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The Obama Morning News || August 11, 2014

Airstrikes help Kurds reclaim land . . . Washington Times
Kurdish forces backed by U.S. airstrikes expelled Islamic State fighters from two northern Iraqi towns, but the developments did little to appease Obama critics who say he lacks a coherent long-term strategy for beating back Isis.

U.S. sending arms to Kurds . . . Associated Press
The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.

Obama’s Iraq tightrope . . . Politico
President Obama has made two promises: The United States would help save thousands of refugees on a mountainside, and no U.S. ground troops would return to Iraq. Keeping both is going to be difficult.

Pollsters: Mood under Obama surly . . . Newsmax
Americans aren’t happy about their politicians, the future, the economy, and just about everything else, according to the nation’s pollsters, who say there is very little the public still believes in.

Diplomatic staff leaves Irbil, Baghdad . . . Newsmax
The United States has evacuated “a limited number” of staff members from the consulate in Iraqi Kurdish city of Irbil and the embassy in Baghdad,  the State Department said.

EPA chief: teach global warming in school . . . National Journal
Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy wants schools to include climate science in their curricula.

Obama opens rift with Greens . . . The Hill
President Obama is moving toward opening the Atlantic Ocean to drilling, a major shift in U.S. policy that cuts against the administration’s efforts to reduce global warming.

Republican Senate takeover more assured . . . Washington Post
A race by race analysis showing why things look good for the GOP.

Why Hillary speaks out against Obama . . . Politico
Hillary Clinton has taken her furthest, most public step away yet from President Barack Obama, rejecting the core of his self-described foreign policy doctrine and describing his decision against backing Syrian rebels early on as a “failure.”

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12 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 11, 2014

  1. I heard this information regarding the evacuation twice last night, but each time did not have a pen in hand to write down the details. I tried to pull it up on different to pull it up on seveal sites and could not find it listed. Tks for listing it.

    • BBC
      Iraq President calls for new PM.
      Iraq President ask the deputy speaker of parliament to form a new goernment as the country faces a growing jihadist ins
      insurgency, officials say.

  2. Answer to that last question; Why Hillary speaks out against Obama

    Because at present time doing so helps her political career.

    If at any time such Hillaryspeak hurts said political career she will “evolve” on the issue in less time than it takes Michael Moore to down two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions – on a sesame seed bun.

    • Why do so many Americans seem to believe that HRC will ‘assend’ (sp) to the WH Throne occupied by bho? Let’s hope and pray that becoming a Grandmother will focus her attention away from political office for an extended time! Yes, somedays I am an ‘incurable optimist’, but not often since the 2008/12 Elections! Get-the-Vote Out for 2014 and make sure your IRA tax files are in order! jb