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The Obama Morning News || August 13, 2014

Obama mulling risky Yazidi rescue . . . Newsmax
The Pentagon is considering a risky mission to rescue thousands of Yazidi refugees who are trapped on a mountain in Iraq, bringing the United States one step closer to direct combat with ISIS on the ground.

ISIS adapting to Obama . . . Fox News
Islamic militant forces appear to be shifting tactics in the face of the newly launched U.S. airstrike campaign, posing a new challenge to the Obama administration as it seeks to at least slow the terrorists’ advances.

Egypt asks Russia for military aid . . . Free Beacon
Another sign that the Egyptian government is growing more distant from Washington, which, under the Obama administration, has slashed aid and cut back on key weapons shipments that help the country combat terrorism.

U.S.-backed Syrians in grave peril . . . Fox News
Syrian rebels could suffer their biggest setback of the war as government troops and Islamic militants are encircling the key northwestern city of Aleppo.

GOP goes right on immigration . . . New York Times
A legislative year in which Speaker Boehner set out to publicly marginalize the more vocal right-wing members of his conference ended with them emboldened.

Illegal immigrant release broke law . . . Washington Times
The Obama administration violated the law when it released thousands of illegal immigrants last February, more than 600 of whom had criminal records, according to an internal audit.

WH loosens restrictions on lobbyists . . . Reuters
Obama is loosening restrictions on lobbyists who want to serve on federal advisory boards, a setback to the president’s efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington.

Obama: Syria critique is “horseshit” . . . Daily Beast
The president fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more for Syria’s rebels.

Axelrod fires back at Hillary . . . Power Line
David Axelrod fired back at Clinton on Twitter today for her comments about Obama’s foreign policy, and Hillary retreated.

Hillary’s risky hedge against Obama . . . Ron Fouriner
Conventional wisdom says it’s smart to attack an unpopular president. Conventional wisdom may be wrong.

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10 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 13, 2014

  1. IMHO our abandonment of Egypt is itself an impeachable offense.
    The strategic importance of Egypt, its role w/ Israel and overall stability in the region is unquestionably vital to the national security interests of the United States and yet Obama and his kindergarten cabal are destroying a relationship that took decades to build.
    Turning Egypt over to the Russians is more than a dereliction of duty as Commander in Chief, and it is not a “misdemeanor” it IS a “high crime”.

  2. Oh come on, Reuters, how can Obama’s loosening restrictions on lobbyists go on at the same time as his “efforts to tamp down special interest influence in Washington”? There is a basic contradiction there.

  3. Rescuing the mountain top people–are we coming around to bringing them here? I think I saw some indigenous types in helos on the news–those loops play over and over–you don’t know what you are seeing. It’s mental wall paper.