Obama admits underestimating ISIS . . . Fox News
President Obama acknowledged Sunday that the U.S. “underestimated” the threat posed by ISIS and overestimated the Iraqi army’s capacity to defeat the militant group, blaming intelligence officials.
Boehner: U.S. may need boots on ground . . . CNS News
House Speaker John Boehner said Sunday the U.S. may ultimately “have no choice” but to send combat troops to take on ISIS, contending that relying on airstrikes will not be enough to defeat the terrorists.
Secret Service bungled 2011 WH attack . . . Washington Post
The gunman parked his black Honda directly south of the White House He pointed his semiautomatic rifle out of the passenger window, aimed directly at the home of the president of the United States, and pulled the trigger.
Another Okla. man threatens beheading . . . The Blaze
A fired Oklahoma City nursing home employee, who said he represented ISIS, was arrested after a female coworker reported that he threatened to behead her.
The coming immigration fight . . . Examiner
Now that Obama is preparing a sweeping amnesty, giving up to 5 million adults the de facto right to stay here, GOP lawmakers are reluctantly gearing up to fight.
Obama: Dems can hold Senate . . . The Hill
The president told “60 Minutes” that he will spend the next six weeks campaigning on his economic record.
Top Republican: No lame-duck hearing . . . Fox News
“It does need to wait,” said Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo, of the possibility Democrats would try to ram throughout a replacement for Attorney General Eric Holder after the elections.
Cruz wins Value Voters straw poll . . . Fox News
The first-term senator on Saturday receiving 25 percent of the votes, ahead of Dr. Ben Carson, who got 20 percent, and former Arkansas GOP Gov. Mike Huckabee, who received 12 percent.
Rick Santorum returns . . . Politico
Santorum helped drag out the 2012 Republican primary, sending Mitt Romney limping into the general election. Santorum’s lesson: Get in even earlier in 2016.