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The Obama Morning News || October 1, 2014

Lawmakers rebuke Secret Service . . . Reuters
 The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House.

Armed convict got next to Obama . . . Washington Post
A security contractor with a gun and three convictions for assault and battery was allowed on an elevator with President Obama during a Sept. 16 trip to Atlanta, violating Secret Service protocols

Breach spurs debate on lethal force . . . Fox News
The stunning White House security breach earlier this month has raised a basic question from lawmakers and others — why didn’t the officers use lethal force?

Hispanics sour on Obama . . . Examiner
Obama’s weekly approval among Hispanics dipped to 45 percent during the period ended Sept. 28, according to Gallup, and it has remained below 50 percent for the past five weeks.

Feds drop $2M to get seniors in choirs . . . Free Beacon
The National Institutes of Health has spent more than $2 million to promote how joining a community choir can be beneficial to older adults.

Intel gaps hobble airstrikes . . . Fox News
U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria are proceeding despite intelligence gaps that inhibit the Pentagon’s ability to determine their effectiveness.

Crisis unit to deploy to Middle East . . .  AFP
The Marine Corps plans to deploy 2,300 troops to the Middle East for a new unit designed to quickly respond to crises in the volatile region.

Iraqi pilots drop food on ISIS . . . Washington Times
Members of ISIS recently received an unexpected surprise from the Iraqi military’s inexperienced pilots: an airdrop of food, water and ammunition.

Netanyahu to seek assurance on Iran . . . Reuters
Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran and other issues.

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11 Responses to The Obama Morning News || October 1, 2014

  1. I just read the article regardin Intel gaps hobble airstrikes
    We are relying on satellites, drones, and surveillance flights to pinpoint targets.
    No Network of bases, No spies, No ground based technology like in previous wars, and we are hitting empty buildings.
    I just asked my relative yesterday. Do we have spies over there We do not have anyone dressed up like anyone appearing to be from that land to find out information.
    I also asked my relative, Do we have spies standing around here in America outside of certain places?
    Now I would also like to note: That word Pinpoint.
    Now the enemy is going to read this as well. Pinpoint is not going to put any fear in them at all.
    When siblings are squabbling with one another, or when they are playing the game tag they do not even use the word pinpoint.
    In other words TAG is a nice word, but a game called pinpoint would be very silly, and boring. In a pinpoint game, you would only be able to use your finger to touch the other game player.

  2. O and Netanyahu are due to meet, and their only joint appearance will be statements to a SMALL pool of journalists at the end. Article stating the last thing the WH wants is a repetition of a 2011 Oval Office visit when Netanyahu famously lectured O on the long struggle of the Jewish people.
    IMO they need to agree that both will speak strong in front of the camera for the welfare of both of our Countries. Just a wish.

  3. A PC President makes a PC choice to put in an unqualified person to clean up the Secret Service just because she’s a woman and now everyone is “gasp” over the fact that it’s worse than ever?
    I’m all for equal opportunity for all no matter sex or race but the falseness of diversity and correctness covers up the truth that all too often it’s no longer the most qualified who gets the job, it’s who’s lucky enough to have the right sex/race to allow the box to be checked off.

    • Mika was all spun out over her lack of qualifications except for a double x chromo. She did come through the ranks–but what I saw missing was administrative experience. Every cop would not make a good chief of police, if you get my drift.

  4. I really liked Montell William’s on Capitol Hill the other day. Caught a glimpse on c-span. I’m seeing you’re staying away from the controversy of our veteran who killed on the battlefield for US. I see that you are declining to make one-liners about how we’re leaving our veteran in the dust. I see you are afraid to ask the question in the breifing, pointedly asking why we don’t bring our veteran home who killed for US. Why we aren’t treating a veteran’s PTSD syndrome. Wouldn’t you have it if you killed for US? Wouldn’t you ask the tough questions and make a phone call? Wouldn’t you ask the president to back up his rhetoric that PTSD is serious? Watch the clip from Lt. Cmdr. Williams. Stop joking around and ask some great questions, not the ones we hear all the time.