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The Obama Morning News || October 2, 2014

Secret Service cover up? . . . Examiner
Secret Service managers told agents in Atlanta not to file a written report after discovering that a man with a criminal record who had a gun rode in an elevator with President Obama during his visit to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Sept. 16.

Fence jumper pleads not guilty . . . Reuters
Omar Gonzalez was charged with unlawful entry while carrying a weapon. Gonzalez’s lawyer said his client was mentally competent and did not need an evaluation. 

Immigration rule delay hurts Dems . . . Washington Post
Activists in key states say it is increasingly difficult to register would-be Latino voters who would vote for Democrats because of unhappiness over Obama’s decision.

Netanyahu pleads: Don’t let Iran go nuclear . . . CNS News
“As you know, Mr. President, Iran seeks a deal that would lift the tough sanctions that you’ve worked so hard to put in place, and leave it as a threshold nuclear power. I fervently hope that under your leadership that would not happen.”

Majority support ground troops . . . Fox News
By a 52-42 percent margin, voters favor adding ground troops if airstrikes aren’t enough to defeat ISIS. 

WH won’t stop entry from ebola regions . . . Daily Caller
White House spokesman Josh Earnest rebuffed questions about a possible federal ban on travel from Ebola-stricken countries and said the president will rely instead on government medical professionals to contain imported epidemics.

Obama to charge for wilderness photos . . . The Blaze
Two senators are asking the Obama administration to withdraw a rule that would require people to pay as much as $1,500 for a permit in order to take pictures or videos of U.S. wilderness areas.

Irrepressibly irresponsible Obama . . . Piers Morgan
“It’s time he got off the damn golf course, got up to speed with his intelligence briefings and focused on wiping out ISIS.”

China Foreign minister slaps down Kerry . . . CNS News
“Hong Kong affairs are China’s internal affairs,” Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Kerry at the State Department. “All countries should respect China’s sovereignty.”

Boehner wants Jeb in the race . . . The Hill
For the past year, Speaker John Boehner has been wooing his longtime friend Jeb Bush to jump into the 2016 presidential race, even as he has shunned potential Tea Party rivals like Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky.

Why Jeb could win the nomination . . . Mat Bai
Old-line, establishment Republicans have managed to wrest the nomination in every election since Ronald Reagan left office, and there’s really no reason to think it’s any less plausible in 2016. 

Feds study why fat girls can’t get dates . . . Free Beacon
The federal government is spending nearly a half a million dollars to find out why obese teenage girls have a hard time getting dates.

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40 Responses to The Obama Morning News || October 2, 2014

  1. My response to the first four headlines? A big fat DUH!

    And the fat girls headline – not cute or funny.
    Teenage girls and boys have been brainwashed into believing that “looks matter” and that is the ONLY thing that matters. Yes, I said brainwashed – by the media and advertising and fashion designers. Oh! It makes me angry to read something like that headline!!!!!

    • And I am not prejudiced against thin people. I am considered thin, but…I am old.
      This kind of topic makes me furious! Our children – OUR children – have been victimized by the fashion industry and by the media and by headlines like this.
      When oh when will we ever learn to listen to and esteem people on their character rather than their appearance!!!
      I am so disgusted with this I could spit nails!!!

  2. “We live in a global world, and what we’re confident that we can do is to both protect the safety of the traveling public and … protect the broader American public by rigorously applying the kind of medical protocols that are recommended by the Centers for Disease Control,” Earnest replied. SNIP

    Either the nurse who knew the sick man had symptoms of Ebola and had just come from Liberia didn’t know about the CDC protocols, or she did and substituted her own judgment for that of the federal government.

    The CDC’s recommendations should be changed to orders.

    And, that nurse should be fired.

        • I understand that. People sneeze or cough or whatever, cover their mouths with bare hands…and do other things with their bare hands and then those fluids are placed on stair or escalator railings or on door knobs or on shopping carts or on the gas station nozzle or on the to go coffee cup lids, etc., etc., etc. Supposedly, Ebola is only communicable via bodily fluids.
          Mandy – we don’t all agree on every topic but geez…

          • I am not scared senseless–but infectious means people can get things. Diseases that kill the host fast cause less trouble–but still some trouble. I don’t believe a word–and the handwashing is just some palliative talking pt. Who would not wash their hands after being in the ER for whatever reason. I do it before meals, etc. too.

    • But I also blame the sick man. He knew damn well he probably had Ebola when he went to the hospital the first time and if they didn’t ask, then he should have told them. He had lived in a home with and helped carry a woman who died just 4 days before he caught his flight. The other guy that helped him carry the woman has already died. In fact, several other people have died from that same exposure.

      Also,depending upon which report to believe, the question about where he lived only arose when asked for his social security number.

    • As a general rule, foreign and interstate commerce is regulated by the federal government. In case of health emergencies, the states might be able to impose a quarantine, but I doubt it. And the feds could try to overrule on the ground any quarantine impaired interstate commerce. This is what a lot of the fight over the New Deal programs/legislation was about. And the feds won.

  3. By the way the Airline as announced the two airlines that flew this man from Africa. Listing the flight#. I heard this on Fox news within the last hour.
    That should have been announced on the TV by the Health Dept, and or the Hospital, when this first broke in the news.

      • Agree, However there are a lot of people who are just now having the guts to come out with a difference of opinion.
        There is a LONG LIST, that they all kept were mum about, or supported what’s his name.
        Benghazi really stands out the most when I think of the list, because military are taught not to leave anyone behind. Someone told them to stand down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • The handshake yesterday between O and Bibi evidently lasted all of 2.2 seconds. Hardly enough time for a photo-op. Did anyone take note of how long it took O to wash his hands afterward? Just curious.

      • O’s treatment of Bibi is horrifying. But did you see that O threw a lunch and state dinner for Modi, who was in the middle of a religious fast? And O sat and stuffed his face in front of the man. Appalling, as is just about anything and everything he does!

      • O did not take enough time with Netanyahu, he had more important Bull—- to attend. However he will be on the record with Greta this evening.

  4. Also the wilderness issue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This land is our land, this land is your land, from CA. to the NY Island,
    etc
    Everyone is has ever been fortunate enough to visit a beautiful site, and has family videos or pictures should start posting them on site and sending them all to what his face, as a protest.

        • I have another word for it, Lee – sadistic! Just as sadistic as when O closed the WW2 Monument during the govt shutdown and set up barricades so no one could even SEE it. And then there was Mt. Rushmore – closed to the public during the govt. shutdown. And Mt. Vernon. O shut down the parking lot of Mt. Vernon, but not the park itself.
          O is a vile, sadistic excuse for a human being.

    • What’s out there that they don’t want you photographing? I doubt if they’re talking about the national parks. It reminds me of the old Soviet Union.

      • We’re talking about any public lands controlled by the Forest Service.

        The Forest Service also says the rule is needed to “issue and administer special use authorizations that will allow the public to use and occupy National Forest System lands for still photography and commercial filming in wilderness.” SNIP