Obama sending 3,000 troops to fight Ebola . . . Bloomberg
President Obama will announce today that the U.S. will deploy about 3,000 troops to help lead an international effort to stem the deadly Ebola outbreak ravaging parts of western Africa.
Obamacare tax dollars covering abortions . . . Daily Caller
Despite the administration’s pledges to the contrary, a number of Obamacare exchanges appear to be sending taxpayer dollars to cover insurance plans that provide elective abortions, according to a new GAO report.
Number of uninsured drops . . . Politico
The number of uninsured adults dropped modestly in the first three months of 2014, according to the government’s first report reflecting the Obamacare coverage expansions.
House to let Obama train Syrian rebels . . . Examiner
The House appears likely to give Obama the authority he sought to arm and train Syrian rebels this week, but without the $500 million he sought to pay for it and with strict controls designed to prevent it from being used to introduce U.S. combat troops to the fight.
Expert: Obama tipped off ISIS . . . Newsmax
Obama’s speech on Wednesday detailing the battle plan against ISIS was a “gift” to the the violent Islamists, who have already taken defensive measures in response to the president’s disclosures, an Iraqi expert on jihadist movements tells CNN.
Islamist sympathizer booted from DHS . . . PowerLine
In 2010, the Obama administration appointed Mohamed Elibiary to DHS’ Homeland Security Advisory Council. It reappointed him in 2013 with the upgraded title of senior fellow. Now, finally, he’s gone.
Obama withdraws civil rights nominee . . . Associated Press
Obama tapped Debo Adegbile for the Justice Department job last year. But a bipartisan group of senators blocked his nomination earlier this year because he had sought to get the sentence of a convicted cop killer overturned.
U.S. to retaliate if Syria interferes . . . Reuters
The Syrian military’s air defenses would face retaliation if Syria attempted to respond to U.S. airstrikes that are expected against ISIS targets in Syria, senior U.S. officials said on Monday.
EPA collusion with enviros . . . Washington Times
The EPA and environmental groups are exceptionally close for a government agency and lobby groups, with a revolving door and pressure from the groups often shaping EPA’s policies, according to a new report.
WH favors cops wearing cameras . . . The Hill
The White House signaled its support for requiring law enforcement to wear body-mounted cameras after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager last month in Ferguson, Missouri led to mass protests.
Huckabee looks read to jump in . . . Byron York
Few frontrunners choose not to run. And when Mike Huckabee invited a group of reporters to meet with him at a hotel outside Washington Monday, he certainly looked like a man preparing to jump into the race.
Clinton groups gear up for Benghazi . . . Politico
As a select House committee probing the 2012 attacks in Benghazi convenes Wednesday, three Democratic outside groups are mobilizing to protect Hillary Clinton from any fallout.