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The Obama Morning News || September 5, 2014

Allies form ISIS coalition . . . New York Times
The United States said it has formed a coalition to fight ISIS, unveiling a military and political campaign that officials said could serve as a model for combating extremist groups around the world.

Bush predicted Iraq result . . . Newsmax
Acknowledging that some Americans wanted an immediate withdrawal from Iraq, Bush in 2007 said, “It would mean surrendering the future of Iraq to al-Qaida.”

Benghazi team says it was held back . . . Fox News
A U.S. security team in Benghazi was held back from immediately responding to the attack on the American diplomatic mission on orders of the top CIA officer there, three of those involved told Fox News’ Bret Baier.

Senate Dems ask Obama to delay fiat . . . Politico
More top Democrats are pressuring President Barack Obama to slow down on immigration reform, further diminishing the chances that he’ll take sweeping administrative action before Election Day.

GOP questions website hacking . . . Fox News
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is demanding a key ObamaCare official testify before his committee after the Obama administration revealed Thursday hackers have successfully breached HealthCare.gov.

IRS secretly obtained donor list . . . Daily Caller
The Internal Revenue Service improperly obtained donor lists from nonprofit groups as part of a “secret research project” being run by Lois Lerner and other officials.

Only rich gain under Obama . . . Washington Times
Under President Obama, the richest 10 percent were the only income group of Americans to see their median incomes rise, according to a survey released this week by the Federal Reserve.

Ryan to Obama: Get ready to veto . . . The Hill
Republicans plan to test Obama’s willingness to use the veto pen if they capture control of the Senate in November, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.).

Todd lands Obama for first Meet the Press . . . The Hill
The interview will span “the threat of ISIS, U.S. relations with Russia and Ukraine, the Ebola outbreak, the upcoming midterm elections, and other news of the day,” according to NBC.

O’Reilly invites Psaki, Harf on show . . . Politico
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly extended invitations to appear on Friday night’s “The O’Reilly Factor” to State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki and her deputy, Marie Harf, after Harf had charged O’Reilly with using sexist language.

Bush daughters reject GOP label . . . Washington Times
Neither Jenna nor Barbara Bush — the famous daughters of former President George W. Bush — have followed in their father’s footsteps when it comes to claiming affiliation with the Republican Party.

DWS backtracks . . . Daily Caller
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz admitted fault Thursday for saying that Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has “given women the back of his hand” and is “grabbing us by the hair.”

Podesta eyed for Hillary campaign chair . . . Politico
The interest in Podesta is a reflection of both Clintons’ comfort and familiarity with him, but also of his standing among progressive voters with whom Clinton has had a sometimes-strained relationship.

Joan Rivers slammed Obama tax policy . . . Free Beacon
She said Obama’s policies were “unfairly harsh to the rich.”

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15 Responses to The Obama Morning News || September 5, 2014

  1. Two Pronged Strategy. That sounds like something a bunch of kids who think up, while playing.
    1. Work to bolster allies on the ground in Irag & Syria.
    I wonder if that includes the citizens who are terrified of whispering a word against these manicacs.
    2. Will continue attacking Sunni miitants (my word: manicacs) from the air.
    Goal was to destroy, not to contain. (I think the comment contain needs to be put in the history books, and not forgotten.)
    No Ground Troops! John Kerry said: Obviously I think that’s a RED LINE for everybody here: No boots on ground, Kerry said.
    (I can’t believe he had the guts, gaul to use the words (Red Line)
    O weighs expanding airstrikes. (Maybe they will let them strike something more than a truck.
    Another comment I read from the article (just touched my heart):
    “Always nice to have help from friends.”

    • I’ve read elsewhere that Australia is willing to commit boots on the ground. Also, it’s apparent to me that Cameron was trying to bolster Obama’s reputation by sharing a by-line with him in the London Times. I stress the word reputation and am not saying that Cameron was actually bucking up our C-in-C to pull up his socks and get with it. Truly and literally leading from behind someone else.

  2. Wonder if Podesta advised Hillary to make a John Kerry like ass out of herself by citing climate change as one of the biggest dangers facing the country and the world today.

    • It’s a huge irony that our former greatest-Secretary-of-State-that-ever-was is afraid to open her mouth up about the Middle East. She will not win the presidency on climate change.

      Speaking of elections, I’m really disheartened to read that Scott Walker is supposedly 4 points behind his opponent in WI (RealClearPolitics) and I wonder if the Republican establishment is not supporting him to the best of its ability because he is a conservative.

  3. Debbie (marbles-in-my-mouth) “Wasserman Schultz did not apologize to Walker or other Republicans, but rather doubled down in her line of attack on Walker.

    “That shouldn’t detract from the broader point that I was making . . .”

    Mistake prone marbles-in-my-mouth DWS never apologizes – she’s the poster child that women & Jews never want to have. How does she keep here chair with the Democratic party?