. 

House Votes to Sue Obama . . . Examiner
The House passed a resolution authorizing an unprecedented congressional lawsuit against Obama over his use of executive authority to delay the employer mandate in the health insurance reform law.

Emails reveal Lerner’s disdain  . . . Washington Times
Messages refer to conservatives as “assholes” and “crazies.”

U.S. resupplies Israel with munitions . . . Reuters
The United States has allowed Israel to tap a local U.S. arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds.

Obamacare website cost $840M . . . National Journal
A slew of management failures led to the site’s disastrous launch, according to a new GAO report.

Obama wields economy as weapon . . . The Hill
Bolstered by a string of positive economic reports, the administration hopes it can increase Democrats’ chances of holding the Senate this fall by highlighting Obama’s stewardship of the economy. 

Iran opposition pleads with Obama . . . Fox News
Dissidents are now demanding that the Obama administration throw its support behind the Iranian opposition, tighten sanctions on Tehran and pursue policies that will lead to the end of the regime.

Ginsburg refuses to leave the Court . . . Politico
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signaled in an interview that she has no plans to resign in the near future and may not do so while Obama is still in office.

Books test anti-Hillary market . . . Politico
There may be no clearer sign of Hillary Clinton’s political reemergence than the flurry of new books critical of her — two in the past month alone, with another pair coming soon. 

Christie: Dead or alive? . . . Politico
The ingredients exist if not for a full comeback, then at least a chance to be taken seriously again as a presidential hopeful.

George W. Bush writes book about dad . . . Associated Press
The book will cover the elder Bush’s whole life and his influence on his son.

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Geoff Caldwell July 31, 2014 at 8:14 am

Obama’s “stewardship of the economy” to help Dems this fall? It would be laughable if it weren’t for so many idiots that will actually believe the ads saying such.
The numbers are but a shiny new thin coat of paint on a rotting bordello. Until Obama and Harry Reid are removed from positions of power and the environuts kicked out of the EPA and BLM millions of Americans will continue to suffer for the sake of an ideology that is the very antithesis of this nation’s founding.

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Sanchez July 31, 2014 at 9:13 am

I asked someone who insisted the economy is doing well to explain.
the answer? The stock market, student loan program, low unemployment.

They said”The economy is doing fine, any idiot can tell you that!”

I replied, “One just did.”

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Geoff Caldwell July 31, 2014 at 9:15 am

BOOM!

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Lee July 31, 2014 at 9:26 am

Boom X 2

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Julie Brueckheimer July 31, 2014 at 10:07 am

3

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Star July 31, 2014 at 10:21 am

New filings for unemployment up 23,000–NPR. TODAY!

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gracepmc July 31, 2014 at 11:42 am

x4

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Lee July 31, 2014 at 9:05 am

I read in the article (House trys to stop Obama).
It states in the article that the administration is actively considering
Executive action on deportation, and a final decision is expected by the end of summer.
In the mean time many states have had people dropped off with no announcement. Our school system is way behind as it is. At the same time the Common Core Crap is being slipped in. Yes these kids are from poor Counries. Have you seen some of the neighborhoods in this Country?
My point this should have been stopped weeks ago. It would cost the american citizens less money to send them safely back home, than to
school, cloth, feed, pay welfare, food stamps, and medical care.

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Sanchez July 31, 2014 at 9:10 am

Many of these “children” do not even speak the Spanish that is taught or spoken in most schools. They speak dialects of the old indigenous tribes of the area. Even Spanish language lessons will not help them much. Many have never been is a school building setting even.

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Lee July 31, 2014 at 9:22 am

I appreciate you adding that. I just read on Drudge where there was a lockdown due to chicken pox. It stated that most of these people have not ever seen a doctor.

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Julie Brueckheimer July 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

John Kass of the Chicago Tribune had a good editorial yesterday (via RealClearPolitics) on how Obama and Rahm Emanuel should care for the children of Chicago first before bringing in more illegals. (Emanuel offering to take 1,000.) Every weekend some black child in Chicago (some quite young, like 3 years old) is killed or wounded as an innocent bystander of gang violence. Kass feels for the suffering children of the world, but as a father, he knows his first responsibility is to his own kids.

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Sanchez July 31, 2014 at 9:08 am

Suing a sitting President is something the Democrats well know how to do. They did is and for the same reasons. Executive overreach of power.

“House Democrats sue Bush over ABM withdrawal
June 12, 2002

WASHINGTON — Thirty-one House members filed suit against President Bush Tuesday in an effort to block the president from withdrawing from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.

The United States officially leaves the treaty on Thursday, six months after Bush announced his intentions to do so. The Pentagon plans an earth-breaking ceremony on Saturday at Fort Greely, Alaska, to begin construction on the first portion of a new missile interceptor system.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, the lead plaintiff, said the president does not have the authority to unilaterally withdraw from a treaty and should first seek the consent of Congress. “The Constitution of the United States is being demolished, and we need to challenge that in court,” he said.

The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, also names Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Secretary of State Colin Powell as defendants. The plaintiffs are all Democrats, except for one independent who usually votes with Democrats.

It states that while the Constitution is silent on the role of Congress in treaty terminations, treaties have the status of “supreme law of the land” equivalent to federal laws and that laws can be repealed only by an act of Congress. “

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gracepmc July 31, 2014 at 11:44 am

Good to know. I wonder if the Republicans know this and somehow might incorporate it as a part of their response to challenges to their lawsuit against Obama. Perhaps someone should send them an email — God knows you just can’t pick up the phone and call them. By the time they get to the voicemail ….

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gracepmc July 31, 2014 at 11:52 am

Something the average American in the wasteland will have trouble relating to — the big news that Obama and Hillary, made wealthy through politics, might bump into or choose to not bump into each other on the insulated summer colony of the affluent. Undoubtedly the decision to meet or not to meet will be left up to President in fact Valerie Jarrett who also has a residence there. Perhaps she can host the meet behind closed doors at her bungalow.

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