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The Obama Morning News || November 12, 2014

China Deal Sets U.S. for dramatic emissions cuts . . .  President Barack Obama announced Wednesday that the U.S. has set a new goal to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases by between 26 percent and 28 percent over the next 11 years as part of a climate change agreement with China.

The new target is a drastic increase from earlier in Obama’s presidency, when he pledged to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020. By contrast, Obama’s counterpart, Xi Jinping, did not pledge any reductions by a specific date, but rather set a target for China’s emissions to peak by 2030, or earlier if possible. Fox News

McConnell: China deal “unrealistic” . . . Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wasted little time Tuesday night in blasting President Obama’s climate agreement with China as another costly, unpopular environmental move. The Hill

The Death Panels are coming . . . The US Preventive Services Task Force is an independent body authorized by Congress to make “evidence-based recommendations about clinical preventive services such as screenings, counseling services, or preventive medications.” And since the onset of Obamacare discussions, the Task Force recommendations for treatment and screening have become less and less generous. Ben Shapiro

Burwell: Dreamers need Obamacare . . . Health and Human Services chief Sylvia Burwell made an appeal for immigration reform and extending Obamacare benefits to DREAM-eligible illegal immigrants on Tuesday while promoting the health-care law. Daily Caller

Gruber says he regrets “stupidity” comment . . . ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday he regrets saying that the health care law was written in a way that took advantage of the “the stupidity of the American voter,” adding he spoke “inappropriately.” Fox News

Another video of Gruber calling Americans “stupid” . . . Yet another video has emerged of MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber calling Americans “stupid,” and bragging about how the Affordable Care Act’s drafters had to deceive the public in order to pass the law. Daily Caller

Obama picks a bunch of fights with the GOP . . . In the week since the electoral drubbing, Obama has renewed fights with Republicans over climate change, immigration reform and nuclear negotiations with Iran, in addition to picking a new battle with the GOP over net neutrality. Examiner

Is Nepotism Justice? . . . The Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General has released a report saying that Justice’s Office for Immigration Review has a widespread nepotism problem, one that has allowed EOIR employees to secure spots for their own children in a coveted student hiring program. The Blaze

America to Obama: Let the GOP run things . . . A new Gallup poll shows that the majority of Americans would rather Obama back off and let Republicans take the lead in the new Congress. The poll supports Republican claims that last week’s midterm elections were in fact a referendum on the president. Daily Mail

HW set W up on a date with Tricia Nixon . . . It was 1968, and George H.W. Bush had set his oldest son up for a date with Tricia Nixon, the daughter of President Richard Nixon. As former president George W. Bush now recalls in his new book, the date — at a dinner to honor an astronaut in Washington — did not go well. Daily Caller

Meanwhile, Obama Tuesday took time out from his Asia trip to call the New York City doctor who just recovered from Ebola to praise him, even though the doc initially deceived health workers by claiming he had quarantined himself.

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11 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 12, 2014

  1. Gruber The Buber doesn’t regret his “the stupidity of the American voter,” remark. These types of political hacks have no self awareness or conscience or the ability to reflect on their mistakes to improve their character. He regrets for having been publicly exposed as a fool for having made the remark. That’s the only thing on his radar.

    • I just sent an e-mail to my soon to be ex-Senator Mark Pryor for thinking that we are stupid. Who really was stupid? He lost.
      Our newly elected Senator Tom Cotton will be on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace.

    • He regrets for having been publicly exposed as a fool for having made the remark. SNIP

      As Rhett said to Scarlett: You’re like the thief who isn’t the least bit sorry he stole, but is terribly, terribly sorry he’s going to jail.

  2. The morning bunch on MSNBC squirmed and stretched in an effort to pour calming oil over MrGruber’s outrageous comments about stupid Americans by playing a clip of PresReagan’s advisor saying he didn’t know what the numbers on a budget meant.
    They did acknowlege that this video clip could prove to be the final smoking gun that proves the law was a massive lie presented to the public and cause the Supremes to reconsider their decision to describe it as a lawful “tax”.

    PresObama should just call it a day, abort the rest of his disasterous and embarrassing foreign trip, and come back to the US before he does more damage.

  3. That teacher in Texas I posted about a few days ago has been fired for that F-bomb Twitter in which she tells “dumb duck ass crackers” to kill themselves.

    Maybe Holder will stay around long enough to sue the school district for hating on her.

  4. The new target is a drastic increase from earlier in Obama’s presidency, when he pledged to cut emissions by 17 percent by 2020. By contrast, Obama’s counterpart, Xi Jinping, did not pledge any reductions by a specific date, but rather set a target for China’s emissions to peak by 2030, or earlier if possible

    So we cut, undermining growth and throwing people out of work, and China sashays along until it “peaks”? Wow–whatta deal.

    As for that bowling doc being a hero–I don’t see it. He arrogantly put people at risk and cost hundreds of thousands to cure. Does he pay that–his insurance–or good old Uncle Sugar?

  5. I was taught a long time ago, it would not be proper to apply for a job where a relative may work. Are they going to keep their jobs? Is there going to be an immediate change in the interview and hiring policy?

  6. XI Jinping did not set a time, just a target. o said, “This is a major milestone in the U.S.- China relationship”
    How would you like o to negotiate something just for you?
    To me this sounds like we will and you won’t!

  7. I would like o to make a comment today, in front of the world regarding this Stupid comment. Not a 15 min circle talk, but and explanation of how the greatest Country on earth, has citizens that he and his click consider to be STUPID.